Title:  BCM Temporary - Medical Technologist

Division:  Urology
Schedule:  Monday - Friday, 8 AM - 5 PM
Work Location:  Houston, TX
Salary Range:  $28 / hour
FLSA Status:  Nonexempt
Requisition ID:  11686

Summary

Temporary position lasting approximately 3-5 months.  Due to the short-term duration of this position, it is not eligible for benefits.

 

Performs various high-complexity clinical laboratory tests, optimizes and troubleshoots procedures, and analyzes results. Will be principally responsible for conducting fluorescence in situ hybridization (FISH) assays to detect aneuploidy in sperm and bladder cells. Our developed FISH assays involve multi-day wet-bench processing of samples and slides, setting up slides on an automated multi-channel fluorescent imager for high-throughput image acquisition, and performing visual analysis ("classification") of acquired images to quantify ploidy of cells to determine whether patient samples are normal or abnormal.

 

Internal title:  BCM Temporary - Administrative Support

Job Duties

  • Perform, as needed, sperm morphology assessment; DNA fragmentation assay; hormone analysis; and therapeutic reproductive cell processing and cryopreservation.    
  • Follow the laboratory's procedures for specimen handling and processing, test analyses, reporting, and maintaining records of patient test results, including inputting data into computerized databases.    
  • Perform quality control procedures, adhere to the laboratory's quality control policies, collect data for QA/QC reports, document all quality control activities, including instrument and procedural calibrations and maintenance performed.
  • Follow the laboratory's established policies and procedures whenever test systems are not within the laboratory's established acceptable levels of performance.    
  • Be capable of identifying problems that may adversely affect test performance or reporting of test results and either must correct the problems or immediately notify the laboratory manager or technical supervisor/director.    
  • Perform new or "nonstandard" procedures, assist in the development of new procedures, optimize and troubleshoot procedures, implement new or revised policies, and implement quality control changes as they arise.
  • Document all corrective actions taken when test systems deviate from the laboratory's established performance specifications.    
  • Assist in the assembly and auditing of patient processing records.    
  • Release final patient report to physicians.
     

Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree in Medical Technology, CLS, Biology, Chemistry, Molecular Biology or related field.    
  • Two years of relevant experience.    
  • Certified by either ASCP, AMT, HEW, or board eligible or equivalent.

Preferred Qualifications

The ideal candidate has a solid science background, is highly motivated, has a high degree of intellectual and technical maneuverability, and has the ability to apply their prior and continually developing science knowledge and laboratory experience towards effectively optimizing and developing new protocols.
 

 

 

Baylor College of Medicine requires employees to be fully vaccinated -subject to approved exemptions-against vaccine-preventable diseases including, but not limited to, COVID-19 and influenza.

 

Baylor College of Medicine is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action/Equal Access Employer.

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