University Pathologists, an Aurora Diagnostics Partner, is recruiting for an experienced Flow Cytometry Technician, with at least 18 months experience, to join our team in Fall River, MA. We are seeking candidates interested in a dynamic multi-specialty pathology practice, serving both inpatient and outpatient clients in three states, MA, RI and CT.
Candidates must have excellent communication skills, and be able to interact well with clinicians, administrators and laboratory staff. The successful candidate should be a strong team player and have the ability to work independently.
Job Summary: The Flow Cytometry Technician is responsible for providing the pathologist with accurate and timely results of samples submitted for flow cytometric studies.
Essential Key Responsibilities: • Monitoring of QC and troubleshooting of flow cytometers • Ensures the proper handling and identification of patient samples • Maintains log of samples received for flow cytometric testing • Processing of flow cytometry samples for leukemia/ lymphoma analysis • Analysis of data on FACS Canto software, printing results packet, delivering results to pathologist in a timely manner • Consultation with pathologist regarding gating and performance of any additional markers • Notifying pathologist immediately when a patient has a suspected new case of acute leukemia • Ensuring that additional pathologist requests are performed (cytogenetics, FISH, etc.) • Maintenance and cleaning of instruments and equipment • Assisting with validation of any new reagents or platforms • Notifying manager of any issues with samples, instruments, reagents and/or software in a timely manner • Monitoring inventory, giving accurate information for ordering reagents to the flow cytometry supervisor • Performance of proficiency testing received in accordance with established policies for PT handling • Ensuring quality of all antibodies used for testing through performance of lot-to-lot studies, and by performing controls as specified in the department procedures • Responsible for maintaining state licensure by attaining at least the minimum number of CEU’s, and by applying for renewal in a timely manner • Maintaining a thorough understanding of the FACS Canto software, maintaining templates, as necessary • Sending out any heme samples for additional cytogenetics or molecular studies • Checking the websites of our reference laboratories on a daily basis for final reports for our heme send-out work (cytogenetics, FISH, etc.) • Preparation of summation reports for bone marrow samples • As needed: accessioning any samples for flow cytometry, accessioning bone marrow samples • As needed: grossing bone marrow samples, preparing them in cassettes for subsequent processing by histology • Uploading finalized send-out reports to the corresponding Xifin case so they can be seen by the client in the portal. • Distribution of RPMI to clients, as requested • Freezing of positive patient samples for controls • Additional training for instruments/ software as needed • Maintains strictest confidentiality. • Complies with all State, Federal, professional regulations as well as company and departmental rules, policies, and procedural manuals. • Adherence to CAP, CLIA, State Regulations, HIPAA, Safety and OSHA Regulations.
At least MLT or equivalent (Specialty Technician or Technologist license in Flow Cytometry preferred)
At least 18 months training in flow cytometry
Internal Number: UPDx215
About Aurora Diagnostics - University Pathologists
Aurora Diagnostics is a leading independent pathology services and cancer diagnostics company, offering integrated diagnostic and personalized medicine consultations and information technology solutions to physicians and hospital systems. Our pathologists provide diagnostic opinions and work collaboratively with referring physicians to determine appropriate patient treatment options. We also provide services to pharmaceutical companies and other research entities to support their efforts to develop new cancer treatments.
Aurora Diagnostics operates 32 community-based pathology practices with over 200 board-certified pathologists. We provide services to a broad array of physician specialists, including dermatologists, obstetricians and gynecologists, family practitioners, gastroenterologists, urologists, general surgeons and oncologists.
Our client-centric approach to providing diagnostic services is driven by our belief that the practice of medicine and the delivery of healthcare are both personal and best delivered locally. With our extensive pathology expertise, we are able to support comprehensive integrated approaches to patient care.