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Molecular Technologist (Non-Reg)

Company: BJC HealthCare
Location: Saint Louis
Posted on: October 2, 2021

Job Description:

Information About this Position

  • Up to $10,000 Sign-On Bonus
  • Benefits Eligible

Company and Job Overview

Barnes-Jewish Hospital is the St. Louis region’s top adult hospital. Formed from the merger of the former Barnes and Jewish Hospitals to become Missouri’s largest hospital, it continues the traditions of its predecessors along with its partner, Washington University School of Medicine, in providing cutting-edge treatments, educating future medical professionals and working to make our community as healthy as it can be.


For over two decades Barnes-Jewish Hospital has been ranked on the U.S. News & World Report Best Hospitals Honor Roll. In 2021, Barnes-Jewish ranked 17th overall with 11 specialties being ranked. The hospital was also the first hospital in Missouri to be designated as a Magnet® hospital in 2003 by the American Nurses Credentialing Center for excellence in nursing and has been redesignated consistently since.


Barnes-Jewish Hospital is a teaching hospital staffed by more than 1,500 Washington University Physicians, the clinical practice for the Washington University School of medicine. The academic medicine partnership has developed many treatments and procedures that are now common across the globe.

 

 

 


Role Purpose

Performs specimen processing of human biological material for specialized high complexity molecular testing which requires a knowledge and understanding of basic molecular techniques, quality control, instrument maintenance, and procedure methodologies. Maintains appropriate documentation of all activities as required. Demonstrates good laboratory practice


Responsibilities

  • Performs routine cleaning and maintenance on complex and sensitive molecular equipment with an emphasis on clean technique. Operates complex molecular instrumentation for the purposes of patient testing, calibration, and validation of the quality of the assay. Delivers precise, timely, and accurate laboratory results. Has the ability to identify technical and or equipment malfunctions including quality control and abnormal patient results.
  • Adheres to strict quality assurance practices in order to maintain the highly sensitive environment required for molecular testing techniques. Prepares stock solutions and reagents following standard operating procedures and quality control procedures. Conducts quality control testing of solutions and reagents and records results accordingly.
  • Participates in performance improvement activities and new assay validations--both FDA approved assays and Laboratory Developed Tests.
  • Provides training for new laboratory personnel in methods, procedures and use of equipment and instruments specific to the assigned area. Communicates with nurses, clinicians, residents, and fellows as it relates to in-house and send-out testing practices. Clarifies testing questions including specimen type, stability, performing laboratory, and methodology.
  • Ensures testing is ordered and billed correctly. Maintains records for batch testing to include patient information, controls, quality indicators, lot numbers, and details on any manual sample manipulation conducted.
    Provides laboratory testing services for a robust oncology program along with transplant and genetics programs. Manages the primary data analysis and interpretation of analytically complex oncology patients and quality control test results. Records results through the laboratory computer system accurately and in a timely fashion.
  • Performs Other Responsibilities as Assigned

Minimum Requirements

  • Bachelor's Degree - Physical/Life Science/related

Preferred Qualifications

Benefits Statement

Note: not all benefits apply to all openings

-  Comprehensive medical, dental, life insurance, and disability plan options
-  Pension Plan*/403(b) Plan
-  401(k) plan
-  Tuition Assistance
-  Health Care and Dependent Care Reimbursement Accounts
-  On-Site Fitness Center (depending on location)
-  Paid Time Off Program for vacation, holiday and sick time

*Pension does not apply to Memorial Hospital, Memorial Hospital East, Alton Memorial or Parkland Health Center


Legal Statement

The above information on this description has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by employees in this position. It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and qualifications required of employees assigned to this job.

 

Equal Opportunity Employer

 

 

 

Keywords: BJC HealthCare, St. Louis , Molecular Technologist (Non-Reg), Other , Saint Louis, Missouri

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