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Job ID:
29329

Location:
450 Brookline Ave, Boston, MA 02215

Category:
Medical Technologist

Employment Type:
Full time

Work Location:
Onsite:Up to 1 day remote/wk

Overview

The labs at DFCI are looking for an technologist who can work in a  fast paced lab with strong hematology skills proficient  in abnormal differentials. This position will ultimately be cross-trained in chemistry as well, therefore a chemistry backgroung would be helpful. The hours for this full time position is 10am to 6:30pm Monday through Friday.  Weekend requirement will be 1 out of 6 weekends, with an additional  on call for 1 out of 6 weekends.  We are closed all major Holidays.

The Medical Technologist II is responsible for following procedures and performing tests on body fluids using automated analyzers and manual test procedures under minimal supervision, in accordance with laboratory procedures.  The Medical Technologist II is responsible for adherence to the laboratory quality control policies and procedures to ensure reporting of accurate and timely test results.  The Medical Technologist II will assist in the training of new personnel and carry out special assignments/projects for the department.

Located in Boston and the surrounding communities, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute is a leader in life changing breakthroughs in cancer research and patient care. We are united in our mission of conquering cancer, HIV/AIDS and related diseases. We strive to create an inclusive, diverse, and equitable environment where we provide compassionate and comprehensive care to patients of all backgrounds, and design programs to promote public health particularly among high-risk and underserved populations. We conduct groundbreaking research that advances treatment, we educate tomorrow's physician/researchers, and we work with amazing partners, including other Harvard Medical School-affiliated hospitals.

Responsibilities

  • Perform various routines and complex technical procedures on body fluids, utilizing laboratory equipment.
  • Operate, maintain, and troubleshoot lab instruments; identifies problems that may adversely affect test performance or report of test results and either correct or immediately notify supervisor; document all corrective action when test systems deviate from the laboratory’s established performance specifications.
  • Report accurate laboratory tests in a timely manner following technical procedures, using the clinical lab information system and/or back-up to enter and verify test results.
  • Adhere to the laboratory quality control policies, documents all quality control activities, instrument and procedural calibrations.
  • Maintain laboratory instrumentation records as well as quality control records related to test performance according to lab procedures and as directed by supervision.
  • Participate in the proficiency testing program.
  • Maintain competence; attend all required safety/infection control/departmental sessions and further continuing education.
  • Comply with all policies regarding the confidentiality of patient information and the lawful use of any computerized patient data.
  • Assist in training of new personnel on laboratory instruments and procedures, information systems, and laboratory practices according to establish guidelines.
  • Carry out special assignments, including bone marrow smears processing.
  • Participate in individual projects for the department, such as inventory, as requested under supervision.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

Qualifications

Minimum Education:
AS, MLT (ASCP), BS, MT (ASCP), or nationally recognized equivalent preferred; degree must be in a clinical, physical, biological, or clinical laboratory science.

Minimum Experience:
2 years of clinical lab experience in chemistry and/or hematology required.

License/Certification/Registration:
ASCP or equivalent (AMT, NCA) preferred.

At Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, we work every day to create an innovative, caring, and inclusive environment where every patient, family, and staff member feels they belong.  As relentless as we are in our mission to reduce the burden of cancer for all, we are equally committed to diversifying our faculty and staff.  Cancer knows no boundaries and when it comes to hiring the most dedicated and diverse professionals, neither do we. If working in this kind of organization inspires you, we encourage you to apply.

Dana-Farber Cancer Institute is an equal opportunity employer and affirms the right of every qualified applicant to receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, gender identity or expression, national origin, sexual orientation, genetic information, disability, age, ancestry, military service, protected veteran status, or other groups as protected by law.

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