MD Anderson Cancer Center Medical Technician II - Clinical Cancer Prevention - Research in Houston, Texas

The McCombs Institute for Early Detection of Cancer is creating a biobank of plasma samples from multiple clinical trials in a CLIA-certified laboratory. The Medical Technician II will process blood samples received from the clinic and follow SOPs as approved by the IRB at MD Anderson.

Blood processing is a critical pre-analytical step to establish a biobank of samples to be used for biomarker discovery and validation.

The salary range is min $ 33,200 mid $ 41,500 max $ 49,800.

JOB SPECIFIC COMPETENCIES

  1. Specimen Processing:
  • Prepares any necessary supplies or reagents.

  • Prepares and aliquot specimens into appropriate tubes.

  • Ensure specimens/aliquots are documented on Case Report Forms and in

Specimen Manager.

  • Adheres to IRB approved SOPs.

2. 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.

3. Inventory:

  • Performs inventory of supplies/reagents according to departmental

procedures.

  • Maintains a clean and organized work station.

  • Restocks consumable items as necessary.

4. Customer Service:

  • 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.

5. Training:

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

  • Follow established checklists during the training period.

  • Prepares any necessary supplies or reagents.

  • Prepares and aliquot specimens into appropriate tubes.

  • Ensure specimens/aliquots are documented on Case Report Forms and in

Specimen Manager.

  • Adheres to IRB approved SOPs.

COMPETENCIES

  1. Analytical Thinking - Gather relevant information systematically; break down problems into simple components; make sound decisions.

Business Acumen - Understand the impact of the job within the institution; have and use cross-functional knowledge to understand interdepartmental connections.

  1. Self-Adaptability - Work in situations involving uncertainty, shifting priorities, and rapid change; deal constructively with mistakes and setbacks; demonstrate flexibility.

  2. Equipment Usage and Safety Preparedness - Employee maintains expectations for safety preparedness, including but not limited to: Orientation to new equipment, Employee Education Event, CPR training, fire drills.

Service Orientation:

  • Provide service to our customers, including patients, patient caregivers,

referring physicians and each other, in a reliable, responsive, safe, friendly

and courteous manner.

  • Promotes inclusiveness and collegiality by demonstrating respect and

professionalism to others at all times

  • Models safe, ethical behavior, mitigating risk to the institution through sound

business practices, and adherence to MD Anderson's Standards of Conduct,

institutional policies and procedures

  • Meets time and attendance expectations and responds to

requests in a timely manner, communicating expectations for procedures, service arrival, or project deliverables to patients and coworkers

  • Admits when wrong, apologize and take steps to resolve a situation to help to

patients and coworkers before being asked.

WORKING CONDITIONS

Frequency

Exposure to blood, bodily fluids, and/or tissue

Exposure to animals

Sedentary Environment

Hazardous Chemicals and Materials

Constant 67-100%

Occasionally 11-33%

Occasionally 11-33%

Seldom 3-10%

PHYSICAL DEMANDS

Frequency

Weight

Bending/Stooping

Walking

Sitting

Keyboarding

Reaching

Lifting

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Seldom 3-10%

Frequent 34-66%

Constant 67-100%

Constant 67-100%

Occasionally 11-33%

Occasionally 11-33%







20-50 lbs


COGNITIVE DEMANDS

Analytical Ability

Appropriate Behavior

Organizing

Attention to detail

Following Instructions

Interpersonal Skills

Multitasking

Please Select

EDUCATION:

Required: Bachelor's degree with major course work in one of the basic sciences.

Preferred: Bachelor's degree with major course work in one of the basic sciences.

EXPERIENCE:

Required: May substitute required education degree with combination of additional years of equivalent experience or completed college credit on a one to one basis.

Preferred: Two years of experience in scientific or laboratory work.

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