Trainee Cytogenetic Tech- Chantilly, VA req57883 in Chantilly, VA at Quest Diagnostics

Date Posted: 1/4/2021

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Trainee Cytogenetic Tech- Chantilly, Virginia - Monday to Friday (Rotational Saturday)

Look for more than answers.  Patients and Physicians rely on our diagnostic testing, information and services to help them make better healthcare decisions. These are often serious decisions with far reaching consequences, and require sensitivity, tact and a clear dedication to service. It’s about providing clarity and hope.

As a Lab Technician you will work for the world leader in the industry, with a career where you can expand your skills and knowledge. You’ll have a role where you can act with professionalism, you can inspire colleagues, and you can care about the work we do and the people we serve.

At Quest, Lab Technicians play an essential role in our success and in the services we provide. As a career, we offer a unique opportunity to develop your career with the #1 Diagnostic Lab in the US. We are tech driven, and we’re creating the lab of the future – an environment where you can deliver cutting edge diagnostics and help us drive new discoveries and breakthroughs.

Reports to the Program Manager for the Cytogenetic Technologist Training Program. Under supervision by a trained employee, incumbent(s) will use their training in Cytogenetics to perform clinical lab testing and/or other scientific examinations.

The trainee is responsible to prepare for employment as a Cytogenetic Technologist. Lectures and practical laboratory training are supplemented by a set of instructional objectives or skill by the end of each module (rotations). The Trainee must complete all text assignments, lectures, discussions, demonstrations, supervised practice, and practical examinations. In general, competency of the Trainees is assessed via direct observation and satisfactory performance in the training modules, and signed off by the Trainer and Program Manager.

1.Demonstrates the ability to acquire knowledge and technical skills. Completes instructional or learning objectives as provided by the Program Manager or Trainer. The trainee will be able to understand analytical processes, interpret analytical results and appreciate the clinical significance of analyses performed in a Cytogenetics laboratory.

2.Maintains professional, interpersonal relations. Interacts effectively with others and actively participates as a committed team member. This includes interacting in a respectful, professional manner; remaining calm in difficult interactions; sharing information; listening to and involving others; objectively considering others ideas and opinions, and interacting effectively with people from varied and diverse backgrounds; creating an environment of positive and professional demeanor. Maintains a cooperative working relationship with co-workers.

3.Communicates clearly, politely, and respectfully to peers, 4, technologists, supervisors, and managers. This includes asking questions, giving and receiving information and feedback, explaining ideas or policies, and actively listening to responses. Uses discretion by not discussing company, departmental or personal problems in public areas.

4.Demonstrates a learning orientation. Trainee will be able to achieve passing scores on National Examination upon completion of the Training Program. Takes the initiative to complete assigned tasks. Demonstrates commitment, reliability, trustworthiness, and accountability for participating and completing learning activities. This includes reading assignments, lectures, discussions, demonstrations, supervised practice, and practical examinations.

5.Under supervision, trainee performs clinical tests following Six Sigma quality standards. Exhibits skills and proficiency in applying technical principles and techniques of cytogenetics technology. The trainee will be able to work with laboratory instrumentation, quality control and quality assurance. 

6.Identifies problems related to learning activities. This includes attempting to resolve the problem, referring the problems/issues to the proper individual(s) when appropriate, and following appropriate Standard Operating Procedures (SOP). Recognizes problems, initiates troubleshooting steps to evaluate testing failures, and notifies the Supervisor or Trainer, for additional assistance or support, if required.

7.Uses solutions, reagents, filtration, centrifugation, slides preparation and/or staining techniques to prepare specimens/samples for laboratory delivery, examination, screens, and/or testing.

8.Under supervision, interprets test results, and assures test results are accurate and/or acceptable.

9.Trainees are expected to achieve a passing score of 70% or better on the written examination at the end of each laboratory rotation. Demonstrates competency, and comprehension of the technical aspects for each training module. Counseling and make-up examinations will be given at the discretion of the Program Manager. Failure of progressively passing three examinations will be grounds for counseling up to dismissal from the program.

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