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Lab Pathology Supervisor – Boulder Community Health – Boulder, CO


Job Classification – Full time, non-exempt          Reports to: Laboratory Manager

Boulder Community Health was recently honored as Best Local Employer by the Daily Camera in the 2018 Boulder County Gold, their People’s Choice Awards for businesses in Boulder County. Come join us and be a part of an independent, community-focused health system and feel good knowing that your work will make a difference in people’s lives and be a positive contribution to the community.

POSITION SUMMARY
Responsible for planning, organizing, executing and monitoring the daily operations in the Laboratory while maintaining the highest quality.  Supervisors will ensure the accomplishments of the department’s mission and goals, including responsibility for maintaining and/or exceeding percentage goals set by the hospital for Patient and Employee Satisfaction and Safety in their areas.  Each Supervisor will spend at least 60% of their time in their respective work areas working side by side with their employees while representing staff through growth, change, and conflict resolution.

JOB QUALIFICATIONS

ASCP certified HT or HTL required
Minimum 5 years’ experience as a HT/HTL
Past leadership experience preferred

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
1.            Promote a positive work environment.
2.            Serve as a resource person.
3.            Maintain and organize workflow.
4.            Have the department prepared for certification and inspection at all times.
5.            Ensure that the departments under direct supervision are an integral part of the laboratory and hospital team.
6.            Perform Human Resources management functions including interviewing, selection, orientation, education/training, feedback, evaluations, and hospital mandated education programs.
7.            Maintain competence.
8.            Demonstrate effective public relations, marketing, and implementation strategies to maintain and promote services, product lines and business opportunities both internally and externally.
9.            Assist manager in preparing and complying with budgetary requirements.
10.          Implement and update testing.
11.          Employees are expected to comply with all regulatory requirements, including Joint Commission Standards.  
12.          Is familiar with organization, department and job specific Environment of Care areas, including Life Safety, Utilities Management, Hazardous Materials Communications, Emergency Preparedness, Infection Control and Medical Equipment Failure.
13.          Adheres to Standard Precautions as appropriate.

OTHER DUTIES/RESPONSIBILITIES
Performs other duties as assigned

If interested please contact Ms. Monica Phommarath.

Monica Phommarath, MHA, MB(ASCP)CMQLSCM
Laboratory Administrative Manager
Boulder Community Health
Direct: 303-415-7724
MPhommarath@bch.org
www.bch.org/laboratory
 

Posted 10/7/19



Histotechnologist - UC Anschutz Medical Campus - Aurora, CO


*Applications are accepted electronically ONLY at www.cu.edu/cu-careers.*
 
University of Colorado l Anschutz Medical Campus
School of Medicine, Department of Pathology
Histotechnologist (Health Care Intermediate Professional)
Position #767586 – Requisition 17258

 
The University of Colorado Denver l Anschutz Medical Campus seeks individuals with demonstrated commitment to creating an inclusive learning and working environment.  We value the ability to engage effectively with students, faculty and staff of diverse backgrounds.
 
The Department of Pathology has an opening for a full-time, University Staff (unclassified) Histotechnologist (Health Care Intermediate Professional) position.
 
The University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus ranks among the top institutions nationally in clinical care, education and research. Its 230-acre campus, designed to enhance collaboration and interprofessional education, hosts the College of Nursing; the Schools of Dental Medicine, Medicine, Pharmacy, and Public Health; the Graduate School; a Health Sciences Library; and two hospitals. Strategically located contiguous to the campus are a biosciences research park and the soon-to-be-completed Veterans Hospital. CU Anschutz offers two undergraduate degrees, 35 graduate degrees, and five first-professional programs. More than 4,000 students learn alongside faculty members who also make meaningful medical discoveries and provide expert clinical care through 1.5 million patient-visits annually. A hub for research and innovation, CU Anschutz receives over $400 million in research awards each year and has filed 1,300 patent applications and formed 53 new companies since 2002. Read CU Anschutz Quick Facts here.

Nature of Work:

The Histotechnologist position is responsible for processing whole mount prostate, prostate mapping biopsies and other types of specimens received in the Histology Subspecialty Laboratory according to standard protocol under minimal supervision. Specific duties to include but not limited to: histological processing of surgical pathology specimens in preparation for Pathologist review and diagnosis; receiving all histology specimens and processing them using various methodologies involving complex machinery and staining systems; preparing the slides for Pathologist review by cutting prepared blocks of tissue utilizing complex machinery; and staining slides whether with routine or immunohistochemical stains. This position will also label, enter and track the progress of the specimen until it reaches the Pathologist for diagnosis. This is extremely important in overall patient care as inappropriate processing, lost specimens or incorrectly labeled specimens can result in incorrect or unavailable diagnoses.  This can cause repeat procedures or life threatening treatment choices.  The Histotechnologist will participate in the management of the histology area by maintaining an inventory of supplies, cleaning and organizing of work stations, disposal of biological waste, and adherence to all compliance and operational procedures. This position requires independent judgment in selection of methodologies, utilized in processing tissue specimens and in solving routine problems. The Histotechnologist must be familiar with all laboratory policies and procedures. This position requires excellent interpersonal skills, where customer service and responsibility to patient care are the priorities.
 
Additional duties include documentation per CAP guidelines, communication with pathologists/residents, and troubleshooting equipment malfunctions. This is not a supervisory position.  However, this position will demonstrate communication of all problems and concerns to the Supervisor and/or pertinent superiors.  If there are no superiors present at the time, the employee shall handle the situation, and immediately inform the Histology Supervisor of corrective actions taken.

Examples of Work Performed:
•    Performs procedures in grossing large and biopsy specimens, tissue processing/embedding, sectioning, routine H&E stains, immunohistochemistry and special stains/in-situ hybridization as needed.
•    Utilizes appropriate equipment with precision for routine and whole mount histological protocols.
•    Performs complex staining techniques and demonstrates competency with immunohistochemical procedures to possibly include in situ hybridization reactions.
•    Performs computer data entry, recall, and labeling on complex pathology network (LIS).
•    Performs routine preventative maintenance, cleaning, and minor adjustments on all lab equipment.
•    Prepares and examines solutions for contamination, impurities, or instability.
•    Familiarity with all lab procedures, such as the use of pH meter, balancing, centrifuges, microwaves, fume hood, etc.
•    Follow specimen submission requirements.
•    Examines microscopically all stained slides and controls to determine accuracy of the last test and document all protocol modifications according to regulations.
•    Performs all procedures in a timely manner.
•    Maintains and retrieves archived Histological slides and blocks.
•    Collaborates with the UCD Biorepository Core Facility to fulfill requirements of ongoing research studies.
•    Answers laboratory phone properly and takes information down correctly.
•    Assists in the ordering of laboratory supplies to maintain proper inventory.
•    Assists in maintaining accreditation standards, to include all check sheets and quality control information sheets.
•    Understands and uses proper safety practices.
•    Completes all UCD required training and compliance courses.
•    Completes continuing education courses to maintain ASCP certification and institutional requirements.
•    Performs other duties as assigned.
This description is a summary only and is describing the general level of work being performed, it is not intended to be all-inclusive. The duties of this position may change from time to time and/or based on business need. We reserve the right to add or delete duties and responsibilities at the discretion of the supervisor and/or hiring authority.
 
PLEASE NOTE: Candidates will be responsible for travel expenses related to the interview process and any relocation expenses, if applicable
 
Salary and Benefits:
The hiring salary for this position is negotiable and commensurate with skills and experience. This position is eligible for overtime compensation.

Your total compensation goes beyond the number on your paycheck. The University of Colorado provides generous leave, health plans and retirement contributions that add to your bottom line.
 
Benefits: https://www.cu.edu/employee-services/benefits.
Total Compensation Calculator: https://www.cu.edu/employee-services/total-compensation

Posted 10/7/19




Histotechnologist/Histotechnician I - Flagship Biosciences - Westminster, CO


Position Summary

The Histotechnologist/Histotechnician I, under limited supervision, performs technical procedures in the IHC/Histology laboratory. Routine tasks include specimen processing, specimen embedding, FFPE sectioning, frozen sectioning, and staining.

Job Classification – Full time, non‐exempt Reports to: Laboratory Manager

Essential Job Functions
•    Perform immunohistochemical and histological procedures
•    Perform assay development to ensure ideal staining conditions for antibodies
•    Participate in other research activities
•    Operate and maintain general laboratory equipment including analytical balance, pH meter, tissue processor,
•    embedding center, microtome, cryostat and autostainers
•    Record keeping and documentation of all laboratory procedures to ensure quality control standards are being met
•    Follow standard operating procedures (SOPs) for all equipment and tests including maintaining proper documentation;
•    annual review of all SOPs
•    Perform routine special stains per established procedures and histology standards
•    Utilize technical and troubleshooting skills and strengths to quickly and efficiently complete projects
•    Work as part of a project team to complete projects
•    Attend and contribute to project team meetings
•    Assist in organizing work and storage space and in general lab upkeep
•    Complete a minimum of 5 hours of continuing education on an annual basis, including attendance at required meetings
•    Cross train, special projects, and other duties, as assigned

Basic Qualifications
•    Histotechnologist (HTL, ASCP) or Histotechnician (HT, ASCP) Certification and
•    0 to 3 years of experience in animal and human research using histology skills: embedding, sectioning and staining
•    Advanced knowledge of human anatomy, cellular structure and function
•    Advanced laboratory technical skills, including ability to multitask, troubleshoot, and perform quality control work at
•    a high level with minimal oversight
•    Advanced technical understanding of immunohistochemical staining procedures
•    Ability to work well in a team setting
•    Demonstrated problem solving/troubleshooting skills
•    Ability to complete a minimum of 5 hours of continuing education, including attending required meetings
•    Ability to work overtime hours, as needed

Preferred Qualifications
•    Associate’s Degree
•    Bachelor’s Degree in a Biological/Life Science preferred
•    Knowledge of fluorescent assays
•    Presenting scientific ideas in a group setting
•    Advanced knowledge of Immunohistochemistry and In‐situ hybridization assays, including troubleshooting and
•    development of new assays

Physical Demands and Work Environment

The physical demands and work environment characteristics described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Physical Demands
While performing the essential functions of this job, the employee is regularly required to stand for 6‐8 hours per day; frequently required to sit 2‐4 hours per day; specific vision abilities include color discrimination, depth perception, and close visual acuity; occasional distance vision. May be required to lift up to 40 pounds.

Work Environment
Typical work environment is primarily in a laboratory setting, where the employee is frequently exposed to laboratory chemicals, infectious diseases, lung/skin irritations; occasionally exposed to blood/body fluid and noise/vibration. The stress level in this position is considered moderate

Contact: Ms. Meredith James, mjames@flagshipbio.com


Posted 8/13/19



Histology Technician - Centura Health (St. Anthony Medical Campus) - Lakewood, CO


Title: Histology Technician - $3,000 Sign on bonus

Company: Centura Health – St. Anthony Medical Campus

Location: Lakewood, CO

Work-type: Full-time

Shift: Variable

Requisition: 2019-12839

Apply URL
: https://external-centura.icims.com/jobs/12839/histology-technician/job

Welcome to Centura Health

Welcome to largest health ecosystem in Colorado and western Kansas. Welcome to living your mission among thousands of people on fire to live theirs too.

Flourishing Begins Here

You have a purpose, unique talents and NOW is the time to embrace it, live it and put it to work. At Centura Health, we value incredible people with incredible skills – but your commitment to a greater cause is something we value even more.
 
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.

What You Bring/Job Requirements

In addition to bringing your whole self to the workplace each day, qualified candidates will need the following:
•    Previous professional experience, preferred.
•    High School Diploma or GED required
•    HT, HTL with ASCP certification or registry eligible, certification required within 6 months of hire
•    Position qualifies for a $3,000 sign-on bonus

Light work - (Exert up to 20lbs force occasionally, and/or up to 10lbs frequently)

Your Connected Community

When people and places align, incredible things happen. Just like the 21,000+ amazing associates who work here, every community within Centura Health’s connected ecosystem has its own unique history, story and personality.
 
St. Anthony Hospital, located in Lakewood, Colorado, is a Level I Trauma Center with four trauma rooms including the T-10 room, a dedicated field-to-surgery suite ready 24/7 for trauma surgeons and specially trained teams who provide life-saving care to the most severely ill and injured patients. St. Anthony proudly provides a full range of medical specialties and health care services to Denver and the surrounding region with a state-of-the-art medical campus and Flight for Life. We’re also proud to be the recipient of numerous awards, certifications and accreditations from the American Heart Association; Chest Pain Center (CPC); American College of Cardiology; The Joint Commission’s National Quality Approval; Healthgrades; the Emergency Nurses Association Lantern Award; NAPBC Accreditation; American College of Radiology and many others. The St. Anthony Medical Campus in Lakewood combines our heritage of expert care with the latest in technology and innovation. If you’re looking to be part of a fast-paced environment where you can practice to the top of your profession in trauma, cardiology, stroke, neurosciences, breast imaging, cancer/oncology care, surgery and more, we invite you to apply.

To view more job openings, visit: https://www.centura.org/careers

Posted 8/1/19




Histotechnician (Night Shift) - Unipath - Denver, CO


This position is responsible for independently and proficiently performing Histology laboratory techniques to ensure the quality, consistency and efficiency of operations.    Current ASCP board of certification Histotech or Histotechnologist documentation is required.  

Essential Duties/Responsibilities:
•    Performs routine histology tasks independently with a focus on maintaining skills, knowledge and increasing experience.  
     o    Safety – Follow laboratory safety requirements including hazardous waste regulations and disposal.
     o    Processing – Working knowledge of tissue fixation and processing.  
     o    Embedding – Embedding paraffin processed patient tissue in molds.
     o    Microtomy – Producing high quality microscopic slides.
     o    Quality Control – QC checks of histology slides prior to slide distribution.
     o    Reagent preparation, storage and disposal of solutions.
     o    Staining techniques – Manual and automated methods of H&E and special stains.
     o    IHC – Basic operations.
•    Responsible for production of routine and special histology techniques.
•    Performs assigned bench responsibilities wholly.
•    Reviews and acts in accordance with current policies and procedures.
•    Assists in training team members when requested and scheduled by department management.
                
Other Duties/Responsibilities:
•    Participate in on-call schedule rotation.
•    Maintain integrity of patient specimens at all times, with a high level of accuracy.
•    Establishes and maintains effective relationships with team members, management and pathologists.  
•    Resolves conflict through finding common ground and obtaining cooperation with minimum disruption. Identifies problems and provides appropriate recommendations for solutions in a timely manner.
•    Responsible for following all quality and regulatory standards required in performing tasks.
•    Demonstrate initiative, dependability, cooperation and diplomacy in all situations.
•    Maintains a safe, clean work environment at all times (includes equipment, supply stock, files, records, counters, etc.) according to standards established.
•    Block and slide filing.
•    Helps prepare for accreditation inspections.
•    Other duties as assigned.

Supervisor Duties:
•    No supervisory duties.

Job Qualifications:            

Knowledge:
•    Working knowledge of biology, anatomy, and medical terminology.
•    Working knowledge of all Histology procedures.
•    Knowledge of handling chemical and biohazardous materials.
•    Solid understanding of operating and maintenance to all equipment in the Histology Laboratory and ability to perform preventive and corrective maintenance of laboratory equipment and instruments or refer to appropriate sources for repairs.

Skills:
•    Computer Skills:  Basic computer navigation and data entry skills.
•    Communication Skills:  Communicate and collaborate both orally and in writing.
•    Interpersonal Skills:  Effectively work with all levels of the organization.

Requirements:
•    Must work independently or in small or large group settings.
•    Must effectively identify and communicate to solve problems and issues.
•    Must maintain confidentiality in order to protect patient/client privacy and proprietary organizational information.
•    Must maintain mental and physical focus required to perform tasks to established standards and deadlines (quality and quantity).
•    Must learn new techniques and adhere to scheduled competency examinations.

Education/Experience:
•    High School or Equivalent.
•    College biology educational track with completion of 30 hours of science credit and completion of a college level human anatomy and physiology course.  
     o    Or training and documented proficiency in Histology by a NACCLS program.
•    A minimum of one year experience that demonstrates the knowledge and experience necessary to obtain HT/HTL (ASCP) certification.
•    Attends continuing education activities to enhance current knowledge, skills and maintains current HT/HTL certification.

Work Environment:
•    Laboratory environment.
•    Employees in this position will receive safety training on handling and disposal of chemicals and biohazards, clean-up of spills, emergency evacuation routes, communication and alarms.
•    Exposure to chemicals including but not limiting to alcohol, xylene, formalin and biohazard materials.
•    Requires ability to tolerate appropriate use of personal protective equipment.
•    High pressure to meet deadlines impacting turn-around-time and managing issues.

Physical Activities:

•    Requires full range of body motion, including manual and finger dexterity.  
•    Requires eye/hand coordination.
•    Requires visual acuity and normal color perception.
•    Requires moderate physical activity and the ability to sit and stand for extended periods of time.
•    Requires ability to lift and carry items weighing up to 50 pounds.

NOTE: This job description is not intended to be an exhaustive list of all duties, responsibilities or qualifications associated with the job.


Apply Online or contact or contact Ms. Elizabeth Menendez HT(ASCP), emenendez@unipathdx.com

Posted 7/29/19




Histology Supervisor - Alta Vista Laboratories - Highlands Ranch, CO


Alta Vista Laboratories is looking for a Histology Supervisor to join the team as we expand and grow our processing of clinical dermatology specimens. Located in Highlands Ranch, just 15 miles south of Denver, we are offering an opportunity to join full time in our new laboratory with beautiful views of the Rocky Mountains. If you are looking for a small lab environment with normal hours, a focus on quality, not quantity, then you have found the right place.

Essential Duties of the Position:
•    Routine histology with the ability to learn and perform each bench independently
•    Perform gross examination of surgical specimens
•    Data entry of examination into patient charts and accurate recording of levels or stains
•    Knowledge of tissue fixation and processing
•    Embedding paraffin processed patient tissue into molds
•    Producing high quality microscopic sections and slides
•    Using latest automated H&E and IHC stainers, plus some manual special stain methods
•    Prefer experience validating special stains and IHC

Other Responsibilities:
•    Maintain integrity of patient specimens, with a high level of accuracy
•    Maintaining logs and records of equipment service
•    Creating laboratory operating procedures
•    Help prepare and assist with accreditation inspections

Qualifications Education/Experience:
•    ASCP Certified Histotechnician (HT) or Histotechnologist (HTL) required
•    Prefer experience in a dermatopathology laboratory
•    Participate in continuing education opportunities

Our Practice Offers:
•    Opportunity within a growing private practice
•    Flexible schedule, no nights, weekends, or holidays
•    Competitive salary and excellent benefits:
o    Health, dental, vision insurance
o    Profit-sharing retirement
o    Skincare discounts and cosmetic dermatology perks

About The Practice:
Our medical office, Alta Vista Dermatology, has five practitioners whom have developed a large patient volume and is located in one of the largest, most desirable suburbs of Denver. Alta Vista Laboratories supports the clinic and an associated Mohs surgical unit with a dermatopathologist as the Laboratory Director.

Contact:
Interested? Please submit resume to lab@altavistaderm.com 

Posted 7/19/19