MercyOne Central Iowa operates four not-for-profit, Catholic medical centers in Des Moines, West Des Moines, Newton and Centerville and two specialty hospitals – MercyOne Children’s Hospital in Des Moines and MercyOne Rehabilitation Hospital in Clive (965 beds total) – along with more than 20 additional facilities that house more than 50 primary care, pediatric, internal medicine and specialty clinics. Founded by the Sisters of Mercy in 1893, MercyOne Central Iowa has the longest continually operating hospital in Des Moines and is also one of the largest employers in the state, with more than 7,000 employees and a medical staff of more than 1,000 physicians and allied health associates. MercyOne Central Iowa is a member of MercyOne, which was founded in 1998 through a collaboration between CommonSpirit Health and Trinity Health – two of the country’s foremost, not-for-profit Catholic health organizations. MercyOne has more than 20,000 colleagues in Iowa and surrounding states.
Performs highly complex clinical laboratory tests in histocompatibility and flow cytometry that requires a professional level of knowledge to analyze and interpret results. Performs testing for both living and deceased donor transplantation including human leukocyte antigen (HLA) testing, antibody screening, and flow cytometric crossmatches. Requires ability to work independently, use of critical thinking, and strong communication skills to ensure vital patient information is accurately shared between transplant teams. Uses flow cytometry skills to perform antigenic testing on blood, tissue, and body fluids for diagnosis of disease.
MINIMUM KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES REQUIRED:
Certified Histocompatibility Technologist (CHT) or Certified Histocompatibility Specialist (CHS) from the American Board of Histocompatibility and Immunogenetics (ABHI).
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