Cellular Therapy Technician in San Antonio, Texas, United States
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Methodist Hospital

Cellular Therapy Technician

San Antonio, TX, United States
Full-time  No Weekends 
Category: Laboratory • Job ID: 1366599
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Introduction

Do you have the career opportunities as a(an) Cellular Therapy Technician you want with your current employer? We have an exciting opportunity for you to join Methodist Hospital which is part of the nation's leading provider of healthcare services, HCA Healthcare.

Benefits

Methodist Hospital, offers a total rewards package that supports the health, life, career and retirement of our colleagues. The available plans and programs include:

  • Comprehensive medical coverage that covers many common services at no cost or for a low copay. Plans include prescription drug and behavioral health coverage as well as telemedicine services and free AirMed medical transportation.
  • Additional options for dental and vision benefits, life and disability coverage, flexible spending accounts, supplemental health protection plans (accident, critical illness, hospital indemnity), auto and home insurance, identity theft protection, legal counseling, long-term care coverage, moving assistance, pet insurance and more.
  • Fertility and family building benefits through Progyny
  • Free counseling services and resources for emotional, physical and financial wellbeing
  • Family support, including adoption assistance, child and elder care resources and consumer discounts
  • 401(k) Plan with a 100% match on 3% to 9% of pay (based on years of service)
  • Employee Stock Purchase Plan
  • Retirement readiness and rollover services and preferred banking partnerships
  • Education assistance (tuition, student loan, certification support, dependent scholarships)
  • Colleague recognition program
  • Time Away From Work Program (paid time off, paid family leave, long- and short-term disability coverage and leaves of absence)

Learn more about Employee Benefits

Note: Eligibility for benefits may vary by location.

Our teams are a committed, caring group of colleagues. Do you want to work as a(an) Cellular Therapy Technician where your passion for creating positive patient interactions are valued? If you are dedicated to caring for the well-being of others, this could be your next opportunity. We want your knowledge and expertise!

Job Summary and Qualifications

Seeking a Cellular Therapy Technical Specialist prepares hematopoetic stem cell components as appropriate for transplantation or infusion in accordance with regulatory standards.

What you will do In This Role:

  • 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.

What Qualifications You Will Need:

  • Education: BS in biological sciences or related field is required
  • Experience: Minimum – one year of clinical laboratory experience in a laboratory performing high complexity testing or advanced training in a Molecular Biology program.
  • Employee completes initial and ongoing training and competencies as defined by service line, facility and department/unit which are specific to the needs of the patient population served (if applicable).
  • Preferred: BS Degree in Medical Technology or Molecular Biology plus 2+ years experience working in a clinical molecular laboratory.
  • Baccalaureate degree in chemistry, biology, medical technology preferred;
  • 2 years of experience in hematology, blood bank, flowcytometry, hematopoetic cell processing or related field.
  • Minimum License and Certificates Required: N/A

This role requires you to be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 based on local, state and /or federal law or regulations (unless a medical or religious exemption is approved).

Methodist Hospital opened in 1963 as the first hospital in the now internationally acclaimed South Texas Medical Center. With over 800 beds, Methodist Hospital offers a broad range of specialties including cardiology, oncology, bone marrow transplants, emergency medicine, neurosciences, maternity care, gynecology and orthopedics. We are proud to be the largest provider of the lifesaving ECMO Program in San Antonio, are home to the largest robotics program in the world, and our Adult Blood Cancer and Stem Cell Transplant unit has become the first program to receive FACT Accreditation in North America.

As the flagship hospital, and most comprehensive medical care facility of Methodist Healthcare, we appreciate the support and recognition we receive from the community. We’ve recently been named the No.1 Best Regional Hospital by the U.S. News and World Report for 2019-20. We pride ourselves on providing the highest quality of care possible for our patients, which is proven by our consecutive Grade A Leapfrog Hospital Safety scores. In addition, Methodist Hospital not only received a Primary Stroke Center designation from The Joint Commission, but has also received a Comprehensive Stroke Center Certification from DNV GL Healthcare, designating the facility as offering the most advanced stroke treatment available in a given geographic area. For more information, please visit our website at www.sahealth.com and select Methodist Hospital under Locations.

HCA Healthcare has been recognized as one of the World’s Most Ethical Companies® by the Ethisphere Institute more than ten times. In recent years, HCA Healthcare spent an estimated $3.7 billion in cost for the delivery of charitable care, uninsured discounts, and other uncompensated expenses.


"Bricks and mortar do not make a hospital. People do."- Dr. Thomas Frist, Sr.
HCA Healthcare Co-Founder

If you are looking for an opportunity that provides satisfaction and personal growth, we encourage you to apply for our Cellular Therapy Technician opening. We promptly review all applications. Highly qualified candidates will be contacted for interviews.Unlock the possibilities and apply today!

We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.

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