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Cytogenetic Supervisor

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Location: Los Angeles, CA

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Phone: 888-388-7571
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Job Description

Allied Search Partners

FISH Supervisor (Healthcare / Medical Laboratory)

Job Description

Allied Search Partners is the national expert of laboratory recruitment. We are looking for experienced Cytogenetics Technologist to fill a FISH Supervisor role located in Los Angeles, CA.= Founded in 2008, Allied Search Partners is a contingent recruitment firm specializing in the placement of talented laboratory professionals at hospitals, laboratories, and healthcare facilities across the nation.

Taking the right step requires the right opportunity, Allied Search Partners can help! Our talent management professionals know what it takes to advance your career. Our highly skilled recruiters treat each candidate with compassion and dignity. If you are looking for an opportunity to grow your career in the healthcare sciences field as a laboratory technologist, we want to talk to you!

For a complete list of current Allied Search Partners openings Nationwide please go to:  http://www.alliedsearchpartners.com/careers/

Position Title: FISH Supervisor

Shift: Full Time Day Shift

Location: Los Angeles, CA

To apply:  Please send resume to [Click Here to Email Your Resumé] or fax to      888 388 7572.  No other information about the location or name of facility is given at this time.

Please Note:

  1. We are a staffing agency and conduct searches confidentially for our clients either at their request or to protect our resources involved in locating talent.  In order to facilitate this we must submit a resume to HR.

  2. Your resume will only be sent over for the position in this job description

  3. Our job is to connect talented individuals such as your self with top notch labs

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Cytogenetics / FISH Supervisor (Healthcare / Medical Laboratory)

Job Responsibilities

As a FISH Supervisor you will work under general supervision and will perform computer-aided karotype and FISH analysis on peripheral blood and bone marrow specimens. The FISH Supervisor is responsible for the oversight of all performing all aspects of testing in a clinical FISH Laboratory. Oversight and evaluation of new material, methods, and equipment to help determine the feasibility and/or adaptability for clinical FISH studies. They will assist managers in the development of new technologies and participate in documenting and implementing QA/QC/QI procedures. Oversight and performing of scanning and microscope analysis of chromosomes, and interphase nuclei for FISH on a variety of cytogenetic specimens. Oversight and conducting imagining, karyotyping, tissue culture, harvesting, slide preparation, and banding of specimens in suspensions and/or formalin fixed paraffin embedded tissues.

Additional responsibilities of the FISH Supervisor include:

  • Supervision of performing setting up culture, harvesting, slide prep, hybridization, post wash, scanning, analysis and imaging of a variety of FISH specimens.

  • Follows and supervises the laboratory procedures for specimen handling and processing, test analyses, reporting and maintaining records of patient test results.

  • Performs and documents proficiency testing (PT) samples are tested in the same manner as patient specimens.

  • Adheres to the laboratory’s quality control policies, documents all quality control activities, instrument and procedural calibrations and maintenance performed.

  • Follows the laboratory’s established policies and procedures whenever test systems are not within the laboratory’s established acceptable level of performance.

  • Demonstrates capability of identifying problems that may adversely affect test performance or reporting of test results and must either correct the problems or immediately notify the General Supervisor, technical Supervisor, or Laboratory Director.

  • Documents all corrective actions taken when test systems deviate from the laboratory’s established performance specifications.

  • Reports all concerns of test quality and/or patient safety to a Supervisor or Safety Officer.

  • Determines the need for further studies to complete a diagnosis with the appropriate authority.

  • Demonstrates the ability to detect and correct technical and operational problems. Assists in review of data for quality assurance.

  • Exhibits skill and proficiency in applying technical principles and/or techniques of cytogenetics and/or FISH.

  • Performs routine procedures including recording sample and patient information.

  • Establishes and maintains sample cultures. Sets up cultures and harvests peripheral blood, bone core, lymph nodes and bone marrow samples.

  • Demonstrates sterile techniques and basic measuring and uses laboratory equipment without assistance. Initiates troubleshooting steps to evaluate testing failures and other technical problems.

  • Harvests cultures, prepares, and bands slides or applies FISH probes and slide processing.

  • Assesses chromosome/slide quality and selects conditions for improvement to ensure maximum quality.

  • Scans slides, counts chromosomes and karyotype cells at the microscopic level on peripheral blood, bone core, lymph nodes and bone marrow samples.

  • Accurate microscope analysis of cells and ISCN designations.

  • Captures images on a computerized system and prepares karyotypes for final reports.

  • Prepares final chromosome analysis and reports from culture initiation to final analysis of karyotypes. Utilizes imaging equipment for final review of cases.

  • Accurately enter case results into the reporting system for review by the Director.

  • Performs and documents preventative maintenance of lab equipment.

Cytogenetics / FISH Supervisor (Healthcare / Medical Laboratory)

Job Requirements

Cytogenetics / FISH Supervisor (Healthcare / Medical Laboratory)

Job Requirements

Successful candidates for the Cytogenetics / FISH Supervisor must have experience with oncological specimens and bone marrows. Someone with ASCP certification in Cytogenetic or Medical Technology / Medical Laboratory Technology would be a good fit for this role.

Additional requirements of the Cytogenetics / FISH Supervisor role include:

Cytogenetics / FISH Supervisor (Healthcare / Medical Laboratory)

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