The Seattle Cancer Care Alliance (SCCA), located in Seattle, Washington, is part of a dynamic collaboration among three organizations known nationally and internationally for their patient care and research: Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, University of Washington, and Seattle Children's. Over the past 25 years, these institutions have worked together to support their mission of adult and pediatric oncology patient care services, research and education.
The Clinical Technologist II independently performs lab tests and processes on patient samples or products which involves operating analytical instruments, compiling and verifying the accuracy of clinical data and complying with the laboratory QA/QC program.
This position is within the SCCA Clinical Cytogenetics laboratory that performs karyotyping, FISH, SNP/CMA (CGAT), and NGS Fusion testing.
Handles biological specimens and products; performs clinical assays and lab processes by following the Standard Operating Procedures
Operates analytical instruments, compiles and analyzes clinical data, verifies its accuracy, and reports results
Performs laboratory quality controls measurements
Prepares reagents and materials for clinical procedures
Enters patient and specimen information and results in the Laboratory Information Management System (LIMS)
Performs regular maintenance and troubleshooting on analytical instruments
Complete projects with minimal supervision
Perform specialized operational duties
A Bachelor’s degree in a chemical, physical, biological or clinical laboratory science, or medical technology from an accredited institution OR An associate degree in a laboratory science or medical laboratory technology from an accredited institution or equivalent education and training that includes 24 semester hours of medical laboratory technology courses or 24 semester hours of science courses that include six semester hours of chemistry, six semester hours of biology and twelve semester hours of chemistry, biology, or medical laboratory technology in any combination AND have laboratory training that includes completion of a clinical laboratory training program approved or accredited by an HHS-approved organization, or at least 3 months documented laboratory training is each specialty in which the individual performs high complexity testing.
Medical Laboratory Scientist/Medical Technologist or equivalent certification with certified maintenance (as required by individual certification) of continuing education through ASCP, AMT, or AAB or equivalent agency
Minimum of 2 years of clinical lab or research experience
Proficiency with email, spreadsheets, and word processing
Manual computation skills
Ability to communicate verbally in person, on the phone, and in writing in a clear, concise and professional manner
Attention to detail
Ability to work in a high pressure, time-sensitive, and complex health care environment
Ability to identify and triage issues appropriately
Familiarity with medical terminology
Same as at Clinical Technologist I
Shares learned information Performs laboratory quality controls measurements
Ability to organize and manage time and tasks independently
Knowledge and understanding of applicable laboratory regulations preferred
MB(ASCP) or CG(ASCP) certification with experience in a clinical Cytogenetics lab running or analyzing SNP array, NGS platforms, and/or FISH assays preferred
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