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Join our award-winning team at University of Washington Medical Center (UWMC). Among the top medical centers in the United States, and ranked as the number 1 hospital in Washington State, as rated by U.S. News & World Report 2016-2017 "America's Best Hospitals", UWMC prides itself on compassionate patient care as well as its pioneering medical advances. UWMC is operated by the University of Washington (UW) and serves as a training site for UW's School of Medicine. The UW is proud to be one of the nation's premier educational and research institutions. Our people are the most important asset in our pursuit of achieving excellence in education, research, and community service. Our staff not only enjoys outstanding benefits and professional growth opportunities, but also an environment noted for diversity, community involvement, intellectual excitement, artistic pursuits, and natural beauty.
UWMC has an outstanding opportunity for a FULL-TIME CLINIC CYTOGENETIC TECHNOLOGIST.
Participate in the orientation and training of new technologists, residents, fellows and students in laboratory procedures
Explain to physicians, technologists, researchers or clerical staff the procedures for collecting and processing specimens
Review and present to peers current procedures and advances in technology
Evaluation of technologies and materials in use in the laboratory
Troubleshoot problems developed throughout the processing of cases in the lab
Advise physicians about the adequate amount of material needed to process the different types of specimens
Advise physicians, technologists, researchers or clerical staff about proper procedures and containers for sample collection and transport
Suggest new ideas for improvements in technical and organizational methods and be able to implement testing of new methods, as directed
Technical cytogenetics skills
Master sterile techniques
Culture cells from different human tissues
Harvest cultures from cells to be used for cytogenetic analysis
Prepare and stain slides to be used for cytogenetic analysis using different staining techniques
Karyotype metaphases under the microscope, on photographs or by using an imaging system
Complete case report to be presented to the faculty in charge of signing out the case, using the International System for Cytogenetic Nomenclature
Master pertinent FISH techniques
Maintain accuracy in all phases of case workup
Label each case accurately
Keep accurate records of results of cases done
Keep performance records of equipment used
Proper use and maintenance of laboratory equipment
Implement laboratory safety procedures
Assist the supervisor in preparing for CAP inspections
Maintain and contribute to a safe working environment
Advise supervisor about quantity and quality of chemicals, materials, plasticware and equipment needed to process the specimens
Advise supervisor about ways to batch specimen manipulation whenever possible
Contribute to efficiency of the laboratory
Participate in planning for future developments in the laboratory, including staffing needs, work space, equipment and workload
This position provides opportunities to work in a fast-paced, challenging, diverse and rewarding environment. As an employee you will enjoy generous benefits and work/life programs. For detailed information on Benefits for this position, click here.
A Bachelor's Degree with at least fifteen credit hours in a biological or physical science AND certification or eligibility for certification as a Clinical Laboratory Scientist in Cytogenetics by the National Certification Agency for Medical Laboratory Personnel AND two years of progressively responsible work experience in a cytogenetics laboratory. Four additional years of related experience may substitute for the educational requirement.
Equivalent education/experience will substitute for all minimum qualifications except when there are legal requirements, such as a license/certification/registration.
Founded in 1861, the University of Washington is one of the oldest public institutions in the west coast and one of the preeminent research universities in the world. The University of Washington is a multi-campus university comprised of three different campuses: Seattle, Tacoma, and Bothell. The Seattle campus is made up of sixteen schools and colleges that serve students ranging from an undergra...duate level to a doctoral level. The university is home to world-class libraries, arts, music, drama, and sports, as well as the highest quality medical care in Washington State and a world-class academic medical center. The teaching and research of the University’s many professional schools provide undergraduate and graduate students the education necessary toward achieving an excellence that will serve the state, the region, and the nation. As part of a large and diverse community, the University of Washington serves more students than any other institution in the Northwest.