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Histotechnician - Pathology

Job ID: 45662
Location: Vancouver, WA
Work Type: Per Diem - Relief
Shift: Variable
Shift Length: 10 Hours
FTE: 0.00
Benefit Eligibility: Select benefits

Job Description

Description

PeaceHealth is seeking a Histotechnician - Pathology for a Per Diem/Relief, 0.00 FTE, Variable position. 

Hourly compensation is $26.80 - $43.25; hiring rate dependent on qualifications and professional experience.

Must be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 including 2 doses of a 2-dose series or 1 dose of a 1-dose series plus 14 days beyond the final dose prior to start date.

JOB SUMMARY

Performs tissue processing, embedding, sectioning and preparing special stains. Assures quality standards for preparation, processing and evaluation of specimens for diagnosis by the Pathologist.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

  • Processes specimens to include: performing embedding techniques for surgical and autopsy specimens; performing routine and special stains for diagnostic interpretation.
  • Performs microtomy techniques to produce high-quality tissue sections for diagnostic interpretation. Prepares reagents utilized to aid diagnostic interpretation.
  • Files paraffin blocks and slides for efficient retrieval.
  • Performs data entry, lookup and retrieval of information.
  • Performs preventive maintenance on equipment to maintain maximum operating efficiency. Maintains records and documentation required to manage the daily workflow and providing quality control/assurance monitors.
  • May perform CAP (College of American Pathologists) compliance duties to include: periodic record reviews; equipment and test validation; development and maintenance of policy, procedure and guidance documents; proficiency testing and competency management; CAP inspection preparation, assessment and follow up; and technical and procedural advisement and referral.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

QUALIFICATIONS

EDUCATION:

  • Associates Degree or equivalent in relevant field of study.

EXPERIENCE/TRAINING:

  • Minimum of one (1) year related experience.

LICENSE/CERTIFICATION:

  • Certified as a Histotechnician by ASCP preferred.

OTHER SKILLS:

  • Working knowledge of tissue collection, preparation, and test requirements and factors affecting test interpretation in responding to inquiries.
  • Good written and verbal communication skills.
  • Working knowledge of computer systems such as Microsoft Windows, and Microsoft Office programs.

PHYSICAL / COGNITIVE REQUIREMENTS

  • Work requires moderate physical exertion more than 66% of the time.
  • Ability to lift objects weighing 30 lbs. or less.
  • Work requires frequent exposure to skin and lung irritants, extreme cold or heat, sharp instruments or dangerous equipment; reasonable anticipated exposure to blood and body fluids once per month or more
  • Job duties frequently require intense concentration and attention to detail (34-65% of work time).

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PeaceHealth is committed to the overall wellbeing of our caregivers. The benefits included in positions less than 0.5 FTE are 403b retirement plan for caregiver

For full consideration of your skills and abilities, please attach a current resume with your application. EEO Affirmative Action Employer/Vets/Disabled in accordance with applicable local, state or federal laws.

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