Bachelor degree and graduation in a scientific field with at least one year experience in clinical cytogenetics or
Prior to September 1, 1997, have earned a high school diploma or equivalent and have documentation of training appropriate for testing. Previous experience with laboratory equipment and methodologies (preferably those related to areas of responsibility). Clinical internship may be equivalent to experience.
Basic computer literacy.
Baccalaureate degree with a combination of minimum of 30 semester hours (45 quarter hours) of biology and chemistry. Hazardous chemical exposure and contact with infectious biological specimens and sharps are experienced on a daily basis.
Ability to lift (medium~up to 20~50 pound occasionally and/or 10 ~25 pounds frequently) and use of keyboard and microscope extensively may be required, dependent upon job and shift assignment.
Fast paced en environment with established time constraints.
Ability to communiate complex Genetics concepts.
Ability to routinely safeguard and handle irretrievable specimen types (ie. products of conception, amniotic fluids, chorionic villi samples, placentas, bone marrow, tumors, etc.)
Under general supervision, performs diagnostic testing and related responsibilities. Demonstrate understanding of scientific theories and techniques of procedures performed.
Performs moderately and/or highly complex analyses with accuracy and precision, understanding basic and complex principles of methodology
Participates in development and education
Maintains adequate inventory of supplies as required by the department.
Correlates various clinical laboratory test results, applies these results to clinical conditions and recognizes accepted normal ranges.
Performs, monitores, and evaluates quality control, applies the principles of quality control when reporting tests.
Identification and resolution of technical problems related to laboratory methodology, instrumentation, and procedures under direction of the Laboratory Manager.