The Medical Laboratory Scientist works in the Cryopreservation Laboratory (Cellular Therapy Laboratory) that is a part of the health care team and utilizes his/her knowledge and expertise to process cellular therapy products and other tissues for Departments and Centers at OHSU. These tasks require the incumbent to use a high degree of technical judgement, have good decision making skills and to have the ability to work independently with minimal direct supervision. The position requires the Medical Laboratory Scientist to have an understanding of immunology and cell therapy as it related to the treatment of hematologic malignancies and other diseases.
The Medical Laboratory Scientist stores and prepares cellular therapy products and other tissues for infusion; participates in the collection of bone marrow in surgery; processes cellular therapy products for cryopreservation or immediate transfusion; cryopreserves cellular therapy products and other tissues; thaws and assists in infusion of cellular therapy products and other tissues; coordinates, documents and maintains quality assurance monitoring records of cellular therapy product and other tissue procedures; performs cellular therapy product selection and/or depletion procedures; accurately calculates and records product and tissue doses and interpretations; performs routine Laboratory testing on sampling of cellular therapy products and other tissues; accurately records results and interpretations in legible writing and in various databases following current good tissue practices; receives cellular therapy products and other tissues from national and international transplant centers and manufacturers; appropriately documents all laboratory testing activities; ensures remedial actions are taken whenever test systems or results of cellular therapy products and other tissues are at variance with established performance specifications, product and tissue standards or historical patient/donor demographics; ensures issue of cellular therapy products, or placing of cellular therapy products into available inventory are not reported or prepared until all necessary corrective actions have been taken and the test system is performing properly; follows regulatory standards put forth by the Foundation for the Accreditation of Cellular Therapy and the Federal Drug Administration.
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