STEM CELL TECHNOLOGIST: THE NEED FOR RECLASSIFICATION BY PATTY BAKKESTAD-LEGARE ART,CHT,CHS. Who, What, Why, and How. Laboratory Technologist working in the field of Hematopoietic Stem Cell Transplantation
Revised job descriptions –(ISCT has developed job descriptions)
Developed an extensive training program with examinations (45 HPSC Lab SOPS and 17 QA SOPS)
Internal and external proficiency testing for all technologists
Continuing Education hours may include teleconferences (AABB,ISCT), local seminars on relevant topics, scientific meetings which may include poster or oral presentations
Developed competency based objectives for HPSC processing
CD34 x 106/kg
Human Progenitor Cell Technologists –Charge
Human Progenitor Cell Technologists –Senior
Human Progenitor Cell Technologists
Med Lab degree or diploma
At least two years experience in a HPSC Laboratory at a general duty level.
Demonstrates a high level of competency in all relevant techniques
Undergo proficiency testing and meet all internal and external standards
Must have a minimum of 12 hours of relevant continuing educational activities per annum
*Must obtain a 80% pass mark in set examination (* in progress, developing a Syllabus of Studies)
Equivalent to ASHI (CHA)
Continuing Education Credits
8.0 CEC (80 contact hours) per 3 year period
* 1 CEC = 10 contact hours
1) Clinical lab course
2) 2 year experience3) Pass board exam.
4.0 CEC (40 contact hours) per 3 year period
1) BS Degree2) 1 year experience3) Pass board exam.
6.0 CEC (60 contact hours) per 3 year period
1) BS Degree2) 5 years experience3) Pass board exam.
Require Sponsorship with either CBMTG or ISCT.
Exams set biannually with CBMTG meetings
Applications for examinations must have Laboratory Director’s signature, along with notarized documents to verify work experience,competency and education