University of Utah Job Description
This position is responsible for supporting the clinical Bone Marrow Transplantation Program; for collection, processing, storing and the infusion of peripheral stem cell or bone marrow products used for hematopoietic rescue or bone marrow transplant.
Bachelor’s degree in a biological science or equivalency (one year of education can be substituted for two years of related work experience). Two years experience in lab, research, or related environment. Medical Technologist with ASCP or NCA certification preferred. Master’s degree in a biological science preferred.
This position is patient-sensitive and must fulfill all associated vaccination requirements, or be approved for an exemption, prior to the first day of work. We protect our patients, coworkers and community by requiring all patient-sensitive employees to be immunized according to CDC standards and hospital policy. Limited exemptions may be made for documented medical contraindications or religious beliefs that object to vaccinations.
Applicants must demonstrate the potential ability to perform the essential functions of the job as outlined in the position description.
This job description has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by employees within this classification. It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities and qualifications required of employees assigned to the job.
1. Performs HPC (Hematopoietic Progenitor Cell) – Apheresis, Bone Marrow, Cord Blood Product processing, receipt, release and return (per SOP).
2. Performs analysis of HCT/P (Human Cellular and Tissue based products) for stem and progenitor cell content – Flow Cytometry.
3. Performs apheresis procedures specific to the use of COBE spectra with MNC kit. Assists with the collection of bone marrow in the operating room and operates standard lab equipment required for the processing and characterization of HCT/Ps.
4. Performs in vitro culture assays under cGMP conditions and demonstrates use of aseptic technique to perform in vitro cell culture and ex vivo expansion of tissue isolates.
5. Infuses HPC Products – Professional interaction with clinical staff and patient population.
6. Documents patient information, donor eligibility, chart preparation and review in an accurate and timely manner. Coordinates physician communication as needed to ensure accurate processing directives.
7. Performs quality control procedures for both the equipment and laboratory. Successfully participates in laboratory proficiency program.
8. Reviews collection, processing and general Standard Operating Procedures including authorship assignments, review and acknowledgements in database.
9. Performs validation procedures with regard to establishment, optimization and change of SOP and use of equipment and reagents. Responsible for reproducibility and accuracy of data and analyses. Assists in the collation of data and report preparation.
10. Manages project timelines, budgets, scope and labor.
Knowledge/Skills/Abilities required of this position include:
Demonstrated familiarity with cryopreservation, microbiology, sterile technique and safe handling of potentially infectious human blood/tissues. Demonstrated analytical skills. Ability to follow protocols accurately and receives detailed instruction on new tasks and general instructions on routine work. Assists in training others on techniques and methods as required. Demonstrated human relations and effective communications skills. Ability to work holidays and weekends and be on-call. Demonstrated familiarity with computer programs (Excel, Word, and data transfer programs). Demonstrated ability to work independently with a high degree of accuracy and experience with quality assurance standards.
Work Environment and Level of Frequency that may be required:
Nearly Continuously: Office environment.
Seldom: Infectious disease, oils (there is air or skin exposure to oils or other cutting fluids).
Physical Requirements and Level of Frequency that may be required
Nearly Continuously: Hearing, listening, talking.
Often: Repetitive hand motion (such as typing), walking, standing, sitting, bending, reaching, lifting.
The staff member must be able to demonstrate the knowledge and skills necessary to provide care appropriate to the age of the patients served on his or her assigned unit. The individual must demonstrate knowledge of the principles of life span growth and development and the ability to assess data regarding the patient's status and provide care as described in the department's policies and procedures manual.
250 East 200 South, Suite 125,
Salt Lake City, Utah 84111
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