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Cytogenetic Technologist III

Company: Kaiser Permanente
Location: San Jose
Posted on: November 22, 2021

Job Description:

Description: Under the technical lead of the licensed Senior Cytogenetic Technologist (CLIA General Supervisor) and the administrative supervision of the Cytogenetic Lab Administrative Director, the Cytogenetic Technologist III shall perform all routine and some specialized cytogenetic procedures and techniques used for the specimen preparation, culture, harvest, banding/staining, microscopic analysis of human chromosomes from biological tissue samples, digital photography, karyotyping, and Molecular Cytogenetic Techniques. All high complexity testing and tasks shall be performed in accordance with established departmental procedure and quality control/documentation protocols.Essential Responsibilities:Prepare biological tissue samples (i.e., amniotic fluid, CVS, tissue, bone marrow, blood) for in-vitro growth and cell culturing.Observe, evaluate and take appropriate steps to maintain growth of in-vitro cell cultures.Select and harvest in-vitro cells from cultures and prepare slides.Perform chromosome banding and staining.Perform microscopic analysis and digital photography of chromosome metaphase spreads.Identify individual chromosomes and prepare chromosome karyotypes; identify chromosome normality/abnormality and/or variants and define using current ISCN nomenclature.Perform Molecular/Cytogenetic Techniques within the scope of their State License.Document appropriate records on each case; maintain appropriate and accurate quality control documentation in accordance with laboratory protocols.Train personnel in various work tasks as assigned.Develop, draft, and assist in updating laboratory technical protocols as assigned.Perform other related duties as qualified, trained and assigned.Position requires interaction with the Molecular laboratory staff on a regular basis regarding specimens, cultures and other related matters. Genetic technology is at the forefront of scientific and technological development and change.Laboratory tests, techniques and procedures will require periodic change. Therefore duties and responsibilities will be subject to change.Supervisory Responsibilities:This job has no supervisory responsibilities.Grade 860Basic Qualifications: Experience Minimum (3) year's experience in a CLIA certified Clinical Cytogenetic Laboratory performing clinical cytogenetic testing, six months of which is at The Permanente Medical Group Cytogenetic Laboratory as a Cytogenetic Technologist II. Education Baccalaureate degree in biological or clinical laboratory science or field related to genetics from a US-accredited college or university or equivalent. License, Certification, Registration Certification in Clinical Cytogenetics by ASCP (American Society for Clinical Pathology), or equivalent certifying body Cytogenetics approved by CA State preferred, but not required. CA State Clinical Cytogeneticist Scientist. A CA State Clinical Laboratory Scientist (CLS) license is also acceptable. Additional Requirements:Must have experience performing all routine and some specialized high complexity testing in a Clinical Cytogenetic Laboratory. Ability to read and comprehend protocols, instructions, correspondence, and memos, and communicate as the job requires. Must be willing to work in a Labor Management Partnership environment. Preferred Qualifications:N/APrimary Location: California,San Jose,NCAL Regional Genetics Laboratory Scheduled Weekly Hours: 40 Shift: Day Workdays: Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat, Working Hours Start: 09:30 AM Working Hours End: 06:00 PM Job Schedule: Full-time Job Type: Standard Employee Status: Regular Employee Group/Union Affiliation: A01-SEIU-United Healthworkers Job Level: Individual Contributor Department: Regional Genetics Lab - Genetics Laboratory-Cytogen - 0206 Travel: No Kaiser Permanente is an equal opportunity employer committed to a diverse and inclusive workforce. Applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy), age, sexual orientation, national origin, marital status, parental status, ancestry, disability, gender identity, veteran status, genetic information, other distinguishing characteristics of diversity and inclusion, or any other protected status.External hires must pass a background check/drug screen. Qualified applicants with arrest and/or conviction records will be considered for employment in a manner consistent with federal and state laws, as well as applicable local ordinances, including but not limited to the San Francisco and Los Angeles Fair Chance Jobble

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