Flow Cytometry Tech
Job Title: Flow Cytometry Tech (ASCP)
Reports To: Flow Cytometry Manager
Department: Flow Cytometry
FLSA Status: Non-Exempt
Responsible for providing the pathologist with accurate and timely results of samples submitted for flow cytometric studies.
Essential Key Responsibilities:
Monitoring of QC and troubleshooting of flow cytometers
Ensures the proper handling and identification of patient samples
Maintains log of samples received for flow cytometric testing
Records bone marrows received in the bone marrow tracking log on the shared drive, along with any additional testing information or notes
Processing of flow cytometry samples for leukemia/ lymphoma analysis
Analysis of data on FCS Express software, printing results packet, delivering results to pathologist in a timely manner
Consultation with pathologist regarding gating and performance of any additional markers
Notifying pathologist immediately when a patient has a suspected new case of acute leukemia
Ensuring that additional pathologist requests are performed (cytogenetics, FISH, etc.)
Maintenance and cleaning of Wescor cytospin and stainer
Assisting with validation of any new reagents or platforms
Notifying manager of any issues with samples, instruments, reagents and/or software in a timely manner
Monitoring inventory, giving accurate information for ordering reagents to the flow cytometry manager
Performance of proficiency testing received in accordance with established policies for PT handling
Ensuring quality of all antibodies used for testing through performance of lot-to-lot studies, and by performing controls as specified in the department procedures
Responsible for maintaining state licensure by attaining at least the minimum number of CEU's, and by applying for renewal in a timely manner
Maintaining a thorough understanding of the FCS Express software, maintaining templates as necessary
Sending out any heme samples for additional cytogenetics or molecular studies
Checking the websites of our reference laboratories on a daily basis for final reports for our heme send-out work (cytogenetics, FISH, etc.)
Preparation of summation reports for bone marrow samples
Providing backup in the bone marrow processing area during hours where it is busy, or bone marrow tech is unavailable
As needed: accessioning any samples for flow cytometry, accessioning bone marrow samples
As needed: grossing bone marrow samples, preparing them in cassettes for subsequent processing by histology
Uploading finalized send-out reports to the corresponding PowerPath case so they can be seen by the client in the portal. Converting to pdf and jpeg as needed to do so.
Preparation of RPMI, with performance of lot QC on each batch prepared
Distribution of RPMI to clients and/or Cytology as requested
Freezing of positive patient samples for controls
Email delivery of reports to UMC in proper word document form so the UMC staff can place into Cerner
Additional training for instruments/ software as needed
Maintains strictest confidentiality.
Complies with all State, Federal, professional regulations as well as company and departmental rules, polices, and procedural manuals.
Adherence to CAP, CLIA, State Regulations, HIPAA, Safety and OSHA Regulations.
Performs other duties as assigned.
At least MLT or equivalent (Specialty Technician or Technologist license in Flow
At least 18 months training in flow cytometry
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Wed, 11 Oct 2017 12:38:15 PDT