CLS - Histocompatibility

BioPhase Solutions specializes in recruiting top talented professionals for Southern California's Scientific community. We are currently looking for a CLS - Histocompatibility to work for a leading Greater Los Angeles Area clinical diagnostics company.

Clinical Laboratory Scientist - Histocompatibility
Shift: 3pm - 1am, 4 days a week with day off in the middle

Requirements:


Level I - Minimum
  • Perform laboratory assays in accordance with standard operating procedures
  • Operate, calibrate and maintain all laboratory equipment and instruments according to standard operating procedures to ensure quality results
  • Maintain adequate inventory of supplies, reagents and materials
  • Accept or reject test results in accordance with standard operating procedures
  • Document remedial action, troubleshooting, quality assurance activities and instrument maintenance
  • Adhere to established processing timelines
  • Adhere to all quality and safety standards
  • Human Leukocyte Antigen (HLA) typing using serology and molecular methods
  • Perform Cytotoxic Crossmatching,
  • Flow Cytometry Crossmatching
  • Antibody screening
  • Antibody Specificity Analysis
  • Spleen and Lymph Node Isolation
  • Able to select the proper specimen for the procedure given
  • Able to distinguish normal from abnormal results
  • Utilize data to evaluate accuracy of results
  • Apply problem-solving techniques to identify and correct procedural errors, identify instrument malfunction and institute appropriate corrective measures under supervision
  • Follow laboratory procedures for specimen handling and processing, test analyses, reporting, and maintaining accurate and complete records
  • Promptly and courteously answers the phone and assists clients and coordinators with their inquiries
  • Other duties as assigned by management
Level II – Fully meets the responsibilities of Level I plus the following:
  • General knowledge of Standard Operating Procedure writing, assay theory, and instrumentation
  • Orient, mentor and teach clinical laboratory methods, procedures and techniques to new Associates
  • Demonstrate effective teamwork skills by knowledge sharing
  • Take on formally assigned additional duties as a part of routine job performance
  • Participate on special project teams as requested by supervisory staff
  • Maintain and update all DNA worksheets
  • Compose QC reports for all new kits and reagents
  • Prepare and maintain all Flow Crossmatch reagents
  • Maintain and perform parallel testing for Flow Cytometers and Luminex Instruments
  • Compile and maintain archived Deceased Donor samples
Level III – Fully meets the responsibilities of Level II plus the following:
  • Participate in troubleshooting activities in conjunction with Technical Supervisor
  • Volunteer to serve on various committees and panels to the benefit of the laboratory or company in general (e.g. Safety Committee)
  • Verify HLA typing in the UNet Waitlist of newly listed patients
  • Generate and distribute updated waitlists on a weekly basis
  • Manage annual Equipment Maintenance Schedule, and verify the calibration of all equipment is completed in a timely manner
  • Verify the QC results of all reagents in the lab and ensure it is completed in a timely manner
  • Ensures that specimens are received and processed in a timely manner
  • QA for Turn Around Time for all tests in the lab
  • Check HLA typing, Living Crossmatch and Deceased Donor Crossmatch results to ensure accurate reporting
  • Compile and coordinate all internal and external Proficiency Testing results
  • Manage the CHS Trainee Program
  • Location: Los Angeles County
  • Type: Permanent
  • Job ID: GL7906851110