PUCL Job#1240 - FLow technologist, Illinois (Posted 07/30/19)

Flow Cytometry Technologist

Full Time

Burr Ridge, IL, US


Medical Diagnostic Laboratories (MDL) is a CLIA certified clinical laboratory with multiple state licensing, specializing in state of the art, automated DNA based molecular analysis of a variety of chronic and infectious illnesses. MDL specializes and performs Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR) with a larger menu of testing available in the field of infectious disease. Our main theme of research is in the field of Gynecology, Infectious Diseases, Infectious Arthritis, Tick-borne Diseases, Mycology, and Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS).

MDL is currently expanding and is looking for a Flow Cytometry Technologist. The individual filling this position is responsible for investigating and resolving our Edit Queues. These queues are generated during our billing process due to invalid data. 

Job Summary: Performs specialized and high complexity testing that involves daily technical flow cytometry operations including specimen processing, staining and reagents, daily operation of equipment and instruments, quality control, analytic flow analysis, generating preliminary reports and writing technical policies and assay procedures in accordance with required regulatory and departmental standards. 

Essential Functions:   

  • Completes all aspects of high complexity Flow Cytometry in accordance to and in compliance with Clinical Laboratory Improvement Amendments (CLIA), College of 
  • American Pathologists (CAP) and New York State Department of Health (NYSDOH) guidelines. 
  • Performs quantitative T and B cell subset analysis and CD34 stem cell analysis. 
  • Performs bone marrow differential cell counts.  
  • Prepares special stains on bone marrow aspirates.  
  • Correlates findings with supervisory Pathologists. 
  • Assists with the development, optimization, and validation of new tests. 
  • Assures individual specimen turnaround times are consistent with overall laboratory expectations.  
  • Assures cytological activities and equipment are used and maintained safely and in accordance with laboratory procedures.  
  • Assures appropriate established laboratory techniques are used in the preparation of quality slides from cytological samples.  
  • Helps with administrative duties including writing and maintaining procedures, completing proficiency testing, and maintaining supply inventory as needed. 
  • Prepares reagent stock and working solutions. 
  • Monitors proper use and consumption of reagents, materials and consumables. 
  • Performs other similar or related duties as required or assigned.

Additional Responsibilities:

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills 
  • Excellent interpersonal skills 
  • Ability to use good problem solving techniques 
  • Advanced organizational and analytical skills 
  • Demonstrated attention to detail 
  • Assures activities are conducted in a safe manner and materials are handled according to safety guidelines  
  • Assures customer privacy is maintained at all times  
  • Participates as a team member and is accountable for own work responsibilities 
  • Assures information is delivered in a manner that is supportive, timely and understandable  
  • Productive work habits are consistently displayed  
  • Accuracy and quality are maintained for all activities 

Job Qualifications: General Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities (KSA’s) required  

  • ASCP Board Certification is preferred 
  • Competency with Flow Cytometry instrumentation

Physical Demands: Physical, Mental and workplace Environment Conditions 

  • Ability to sit, stand, walk and repetitive motion   
  • Proficient visual and audio skills

Working Conditions: Workplace Environment Conditions 

  • Laboratory setting 
  • Use of personal protective equipment may be necessary 
  • May be exposed to chemicals, blood/bodily fluids 

Education and Experience: 

  • Bachelor’s degree in Medical Technology or Physical/Life Sciences  
  • Minimum of 2 years related Flow Cytometry experience

  We Offer:  

  • Competitive Salary  
  • Medical, Dental & Vision Insurance  
  • Short and Long Term Disability  
  • Life Insurance  
  • Dependent Care Flex Spending Account  
  • Voluntary Policies (Accident, Hospital Indemnity, Critical Illness & Supplemental STD)  
  • Legal Plan & Identity Theft Protection  
  • 401(k) Plan  
  • Paid Vacation & Holiday  
  • Business Casual Environment  
  • Credit Union 

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    Medical Diagnostic Laboratories, LLC is an equal opportunity employer 



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