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MEDICAL LAB SCIENTIST - Cytogenetics

Company: Duke Health
Location: Durham
Posted on: May 23, 2020

Job Description:

Occupational Summary:Perform complex technical work involving cytogenetic analysis of human biological material. Job duties will involve tissue culture on a range of human tissues and analysis using a conventional light microscope, digital imaging and molecular cytogenetic techniques. Staff at this level must have at least two years experience in a specialty laboratory or three years of general laboratory experience in addition to certification with a minimum of one year with relevant experience of specialty. ASCP Certification in Cytogenetics is preferred. This is a Monday through Friday first shift position with Saturday/Sunday rotation.--WORK PERFORMED:--A Medical Laboratory Scientist is expected to perform independently, with minimal supervision in most areas of the laboratory. Training will be provided in deficient areas for less experienced appointees.Short and long term tissue culture on blood, bone marrow, amniotic fluid, products of conception, skin and solid tumor specimens.Harvesting of cultures, slide preparation and staining.Microscope analysis of cytogenetic preparations.--Bone marrow and FISH microscopy experience is preferred.Karyotype preparation using the Applied Spectral Imaging System.FISH wet-lab procedures, including application to paraffin-embedded archival tissue specimens.FISH analysis, by microscope and imaging system.Interact with physicians, nurses, and other healthcare professionals, answer questions within scope of personal competence and refer queries to appropriate senior staff.Participate in proficiency testing.Attend staff meetings, continuing education, safety and compliance training. Remain current on standard operating procedures by reviewing and signing the laboratory manual annually.Follow departmental and DUHS policies and procedures such as attendance and time reporting policies.Perform other related duties incidental to the work described herein.Cover emergency and non-emergency out of hours work as required.----Minimum Qualifications----EducationBachelors of Science/Bachelor of Arts in Chemical, Physical, Biological or Clinical Laboratory Science; or Medical Technology. Generalist certification required for General labs. Generalist/Specialty certification required for specialty labs.--Experience--None required--Degrees, Licensures, Certifications--Registry eligible. Generalist/Specialty Certification by a nationally recognized board/agency (required within 18 months of hire). Certification will vary depending on laboratory. Advanced degree (MS or higher) accepted in lieu of certification.-- Duke is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer committed to providing employment opportunity without regard to an individual's age, color, disability, gender, gender expression, gender identity, genetic information, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or veteran status. -- Duke aspires to create a community built on collaboration, innovation, creativity, and belonging. Our collective success depends on the robust exchange of ideas-an exchange that is best when the rich diversity of our perspectives, backgrounds, and experiences flourishes. To achieve this exchange, it is essential that all members of the community feel secure and welcome, that the contributions of all individuals are respected, and that all voices are heard. All members of our community have a responsibility to uphold these values. -- Essential Physical Job Functions: Certain jobs at Duke University and Duke University Health System may include essentialjob functions that require specific physical and/or mental abilities. Additional information and provision for requests for reasonable accommodation will be provided by each hiring department.

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