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Histotechnologist

Employer
Allina Health Systems
Location
Minneapolis
Salary
Competitive
Closing date
4 Apr 2024

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Sector
Laboratory Services
Role
Specialist
Contract Type
Permanent
Number of Job Openings Available: 1 Date Posted: February 16, 2024 Department: Central Lab Pathology Shift: Day (United States of America) Shift Length: 8 hour shift Hours Per Week: 40 Union Contract: SEIU–9–Central Lab Weekend Rotation: Other Job Summary: Performs moderate and complex specimen procedures in the areas of anatomical/surgical pathology and immunohistochemistry. Oversees one or more technical work area, which includes oversight of key operators, regulatory compliance, new method project plans, technical communications, and cost–effective inventory control. Serves as a lead for training students and new employees, participates in system competency development, and assists in the direct observation of staff for the annual competency program. Functions as a liaison to system Technical Specialist and serves as Charge Tech in absence of Lead/Supervisor/Manager. CLIA Role: Testing Personnel Moderate complexity testing Testing Personnel High Complexity testing. Key Position Details: 40 hours per week Rotating weekend required Benefit Eligible Job Description: Principle Responsibilities Performs routine and complex laboratory procedures. Performs all routine histology functions that support the production of microscopic slides for interpretation by a pathologist. Accessions tissue specimens, assists Pathologist Assistants, sections frozen tissue using a cryostat, processes and embeds tissue specimens, performs microtomy and staining, prepares solutions and stains, completes specialty testing using histochemical and/or immunohistochemical techniques, and performs quality control procedures. Assesses integrity of specimens for testing and processing, verifying correct patient identification and using safe and secure specimen handling. Evaluates results for accuracy and resolves complex test problems. Performs and documents required instrument maintenance and quality control; takes appropriate remedial action. Ensures appropriate record keeping and retention. Maintains oversight as a key operator of multiple work areas. Recognizes problems and takes appropriate measures to resolve them using excellent customer service skills. May assist with biopsy collection. Accurate and timely processing of specimens. Reviews orders and verifies correct patient labeling. Performs processing of specimens with strict adherence to the quality control and quality assurance policies. Maintains safety, education, and competency requirements. Functions as Charge Tech in the absence of Lead/Supervisor/Manager. Stocks, rotates and requests supplies. Communicates complex department issues with Technical Specialist, Manager, or Pathologist. Participates and assists in the direct observation of staff for the annual competency program. May be involved in procedure writing, validation and implementation of new methodologies, as directed by Technical Specialist. Serves as the trainer for new employees. Participates in departmental or system wide meetings, project/committees as assigned. Performs various clerical duties. Participates in the training of employees and students. Performs proficiency testing as assigned. Assists in Direct Observations of staff for annual competency program. CLIA defined responsibilities: 493.1425 Standard; Testing personnel responsibilities. Moderate complexity. 493.1495 Standard; Testing personnel responsibilities. Other duties as assigned. Job Requirements Bachelor's degree in histotechnology or related science from a accredited institution plus completion of clinical internship required and CLIA defined Qualifications: 493.1423 Standard; Testing personnel qualifications CLIA defined Qualifications: 493.1489 Standard; Testing personnel qualifications CLIA defined Qualifications: 493.1491 Technologist qualifications on or before February 28, 1992 Histotechnologist, HTL certification by a recognized agency such as ASCP or NCA within 180 Days required Physical Demands Light Work: Lifting weight Up to 20 lbs. occasionally, Up to 10 lbs. frequently

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