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Medical Technologist, Tissue Typing, Days, Full Time

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Employer Name:   Catholic Health Initiatives
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Last Updated On:   10/26/2017
Job Title: 
Medical Technologist, Tissue Typing, Days, Full Time
Job Category:   Clinical:Lab/MT/MLT/Phlebotomy
Location:   Louisville
Kentucky
 
Job Description:   **Medical Technologist, Tissue Typing, Days, Full Time** **Description** Performs highly complex clinical laboratory tests in histocompatibility and flow cytometry that requires a professional level of knowledge to analyze and interpret results. Performs testing for both living and deceased donor transplantation including human leukocyte antigen (HLA) testing, antibody screening, and flow cytometric crossmatches. Requires ability to work independently, use of critical thinking, and strong communication skills to ensure vital patient information is accurately shared between transplant teams. Uses flow cytometry skills to perform antigenic testing on blood, tissue, and body fluids for diagnosis of disease. * Performs immunological work-ups within the required time of current organ preservation methods. * Independently verifies results and reports conclusions directly to physicians. * Performs crossmatches between recipients and donors (live or deceased) identified by the United Network for Organ Sharing (UNOS) and the Iowa Donor Network. Responsible for extent of crossmatching and selection of appropriate sera. * Screens potential recipients for anti-HLA antibody determination. * Records and reviews test results for accuracy. Completes required administrative tasks and gives reports to medical director for review. * Performs flow cytometry analysis for lymphoma/leukemia immunotyping and lymphyocyte subsets/CD4s among other tests. * Participates in competency assessments and proficiency testing. * Performs complex laboratory procedures utilized for the diagnosis and treatment of disease as appropriate for patient age to include neonates, infants, children, adolescents, adults, and geriatric adults; recognizes deviation from expected results; analyzes and corrects problems using scientific principles. * Rotates into call schedules as determined by department. * Analyzes quality control data, makes judgments concerning the results, and takes appropriate action to maintain test accuracy and precision. * Assists and supports quality management systems and performance improvement initiatives. Utilizes LEAN principles/productivity standards. * Performs preventive maintenance and basic troubleshooting of instrumentation and equipment. * Works independently, organizing work to meet established deadlines and records. * Performs new instrument or procedure implementation and training. * Maintains supply inventories. * Trains new employees and acts as a preceptor for medical laboratory science students. * Operates laboratory information systems, personal computers, and instrument-related computer software. * Performs limited testing outside of histocompatibility/flow cytometry to meet the needs of the laboratory. * Serves on hospital and laboratory committees as requested by supervisor/manager. * Performs supervisory functions as delegated by supervisor/manager. * Acts as technical resource for the client services and specimen processing areas. * Provides assistance to other laboratory team members. * Other duties as assigned. **Qualifications** **Education / Accreditation / Licensure(required & preferred):** * Bachelor's degree in Medical Technology or in Chemistry, Biology or related field with one-year clinical internship in a National Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Science accredited Clinical Laboratory Science program or approved alternate career path as designated in the Clinical Laboratory Improvement Amendments of 1988. * Registration by the American Society of Clinical Pathologists (ASCP) or by the American Medical Technologists as a Medical Technologist or categorical registration by either the National Credentialing Agency for Laboratory Personnel or ASCP in one of the laboratory sciences is required. **Experience (required and preferred):** * Minimum of 1 year full time experience in an American Society for Histocompatibility and Immunogenetics (ASHI) or College of American Pathologists (CAP) accredited histocompatibility laboratory. _OR_ * Certified Histocompatibility Technologist (CHT) or Certified Histocompatibility Specialist (CHS) from the American Board of Histocompatibility and Immunogenetics (ABHI). **Job** Laboratory **Primary Location** KENTUCKY-LOUISVILLE-JEWISH HOSP 200 ABRAHAM FLEXNER **Daily Schedule** 1 **Scheduled Hours per 2-week Pay Period** 72 **Weekends Required** Occasional **Req ID:** 2017-R0135285
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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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