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Histotechnician - Pathology

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Job ID: 10380
Location: Vancouver, WA
Work Type: Full Time
Shift: Variable
Shift Length: Variable
FTE: 1.00
Benefit Eligibility: Full-time benefits

Job Description

Description

PeaceHealth is seeking a Histotechnician - Pathology for a Full Time, Variable position.  Hourly compensation starts at $27.87, more depending on experience.

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.

WORKING CONDITIONS

Works in a clinical laboratory or hospital setting. Intermittently (1-5% of the time) works in other office, client and conference facility environments. Continuous (67 - 100%) exposure to moderate noise level. The ability to frequently (34-66 %) stand, walk or sit is required. Continuous (67 - 100%) handling of small objects up to 10 pounds including lifting and carrying is required. Intermittent (1-5%) lifting and carrying of up to 45 pounds is required. Must have good manual dexterity of both hands and employ fine hand movements to continuously (67 - 100%) manipulate instruments, computer terminal keyboards and other items. Good corrected vision and the ability to do near point work at varying distances from the eye is required. The ability to identify and distinguish colors is required. Tasks involve potential for exposure to blood or body fluids containing blood, or other potentially infectious materials, and the use of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) is required. Continuous (67 - 100%) use of clinical laboratory reagents and chemicals is required. 

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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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