Stanford Health Care
Clinical Lab Scientist - Histocompatibility
Palo Alto, California
Stanford Blood Center Histocompatibility lab is seeking a Clinical Laboratory Scientist (technologist) to perform highly complex human histocompatibility testing for organ transplantation, including molecular typing, HLA antibody identification, and crossmatch testing including both machine and manual assays. Test specimens, analyze, interpret, and report results. Clinical test results are used directly to inform patient care decisions, with errors potentially leading to adverse events. Experience in HLA is a plus, but we will train. After completion of training, regular work hours are 8:30am to 5:00pm Tuesday through Saturday. Assigned to rotating on-call duties, which may include nights, weekends and holidays.
Core Duties include:
Perform specialized manual and automated testing on clinical/donor samples.
Analyze data from high-complexity testing.
Use complex Laboratory Information System to record test results and to facilitate interpretation, data mining and reporting.
Generate documents and reports of testing results.
Recognize and resolve inconsistent results; follow up with repeated or additional testing.
Determine suitability of specimens based on established criteria for use.
Review Standard operating procedures for potential process improvements.
Perform complex preventive maintenance, calibration, and troubleshooting of instruments and equipment.
* - Other duties may also be assigned.
BA or BS degree in medical technology or a life science, and completion of 12-month internship in medical technology or 12 months of work in an approved histocompatibility laboratory required. Must hold or qualify for California license: Clinical Histocompatibility Scientist (MTR) license (qualify if you are certified by ABHI as CHS or CHT), or Clinical Laboratory Scientist (MTA) license (qualify if you are certified by ASCP or AAB as medical technologist). If currently out-of-state, California license must be obtained within 6 months of start date. Further information about licensure in California may be obtained at http://www.cdph.ca.gov/programs/lfs/Pages/CertificatesandLicenses.aspx
Other Relevant Information:
Will be required to comply with governmental regulations and Blood Center policy and strictly observe privacy and security related policies, procedures and practices to preserve the integrity and confidentiality of medical and other sensitive information pertaining to donors, patients, research subjects, and staff. May be required to enter areas where other individuals work with human blood; potential may exist for unanticipated exposure to bloodborne pathogens by splash or spill.
Stanford Blood Center, a subsidiary of Stanford Health Care, is focused on connecting our communities to provide hope for healing. We lead the fields of transfusion and transplantation medicine by advancing science and technology. We provide hope for the future by teaching the medical leaders of tomorrow. We enhance lives by connecting donors to patients every day. We are looking for friendly, customer-focused individuals who value integrity, accountability, collaboration and communication, to join our team.
We are a 24/7 fast-paced organization that is highly regulated by the FDA, ASHI and a number of other accrediting agencies. We need people who are dependable, detail-oriented and comfortable following established procedures. For more information about us, visit our website at http://bloodcenter.stanford.edu/
Final offers of employment are contingent upon the successful completion of:
A background check that includes employment history, national criminal background check, national sex offender registry search and, where applicable, a credit check and/or driving record.
A pre-placement physical exam that includes TB testing and drug/alcohol screening.
We are not able to provide relocation or sponsorship for this position. Stanford Blood Center is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, sex, color, religion, national origin, protected veteran status or on the basis of disability.
Thank you for your interest!
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