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Histocompatibility Technician- Non-Reg (20k Sign-On Bonus)

Job Description

Job ID: 1222902
Employment Status: Full-Time
More Information:

Barnes-Jewish Hospital at Washington University Medical Center is the largest hospital in Missouri and is ranked as one of the nation's top hospitals by U.S. News & World Report. Barnes-Jewish Hospital's staff is composed of full-time academic faculty and community physicians of Washington University School of Medicine, supported by a house staff of residents, interns, fellows and other medical professionals. Recognizing its excellence in nursing care, Barnes-Jewish Hospital was the first adult hospital in Missouri to be certified as a Magnet Hospital by the American Nurses Credentialing Center.

No other organization offers an opportunity for exploration and discovery like Barnes-Jewish Hospital. As a laboratory professional with Barnes-Jewish Hospital, you'll have exposure to the most advanced testing protocols and processes in medical diagnostics, and one of St. Louis' widest varieties of disciplines and specialties in laboratory careers. Our full-service, 24/7 laboratory is known for its leading-edge technology and the most progressive clinical techniques in practice today. you'll be working with the best, in a supportive atmosphere that will encourage your growth and advancement. Plus, you'll have opportunities to share your skills and knowledge by participating in clinical trials and research in conjunction with leading organizations such as the Washington University School of Medicine.


Role Purpose

Performs specimen processing of human biological material for specialized high complexity molecular and histocompatibility testing which requires a knowledge and understanding of basic molecular techniques, quality control, instrument maintenance, and procedure methodologies. Maintains appropriate documentation of all activities as required. Demonstrates good laboratory practice.


  • Performs routine cleaning and maintenance on complex and sensitive molecular equipment with an emphasis on clean technique. Operates complex molecular instrumentation for the purposes of patient testing, calibration, and validation of the quality of the assay. Delivers precise, timely, and accurate laboratory results. Has the ability to identify technical and or equipment malfunctions including quality control and abnormal patient results.
  • Adheres to strict quality assurance practices in order to maintain the highly sensitive environment required for molecular testing techniques. Prepares stock solutions and reagents following standard operating procedures and quality control procedures. Conducts quality control testing of solutions and reagents and records results accordingly.
  • Ensures testing is ordered and billed correctly. Maintains records for batch testing to include patient information, controls, quality indicators, lot numbers, and details on any manual sample manipulation conducted.
    Provides laboratory testing services for a robust transplant program. Manages the primary data analysis and interpretation of analytically complex transplant patients and quality control test results. Records results through the laboratory computer system accurately and in a timely fashion.
  • Participates in performance improvement activities and new assay validations--both FDA approved assays and Laboratory Developed Tests.
  • Provides training for new laboratory personnel in methods, procedures and use of equipment and instruments specific to the assigned area. Communicates with nurses, clinicians, residents, and fellows as it relates to in-house and send-out testing practices. Clarifies testing questions including specimen type, stability, performing laboratory, and methodology.
  • BJC has determined this is a safety-sensitive position. The ability to work in a constant state of alertness and in a safe manner is an essential function of this job.

  • Minimum Requirements



  • Bachelor's Degree
  • - Physical/Life Science/related



  • No Experience

  • Benefits Statement

    Note: not all benefits apply to all openings

    -  Comprehensive medical, dental, life insurance, and disability plan options
    -  Pension Plan*/403(b) Plan
    -  401(k) plan
    -  Tuition Assistance
    -  Health Care and Dependent Care Reimbursement Accounts
    -  On-Site Fitness Center (depending on location)
    -  Paid Time Off Program for vacation, holiday and sick time

    *Pension does not apply to Memorial Hospital, Memorial Hospital East, Alton Memorial or Parkland Health Center

    Legal Statement

    The above information on this description has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by employees in this position. It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and qualifications required of employees assigned to this job.


    Equal Opportunity Employer