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Cytogenetic Technician II -Path O Sf Cytogen

Job ID: 218507
Category: Technician/Technologists
Work Type: FT
Location: Philadelphia, PA, United States
Work Schedule: M-F

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Looking for a FT Cytogenetic Technician

Location: 3020 Market St.

Department: Path O Sf Cytogen


  •  Performs moderate and/or high-complexity tests and procedures in the Cytogenetics laboratory under the direction of the supervisor, including receiving and accessioning of samples, specimen processing such as tissue culture techniques and slide preparation• Performs instrumentation maintenance, reagent preparation, filing/archiving of slides and wet lab inventory• Ensures requirements of regulatory agencies, including those of documentation and turnaround time, are met.


  • Applies knowledge and skills to accurately perform all routine and complex laboratory procedures for which competencyhas been established and authorization to perform testing has been granted
  • Follows all lab pre-analytical, analytical, andpost-analytical procedures covering specimen, analytical test system, and result reporting requirements.
  • Monitors, performs, and documents all Quality Control, maintenance, and calibration procedures according to established protocols and accreditation agency standards. Identifies issues/factors that adversely affect test performance. Provides technical support to staff, physicians, and personnel to resolve any issues related to laboratory testing.
  • Starts up, shuts down, and performs maintenance of lab equipment and instruments. Takes appropriate corrective action according to established procedures, when test system performance deviates from acceptable level. Documents all corrective actions taken, including calling technical support
  • Immediately notifies Supervisor and/or Technical specialist if unable to resolve test system issue. Ensures test results are not reported until all corrective action has been taken and test system is performing within specifications.
  • Proficiency Testing and ensures proficiency testing is performed in the same manner as patient specimens
  • Maintains compliance with Proficiency Testing policies
  • As directed by the Supervisor, maintains and updates laboratory policies, procedure manuals, and specified documents required for review by regulatory agencies.
  • Assists the Supervisor in specified activities that ensure laboratory compliance with all accreditation agencies. Compliance with Competency accreditation guidelines is a staff responsibility that must be completed annually.
  • Demonstrates initiative in continually improving personal knowledge, skills, and work experience
  • and in improving departmental functioning
  • Works well with Supervisors and those in authority
  • works at establishing a good rapport and cooperative working relationship with all members of the laboratory
  • maintains a positive rapport with medical staff and hospital personnel. Responsible for maintaining adequate staffing on all shifts, weekends and holidays as applicable.
  • As directed by the Supervisor, coordinates the training of new employees and teach students. Performs method validations, linearity, and parallel studies on all laboratory instruments as assigned. Investigates laboratory incident reports and documents the findings as per UPHS procedures.
  • Maintains a clean, orderly and safe work area. Complies with Hospital, Laboratory, Safety and HIPPA regulations
  • notifies Supervisor when hazards are found, completes mandatory in-services on, or before the due date. Maintains inventory of supplies needed to keep the section in working order. Provides Supervisor with adequate notification when supplies need to be replenished. Displays willingness to adapt to changing department demands.
  • Performs duties in accordance with Penn Medicine and entity values, policies, and procedures.
  • Other duties as assigned to support the unit, department, entity, and health system organization.


  • MLT Certification by a minimum knowledge-based exam such as the MLT (ASCP) equivalent or 5 years’ experience in a clinical lab. ASCP (Required)

Education or Equivalent Experience:

Associate's Degree Biological or chemical science or U.S. equivalent (substantiated by foreign credential evaluation statement)(Required)

Broad knowledge of various laboratory methods and techniques, quality assurance, in addition to PC and LIS knowledge(Preferred)

    We believe that the best care for our patients starts with the best care for our employees. Our employee benefits programs help our employees get healthy and stay healthy. We offer a comprehensive compensation and benefits program that includes one of the finest prepaid tuition assistance programs in the region. Penn Medicine employees are actively engaged and committed to our mission. Together we will continue to make medical advances that help people live longer, healthier lives.

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    We are an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action employer. Candidates are considered for employment without regard to race, ethnicity, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, national origin, ancestry, age, disability, marital status, familial status, genetic information, domestic or sexual violence victim status, citizenship status, military status, status as a protected veteran or any other status protected by applicable law.

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