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Medical Technologist (SURGERY)
Company: University of Miami Health System
Location: Coral Gables, FL
Employment Type: Full Time
Date Posted: 10/19/2021
Expire Date: 12/19/2021
Job Categories: Accounting/Auditing
Job Description
Medical Technologist (SURGERY)
The Medical Technologist in IHL performs tests in any of the lab areas of accreditation; serology / immunology, hematology / immunohematology, microbiology, molecular and/or histocompatibility. Tests are performed on biological specimens to provide data for use in treatment and / or diagnosis of disease. Moreover, the incumbent participates and facilitates quality control, quality assurance, instrument maintenance and troubleshooting and technical validations.

Follows all safety precautions and regulatory rules to safeguard patient confidentiality. Verifies identification of specimen with physicians’ orders, prepares specimens for testing, and handles all specimens in a safe and careful manner. Performs instrument maintenance, calibration and verification; as applicable. Performs and verifies quality-control testing, according to procedure, and maintains appropriate data recording. Perform High Complexity Tests adhering to approved Standard Operating Proced ures as follows:

Molecular Area:
Infectious Disease Testing by PCR using Ingenious / Elitech, Roche / Cobas Ampliprep and Real Time PCR instruments (7500)
HLA typing by Sequence Specific Primer Technique (QuantStudio) and Sequence Specific OligoProbe (Luminex)
High Resolution HLA Typing, APOL1 and Gene Rearrangement Assays by Next Generation Sequencing.
Immunology Area:
Red Blood Cell Typing
Flow Cytometry Technique for Immunophenotyping and Cell Activation Panels.
Lymphocyte Crossmatch & Endothelial Crossmatch by Flow Cytometry and Complement Dependent Cytotoxicity Assay
Solid Phase platform for HLA Antibody Detection and Identification (Luminex)
Luminex Panel for Human Cytokine Level Quantification
Core & Serology Area:
Mass Spectrophotometry for quantification of Immunosuppressant Drug Levels in blood
Manual & Automated ELISA based assays for Infectious Disease Antibody & Antigen detection and / or quantification
Other Hematology & Microbiology Procedures
Uses Specific Test– Analysis Software for raw data analysis and assign the results accordingly. Analyzes results of testing and interprets results. Uses professional judgement to accept, repeat the procedure, perform reflex test(s), or reject unacceptable results. When results are not within laboratory’s acceptable criteria; identify problem(s) that might adversely affect test performance and determine cause of errors. Researches and prepares all pertinent patient data and refers all data and testing results to pathologists for evaluation and sign-out. Reports all results in the current Laboratory System and in UNET, if applicable. Place orders and maintains inventory of disposable supplies and reagents, as applicable. Meets Turn Around Time (TAT) for all tests assigned. Reports Critical Value to the requestor following current IHL Policy, if applicable Performs OnCall Duties in the assigned area / rotation, responding promptly to any Call-Back situation. Participate s in Proficiency Testing, Instrument Correlation, Method Comparison, and / or Validation Studies, as assigned. Meets deadline for these other projects / assignments. Assumes lead duties and acts as a resource to staff. Orients and trains employees on laboratory techniques and operations, as assigned. Obtain 12 Continuing Education Credits in the Histocompatibility Area per year, in addition to those credits required by the State of Florida. Adheres to University and unit-level policies and procedures and safeguards University assets.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

Education:

Bachelor’s / Associate’s Degree in relevant field.

Certification and Licensing:

Florida Medical Technologist License is required.

Certified Histocompatibility Technologist / Specialist desired

Experience:

0 to 5 years of relevant experie nce required.
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