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This is a Full-time position in Aurora, CO posted November 20, 2022.

CYTOGENETIC TECHNOLOGIST$2,000 SIGN ON BONUSAURORA, COLORADODAY SHIFT Nature of WorkThis position performs highly complex diagnostic cytogenomic testing utilizing standard and high-resolution chromosome analysis, fluorescence in situ hybridization (FISH) studies, and/or chromosomal microarray and SNP array analysis. Specimen processing includes samples for prenatal diagnosis, postnatal constitutional investigations, and cancer diagnosis and treatment follow-up. Additional duties include participation in laboratory quality control, assurance and improvement, and development and implementation of new tests as the field of cytogenomics continues to progress.This position must adhere to established operating procedures, policies, and guidelines, and is thus responsible for contributing to an environment conducive to effective, accurate and efficient mission and value driven operations.Professional FieldCytogeneticsSupervision ReceivedReports directly to the Section SupervisorSupervision ExercisedN/AExamples of Work PerformedSample processing and preparation for analysisInitiates, maintains cultures, and harvests cells for chromosome analysis and fluorescence in situ hybridization (FISH) studies, and/or extracts and purifies DNA for array analysis; prepares and stains slides for chromosome analysis, probes slides for FISH analysis, and/or processes DNA for array analysis; participates in quality control and quality assurance protocols.Case analysis, summary and standardized interpretationsPerforms chromosome analysis, FISH scoring, and/or array analysis (oligo- and SNP-based); prepares digitized images of karyotypes or FISH preparations using a computerized imaging system; summarizes case analysis correlating chromosome, FISH, and array results; prepares standardized interpretations for case reviewers and laboratory directors; and participates in proficiency testing as required by regulatory agencies such as CAP.Other project(s)Under the direction of a Director, Manager, or Supervisor, this position participates in other lab-wide or section specific continual improvement initiatives or test development and implementation.Participation in orientation, training, and continuing educationParticipates in the orientation and training of new employees, genetics students, residents, and other health care professionals in cytogenetic, FISH, and/or array processing and analysis; actively contributes to the continued advancement of lab-wide teaching / training capabilities; identifies and assists when additional training of employees is needed; participates in applicable laboratory and community educational opportunities and conferences to stay abreast of developments in the field and maintain current professional certification.Wet lab maintenance and inventory controlParticipates in reagent preparation, equipment cleaning and preventive maintenance, supply and reagent inventory control; monitors QC parameters on lab equipment; adheres to Laboratory Safety guidelines at all times through proper handling of infectious materials and hazardous chemicals and wearing proper laboratory attire and personal protective equipment.This description is a summary only and is describing the general level of work being performed, it is not intended to be all-inclusive. The duties of this position may change from time to time and/or based on business need. We reserve the right to add or delete duties and responsibilities at the discretion of the supervisor and/or hiring authority.QualificationsMinimum Qualifications:Health Care ProfessionalBS/BA in a biological science1 year of Professional level experienceASCP certification as a Technologist in Cytogenetics (CG)Health Care Senior ProfessionalBS/BA in a biological science2 years of Professional level experienceASCP certification as a Technologist in Cytogenetics (CG)Applicants must meet minimum qualifications at the time of hire.PLEASE NOTE: Candidates will be responsible for travel expenses related to the interview process and any relocation expenses, if applicable.Preferred Qualifications:Experience analyzing specimens for cancer cytogenetic studiesExperience analyzing postnatal and prenatal specimens for constitutional cytogenetic studiesKnowledge, Skills, and AbilitiesUnderstands proper handling of infectious materials and hazardous chemicalsUnderstanding of cytogenetic, FISH, and/or array technologiesCommitment to quality, accuracy and attention to detailAnalytical individual with team-based problem-solving skillsAbility to organize, manage and meet diverse workloads and deadlinesCommunicates effectively with peers, supervisor, faculty and other personnelSelf-motivated learner and teacherComputer skills in database, word processing, spreadsheet softwareTeam oriented, adaptable and demonstrates sound judgment in a changing environmentAsks for assistance and guidance when appropriateMaintains an understanding of HIPAA rules/regulations and CAP laboratory accreditation standardsBasic use and maintenance of laboratory equipmentFamiliarity with medical terminology in a laboratory setting
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