UNIVERSITY OF WASHINGTON

Specification for Class

CLINIC CYTOGENETIC TECHNOLOGIST TRNEE

UW CODE AND REPRESENTATIVE GROUP

8450 (SEIU LOCAL 925 Medical/Laboratory Tech)

CLASS SERIES CONCEPT

Perform cytogenetic laboratory procedures and analysis, utilizing general genetics and the basic biology of the mitotic cell cycle.

BASIC FUNCTION

Participate in on-the-job training in cytogenetic laboratory procedures and analyses, using general genetics and the basic biology of the mitotic cell cycle.

DISTINGUISHING CHARACTERISTICS

Under direct supervision, participate in on-the-job training to learn and perform cytogenetic laboratory procedures and analyses.

TYPICAL WORK

Participate in structured training modes to perform the following:

Scan slides for analyzable spreads; count and analyze selected spreads and evaluate acceptable quality;

Karyotype the photographic prints using the standard format;

Stain slides of chromosome spreads utilizing a variety of banding techniques, including G, R, C, Q, and NOR, etc.;

Review patient request forms for accuracy of information and determine if previous cytogenetics studies were performed;

Set up cultures for chromosome analysis on blood, bone marrow, solid tumor tissue, amniotic fluid or fibroblasts from skin, lung, etc.; harvest cultures on these specimens;

Photograph selected chromosome spreads; develop and print film;

Maintain documentation of the steps performed in preparation with appropriate labeling of test tubes and slides;

Maintain records of all lab procedures;

Summarize test results using the International System for Cytogenetic Nomenclature and write reports to present to faculty for approval;

Maintain a safe work environment following health and safety regulations and laboratory policies;

Attend and participate in laboratory staff meetings, journal clubs, continuing education and in-service education;

Perform related duties as required.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS - UW Contract Classified
DESIRABLE QUALIFICATIONS - Classified Non-Union

A Bachelor's Degree with at least fifteen credit hours in a biological or physical science OR an equivalent combination of education and experience.

New Class: 3-21-88
CSR Class Conversion (mc): 06-01-05