The Medical Technologist is responsible for following procedures and performing tests on body fluids using automated analyzers and manual test procedures with minimal supervision, in accordance with laboratory procedures. The technologist is responsible for adherence to the laboratory quality control policies and procedures to ensure reporting of accurate and timely test results.
Dana-Farber Cancer Institute is opening a new outpatient cancer facility in January 2021 in Chestnut Hill. The new ambulatory center, located at 300 Boylston Street, Chestnut Hill, will provide much needed space for adult patient care to support our patient growth. Dana-Farber - Chestnut Hill will offer Clinical and Research Laboratory Services, Clinical Trials, Imaging, Infusion Services, Nutrition Support, Retail Pharmacy, Social Work, and Transfusion Services. This will be a multi-disciplinary, state-of-the-art facility designed to maintain the same model of care that is currently given to our patients on our Longwood Campus.
Training for this position will start at our Longwood campus (450 Brookline Ave), and will transition to Chestnut Hill after opening.
Perform various routine and complex technical procedures on body fluids, utilizing laboratory equipment.
Operate, maintain, and troubleshoot lab instruments; identifies problems that may adversely affect test performance or report of test results and either correct or immediately notify supervisor; document all corrective action when test systems deviate from the laboratory's established performance specifications.
Report accurate laboratory tests in a timely manner following technical procedures, using the clinical lab information system and/or back-up to enter and verify test results.
Adhere to the laboratory quality control policies, documents all quality control activities, instrument and procedural calibrations.
Maintain laboratory instrumentation records as well as quality control records related to test performance according to lab procedures and as directed by supervision.
Participate in the proficiency testing program
Maintain competence; attend all required safety/infection control/departmental sessions and further continuing education.
Use sound judgment, communicate effectively, and maintain high standards for patient care
Comply with all policies regarding the confidentiality of patient information and the lawful use of any computerized patient data.
Assist in training of new personnel on laboratory instruments and procedures, information systems, and laboratory practices according to established guidelines.
Assist with correlation studies, assessment of new instruments and materialsHematology Lab: Demonstrate expertise in morphology sufficient to serve as a resource for other technologists Chemistry Lab: Perform linearities, correlation studies
Carry out special assignments and individual projects for the department under minimal supervision as requested by laboratory leadership.
Act as the lead technologist in the absence of the technical supervisor when necessary
AS, MLT (ASCP), BS, MT (ASCP), or nationally recognized equivalent preferred; degree must be in a clinical, physical, biological, or clinical laboratory science
Experience: 5 or more years clinical lab experience in chemistry and/or hematology
Dana-Farber Cancer Institute is an equal opportunity employer and affirms the right of every qualified applicant to receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, gender identity or expression, national origin, sexual orientation, genetic information, disability, age, ancestry, military service, protected veteran status, or other groups as protected by law.
Internal Number: 2020-20369
About Dana-Farber Cancer Institute
Located in Boston and the surrounding communities, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute brings together world renowned clinicians, innovative researchers and dedicated professionals, allies in the common mission of conquering cancer, HIV/AIDS and related diseases. Combining extremely talented people with the best technologies in a genuinely positive environment, we provide compassionate and comprehensive care to patients of all ages; we conduct research that advances treatment; we educate tomorrow's physician/researchers; we reach out to under-served members of our community; and we work with amazing partners, including other Harvard Medical School-affiliated hospitals.