Clinical Histocompatibility Scientist Trainee 314


The Clinical Histocompatibility Scientist Trainee (CHS Trainee) trains on performing laboratory testing, preventive maintenance,troubleshooting, calibration of equipment, quality control procedures and comprehending the validity of test results.

Training Shift:  Monday - Friday 10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m..  Training period will take at least 52 weeks.  Depending on the needs of the lab,it's possible that you may not go to the permanent shfit until you obtain your CA license.  The licensing process can take up to 6 to 12 weeks after the training.  Permanent shift after training willl be 7 a.m. - 5 p.m. Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday or 3p.m. - 1 a.m. Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday 


Essential Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

• BS or BA in biological, physical or chemical science

• Willing to work with potentially infectious human blood and body fluids

• Ability to work with automated and manual platforms

• Must possess skills required for aseptic techniques

• Intermediate level of proficiency with PC based software programs

• In California, each trainee is required to have a current Trainee License issued by California Laboratory Field services

in histocompatibility prior to the program’s start date.

Physical Requirements:

• Physicaldexterity sufficient to use hands, arms, and shoulders repetitively to operate a keyboard and other office

equipment, use a telephone, access file cabinets and other items stored at various levels, including overhead

• Ability to speak and hear well enough to communicate clearly and understandably with sufficient volume to ensure an

accurate exchange of information in normal conversational distance, over the telephone, and in a group setting

• Ability to stand for extended periods of time as necessary in the laboratory (4 or more hours)

• Ability to lift and move items weighing up to 15 pounds

• Physical dexterity sufficient to move body frequently around laboratory equipment and instrumentation

• Ability to continuously operate a personal computer for extended periods of time (4 or more hours)

• Mental acuity sufficient to collect and interpret data, evaluate, reason, define problems, establish facts, draw valid

conclusions, make valid judgments and decisions

The essential physical and mental requirements described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to

successfully perform the essential functions of the job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with

disabilities to perform the essential functions.



During the 52 weeks of training, each trainee will be expected to:
• Observe and adhere to all Viracor-IBT HLA labstandard operating procedures and policies.
• Develop a disciplined and balanced schedule of independent study, attendance, and other required assignments.
• Take initiative to perform and reflect on applied learning skills at the bench.
• Follow laboratory procedures for specimen accessioning, processing and maintaining accurate and complete records.
• Perform & process laboratory assays on practice samples.
• Seek assistance, when appropriate from section supervisors, instructors, or other resourceful personnel.
• Complete homework, unknowns, quizzes/examinations, and reading assignments when scheduled during the training
• Optimize time spent at the bench through proper prioritization and time management.

After the 52 weeks of training, each trainee will be expected to perform the following:
• Human Leukocyte Antigen (HLA) typing using serology and molecular methods
• Perform Cytotoxic Crossmatching
• Flow Cytomerty Crossmatching
• Antibody screening
• Antibody Specificity Analysis
• Spleen and Lymph Node Isolation
• Able to select the proper specimen for the procedure given
• Able to distinguish normal from abnormal results
• Utilize data to evaluate accuracy of results
• Apply problem-solving techniques to identify and correct procedural errors, identify instrument malfunction and institute
appropriate corrective measures under supervision
• Follow laboratory procedures for specimen handling and processing, test analyses, reporting, and maintaining accurate
and complete records
• Promptly and courteously answer the phone and assists clients and coordinators with their inquiries

Essential Behaviors, Accountabilities and Measures:

• Goal-oriented, with excellent time management and organizational skills

• Demonstrates a high level of integrity and honesty in performing tests, documenting test results and maintaining

patient, client, employee and laboratory business confidentiality

• Excellent interpersonal skills, with ability to interact effectively and work efficiently with people at all levels in an


• Keenly attentive to detail

• Ability to keep sensitive information confidential

• Analytical judgment, problem solving skills, accuracy and detail oriented

• Represent department and the organization favorably and in accordance with established Company standards and

associate attributes at all times


Non-Essential Responsibilities


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