HLA Medical Technologist I ASCP (sign on bonus)
Company: Massachusetts General Hospital
Posted on: June 12, 2021
$3,000 Sign On Bonus Offered! Current employees of MGB and its
affiliates are not eligible for bonus
The HLA Medical Technologist I functions independently under the
direction of the Laboratory Supervisor. On a daily basis, this
position performs high complexity testing on blood and tissue
samples of patients and donors for solid organ and bone marrow
transplantation; testing for blood transfusion, and HLA related
disease associations and treatment. The technologist recognizes and
resolves discrepancies observed in test results and equipment,
determines priorities and tests required for patients, and
communicates results to appropriate physicians.
PRINCIPAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Receives and accessions all specimens, verifies that all
information is accurate and complete, obtains any missing
information from appropriate physician or patient care unit.
Performs and interprets high complexity testing from blood or
tissue by serological or molecular techniques to determine HLA
Class I and II phenotypes; according to the Standard Operating
Procedure Manual. Effectively communicates information to
clinicians and coordinators as needed.
Organizes and performs HLA antibody identification procedures
using panel screening and donor crossmatching to identify
Accurately documents all laboratory results, prepares reports,
and ensures all records are complete, legible, and reviewed by
supervisor or director.
Enters and maintains computer records for patient data, serum
analysis, test results, reagents.
On a rotating basis, participates in 24 hour on call coverage
for non-living organ donor typing and crossmatching and other stat
procedures as needed. Performs, interprets, and communicates
results of these tests to appropriate clinician, coordinator or
Organ Procurement Organization. Refers technical difficulties to
supervisor or director for consultation and assistance.
Participates in on going quality control, competency and
proficiency testing, and equipment maintenance. Reports any
discrepancies, unusual results, or equipment failures to
supervisor. Assists with updating of procedure manuals.
Prepares various reagents using equipment such as balance, pH
meter, filtration techniques, and documents appropriately.
Assures proper laboratory operation by performing inventory
checks and maintaining a safe and clean laboratory area.
Follows all laboratory policies and procedures for fire and
chemical safety and infection control as well as patient
Participates in continuing education programs and activities in
relevant areas with hours sufficient to allow ASHI
May participate in training of new technologists and
demonstrations for residents, fellows, students and visiting
May evaluate new methods, reagents or equipment, or other
performance improvement initiatives.
- Bachelors Degree in Medical Technology with certification
- BS or BA in Science from an accredited college; and
Certification Eligible based on one-year work experience plus
- Certification eligible CLT at MGH with one year of performance
evaluations which meet or exceed expectations and
Ten hours of documented continuing education in previous year
within division, hospital or external programs
Must have a good understanding of department policies and
procedures, test principles and equipment operation and work
independently on standard procedures and assignments with careful
attention to detail and written protocols.
Must possess visual acuity to distinguish between variations in
stained cells and must possess manual dexterity to work with small
instruments and delicate equipment and tissues.
Must possess ability to think clearly under stress and exercise
correct judgement in performance and reporting of tests. Failure to
do so could result in hyperacute rejection and possibly patient
Must have a high level of analytical ability to interpret
quality control data and resolve technical problems as a result of
faulty equipment, reagents, abnormal patient cells or sera.
Must be able to work independently if called in after normal
Must possess interpersonal and communication skills to interact
effectively with co-workers, surgeons, nephrologists, and
coordinators, sometimes under pressure and in stressful
Must be compliant with all hospital policies regarding patient
Must demonstrate a high level of professionalism and neat and
orderly work habits with attention to detail and adequate control
Required to share on call responsibility which may include up to
8 hours of additional work in the overnight hours.
Required to attend yearly training update in fire and chemical
safety and universal precautions.
- Must be able to work for extended periods of time under
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