HCA, Hospital Corporation of America ASCP Certified Flow Cytometry Technologist - FT - Days in San Antonio, Texas

Methodist Hospital opened in 1963 as the first hospital in the internationally acclaimed South Texas Medical Center. From the beginning, we've recognized the unique needs of each of our patients. It's a process that we continue to improve on, creating ways to better serve the community when they need us the most. Methodist Hospital offers a broad range of specialties including cardiology, bone marrow transplant, emergency medicine, neurosciences, maternity care, gynecology and orthopedics. Methodist Hospital is accredited by the Joint Commission in stroke care and is designated as an accredited Chest Pain Center. We deeply value our staff and our patients. As the flagship hospital of the Medical Center and of the Methodist Healthcare system of hospitals, we appreciate the support and recognition we receive from the community in being ranked No. 1 in the Express - News Reader's Choice Awards from 2009-2013. We also enjoy being the most preferred hospital in San Antonio, as consistently reported by the Consumer Research Corporation.

General Statement of Duties: The Flow Cytometry Technologist is responsible for: performing complex flow cytometry and other medical laboratory tests for diagnosis and treatment of disease, ensuring instrument operations and results are accurate and timely, maintenance of complicated instruments, monitoring quality control and quality assurance programs, assuring compliance with regulations and standards of regulatory agencies, and managing special projects. Performs manual white blood cell differentials.

Essential Job Functions: 1. Performs specimen processing and moderate and high complexity testing independently; which includes leukemia and lymphoma panels, stem cell analysis and quantification, immunodeficiency panels and other complex flow cytometry markers. Analyzes test results and assumes accountability for accuracy. 2. Understands, performs, and practices preventive maintenance on equipment; troubleshoots and takes corrective action. Demonstrates pro-active problem solving skills to include identifying a problem and taking appropriate action; knows when to seek guidance to complete troubleshooting protocol. Understands and performs gating without supervision. 3. Understands, performs, and practices quality control management to include running controls, evaluating data, documentation of data, and taking corrective action as required. Communicates any relevant QC information to Supervisor or Manager. 4. Anticipates and evaluates need for new methods, instrumentation, and technology in terms of customer need, cost benefit and revenue generation, and informs management about findings. 5. Assures compliance with accrediting agencies. Acts as a resource to customers both within the department and outside the department. 6. Manages assigned projects to include developing a plan, coordinating necessary resources, setting project timelines, keeping Manager informed of progress, and completing project within established time limits.

Minimum Education, Experience, Training, Required Knowledge, Skill, Abilities and Other Job-Related Characteristics:

1.Education:Associates degree required and Bachelor’s degree is preferred. Previous experience in Flow Cytometry is preferred. 2.Experience:Previous experience in Flow Cytometry 3. Employee completes initial and ongoing training and competencies as defined by service line, facility and department/unit which are specific to the needs of the patient population served (if applicable). Minimum License, Certificates, or Registrations Required:

1.Required:: One of the following certifications is required: MT(ASCP), MT(AMT), MT(AAB), CLS(NCA), MT(HEW). Certification is waived for internal employees that challenged the career ladder and were promoted to the position prior to June 9, 2001.


Title: ASCP Certified Flow Cytometry Technologist - FT - Days

Location: Texas-San Antonio-Methodist Hospital

Requisition ID: 02531-72576