Catholic Health Initiatives Histotechnologist-Histology-Mercy Medical Center-FT 1.0 (Days) in DES MOINES, Iowa
Histotechnologist-Histology-Mercy Medical Center-FT 1.0 (Days)
GENERAL SUMMARY :
Performs a variety of histology
laboratory procedures used to produce tissue slides, which aids the pathologist
in diagnosis and recommended treatment.
ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS :
Performs all steps in the preparation of tissue for diagnosis by apathologist. Examine tissue structuresand characteristics as appropriate for patient age to include neonates,infants, children, adolescents, adults, and geriatric adults.
Performs preventative maintenance and basic trouble shooting of instrumentationand equipment.
Performs all steps in the recycling of reagents.
Files blocks and slides.
Assists with selection of new instruments or method evaluation,implementation, and training.
Assists and supports quality management systems and performanceimprovement initiatives.
Utilizes LEAN principles/productivity standards.
Trains new employees.
Maintains supply inventory.
Operates laboratory information systems, personal computers, andinstrument-related computer software.
Assists Pathologist in preparation of frozen sections.
Performs charge duties as delegated by supervisor/manager.
Takes waste chemicals to storage area for disposal.
Acts as a technical resource for the client services and specimenprocessing team.
Provides assistance to other laboratory team members.
Serves on hospital and laboratory committees as approved bysupervisor/manager.
MINIMUMKNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES REQUIRED :
Bachelor’s degreefrom an accredited college/university with a combination of 30 semester hours(45 quarter hours) of biology and chemistry (must include credit hours in both).
Successfulcompletion of an accredited histotechnician or histotechnology program OR one full year acceptable experiencein a histopathology laboratory.
Certification as a Histotechnologist HTL (ASCP) is required.
Must successfully complete the certification exam within six (6) monthsof hire.
Primary Location IOWA-DES MOINES-MERCY MEDICAL CENTER
Daily Schedule day
Scheduled Hours per 2-week Pay Period 80
Weekends Required None
Req ID: 2017-R0123303