Independent Medical / Diagnostic Laboratory, Private Industry, Research Facility
2 Year Degree
Monday - Friday, Day Shift, some rotational Saturdays maybe required.
Full-Time Regular w/ Benefits.
Office based, Greater Cincinnati, OH - Relocation provided maybe available
The Histotechnologist will be responsible for the daily operations of the lab to include grossing, tissue processing, embedding, microtomy, H&E, special stains, IHC stains, whole slide scanning, and any other routine anatomic pathology techniques. The Histotechnologist will document daily updates on the maintenance logs. Responsible for operational tasks as assigned by the section supervisor. Responsible for assisting with new assay and testing platform validations as assigned by the section supervisor. Assists with administrative duties as requested by laboratory management. Assists with AP projects as assigned by the section supervisor.
Performs gross examination of received samples
Routine processing, embedding, and microtomy
Staining - H&E, Special Stains, and Immunohistochemistry
Whole slide scanning
Additional operational tasks as assigned by section supervisor
Control slide screening
Validation assistance as assigned by section supervisor
Education and Experience:
An Associate degree in chemical or biological science or medical laboratory technology, obtained from an accredited institution ASCP (HT/HLT) certification preferred, or eligible for testing
1+ years’ experience as a Histotechnologist
Must qualify for high complexity testing as outlined below. Transcripts and/or proof may be required to show qualifications met.
OR education/training equivalent to footnote below*.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
Excellent critical thinking skills to support quality decision-making
Good time management, planning, and organizational skills
Good written and oral communication skills
Good cooperative and collaborative skills
Ability to work well in a team environment
Working Conditions and Environment:
Work is performed in a laboratory and/or a clinical environment with exposure to electrical office equipment.
Occasional drives to site locations, occasional domestic travel.
Exposure to biological fluids with potential exposure to infectious organisms.
Rare exposure to skin and lung irritants, radiation, toxic materials and hazardous waste.
Personal protective equipment required such as protective eyewear, garments and gloves.
Exposure to fluctuating and/or extreme temperatures on rare occasions.
Ability to work in an upright and /or stationary position for 6-8 hours per day.
Repetitive hand movement of both hands with the ability to make fast, simple, repeated movements of the fingers, hands, and wrists to operate lab equipment. Occasional mobility needed.
Occasional crouching, stooping, with frequent bending and twisting of upper body and neck.
Light to moderate lifting and carrying (or otherwise moves) objects including luggage and laptop computer with a maximum lift of 15-20 lbs.
Ability to access and use a variety of computer software developed both in-house and off-the-shelf.
Ability to communicate information and ideas so others will understand; with the ability to listen to and understand information and ideas presented through spoken words and sentences.
Frequently interacts with others to obtain or relate information to diverse groups. Works independently with little guidance or reliance on oral or written instructions and plans work schedules to meet goals. Requires multiple periods of intense concentration.
Performs a wide range of variable tasks as dictated by variable demands and changing conditions with little predictability as to the occurrence. Ability to perform under stress. Ability to multi-task.
Regular and consistent attendance.
*Footnote: Education/training equivalent to the above that includes the following:
60 semester hours or equivalent from an accredited institution. This education must include 24 semester hours of medical laboratory technology courses, OR 24 semester hours of science courses that includes six semester hours of chemistry, six semester hours of biology, and 12 semester hours of chemistry, biology or medical laboratory technology in any combination, AND Laboratory training including either completion of a clinical laboratory training program approved or accredited by the ABHES, NAACLA, or other organization approved by HHS (note that this training may be included in the 60 semester hours listed above), OR at least three months of recorded laboratory training in each specialty in which the individual performs high complexity testing.
Internal Number: 155378
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