TECH II/III Molecular Pathology - Next Gen Sequencing
Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center
Location: Cincinnati, Ohio
Internal Number: 133520
SUBFUNCTION DEFINITION: Participates in the day-to-day running & maintenance of the molecular pathology lab for the purpose of the study and diagnosis of disease through the detection of infectious disease DNA/RNA and genomic alterations within tissues or body fluids.
Exemplary performance as a Tech II and meet the education and experience requirements of a Tech III.
???Lab Specific Duties Perform routine patient testing for the Molecular Pathology and/or Immunology laboratories. Ensure that the laboratory's inventory of supplies and reagents is adequate to accommodate the workload, and alert responsible parties when it is not. Perform routine maintenance of instrumentation and equipment and alert responsible parties when discrepancies occur. Maintain a high level of attention to detail by adhering to the quality assurance guidelines established for the laboratory. Have a thorough understanding of the requirements of the accrediting agency (CAP) and apply that knowledge in all activities. Perform research, development and other outside projects in a timely manner as directed by the laboratory supervisor or director. Advanced understanding and experience with molecular methods. Advanced troubleshooting of PCR assays. Ability to design and or validate clinical molecular assays.
???Policy & Procedure Participate in the development, maintenance, and/or revision of policies, procedures, and/or manuals.
???Compliance Maintain compliance with applicable federal, state, and local regulatory requirements, such as JCAHO, HIPAA, and/or other accreditation standards. Design and/or implement programs, policies, and/or procedures to ensure compliance. Track laws and regulations that might affect policies and procedures. May prepare compliance reports and communicate results as necessary.
???Maintenance Assist with maintenance of various pieces of equipment. Help maintain/order inventory. Keep work environment well-organized. May troubleshoot and/or correct erroneous results or problems with equipment. May provide appropriate safety/quality monitoring checks and document as assigned.
Required: ???Bachelor's degree in a related field ??? 3 years of work experience in a related job discipline.
???Clinical Laboratory Scientist (CLS) OR Medical Laboratory Scientist (MLS) with ASCP
Unique Skills: Experience with NGS, Sanger, and ddPCR platforms and test validation.
Experience writing policies, SOPs, and validation summaries.
Familiarity with CAP guidelines for test validation and compliance.
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