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Flow Cytometry Specialist - Lab Hematology(Days) Full-Time

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Employer Name:   Catholic Health Initiatives
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Last Updated On:   7/28/2017
Job Title: 
Flow Cytometry Specialist - Lab Hematology(Days) Full-Time
Job Category:   Clinical:Lab/MT/MLT/Phlebotomy
Location:   Houston
Texas
 
Job Description:   **Flow Cytometry Specialist - Lab Hematology(Days) Full-Time** **Description** **BaylorSt. Luke’s Medical Center** A quaternary care facility that is home of the Texas Heart® Institute, a world-class cardiovascular research and education institution founded in 1962 by Denton A. Cooley, MD–consistently ranked as one of the nation’s best in Cardiovascular Services & Heart Surgery. The first hospital in Texas and the Southwest designated a Magnet® hospital for Nursing Excellence by the American Nurses Credentialing Center, receiving the award four consecutive times. Baylor St. Luke’s is home to three freestanding community emergency centers (Holcombe, Pearland, and San Felipe) offering adult and pediatric care–treating more than 51,000 patients annually. The hospital holds a collaborative partnership with Baylor College of Medicine and affiliations with The University of Texas Medical School at Houston, The University of Texas Medical Branch (Galveston), Houston Baptist University, and Prairie View A&M University. **Position Summary** Responsible for ensuring competence of the clinical, technical and scientific aspects of Hematology, Coagulation and Flow Cytometry. Provides accurate, efficient and cost effective testing of patient samples to aid in diagnosis and treatment of disease. Provides technical expertise to BSLMC Laboratory and other regional or Texas division institutions. **Qualifications** **Education:** Bachelor's Degree in Medical Technology or equivalent science degree **Licensure/Certification:** MT (ASCP) or MLS (ASCP) **MinimumExperience:** Five (5) years of intermediate clinical laboratory experience in a high-complexity hospital or commercial laboratory performing Flow Cytometry and 8-color analysis. Two (2) years’ experience in technical development of methods and software applications and DIVA software, gating and analysis of data **Minimum Knowledge,Skills, and Abilties:** Comprehensive knowledge of regulatory requirements. Advanced experience establishing, writing and maintaining SOPs for validation, implementation, quality control, proficiency testing, patient testing and specimen handling and processing. PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS: 1. Advanced degree, additional education, coursework and advanced training in flow cytometry, 10 color analysis, special techniques and diagnostic protocols 2. Previously certified in flow cytometry specialty 3. Ten (10) years of clinical laboratory experience in a high complexity hospital or commercial laboratory setting performing flow cytometry with at least 4 years of experience in technical development of methods and software applications managing or supervising testing personnel. **PositionResponsibilities:** 1. Meet or exceed all standards of high complexity testing personnel under current CLIA regulations. 2. Coordinate all technical functions in area of expertise. Ensure all regulatory requirements of CAP, AABB and CLIA are satisfied. 3. Responsible for current procedure manuals. Track delegated responsibilities and projects. Track staff competencies. 4. Develop and construct multi-color antibody panels for flow cytometric analysis. 5. Manage technical aspects of the flow cytometer, including troubleshooting and daily quality control performance and review. 6. Educate and support laboratory staff and clients. Collaborate with team members, supervisors, pathologists to meet all technical needs of the section and clients. 7. Ensure investigation and follow-up for all QC, proficiency testing or QA issues are completed and corrected; participate in section QA meetings; report to department QI meetings. 8. Comply with lab and hospital safety procedures; practice body substance isolation protocols. 9. Identify consumable supply needs to ensure adequate resources are available for testing and routine operations. Work with supervisors and administrative staff to meet all supply needs. 10. Ensures technical staff receives training and meet minimum competency requirements to perform assigned duties. Achieves technical quality by creating and maintaining orientation checklists and competencies for staff as needed. Works with supervisors, pathologists and staff to meet all technical needs of section. 11. Develop business relationships to provide high quality laboratory services for diagnostic use. **Job** Allied Health **Primary Location** TEXAS-HOUSTON-ST LUKES MEDICAL CENTER **Daily Schedule** Days **Scheduled Hours per 2-week Pay Period** 80 **Weekends Required** Occasional **Req ID:** 2017-R0120509
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Catholic Health Initiatives (CHI) is a national nonprofit health system with headquarters in Englewood, Colorado. The faith-based system operates in 17 states and includes 78 hospitals; 40 long-term care, assisted- and residential-living facilities; two community health-services organizations; two accredited nursing colleges; and home health agencies.

With total annual revenues of more than $10.7 billion and approximately 83,000 employees, CHI ranks as the nation’s second-largest faith-based health system. In fiscal year 2012, CHI provided more than $715 million in charity care and community benefit, including services for the poor, free clinics, education and research.

Catholic Health Initiatives is committed to:
  • Creating new ministries that build healthy communities
  • Reaching new milestones in clinical quality and compassionate care
  • Implementing an agenda of social justice
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