MD Anderson Cancer Center Medical Technologist - Molecular Diagnostic in Houston, Texas

This is a full-time Medical Technologist with our Molecular Diagnostic department with any 8.5 hour shift between Sunday - Saturday 7:30am-9:30pm. The ideal candidate will be MB ASCP certified.

To provide optimal patient care, Molecular Diagnostic Laboratory (MDL) offers a wide variety of state-of-the-art molecular assays for cancer diagnosis and disease monitoring. Although our primary focus has been on various leukemia/lymphoma characteristic chromosomal translocations, gene rearrangements and chimerism analysis of post allogeneic blood/marrow transplantation, the scope is also expanding to oncogene mutations, microsatellite instability and loss of heterozygosity in solid tumors. Taking advantage of automated, high-throughput, fluorescence-based assays, our lab is able to accommodate a large volume of test requests and generate highly reproducible results within a rapid turn around time. To facilitate the transfer of new technology to clinical practice, we devote a team of highly motivated medical technologists to research development with the goal of taking the lead in the field of molecular diagnosis.

Technical Skills

  • Remains knowledgeable and competent in all policies, procedures and protocols.

  • Troubleshoots and maintains laboratory equipment.

  • Follows section's inventory control system to assure effective use of supplies and reagents.

  • Complies with safety guidelines and procedures and adheres to regulatory mandates

Productivity and Communication / Team Work

  • Adjusts, prioritizes, and organizes work to achieve maximum productivity to meet the workload demands of the section.

  • Assists peers and supervisors with tasks after completion of assigned work.

  • Adheres to attendance policy, begins work as scheduled.

  • Works independently, utilizes resources available to maximize efficiency.

-Initiates Communication with others; works well with others to ensure the work gets done to standard and on time; is accepting of and values individual differences;

Quality Commitment and Enhancement

  • Actively participates in training students, employees and fellows.

  • Participates in process improvement projects.

  • Validates and evaluates new methodologies and tests with the help of Laboratory Supervisor and technical support.

  • Coaches and mentors students and employees.

  • Adheres to and understands CAP and CLIA Guidelines; Reviews and follows SOPs.

Computer Skills

  • Maintains proficiency on computer functions in the lab processes.

  • Properly acquires specimen data into computer system(s).

  • Analyzes and evaluates patient results correctly and appropriately.

  • Stores patient information and results to allow easy future access as required.

Other duties as assigned

Bachelor's degree and one year of clinical laboratory experience –OR- completion of an accredited Medical Technology or Clinical Laboratory Science program.

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