Catholic Health Initiatives Histology Technician - PT, 4am - 9:30am in ROSEBURG, Oregon

Histology Technician - PT, 4am - 9:30am

Description

CHI Mercy Health is a vibrant complex of quality health care services that includes a Trauma III, 174 bed hospital, an outpatient surgery center, an outpatient therapy clinic, outpatient lab and imaging, a sleep lab, and home health and hospice. With over 1000 employees, Mercy was named a 2017 Top 100 Rural and Community Hospital in the U.S. by the Rural Health Policy Institute, has been honored as a Top Performer on Key Quality Measures® by The Joint Commission, the leading accreditor of health care across America, and has been voted the area’s #1 employer for three years in a row. Employees enjoy outstanding pay, a rich benefit package, high levels of employee engagement and a family-like environment.

Mercy is located in Roseburg, OR, a land of outdoor adventure and unrivaled beauty. Nestled in the heart of the Umpqua Valley, it is surrounded by majestic mountains and pristine rivers. Equally distant to sleepy coastal villages, winter resorts and metropolitan entertainment, Roseburg is home to an historic downtown, boasts a budding microbrewery industry, produces internationally acclaimed wines, and showcases multiple artistic and musical events throughout the year.

Douglas County, earning the distinction as Oregon’s most beautiful county, is noted for its world class fishing, hiking and mountain biking trails.

Pay Scale: $19.17 - $25.56

Shift: 4am - 9:30am; schedule may vary due to increased work load, up to 8 hours per day as needed.

Job Summary:

Under the direction of the Histology Supervisor, the Histology Technician is responsible for all phases of tissue and fluid processing, including specimen receipt, preparation, staining and reporting.

Essential Duties:

  • Prepares and stains tissue and body fluids for microscopic evaluation, including routine and special stains.

  • Performs gross examination of limited tissue specimens (if qualified under CIAA 88 guidelines). Training, supervision and proficiency testing will be provided by the pathologists.

  • Performs clerical work associated with the acquisition and reporting of tissue specimens and body fluids using Laboratory Information System (LIS).

  • Demonstrates responsibility for storage and disposal of tissues, slides, reports, etc.

  • Prepares and maintains reagents, stains and solutions for department, including mixing of reagents and chemicals as needed.

  • Performs frozen sections for the pathologists using cryostat.

  • Inventories all reagents and supplies for pathology department, and orders as needed, under the direction of the Histology Supervisor.

Qualifications

Education:

  • High school diploma or GED required.

Experience:

  • Two (2) years of experience as a Histology Technician including working knowledge of preparing and staining tissues/body fluids for microscopic evaluation preferred.

  • Must be able to work independently and organize daily workload without supervision.

  • Must be able to perform tasks requiring a high degree of manual dexterity.

License/Certification:

  • HT/HTL certification by a nationally recognized agency preferred.

Job Laboratory

Primary Location OREGON-ROSEBURG-MERCY MEDICAL CENTER

Daily Schedule 4am - 9:30am

Scheduled Hours per 2-week Pay Period 56

Weekends Required None

Req ID: 2017-R0116671