HLA Technologist I - Surgery - Abdominal Transplant Center (90004077)

Baylor College of Medicine

Houston, TX

Job posting number: #7080781 (Ref:7553-en_US)

Posted: July 2, 2021

Application Deadline: Open Until Filled

Job Description


The Michael E. DeBakey Department of Surgery, Abdominal Transplantation section is seeking a qualified HLA Technologist I full-time day-shift to perform laboratory testing for the purpose of evaluating the immune status of transplant patient candidates before and after transplantation. This testing will lead to the matching of donor solid organs to transplant candidates on the kidney, heart, lung, liver and bone marrow waitlists for our various client hospitals. The selected HLA Technologist will be an enthusiastic, detail-oriented individual who demonstrates good laboratory techniques and works well in a team environment. Through performing laboratory experiments and following established clinical laboratory protocols, the technologist will help us understand the role of the immune system in solid organ and bone marrow transplantation. The results obtained from the technologist's wet-lab work will help guide clinical decision-making and make important discoveries in transplant immunology research that will be presented at national meetings. Candidates who complete their training can be board certified in Histocompatibility and participate in various laboratory committees with opportunities for leadership, research and teaching. They will be a vital part of our team to reach the laboratory’s education, research and clinical goals.

Job Duties

  • Performs various clinical lab tests, quality control, and maintenance procedures in the laboratory.
  • Performs/manages sample processing and maintains workflow.
  • Cleans and maintains Lab Bench and Computer Analysis workspaces.
  • Maintains patient records and results documentation.
  • Utilizes computer appropriately for entry of patient inquiry, specimen inquiry, test results, and quality control.
  • Performs reagent inventory, ordering, and quality control.
  • Attends continuing education programs and maintains current knowledge in the field.
  • Attends all mandatory programs on Universal Precautions, Disaster Plan, Electrical and Fire Safety, Chemical Hygiene Plan, Environment Safety, Biosafety and Hazard Communication Program.
  • Maintains compliance with wearing PPE and OHSA guidelines.
  • Participates in the laboratory’s on-call rotation (24/7) for the histocompatibility testing of all deceased donors.  
  • Performs, understands, communicates, and complies with standards and conditions set by various governmental and accrediting agencies including CAP, CMS, ASHI and CLIA.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in a Biological Science or a related field. Four years of related experience may substitute for degree requirement.
  • No experience.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Prefer minimum of one year experience in any area of clinical laboratory medicine.
  • Exerts up to 20 pounds of force occasionally and/or up to 10 pounds constantly and/or a negligible amount constantly to move objects.





Baylor College of Medicine is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action/Equal Access Employer.



Baylor College of Medicine fosters diversity among its students, trainees, faculty and staff as a prerequisite to accomplishing our institutional mission, and setting standards for excellence in training healthcare providers and biomedical scientists, promoting scientific innovation, and providing patient-centered care. - Diversity, respect, and inclusiveness create an environment that is conducive to academic excellence, and strengthens our institution by increasing talent, encouraging creativity, and ensuring a broader perspective. - Diversity helps position Baylor to reduce disparities in health and healthcare access and to better address the needs of the community we serve. - Baylor is committed to recruiting and retaining outstanding students, trainees, faculty and staff from diverse backgrounds by providing a welcoming, supportive learning environment for all members of the Baylor community.

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Job posting number:#7080781 (Ref:7553-en_US)
Application Deadline:Open Until Filled
Employer Location:Baylor College of Medicine
United States
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