UNC Health Care Cytogenetic Technologist in Chapel Hill, North Carolina
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The McLendon Clinical Laboratories Cytogenetics Lab is currently recruiting applicants for a full time Cytogenetic Technologist position. This technologist will serve as a generalist within the Cytogenetics Laboratory. Duties will include specimen processing, short and long-term tissue culturing, slide preparation, microscope analysis, karyotyping, FISH and general lab duties. FISH experience, and experience with the analysis of cancer cytogenetics cases preferred. Excellent communication, troubleshooting skills, and the ability to work in a team environment are essential. This technologist will play a lead role in supporting the goals of the McLendon Clinical Laboratories and UNC Health.
Hours: Monday to Friday 9:00am to 5:30pm and participation in a rotating weekend on call schedule.
Investigates problems with equipment, test results, specimens, and/or workflow.
May participate on teams or perform special projects/assignments.
May perform teaching of Clinical Laboratory Science students and Pathology residents and training of new employees. May serve as a technical resource.
Performs quality control and equipment maintenance in the Cytogenetics laboratory.
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.
Performs cytogenetic testing procedures: cell culture and processing, microscopic analysis and may perform FISH and microarray testing. Observes test performance and trends and provides data.
Prepares solutions and reagents and verifies preparation quality.
May serve as a technical resource.
● Bachelor's degree in Clinical Laboratory Science, Chemistry Science, Biological science, Diagnostic Genetic Sciences
● CG (ASCP) Board of Certification eligible (must be received within one year of hire date.)
Professional Experience Requirements:
● If 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, then no years of experience required.
● If Bachelor's degree in Clinical Laboratory Science or a Chemistry or Biological science, then one (1) year of full-time experience in a cytogenetic laboratory 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
Salary Range: $25.94-$32.43 (minimum-midpoint)
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