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Histotechnologist - Swedish Medical Center - Englewood, CO



Histotechnologist-03167-75932
Primary Location: United States-Colorado-Englewood-Swedish Medical Center
Job: Laboratory
Schedule: Full-time

Description


Swedish Medical Center, part of HCA’s HealthONE, is located in the south metro Denver area where it has been a proud member of the community for more than 110 years. An acute care hospital with 408 licensed beds, annually Swedish cares for more than 200,000 patients with a team of approximately 2,000 dedicated employees, 300 volunteers and 1,400 physicians.
Swedish serves as the Rocky Mountain Region’s referral center for the most advanced stroke treatment, and was the state’s first Joint Commission certified Comprehensive Stroke Center. Swedish also serves as the region’s neurotrauma and orthopedic trauma provider and is the south metro Denver area’s only level I trauma facility with a dedicated burn and reconstructive center. Over 150 facilities regularly transfer highly complex cases to Swedish.
Swedish Medical Center offers patients the highest quality care and the most advanced technologies and treatments in nearly every medical specialty including adult and pediatric emergency, heart care, neurology/neurosurgery, pregnancy and childbirth, orthopedics and joint replacement, cancer care, gastroenterology and liver care, gynecology and urology.

Position Summary:

Performs a variety of Technical Procedures in Histology.
Able to perform department clerical duties with accuracy and efficiency.
Responsible for the production of routine and special Histology Tests, Stains and slides.
Responsible for producing high quality microscopic slides.
Responsible for following all quality and regulatory standards in performing tasks.
Responsible for maintaining effective communication between coworkers and management.
Actively participates in staff meeting as scheduled.
Establishes and maintains effective working relationships with internal and external customers.
Exercises good judgment in conflict resolution.
Responsible for maintaining the necessary levels of confidentiality.
Other duties as assigned.


Qualifications
Licensure/Certification/Registration:
ASCP certification or eligible preferred.

Education:
AS or BS degree in related sciences preferred.

Experience:

Minimum of 2 years experience that demonstrates the knowledge and expertise necessary.
Working knowledge of all Histology procedures-Embedding, Microtomy, Tissue Processing, Fixation, Decalcification, Routine and Special Staining, and Immunohistochemistry.
Familiar with all equipment in the Histology Laboratiory.
Perform preventive and corrective maintenance of laboratory equipment and instruments or refers to appropriate sources for repairs.
Good communication skills.

Knowledge/Skills/Abilities:

Able to embed 75 blocks an hour.
Able to cut 50 slides an hour.
Able to perform H&E stain with consistent results.
Able to perform all special stains and IHC procedures without unnecessary repeats.
Able to cut and stain frozen section in 5 minutes.
Able to perform all cytology slide preparation work.
Able to order pathology specimens accurately and efficiently.
Able to provide quick, accurate customer service.
Able to perform multiple tasks simultaneously and accurately.
Able to adjust to changing workload.


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Posted 1/24/2019



Highlands Ranch Hospital - Highlands Ranch, CO



Position Available: Histotechnologist
Facility: Highlands Ranch Hospital
Department: HRH Hist Dept
Schedule: Full-time
Shift: 1st Shift - Days
Scheduled Days & Hours: M-F
Requisition number: 78783

At UCHealth, we do things differently - Highlands Ranch Hospital

The new 87 bed hospital in Highlands Ranch will join UCHealth's proud tradition of superior care and unwavering commitment to patients and the communities we serve. Highlands Ranch Hospital combines a high energy environment and a "patient first mentality," giving employees the opportunity to deliver the highest quality care to patients. The highest quality of care gives patients access to advanced treatments, complex surgeries and innovative clinical trials across the entire UCHealth system.


Histotechnologist - Provides high quality routine Hematoxylin and Eosin, immunohistochemically and histochemically stained slides to pathologist for routine or complex diagnosis and prognostic markers.

Job duties

Embeds and sections processed tissue sections to produce slides for diagnosis. Sections frozen tissue to produce slides for quick diagnosis during surgical procedures.

Performs special staining techniques for interstitial elements of tissue sections to include micro-organisms and various cellular components including antigens and enzymes for complex diagnosis and prognostic markers.

Conducts research and titrations of new antibodies used as diagnostic tools for diagnosis and prognosis. Serves as a consultant to laboratory staff and other clinical staff as needed.

Maintains immediate work area and equipment used for embedding and sectioning specimens. Maintains processing equipment, stainers and solutions used in processes.



Requirements

Successful completion of a NAACLS accredited Histotechnician program; or 60 semester hours of academic credit from a regionally accredited college/university, with a combination of 12 semester hours of biology and chemistry combined with one year full time acceptable experience in histopathology; or Baccalaureate degree from a regionally accredited college/university with combination of 30 semester hours of biology and chemistry combined with successful completion of a NAACLS accredited HT or HTL program or one year full time acceptable experience in histopathology.
Certification as a Histotechnologist (HTL) or Histotechnician (HT) by the American Society for Clinical Pathology (ASCP). State licensure if required by law.


Going beyond quality requires the perfect balance of talent, integrity, drive and intellectual curiosity. We are looking for individuals who recognize, like us, that the world of medicine is ever-changing and are motivated to do what is right, not what is easy. We support creativity and curiosity so that each of us can find the extraordinary qualities within ourselves. At UCHealth, we'll do everything in our power to make sure you grow and have a meaningful career. There's no limits to your potential here.

Be Extraordinary. Join Us Today!

The UCHealth system recognizes and appreciates the rich array of talents and perspectives that equal employment and diversity can offer our institution. As an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer, UCHealth is committed to making all employment decisions based on valid requirements. No applicant shall be discriminated against in any terms, conditions or privileges of employment or otherwise be discriminated against because of the individual's race, creed, color, religion, gender, national origin or ancestry, age, mental or physical disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, transgender status, genetic information or veteran status. UCHealth does not discriminate against any "qualified applicant with a disability" as defined under the Americans with Disabilities Act and will make reasonable accommodations, when they do not impose an undue hardship on the organization.

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Posted 1/5/2019




Centennial Pathologists, PC - Centennial CO



Position Available: Histotechnician

Job status:  Part-time (afternoons at 3:00pm, 3 hours per day) to begin asap

Company Overview:

Centennial Pathologists, PC provides staffing coverage for a specialized laboratory setting, located in the Denver Tech Center, which provides pathology services for Gastroenterology practices in Colorado.  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, Long-term and Short-term Disability are available  for full-time employees.

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 part- time position working weekdays (Tu/Thur to begin but will become M-F) with the start time typically about 3:00pm and will be consistent with approximately 3 hours daily.  Actual start time has some flexibility.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

Primary:
-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.
-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.
-No Supervisory Duties
-Other duties as assigned.

DESIRED EXPERIENCE AND KNOWLEDGE:

-Work experience of at least 1 year
-Working knowledge of 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/EXPERIENCE:

-Operating the following instrumentation:
•    Dako and Thermo stainers
-Cutting and embedding GI specimens

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

OR

3.    an associate degree from a regionally accredited college/university, with a combination of 24 semester hours of biology and chemistry(must include credit hours in both),

AND

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

CERTIFICATES, LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS:


•    Current certification through the American Society for Clinical Pathology (ASCP) or be eligible for and successfully complete ASCP certification

Please contact Andrew Horvath if interested:  ahorvath@centpath.com

Posted 12/17/2018




Medtronic - Boulder, CO


Sr. Scientist

Careers that Change Lives 

 

Help streamline and speed our time to market and build quality in at every step.  You will be a member of the new product development team that supports the design and development of innovative, new products within Surgical Innovations business. You can apply advanced technical concepts to complex problems from concept generation through early phase development.

Impact patient outcomes.  Come for a job, stay for a career.

A Day in the Life

 

The Sr. Scientist is responsible for maintaining a histology laboratory and providing histological services in support of business unit and sector projects and goals. 

 
Responsibilities Include:
 
  • Provides routine histology laboratory duties including trimming, processing, embedding, sectioning, and staining of slides.
  • Contributes to project teams as a key technical team member. 
  • Maintains histology equipment necessary to meet project specifications.        
  • Conducts literature searches as required to support development of new histology procedures
  •  Develops and maintains Standard Operating Procedures for Histology lab.
  • Develops and maintains safety procedures for the histology laboratory.
  • Initiates and maintains policies in support of a safe and healthy work environment.  This includes following the established rules, policies and practices of environmental, health and safety with specific attention to the Covidien Cardinal Rules.
  • May supervise junior technical associates.
  • Performs other duties and responsibilities as required.
  • Conducts histology studies as compliant with 21 CFR Part 58 FDA Good Laboratory Practice for Nonclinical Laboratory Studies.
  • Train on and utilize all SI-Boulder Histopathology GLP SOPs
  • Review and update SI-Boulder Histopathology GLP SOPs and controlled forms when appropriate

Must Have: Minimum Requirements 

  • Bachelor’s degree in Biology, Natural Science or related field
  • Relevant experience:  4 years with an undergraduate degree or 2 years with an advanced degree 
Nice to Have
  • American Society of Clinical Pathologists (ASCP) certification as a histology technician (HT) or histotechnologist (HTL)
  • Complete understanding of basic histology theory 
  • In-depth knowledge of standard histological procedures including microscopic histology
  • Considerable knowledge of human and animal anatomy
  • Ability to work independently
  • Ability to utilize creativity and expertise for the development of innovative technical solutions
  • Personal computer skills
  • Knowledge of computerized databases for the maintenance of scientific data
  • Knowledge of operating room and surgical procedures
  • Effective record keeping skills
  • Basic understanding of statistics and statistical methods
  • Ability to keep neat and accurate laboratory notebooks and other records
  • Effective written and verbal communication skills and ability to train others
 
About Medtronic


Together, we can change healthcare worldwide. At Medtronic, we push the limits of what technology, therapies and services can do to help alleviate pain, restore health and extend life. We challenge ourselves and each other to make tomorrow better than yesterday. It is what makes this an exciting and rewarding place to be. 

We want to accelerate and advance our ability to create meaningful innovations - but we will only succeed with the right people on our team. Let’s work together to address universal healthcare needs and improve patients’ lives. Help us shape the future. 

Physical Job Requirements

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by employees assigned to this position, but they are not an exhaustive list of all the required responsibilities and skills of this position. 

The physical demands described within the Day in the Life section of this job description 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.


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Posted 11/30/18