You can play an important role with an essential health system that is committed to doing more than making people feel better. The MetroHealth System is restoring the health and well-being of the communities we serve throughout Cuyahoga County, Ohio with individualized, patient-centered care. Our team of 7,300 strong delivers care at our main campus near downtown Cleveland, and at more than 25 other MetroHealth locations, as well as 40 additional sites through community partnerships.
As the site of the county’s only Level I Adult Trauma Center and Level II Pediatric Trauma Center, we offer one of the only two adult and pediatric burn centers in the state of Ohio. Accommodating a total of more than one million patient visits annually, MetroHealth is an academic medical center for teaching and research, with each of its active physicians holding a faculty appointment at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine. In addition, it has earned Magnet® status for nursing excellence.
Our mission is as follows: “Leading the way to a healthier you and a healthier community through service, discovery, teamwork, and research.” Here is your opportunity to help us accomplish this objective:
FLOW CYTOMETRY SPECIALIST
Here is a chance to make a positive impact in this promising role, where the chosen professional will perform all essential technical functions associated with clinical flow cytometry testing, and a strong focus on leukemia/lymphoma profiles and lymphocyte subset analyses. Under the direction of departmental administrative/medical leadership, this individual will help to maintain the flow cytometry area, including compliance with regulatory and accrediting agency requirements. Using advanced practical/theoretical skills to perform, evaluate, and determine the reliability of flow cytometry test results and procedures, this person will provide a safe environment for patients; report safety concerns, errors and near misses; participate in system-improvement initiatives to prevent errors; and provide evidence-based care. Additional responsibilities include:
Completing all aspects of leukemia/lymphoma immunophenotyping, including sample preparation, staining, acquisitioning, and performing data analyses.
Operating and maintaining the BD Biosciences flow cytometer and associated data-interpolating variational analysis (DIVA) software.
Contributing to quality assurance efforts.
Proactively identifying and correcting problems that may adversely affect test performance and/or result reporting.
Monitoring and ensuring compliance with accrediting agency/regulatory body requirements and participating in preparation for on-site and/or interim inspections/surveys.
Assisting with the writing and maintaining of procedures, completion of proficiency testing, and maintenance of supply inventory.
Playing a leading role in the development, optimization, and validation of new tests.
What you’ll need to succeed:
Bachelor of Science degree in biological sciences or a related field.
Three or more years of post-certificate experience in flow cytometry.
Registration with the American Society of Clinical Pathology (ASCP) as a medical technologist (MT/ASCP), medical laboratory scientist (MLS/ASCP), or equivalent.
Three or more years of recent post-certificate experience in flow cytometry.
Competence with BD Biosciences flow cytometer/associated instrumentation and data-interpreting variational analysis (DIVA) software.
Excellent verbal and written communication and interpersonal skills.
Five or more years of recent experience in flow cytometry.
Your skills, ambition and experience can elevate the health and well-being of friends and neighbors. In return for your contributions, we offer the competitive salaries and extensive benefits you would expect of an industry leader.