Cytogenetics, Medical Technologist, Day Shift
HealthCare Connections, Inc. Waynesboro, VA
- Posted: over a month ago
Our client, located in the mid Atlantic, is currently seeking a Cytogenetics Medical Technologist to test in their busy and specialized Cytogenetics section of their hospital clinical laboratory. This large and prestigious academic teaching university hospital is only a couple of hours away from the District of Columbia.
Performs microscopic analysis for cytogenetic studies on biological specimens. Analyzes chromosomes for prenatal diagnosis, congenital birth defects, fertility problems and hematological disorders. Is responsible for harvesting cells, image analysis, and results reporting.
Calibrate, operate, troubleshoot and maintain the equipment
Critical thinking skills to recognize problems and develop solutions or alternative approaches
Lab safety and infection prevention is of paramount importance
Job requirements include but not limited to:
Stain slides to make chromosomes visible for microscopy
Select or prepare specimens and media for cell cultures using aseptic techniques, knowledge of medium components, or cell nutritional requirements
Harvest cell cultures using substances such as mitotic arrestants, cell releasing agents, and cell fixatives
Examine chromosomes found in biological specimens to detect abnormalities
Recognize and report abnormalities in the color, size, shape, composition, or pattern of cells
Prepare biological specimens for chromosome examinations
Analyze chromosomes to aid diagnoses and treatments for genetic diseases. Maintain laboratory equipment. Input details of specimens into logs or computer systems
Education and Certification:
Bachelors degree in a biological science
HealthCare Connections, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, sex, age, religion, national origin, disability, pregnancy, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information or other protected status pursuant to law.
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