FISH Technologist - Fluorescence in situ hybridization Constitution Group
FISH Technologists II under direct supervision, develops proficiency in microscopic analysis of tissue touch preparations and HER2. With minimal supervision, demonstrates proficiency in sample preparation, hybridization, washing, imaging, and microscopic analysis of interphase nuclei and metaphase cells. All laboratory policies and procedures are observed, even those not specified in the summary of job functions listed below.
-Participate in all required training including Blood-borne Pathogens, AIDS update, Fire Safety, HIPAA refresher, Sexual Harassment Information training, and OSHA update on an annual basis. Additionally, an annual review of all pertinent laboratory policies and procedures will be performed.
-Attend in-services, reads professional literature, participates in continuing educational opportunities and remains abreast of developments in the fields of cytogenetics, FISH and oncology.
-All safety policies and procedures are followed. This includes chemical, electrical, fire, and ergonomic safety as well as blood-borne pathogen procedures.
-Sterile technique and other blood-borne pathogens guidelines are observed in the preparation and handling of all samples. Responsibilities also include the proper cleaning and decontamination of all work areas.
-Prepares solutions for FISH washing procedures, VP2000 set up, slide fixation and slide preparation.
-Assists in maintaining an adequate stock of commonly used supplies.
-Has knowledge of and can program the Hybrite, Thermobrite, VP2000. Has knowledge of the fume hoods, the centrifuges, the biological safety hoods, pipette aids, the pH meter, and any other equipment that is essential for job performance.
-Prepares samples for hematological FISH by creating smears, and/or preparing slides from harvested cultures. Prepares samples for Develops proficiency in analyzing Her2/neu and other paraffin embedded FISH. Prepares samples for Urovysion.
-Has knowledge of and follows the appropriate protocols for the washing and handling of FISH slides.
-Analyzes interphase nuclei for hematological abnormalities.
-Uses Applied Imaging Cytovision or other capturing equipment to image and enhance the appropriate cell type and number for each case.
-Records pertinent laboratory data on the appropriate form or chart to ensure accurate and complete documentation of laboratory findings.
-Uses Genial or other laboratory information system to enter results, look up patient data, make necessary entries, and run any required reports.
-Complies with quality control policies and procedures to ensure that all aspects of laboratory operation are performed in accordance with accepted standards and applicable laws for clinical laboratories.
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