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Histotechnician - Dermatology Center of the Rockies - Longmont, CO


Job Description

We are a rapidly growing Dermatology practice in Longmont, Colorado seeking a part-time experienced histology technician to join our team. Seeking someone who has a friendly positive attitude, pays attention to detail, and can move quickly to keep up with the fast pace in clinic.

POSITION: Histotechnician– Part time (2-3 days every other week)
HT certification preferred, however, will consider other candidates who meet qualifications.
Individual must be a team player and have a positive attitude

Job Summary:
Responsible for preparing frozen section microscope slides, complying with established policies and procedures, OSHA policies and compliance, and CLIA compliance. This position is also responsible for scheduling patients and monitoring OSHA compliance for the clinic, as well as pre-certifying insurance for MOHS patients. When time permits, this position is responsible for medical assistant duties. Assures patient and office confidentiality, and performs other duties as may be designed from time-to-time.

Job Functions:
•    Will perform all histotech aspects of Mohs Surgery including Mapping, Embedding, Cutting, Staining, and Cover Slipping microscope slides.
•    Maintain, operate, and troubleshoot all laboratory and surgical equipment as needed
•    Maintain QC slides and documents as required by CLIA
•    Monitor and Order supplies on a monthly basis
•    Assisting, supporting, and encouraging other employees in any way possible

Essential Skills and Abilities:

•    Possesses wide-ranging knowledge of skin care treatment and pathology.
•    At least one year of histology/and or Mohs Histotech experience preferred.
•    Detail-oriented with the ability to record and report properly in patient records all pertinent information.
•    Good problem solving and analytical skills.
•    Excellent communication skills.
•    Ability to work as a team member.
•    Well-organized with attention to detail.
•    Ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously.
•    Treats patients and co-workers with respect.
•    Empathetic with patient’s needs and concerns.

Benefits
Benefits are available to full-time employees include:
•    Health Insurance
•    Dental Insurance
•    401K with match
•    
Please reply with your resume and best day time telephone number. We will contact you for an interview.
Job Types: Full-time, Part-time

Alicia G. Wright
Practice Manager
Dermatology Center of the Rockies
1551 Professional Lane, Suite 135
Longmont, CO  80501
P: 303-532-2810
F: 303-532-2816
awright@dermatologyoftherockies.com

Posted 6/13/19




Histotechnician - Centennial Pathologists PC - Centennial, CO


Position Available: Histotechnician

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

Company Overview:

Centennial Pathologists, PC provides staffing coverage for a specialized GI 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, Life Insurance, are offered currently 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:

-Embedding- Embedding patient's tissue samples in paraffin molds.
-Microtomy- Producing high quality microscopic slides from patients tissue samples.
-Hazardous Waste Regulations and disposal.
-Contribute to the overall lab safety.
-Production of Routine, IHC, and Special Stain slides adhering to established protocol.
-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 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 contact Andrew Horvath if interested: ahorvath@centpath.com

Posted 6/9/2019




Lab Manager - Histotechnologist - Castle Rock, CO


POSITION

Job Title: Lab Manager - Histotechnologist

Status       Regular   

FLSA:       Non-Exempt

Dept/Supervisor: Castle Rock, CO Lab / Clinic Team Leader

Location:   Castle Rock, CO
                 (Castle Rock is a beautiful setting between Denver and the Springs)

SUMMARY  

The Lab Manager - Histotechnologist is accountable for laboratory operational quality, efficiency, turn-around time, cost effectiveness, and enhancing profitability while promoting the values and mission statement of Forefront Dermatology. Cultivates and ensures laboratory staff focus on exceptional customer service and satisfaction for patients, referring physicians and providers, pathologists, and clinic staff. The Lab Manager also works closely with senior management on growth initiatives and is responsible for special projects in areas of expertise or as assigned. Performs histotech duties when needed.
    
ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

Leadership:


1.    Workflow analysis and development as needed due to growth or process improvement.
a.    Gathers information in preparation for and assists with the selection of new laboratory equipment and systems when needed, providing data for cost analysis as applicable.
b.    Provides verbal and written proposals for workflow changes to maximize cost efficiency and productivity.

2.    Works with Forefront Dermatology pathologists and administration to ensure turnaround time meets Forefront standards.  Alerts administration of turnaround issues and assists to resolve as appropriate.  Assists with triage of work when appropriate.

3.    Provides biweekly and monthly productivity and efficiency statistics and reports.  Provides recommendations for efficiency measures to maximize lab profitability while maintaining high quality.   Reports and statistics include but are not limited to productivity & staffing analysis, test volumes, and cost analyses.  

4.    Prepares laboratory performance and operational update presentations for BOD and senior management as required.

5.    CLIA:
a.    Prepares for and participates in CLIA surveys for all labs involved with DAW pathologists.    
b.    Assists in ensuring new policies and procedures are CLIA compliant.
c.    Under the direction of the Technical Supervisor, is responsible for maintenance oversight of the quality control and quality assurance records.  
d.    Coordinates the scheduling and ensures that all Proficiency testing occurs in a timely manner for each proficiency test system.  
e.    Coordinates troubleshooting actions with appropriate entities, (Technical Supervisor, manufacturers, consulting companies) when quality assurance, quality control, proficiency issues arise.

6.    Laboratory Procedures:
a.    Optimizes, validates, and develops protocols for new or modified procedures under the direction and as requested by the Technical Supervisor.  
b.    Under the direction of the Technical Supervisor, provides daily technical assistance as needed with regards to stain quality and changes in protocols or procedures.
c.    Ensures that policies and procedures are up to date and approved by the Technical Supervisor  

7.    Laboratory Corrective Actions:
a.    Ensures appropriate procedures are developed and followed in response to incidents requiring corrective action.
b.    Documents the corrective action following standard procedure.  Makes recommendations for changes to current procedures to reduce risk of similar incident in the future when appropriate.  
 
8.     Attends and actively participates in required Forefront management meetings.

9.    Troubleshoot issues with pathology software (Novopath and Oracle)

10.    Point of contact for questions regarding turnaround time or biopsy status updates

11.    Adherence to compliance and completion of compliance training.

12.    Performs other related tasks as assigned.

Clinic Lab and Histotechnician Duties (performed as needed):

1.    Accessioning, and grossing the tissue, which includes measuring, inking and cutting, and putting the information into the computer under the patient name.

2.    Processing and embedding tissues.

3.    Cutting tissues on a microtome and mounting on slides for staining.

4.    Staining tissues including H & E, special, and immunohistochemistry stains.

5.    Daily maintenance of all equipment, changing solutions and maintaining temperatures is necessary.

6.    Troubleshooting as needed and working with the dermatopathologist to maintain efficient workflow.

EDUCATION

1.    Certified or Licensed Histotechnician or histotechnologist is required.
2.    Bachelor’s degree in business management, laboratory management, or related field is required.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES

1.    Minimum of 5 year of experience in a dermatopathology lab as a histotechnician or histotechnologist.
2.    Minimum 3 year of employment with Forefront Dermatology, or 5 years previous leadership experience in a similar environment at another facility.  
3.    Must be detail oriented.
4.    Must have excellent communication skills and the ability to communicate effectively orally and in writing.
5.    Demonstrated leadership experience. Must be able to demonstrate leadership by serving as an example to others with regard to professional behavior, handling multiple tasks, maintaining a positive attitude, and in response to organizational change.
6.    Proficiency with Microsoft Word, Excel and Powerpoint is required. Must be able to learn new software quickly.
7.    Must possess excellent leadership, organizational, and computer skills.
8.    Ability to work effectively and cooperatively with staff, board, clients, and the public.
9.    Ability to multi-task, prioritize appropriately, and work well both individually and as part of a team.
10.    Ability to use time productively and contribute to high levels of company operational efficiency and effectiveness.
11.    Ability to maintain confidentiality of information.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS

1.    Ability to communicate in an active multi-office environment.
2.    Ability to efficiently operate all job related office equipment (telephone, computer, calculator, fax, copier).
3.    Ability to communicate via telephone.
4.    Ability to sit for large portions of a workday.

HIPAA CATEGORIES FOR ACCESS FOR EMPLOYEES AND VOLUNTEERS

1    I    Full Access: Routine access to patient information as needed to do your assigned job and potential
    disclosure of patient information with appropriate releases and/or consents.
0    II    Modified Access: Access to patients that you work with, but only some patient information.
0    III    Minimal Access: Access only on as case-by-case basis as assigned by a supervisor.

ACKNOWLEDGEMENT
    

Forefront is an Equal Opportunity Employer.  In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, and other state and federal laws, Forefront will provide reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities and encourages both prospective employees and incumbents to discuss potential accommodations with the employer. This job description is not considered an employment agreement or contract.  The specific statements shown in each section of this job description are not intended to be all-inclusive.  They represent typical elements and criteria necessary to successfully perform the position.  Management has the exclusive right to alter job responsibilities at any time without notice to meet business and company needs.


For more information please contact Ms. Lexie Mertens at LMertens@forefrontderm.com 

Forefront Dermatology
600 York St
Manitowoc WI  54220
Direct line: 920-663-5448  
Extension: 26299
Confidential HR Fax: (920) 684-1438
www.forefrontdermatology.com

Posted 5/15/19



Histology Technician
St. Anthony Hospital - Lakewood, CO


Histology Technician (Full Time)

Position Summary

A laboratory professional responsible for performance of all levels of routine testing within the histology laboratory. Provides a high level of technical knowledge and application of that knowledge to department testing and clinical relevance. Consistently functions in a self-directed manner and exhibits complex problem solving skills.

Minimum Education Requirements
Associate degree
High school diploma or GED

Minimum Experience Requirements
Previous professional experience, preferred.

License/Certifications
HT, HTL with ASCP certification or registry eligible, certification required within 6 months of hire

Position Duties (essential functions denoted with an * )
Maintains a safe and clean working environment.*
Follows laboratory, hospital, and regulatory agency policies, procedures and guidelines.*.
Performs testing with a high level of competency according to established protocols.*
Generates materials which are used for making accurate diagnoses and prognoses which influence patient care and management.*
Performs job duties in an efficient and organized manner within required time frame. Actively seeks to
promote and help maintain (through interactions with all others within and outside the department) a positive, team oriented and service conscious environment which contributes to the goals of the department and reflects the mission and values of the system.*
Demonstrates knowledge and competency of laboratory computer systems.*
Responsible for accurate and timely communication and documentation or critical issues.*
Utilizes critical thinking skills and exercises independent judgment to correlate and interpret data.*
Complies and reviews LIS reports to ensure all samples are collected, processed, and tested in appropriate time frames.*
Assists with resolution of unusual test orders by following up with care giver, reference lab, pathology, referring to lab leadership when appropriate.*
Actively participates in new associate and student training and orientation.*
Responds to customer inquiries for laboratory results, status of patient testing, test requirements, and other laboratory information.*
Consistently monitors Centura email account and provides timely response or action when appropriate.
Maintains communication, teamwork, and cooperation. Handles and resolves customer complaints in a timely manner, referring when appropriate.*
Assumes and demonstrates management responsibilities in the absence of on-site leadership.*
Responsible for operation, maintenance, troubleshooting or instruments/equipment and appropriate documentation of activities.*
Completes required QC and maintenance, consistently recognizing variances and documenting appropriate corrective action. Participates in detecting and documenting occurrences that deviate from defined
procedures.*
Acknowledges receipt of specimens in laboratory information system.*
Receives specimens, assesses priority, assures appropriate specimen identification and appropriate specimen type.*
May include ordering and processing of hospital registered and outreach patients.*
Distributes specimens to appropriate testing area. As Defined by Site: Prepares specimens for off-site
testing, to include assessing appropriate type, container, and temperature. Completes related paperwork and/or computer documentation.*
Packages specimens for courier transport to off-site testing locations.*
Participates in detecting and documenting occurrences that deviate from defined procedures.*
Acts as a steward of finances through appropriate uses of supplies, materials and productive activities.
Adheres to assigned schedule while responding to work load demands and staffing needs by maintaining flexibility.*
Recognizes and provides input for opportunities to improve productivity, lab workflow, supply management and cost containment.*
May be assigned lead responsibilities in various areas.*


For more information please contact Ms. Andrea Barnum

Andrea Barnum, CT(ASCP)MBCM
Anatomic Pathology Supervisor
St. Anthony Hospital
11600 W. 2nd Place
Lakewood, CO 80228
Office: 720.321.0222
Fax: 720.321.0201
andreabarnum@centura.org

Posted 4/29/19




Professional Research Assistant - Histology Technician
University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus - Aurora, CO


Nature of Work
The Morphology and Phenotyping Core (http://medschool.ucdenver.edu/Histology), in the Department of Dermatology and the Gates Center for Regenerative Medicine, is searching for a Histology Technician.  The successful candidate will perform histology services for investigators at the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus, thereby supporting their research.  Such services include tissue grossing, processing, embedding, and sectioning, as well as performing histological stains.

Professional Field
The successful candidate will independently conduct histology services.

Examples of Work Performed
The successful candidate will perform histology techniques, which include tissue grossing, processing, embedding, and sectioning, as well as performing histological stains.  In addition, he/she will support day-to-day operations of the Morphology and Phenotyping Core including, but not limited to, maintaining lab equipment and maintaining a computer database.  This is a full-time position and will require occasional work on the weekends.  

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
The candidate should be well-trained in histology techniques.  Previous experience working in a histology laboratory is strongly desired.  The candidate must have good organizational skills, strong work ethic, excellent record keeping abilities, and a willingness to learn.  The candidate must be able to work independently as well as in a team.  Further, the candidate is expected to interact professionally with laboratory colleagues and Core clients.

Minimum Requirements
Candidates with previous experience working in a histology laboratory will be given preference.

For more information, please contact Dr. Maranke Koster at maranke.koster@ucdenver.edu

Posted 3/18/19