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Cytology Technologist

Company: Capleo Global
Location: Charlotte
Posted on: May 27, 2023

Job Description:

Job Description
Job Summary:

  • The Cytogenetics Technologist performs at a comprehensive level all phases of sample set up, harvesting, slide preparation and staining, microscopic analysis, photography, karyotyping and performs FISH analysis.
  • Works independently under the general supervision of the Cytogenetics Laboratory Director, Group Leader and Team Leader.
  • Essential Functions Assures integrity of the specimens during all phases of specimen processing.
  • Performs a variety of culturing procedures including; establishing blood, bone marrow, and biopsy cultures; monitoring growth levels, making decisions regarding feeding, subculturing, harvesting, etc.
  • Performs various slide preparations and staining techniques (standard Geisma,, Q-, R-, C- banding and NOR staining) Performs detailed microscopic analysis.
  • Assumes responsibility for ruling out chromosomal mosaicism.
  • Makes decisions regarding optimal cells for documentation.
  • Capable of operating automated karyotyping equipment.
  • Performs FISH processing and analysis.
  • Responsible for quality record keeping, maintenance of stock supply levels, orienting new personnel in lab, instituting new procedures, and continuing education programs.
  • May apply cryogenic technology in specimen storage.
  • Coordinates specific functions with laboratory personnel in accordance with job description.
  • Responsible for quality control of culture apparatus which includes; monitoring CO2 levels in incubators, monitoring CO2 supply, periodic disinfection of incubators, periodic maintenance of hoods, and monitoring of liquid N2 levels.
    • Responsible for keeping abreast of research and development within the cytogenetics field Able to use a microscope.
    • Performs validation studies for new test development as required and participates in compilation of validation data.
    • Reports to supervisory personnel any problems that might adversely affect patient care.
      Utilizes effective LIS and equipment data management skills.
      • 2 years of cytogenetics analysis required, 5 years of cytogenetic analysis preferred. Failure to maintain certification will result in termination.

Keywords: Capleo Global, Charlotte , Cytology Technologist, Other , Charlotte, North Carolina

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