General Duty Technologist – Medical Genetics (Temporary Full Time)
Sinai Health - Mount Sinai Hospital
Responsibilities include but not limited to:
• Performs Medical Genetic procedures to aid in diagnosis and management of patients.
• Rotates through the laboratory, becoming thoroughly familiar with theory and performance of all procedures and techniques relating to each bench area.
• Identifies and accurately reports cytogenetic findings using the International System for Human Cytogenetic Nomenclature.
• Ensures the accuracy, legibility and completeness of results submitted for reporting where applicable.
• Performs quality control procedures and basic troubleshooting.
• Accessions and processes specimens in accordance with Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs).
• Prepare reagents, buffers, calibrators, quality control and other materials as required.
• Performs routine preventative maintenance on equipment.
• Performs test/procedures related to method evaluation, test optimization and validation
• Performs the following techniques as applicable to the testing being performed and interprets results with an understanding of the disease being analyzed:
- DNA extraction from fresh or frozen blood, fresh, frozen or paraffin-embedded tissue
- RNA extraction from fresh or frozen blood, fresh or frozen tissue
- Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR)
- Reverse transcription Polymerase Chain Reaction (RT-PCR)
- Quantitative fluorescent polymerase chain reaction (QF-PCR) techniques and analysis.
- Gel electrophoresis and analysis
- DNA sequencing and analysis
- Microsatellite Instability Testing (MSI) techniques and analysis
- Multiplex Ligation-dependent Probe Amplification (MLPA) techniques and analysis.
- aCGH techniques and analysis
- Special stains, FISH and other procedures as required
- microscopic (bright field & fluorescent) analysis of chromosome preparations.
- digital imaging and computer automated karyotyping of chromosome preparations
• C.S.M.L.S. certified MLT in Cytogenetics and Molecular Genetics
• Technology (Dual License) and a member of the College of Medical Laboratory Technologists of Ontario (CMLTO)
• Candidates eligible to write the upcoming Clinical Genetics CSMLS exam may be considered
• Experience in Medical Genetics preferred
• Follows the CMLTO code of professional conduct
• Follows the Code of Professional Conduct of the C.S.M.L.S.
• In accordance with accreditation standards, employment is conditional upon demonstrating proof of visual colour discrimination ability pertinent to the essential duties of the job.
37.5 hours per week; rotating shifts (days, evenings, nights, weekend) per operational needs
As per OPSEU Collective Agreement
This is a temporary Full-time assignment for approximately 12 months.
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