MD Anderson Cancer Center Medical Technician I - Specimen Processing - Per Diem/Sat-Sun/9pm-6:30am in Houston, Texas

*This is a per diem 19 hours a week Medical Technician 1 with our Specimen Processing department. The hours are Saturday - Sunday 9pm-6:30am.*

Accession/Specimen Processing

  • Evaluates and accessions cases or specimens

  • Documents and cases or specimens requiring special handling

  • Documents any unacceptable cases or specimens and performs cancellations as necessary.

  • Performs complex set ups of slides/specimens for clinical testing.

  • Prepares any reagents required for slide/specimen processing.

  • Prepares any necessary sterile supplies or reagents.

  • Cuts and grinds tissue specimens as necessary for processing procedures.

  • Evaluate samples requiring performance by a reference laboratory

  • If necessary, obtain appropriate approvals before sending samples to reference laboratory

  • Prepare and/or aliquot specimens into appropriate transport containers and store in the appropriate transport conditions until pick up by courier.

  • Generate manifest for reference laboratory specimens and ensure all specimens and orders are accounted for.

Instrumentation/Equipment

  • Operates instrumentation/equipment according to specific protocols

  • Is able to perform and document standard service, quality control, and/or calibration procedures.

  • Is able to troubleshoot and resolve common instrumentation/equipment problems

Inventory

  • Performs inventory of supplies/reagents according to departmental procedures.

  • Maintains a clean and organized work station

  • Restocks consummable items as necessary to ensure sufficient quantity to support the next work shift.

Customer Service

  • Complies with the section telephone courtesy policies and procedures

  • Demonstrate cooperation when working with both internal and external customers.

  • Demonstrates calmness under varying environmental circumstances. Remains willing and capable of assisting in crisis situations.

Training

  • Train other employees, students, and/or fellows as needed

  • Follow established checklists during the training period.

Other duties as assigned

High school diploma or equivalent. Three years of experience in a clinical medical laboratory or similar setting. With preferred degree, no experience requried. It is the policy of The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center to provide equal employment opportunity without regard to race, color, religion, age, national origin, sex, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, disability, protected veteran status, genetic information, or any other basis protected by institutional policy or by federal, state or local laws unless such distinction is required by law. http://www.mdanderson.org/about-us/legal-and-policy/legal-statements/eeo-affirmative-action.html