Histocompatibility Technologist

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916519

Vidant Medical Center

Full Time

Regular

Summary

About Vidant Medical Center

Vidant Medical Center is a 900+ bed Level-1 Trauma Center, regional referral hospital and is the flagship hospital for Vidant Health. We serve as the teaching hospital for the Brody School of Medicine at East Carolina University. Vidant Medical Center provides acute, intermediate, rehabilitation and outpatient services to more than 1.4 million people in 29 counties.  But it's in our work environment that you'll find our sense of family and closeness that permeates everything we do.

Responsibilites

  • Prepare patient specimens as required for laboratory testing; collect, label, transport, and triage specimens; separate serum, plasma, or cellular components from blood samples, process surgically obtained tissues for culture or cytologic examination; split samples to be sent to other laboratory sections for testing. Perform laboratory tests in appropriate departments to include: cross-matching, HLA antibody. Screening and antibody identification, HLA antigen typings by serologic and molecular methods. Testing is performed using established safety guidelines throughout the department. Monitor test results to assure test quality and validity: insure accurate specimen identification throughout all phases of laboratory testing; monitor instruments for proper performance; review test results for accuracy before report leaves the laboratory; troubleshoot and recommend solutions to problems with procedure and instruments; report any unusual results to a supervisor for review. Communicate results in a timely manner, especially those that may be life-threatening to the patient: enter data into laboratory computer system in accurate and timely manner; resolve computer related problems and coordinate downtime recovery; retrieve data from laboratory computer system and report to appropriate health care personnel by phone as requested; call unusual or erroneous results to the attention of supervisory personnel, as appropriate; assure communication of relevant information to appropriate personnel on the incoming or outgoing shift.
  • Maintain properly documented records of activities: compile results of tests; maintain logs of tests administered and their results; insure that results and patient charges are entered into computer; perform and record daily and other periodic quality control procedures and document deficiencies, when they occur.
  • Clean and maintain laboratory equipment and environment: perform routine maintenance and cleaning procedures to assure proper functioning of laboratory equipment; leave work area in a clean and orderly condition at the end of each shift; perform other maintenance and cleaning functions as assigned or necessary.
  • Perform other duties as assigned: may assist in orientation or training of new or less experienced employees, students, medical interns or residents; may assist in ordering or shelving of stock, reagents, chemicals or other laboratory supplies; may rotate from one laboratory section to another.
  • Participate in the department on-call schedule for transplant donor and recipient workups.
  • Demonstrates appropriate, caring behavior in the workplace, treating patients, their families, visitors and staff with respect and dignity.

Requirements

  • Four year college degree from an accredited college or university with a major in Biology, Chemistry, Medical Technology or related science is required.
  • Candidates qualify to be employed as or promoted to Histocompatibility Technologist II if they have MLS(ASCP) or CHT(ASHI) certification and one year of full time experience in a hospital lab setting or 3 years of full time experience in a hospital setting without ASCP or ABHI certifications required.

 Preferred Requirements

  • MLS(ASCP) or CHT(ABHI) or equivalent certification.
  • Formal training in Immunology or Genetics.
  • 1-3 years experience in a clinical laboratory as a Histocompatibility Technologist required.

Other

  • Full-time  7:30am - 4pm with frequent on-call assignments.

General Statement

It is the goal of Vidant Health and its entities to employ the most qualified individual who best matches the requirements for the vacant position.

Offers of employment are subject to successful completion of all pre-employment screenings, which may include an occupational health screening, criminal record check, education, reference, and licensure verification.

We value diversity and are proud to be an equal opportunity employer.   Decisions of employment are made based on business needs, job requirements and applicant’s qualifications without regard to race, color, religion, gender, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, genetic information and testing, family and medical leave, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression or any other status protected by law. We prohibit retaliation against individuals who bring forth any complaint, orally or in writing, to the employer, or against any individuals who assist or participate in the investigation of any complaint.

 

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