Medical Technologist - Research - AdventHealth Orlando
Location Address: 601 East Rollins Street
Top Reasons to work at AdventHealth Orlando
Located on a lush tropical campus, our flagship hospital, 1,368-bed AdventHealth Orlando
Serves as the major tertiary facility for much of the Southeast, the Caribbean and South America
AdventHealth Orlando houses one of the largest Emergency Departments and largest cardiac catheterization labs in the country
We are already one of the busiest hospitals in the nation, providing service excellence to more than 32,000 inpatients and 125,000 outpatients each year
Work Hours/Shift: Full Time Days 40 hours weekly
You Will Be Responsible For:
Performs pre-analytical, analytical, and post-analytical activities related to laboratory testing to support department workflow as needed; including laboratory test ordering, analysis of specimens, and result data entry using computer-based laboratory information systems.
Assists in clinical tissue acquisition procedures, and processes tissue for histological evaluation, stem cell isolation, preparation, management, and maintenance of cell lines; cryopreservation, and storage of cells and tissue into liquid nitrogen and ultra-low temperature units.
Maintains and monitors the biological specimen inventory, utilizing a computer-based inventory tracking system and assists the Sr. Scientist/Coordinator in the oversight of daily laboratory operations, safety, and quality assurance.
Assists the Sr. Scientist/Coordinator in laboratory coordination of specific research protocols, as assigned. This may also include assisting with developing new techniques and procedures as appropriate for research protocol development.
Must be competent in performing the duties of the TRI Lab Assistant position.
Two years of experience in a clinical research and/or hospital laboratory setting appropriate to department work assigned.
Certification as a Medical Laboratory Scientist or Medical Technologist from a nationally recognized certifying agency (i.e., ASCP, AMT, NCA); Current State of Florida License as a Medical Technologist in all areas.
Additional experience in the field(s) of cell-based research (i.e., molecular, drug discovery), histology/cytopathology, or tissue/stem cell procurement and processing (Preferred)
The Medical Technologist - Research performs a variety of duties involved in the collection, storage, packing, shipping, analysis and documentation of clinical research specimens and data, with particular emphasis on tissue acquisition, processing, cryopreservation, and cell culture techniques. Work customarily involves practical knowledge in clinical research specimen collection, processing, and analyzing, as well as implementation and tracking of laboratory quality assurance measures. The Medical Technologist - Research is expected to learn new techniques, as needed, and to assist in the development and implementation of procedures in the areas of tissue processing, cell culture, tissue cryopreservation, specimen inventory management, specimen analysis, and quality assurance.
This facility is an equal opportunity employer and complies with federal, state and local anti-discrimination laws, regulations and ordinances.
AdventHealth Greater Orlando (formerly Florida Hospital) is one of the largest faith-based health care providers in the United States. For 150 years, we have carried on a tradition of providing whole-person care that not only addresses patients' physical ailments, but also supports their emotional and spiritual well-being. We demonstrate the same level of compassion and care for our employees as well, doing all that we can to help them realize their full potential – both personally and professionally.