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Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chica Cytogenetic Technologist in Chicago, Illinois

Performs routine and specialized tests in Genetics Laboratory, independently or with minimal supervision. Recognizes the clinical significance of each test performed and reports results within established time frames. The position actively supports the Hospital's and the Department's Continuous Quality Improvement and customer service goals through modeling of appropriate behavior and by providing a work environment conducive to attaining these goals.

  1. Performs clinical assays in the Cytogenetics Lab. Prepares specimens for analysis and/or storage and plans workload. Prepares laboratory reagents for the analyses, sets up appropriate controls, performs analyses and calculates final results. Recognizes abnormal results and notifies supervisor.

  2. Ensures that laboratory specimens are correctly labeled, logged in to the Sunquest laboratory system and assigned laboratory ID numbers.

  3. Sets up and/or maintains cell cultures for chromosome analysis, harvests cultures and makes slides. Does routine tissue culture of fibroblasts.

  4. Screens chromosome slides to determine modal count and groups several metaphases to check morphology. Performs banding procedures and fluorescence in situ hybridization. Computer imaging. Karyotyping.

  5. Quality control surveillance. Evaluates results of standard and control analyses and recognizes and reports out-of range conditions. Documents results of these analyses. Participates in CAP survey.

  6. Maintains record-keeping and results reporting. Verifies and monitors laboratory charges.

  7. Orders and maintains lab supplies and equipment. Orders and maintains supplies of chemicals, glassware, and equipment.

  8. Applies scientific method in problem-solving and assists in the evaluation of new methods and techniques. Assures that quality control criteria are met and adheres to established laboratory policies in handling hazardous substances.

  9. Follows clinical laboratory testing procedures and policies in the performance of routine and specialized tests. Identifies source and nature of test problems and makes appropriate recommendation as to course of action.

  10. Records necessary documentation to comply with various agency and Hospital regulations. Performs required instrument maintenance at the prescribed time and logs appropriately. Is able to perform minor trouble-shooting on instrumentation.

  11. Handles shipping and related processes for samples which must be sent outside the institution.

  12. Performs job functions adhering to service principles with customer service focus of innovation, service excellence and teamwork to provide the highest quality care and service to our patients, families, co-workers and others

  13. Completes competency testing and mandatory and continuing education requirements as defined by the position.

  14. Other job functions as assigned, such as developing, coordinating, assessing, and documenting competency testing

  15. A Bachelor's degree with an emphasis on the biological sciences required. Meets all regulatory requirements for moderate or high complexity testing as appropriate. Must be able to discern red/green color.

  16. CG (ASCP) preferred.

Requisition ID: 2020-13074

Shift: Days

Street: 467 W Deming Pl