Jan 05, 2022

Tissue Typ Tech

  • VCU Health System
  • Richmond, VA, USA

Job Description

The Tissue Typ Tech performs assays to determine compatibility between donors and recipients for organ transplantation. This position requires 24 hour emergency on-call responsibilities.

Licensure, Certification, or Registration Requirements for Hire: N/A

Licensure, Certification, or Registration Requirements for continued employment: N/A

Experience REQUIRED: N/A

Experience PREFERRED:
Minimum of one (1) year of laboratory experience
Previous experience using various software applications (e.g. Excel, Word, Access, etc.)

Education/training REQUIRED:
Bachelors Degree from an accredited Life Science Program

Education/training PREFERRED: N/A

Independent action(s) required:
Daily performance of routine and stat HLA laboratory testing procedures.
Records QC data for daily functions.
Maintains computer records on all patients.
Takes action with test result discrepancies and procedural modifications when performing routine testing.

Supervisory responsibilities (if applicable): N/A

Additional position requirements:
Participates in the rotation of 24-hour emergency on-call for primary and backup call responsibilities.

Age Specific groups served:
As appropriate based on unit assignment

Physical Requirements (includes use of assistance devices as appropriate):
Activities: Prolonged standing, Prolonged sitting, Frequent bending, Walking (distance), Climbing (steps, ladder, other), Reaching (overhead, extensive, repetitive), Repetitive motion
Physical Lifting 20-50 lbs.
Mental/Sensory: Strong recall, Reasoning, Problem solving, Hearing, Speak clearly, Write legibly, Reading, Logical thinking
Emotional: Fast pace environment, Steady pace, Able to handle multiple priorities, Frequent and intense customer interactions, Able to adapt to frequent change

The HLA Laboratory is a High Complexity Clinical Laboratory that provides services to the Solid Organ and the Bone Marrow Transplant Services at VCUHS. This position will perform various manual and semi-automated testing procedures to aid clinicians in the determination of donor to recipient compatibility for transplant services at VCUHS. This position requires a fair level of repetitive manual dexterity to perform assays. This position requires participation in 24 hour emergency on-call responsibilities for primary and backup rotations which are shared amongst techs in the lab. Candidates for hire are expected to follow SOPs and perform Quality Control Procedures.

A Bachelor's Degree from an accredited Life Science Program or Healthcare Program is REQUIRED.

A minimum of 1 year laboratory experience is preferred.

MT or MLS certification or equivalent is HIGHLY PREFERRED.

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