Methodist Hospital opened in 1963 as the first hospital in the now internationally acclaimed South Texas Medical Center. From the beginning, we've recognized the unique needs of each of our patients. It's a process that we continue to improve on, creating ways to better serve the community when they need us the most. With 981 beds, Methodist Hospital offers a broad range of specialties including cardiology, cancer care, bone marrow transplants, emergency medicine, neurosciences, maternity care, gynecology and orthopedics.
As the flagship hospital of the Medical Center and of the Methodist Healthcare system of hospitals, we appreciate the support and recognition we receive from the community having been ranked No. 1 in the Express News Reader's Choice Awards. We also enjoy being the most preferred hospital in San Antonio, as consistently reported by the Consumer Research Corporation. Methodist Hospital has been nationally recognized by Leapfrog's Hospital Safety Grade A, accredited by the Joint Commission in stroke care, and designated as an accredited Chest Pain Center. For more information, please visit our website at www.sahealth.com and select Methodist Hospital under Locations.
General Statement of Duties
The Cellular Therapy Technical Specialist prepares hematopoetic stem cell components as appropriate for transplantation or infusion in accordance with regulatory standards.
Essential Job Functions:
Performs routine and specialized procedures such as processing, cryopreservation, and infusion preparation of harvested bone marrow, peripheral blood stem cells, and umbilical cord blood to provide components necessary for transplantation.
Assures Cellular Therapy Laboratory's compliance with standards and regulations set forth by College of American Pathologists (CAP), Food and Drug Administration (FDA), Clinical Laboratory Improvements Act (CLIA), Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations (JCAHO), National Committee for Clinical Laboratory Standards (NCCLS), American Association of Blood Banks (AABB) and FACT (Foundation for the Accreditation of Cellular Therapy).
Assists Medical Director with the evaluation of new processing and technical procedures; also with evaluation of new instrumentation; as well as with modification, re standardization, or revision of existing procedures. Assists in developing research protocols, and compiles and presents data to Medical Director.
Operates and maintains instrumentation according to established laboratory protocols and procedures. Recognizes problems, troubleshoots and ensures that repairs are completed; provides bench instruction and orientation to new employees
Collects, maintains, evaluates data and prepares statistical reports for program transplant coordinator, donor registries, accrediting agencies, quality assurance activities, and budgetary purposes; provides input into budget process and adheres to departmental budget constraints.
Serves as technical liaison with medical and nursing staff.
Required Knowledge, Skill, Abilities and Other Job Related Characteristics
Minimum Education and Experience:
Baccalaureate degree in chemistry, biology, medical technology preferred
2 years of experience in hematology, blood bank, flowcytometry, hematopoetic cell processing or related field
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