The Cell Processing Quality Control Specialist I trains and becomes competent at performing, interpreting and reporting for quality control assays required for cellular product evaluation. Responsible for the quality control (QC) of reagents, supplies, facility environmental testing, laboratory equipment maintenance and QC performed in the Cell Manipulation Core Facility.Â The Cell Processing Quality Control Specialist I is responsible for QC procedures that are performed under the highest standards of quality in a timely manner while minimizing costs.
The schedule for this position is 10am-6:30pm.
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 underserved members of our community; and we work with amazing partners, including other Harvard Medical School-affiliated hospitals.
PRIMARY DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Technical Duties and Responsibilities:
Follow the laboratoryâ€™s procedures for specimen handling and processing, test analyses, reporting and maintaining records.
Accurately perform, analyze and demonstrate proficiency of the following tests at a minimum:
automated and manual cell counts, including trypan blue viability testing,
basic flow cytometry analysis (CD34, T subsets, 7AAD viability, etc.),
potency assays such as CFUs, etc.,
basic microbiology cultures and gram stains (clinical and environmental).
Must interpret QC and test results, trends and respond/report according to procedure and policy.
Adhere to the laboratoryâ€™s quality control policies, document all quality control activities, instrument and procedural calibrations and all maintenance performed.
Follow the laboratoryâ€™s established policies and procedures whenever test systems are not within the laboratoryâ€™s established acceptable levels of performance.
Document all corrective actions taken when test systems deviate from the laboratoryâ€™s established performance specifications. Identify problems that may adversely affect test performance or reporting of test results, correct the problems encountered or immediately notify the senior specialist or supervisor.
Maintain records that demonstrate that proficiency testing samples are tested in the same manner as patient specimens.
If applicable, answer questions from clinicians or other lab personnel.
Maintain complete records of all testing performed.
Maintain general clean and organized appearance of the department.
Ensure reagents/test kits have received dates, expiration dates, and if applicable, opened dates.
Attend monthly department and any additional training/educational meetings.
Participate in all applicable safety training sessions. Know the location and contents of the safety manual.Â Know the location/use of all applicable safety equipment.
If needed, participate in government or regulatory agency inspections.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES REQUIRED:
Basic knowledge of general clinical laboratory practices, hematology and microbiology. In addition, must demonstrate general lab skills, aseptic practices, knowledge of lab safety and infection control practices.
Able to perform aseptic processing of samples for relevant tests.
Ability to accurately perform simple laboratory math calculations.
Ability to work closely with others, possess solid interpersonal and communication skills.
Capable of working in a fast-paced environment; effective in a diverse work group; willing to work in a rapidly changing work unit.
Capable of handling stress of producing accurate results under time constraints.
Good judgment, problem solving and analytical skills.
Requires attention to detail and interpersonal skills to effectively communicate with both laboratory and clinical staff within a complex, multi-organization environment.
Minimum Education: Â BS in Medical Terminology or related field, MT ASCP (or equivalent) strongly preferred.
Minimum Experience: 0 yearsâ€™ experience with appropriate training and degree.Â Must qualify as a General Lab Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Supervisor under CLIA as independent judgment is required for the high complexity work performed in the Â Â Â Â Â Â Â following areas: hematology, microbiology.Â
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: 2021-24101
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.