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Job ID: 8540
Location: Chapel Hill, NC
Facility/Division: UNC Medical Center
Status: Full Time
Shift: Day Job
Become part of an inclusive organization with over 40,000 diverse employees, whose mission is to improve the health and well-being of the unique communities we serve.
The UNC Cytogenetics Laboratory has an immediate opening for a Senior Cytogenetic Technologist in our cancer diagnostics area. Experience in karyotype analysis of oncology specimens is greatly preferred.
This position is eligible for our Clinical Laboratory Incentive Program which includes your choice of $10,000 Tuition Loan Forgiveness or $5,000 Commitment Incentive. To learn more on the incentive program guidelines and eligible positions, visit https://jobs.unchealthcare.org/pages/lab-incentive-program?bid=12881
The Senior Cytogenetic Technologist processes clinical specimens from patients who are referred for cancer or constitutional cytogenetic diagnosis. The processing will include accessioning the specimens into the laboratory, tissue culture, harvesting or preparing the cells for analysis, slide preparation and staining, microscope analysis, imaging, cell karyotyping and preparation of diagnostic result reports.
Investigates problems with equipment, test results, specimens, and/or workflow.
Monitors daily operation of laboratory section or work area.
Participates on teams or performs special projects/assignments.
Reports results to healthcare providers. Consults/confers with healthcare providers regarding test results.
Reviews test results to ensure accuracy of report and timely correction of errors.
Serves as Lead Technologist or Program Manager within technical area of the Cytogenetics Laboratory. May also serve as lead in quality control, education, competency, equipment, safety, etc.
Trains new employees. Teaches Clinical Laboratory Science students and Pathology residents. Serves as a technical resource.
Performs quality control, new assay validation and equipment maintenance in the Cytogenetics laboratory.
Performs cytogenetics testing procedures: cell culture and processing, FISH, microarray, and microscopic analysis. Observes test performance and trends, collects and presents data.
Reviews and maintains standard operating procedures.
● Bachelor's degree in Clinical Laboratory Science, Chemistry, Biological science
● CG (ASCP) Board of Certification required
Professional Experience Requirements:
● Bachelor's degree in Clinical Laboratory Science or a chemistry or biological science and completion of a NACCLS accredited Cytogenetics program or completion of a Bachelor of Science in Diagnostic Genetic Sciences, CG (ASCP) Board of Certification required, two (2) years of experience required.
● Bachelor's degree in Clinical Laboratory Science or a chemistry or biological science, CG (ASCP) Board of Certification required, three (3) years of experience required.
Knowledge/Skills/and Abilities Requirements:
Legal Employer: STATE
Entity: UNC Medical Center
Organization Unit: UNCH Molecular And Cytogenetics
Work Type: Full Time
Standard Hours Per Week: 40.00
Work Schedule: Day Job
Location of Job: US:NC: Chapel Hill
Exempt From Overtime: Exempt: No
The UNC Health System and the UNC School of Medicine are committed to valuing all people throughout our organization, regardless of background, lifestyle, and culture. A diverse and inclusive work environment for staff and culturally appropriate care for our patients, are essential to fulfilling our UNC Health vision of improving the health of all North Carolinians.
UNC Health is an equal opportunity employer. As such, UNC Health offers equal employment opportunities to applicants and employees without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, genetic information, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity or political affiliation.