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Pathology Supervisors: If you have a histology related job opening in the state of Colorado, please e-mail the job description and contact information to john.mcginley@colostate.edu and it will be posted gratis for a maximum period of 90 days. 


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Histotechnician - St. Mary's Medical Center / SCL Health, Grand Junction, CO


Us.

St. Mary’s Medical Center is part of SCL Health, a faith-based, nonprofit healthcare organization that focuses on person-centered care. Our 346-bed regional medical center is in Grand Junction, one of the most beautiful places on earth. Our mission is to bring health and hope to the poor, the vulnerable, our communities and each other.

Benefits are one of the ways we encourage health for you and your family. Our generous package includes medical, dental and vision coverage. But health is more than a well-working body: it encompasses body, mind and social well-being. To that end, we’ve launched a Healthy Living program to address your holistic health. Healthy Living includes financial incentives, digital tools, tobacco cessation, classes, counseling and paid time off. We also offer financial wellness tools and retirement planning.
 
We.

Together we’ll align mission and careers, values and workplace. We’ll encourage joy and take pride in our integrity.

We’ll laugh at each other’s jokes (even the bad ones). We’ll hello and high five. We’ll celebrate milestones and acknowledge the value of spirituality in healing.

We’re proud of what we know, which includes how much there is to learn.
 
Your day.

As a Certified Histotechnician you need to know how to:

•  Be responsible for microtomy, cryotomy and embedding Anatomic Pathology specimens.
•  Utilize appropriate histology and cytology staining techniques. Utilize routine, special and immunohistochemical staining techniques. Ensure slides are free of artifacts. Ensure controls exhibit appropriate staining characteristics. Operate automatic stainers according to written protocols. Recognize abnormal staining results and troubleshoot to correct the results. Complete staining within established turn-around times. Maintain an inventory of stains as needed. Employ appropriate coverslipping of slides and maintain specimen identification integrity through the processes.
•  Review and evaluate completed tests for quality, accuracy, and completeness. Recognize basic quality assurance problems and take appropriate corrective action. Record and evaluate quality control data. Identify and implement solutions to problems as identified through Quality Assurance, Quality Control or Performance Improvement Initiatives.
   •  Assist in maintaining the laboratory section to CLIA, CAP and Joint Commission standards and regulatory requirements. Perform competency testing as required by accreditation agencies. Assist in performing maintenance per protocol. Troubleshoot instrumentation as required.
•  Document and communicate information thoroughly and accurately. Maintain the work area in a clean, neat and functional manner. Restock supplies and assist with inventory. Assist with orientation and training of new associates.
•  Perform special projects as assigned. Complete special projects and tasks within time guidelines and review progress with the section manager as needed. Assist in writing and reviewing new policy/procedure for the section as needed. Provide education to others as needed, assist in computer system design, upgrades, and maintenance of database, if required. Participate in learning activities to expand understanding and knowledge of the field of histology.
 
Your experience.

We hire people, not resumes. But we also expect excellence, which is why we require:

•  Associate’s Degree, required
•  Current Histotechnician (HT) certification (ASCP), required
•  Previous on-the-job training, required (Associate’s Degree in a Histotechnology Program may substitute for on-the-job training)
•  At least one (1) year of laboratory experience, preferred
 
Your next move.

Now that you know more about being a Certified Histotechnician on our team we hope you’ll join us. At SCL Health you’ll reaffirm every day how much you love this work, and why you were called to it in the first place.

Please submit resumes to: Frank.Portillo@SCLHealth.org

Posted 4/22/21




Histotechnician - Centennial Pathologists PC, Centennial, CO


Position Available: Histotechnician

Job status: Full time (2nd shift, daily M-F starting at 1:30pm)

Company Overview:


Centennial Pathologists, PC provides staffing coverage for a specialized GI anatomic pathology laboratory setting located in the Denver Tech Center. Due to the nature of the company, a person is able to attain a broad experience and exposure to a variety of responsibilities and is able to have close interaction with pathologists. Salary is competitive and benefits, including medical, dental, vision, and life insurance are currently offered for full-time employees. A 401k plan along with a matching component is also offered and available after 6 months.

Position Summary:
The Histotechnician performs a variety of technical procedures that result in the preparation of slides necessary for the pathologist to make a diagnosis from a patient’s tissue sample. This is a full time position working weekdays (M-F).

RESPONSIBILITIES:
-Microtomy- Producing high quality microscopic slides from patients tissue samples.
-Embedding- Embedding patient's tissue samples in paraffin molds.
-Assist in production of routine, IHC, and special stain slides adhering to established protocol.
-Hazardous Waste Regulations and disposal. -Contribute to the overall lab safety.
-Maintain integrity of patient specimens at all times, with a high level of accuracy.
-Effective communication with co-workers and management.
-Following all quality and regulatory standards required in performing tasks.
-Exercises good judgment in conflict resolution. -Maintain a clean workplace.
-Demonstrate initiative, dependability, cooperation and diplomacy in all situations in order to maintain a high standard of customer service to the patient.
-Provide intermittent overnight vacation coverage
-No Supervisory Duties
-Other duties as assigned.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, & ABILITIES:
-Working knowledge of all Histology procedures (embedding, microtomy, tissue processing, fixation, decalcification, routine H&E, special stains, and Immunohistochemistry staining).
-Solid understanding of operating and maintenance to all equipment in the Histology Laboratory.
-Ability to consistently provide accurate work and to pay close attention to detail.

PREFERRED KNOWLEDGE:
-Prior experience operating the following instrumentation: Dako Artisan and Autostainer and Thermo Gemini AS

WORK ENVIRONMENT
-Ability to tolerate sustained exposure to common laboratory environment (facemasks, goggles/eyewear, gloves, etc.).
-Chemical handling including but not limited to alcohol, xylene, formalin, etc.
-Ability to meet deadlines impacting laboratory turnaround time and managing multiple complex issues.

PHYSICAL ACTIVITIES
-Requires a full range of body motion, including manual dexterity and hand-eye coordination.
-Ability to identify slight color differentiation in tissue specimens.
-Moderate physical activity - walking, standing, or sitting in one place for prolonged periods of time.

EDUCATION

1. Successful completion of a NAACLS accredited Histotechnician (HT) or Histotechnologist (HTL) program  

    Training and documented proficiency in Histology (NACCLS program or OJT).  

    Attends continuing education activities and / or certification to maintain current knowledge and skills.

OR

2. At least 60 semester hours of academic credit from a regionally accredited college/university, with a combination of 24semester hours of science courses or 24 semester hours of medical technology courses),

AND

one year full time acceptable experience in a histopathology (clinical, veterinary, industry or research) laboratory

CERTIFICATES, LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS:
Eligible for certification through the American Society for Clinical Pathology (ASCP)

Please submit resumes to: ahorvath@centpath.com

Posted 3/17/21