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)

Description

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.

MARGINALFUNCTIONS :

  • 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.

Qualifications

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.

Job Laboratory

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