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Molecular Technologist II - Genomics Lab

Organization
Phoenix Children's Hospital
Job Location
1919 East Thomas Road
Phoenix, AZ 85016
United States
Job Description

Position Summary

The Molecular Technologist II performs and interprets standard, complex and specialized genetic/genomic tests. The MT II has an understanding of the underlying scientific principles of laboratory as well as the technical, procedural, and problem-solving aspects. The MT II correlates abnormal laboratory data with pathologic states, determines validity of test results and need for additional investigation. The MT II has an understanding of quality control programs, and evaluates computer-generated data and troubleshoots problems. The MT II is able to participate in the introduction, investigation and implementation of new procedures and in the evaluation of new instruments. The MT II understands and enforces regulatory requirements and safety regulations. This position receives supervision of completed work activities from the supervisor.

Position Duties

  1. Performs full range of genetic/genomic laboratory procedures including Sanger sequencing, next-generation sequencing, chromosomal microarray, etc. Prepares, technically sound, accurate and informative reports of standard, complex and specialized genetic/genomic test results, analysis, and examinations to ensure timely and thorough data for patient treatment decisions.
  2. Participates in the evaluation and/or development of new procedures, instrumentation, and quality improvement initiatives. Proactively evaluates practices and assists to create and implement changes to increase and enhance the effectiveness of methods.
  3. Maintains professional and technical competency through constantly pursuing knowledge and self-improvement by remaining apprised of current literature, practices, and new developments in the fields covered by medical technology.
  4. Differentiates and resolves technical, instrument, physiologic causes of problems or unexpected test results to determine presence of normal and abnormal components as related to specific job function within the laboratory.
  5. Performs regular instrument maintenance in accordance with established instructions. Identifies and troubleshoots malfunctions to ensure continuous proper and safe operations.
  6. Assists peers with work assignments as appropriate.
  7. Performs miscellaneous job related duties as requested.
Requirements

Education:

-Bachelors in Medical Technology or related field or combination of education and experience  (REQUIRED)

Experience:

-At least 1 year of experience in a clinical genomics laboratory  (REQUIRED)

-Prior experience with next-generation sequencing, Sanger sequencing, chromosomal microarray  (PREFERRED)

Certifications:

-Current national recognized certification ASCP or equivalent  (PREFERRED)

About Our Organization

With a medical staff of nearly 1,000 specialists, Phoenix Children’s is one of the largest pediatric healthcare systems in the country, and the most comprehensive children's care facility in the state. We provide inpatient, outpatient, trauma and emergency care across more than 75 subspecialties.