St. Luke's is proud of the skills, experience and compassion of its employees. The employees of St. Luke's are our most valuable asset! Individually and together, our employees are dedicated to satisfying the mission of our organization which is an unwavering commitment to excellence as we care for the sick and injured; educate physicians, nurses and other health care providers; and improve access to care in the communities we serve, regardless of a patient's ability to pay for health care.
The Histotechnologist prepares slides of human tissue to provide data on causes and/or progress of disease.
JOB DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Performs microtomy, timely and efficiently.
Perform all procedures as described in the sections procedure manual.
Embeds in paraffin, cuts, stains, and mounts specimens of human tissue.
Develops appropriate special immunostain techniques and performs special imuunostains that meet pathologists approval.
Prepares reagents, stains and other solutions.
Maintains all section log books regarding temperatures, controls, special studies and other quality control documentation.
Recognizes malfunctions of procedures or instruments.
Performs maintenance on instruments and equipment.
Works on special related projects as assigned.
Attends educational programs and inservice meetings as required by the hospital.
Uses laboratory computer to generate worksheets/logs.
PHYSICAL AND SENSORY REQUIREMENTS:
Sitting up to 6 hours/day in 3 hour increments to imbed tissue or cut blocks. Standing up to 3 hours/day in 1 hour increments. Walking up to 2 hours/day in 10 minute increments. Frequently uses fingers to manipulate cassettes and slides and for computer keyboard. Continuous use of hands for imbedding tissue, cutting tissue blocks and coverslipping slides. Frequent twisting of hands/wrists during cutting tissue blocks and coverslipping slides. Rarely lifts boxes, slide files or block files up to 25 pounds. Rarely carries objects up to 25 pounds. Rarely bends/stoops or crouches. Rarely reaches above shoulder level. Hearing as it relates to normal conversation. Seeing as it relates to general far/near/color and peripheral vision and depth perception.
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St. Luke’s University Health Network (SLUHN) is a non-profit, regional, fully integrated, nationally recognized network providing services at ten hospitals and more than 300 sites in Lehigh, Northampton, Carbon, Schuylkill, Bucks, Montgomery, Berks, Monroe and Luzerne counties in Pennsylvania and Warren and Hunterdon counties in New Jersey.
The 10 SLUHN hospitals: St. Luke’s University Hospital – Bethlehem, St. Luke’s Allentown Campus, St. Luke’s Sacred Heart (Allentown), St. Luke’s Anderson Campus (Bethlehem Township), St. Luke’s Miners Campus (Coaldale) St. Luke’s Monroe Campus (Bartonsville), St. Luke’s Quakertown Campus, St. Luke’s Palmerton and St. Luke’s Gnaden Huetten (Lehighton), all in Pennsylvania, and St. Luke’s Warren Campus in Phillipsburg, NJ.
St. Luke’s Care Network, our evolving clinically integrated network, comprises 153 St. Luke’s-owed practices with 1,156 physicians, nurse practitioners and physician assistants; and 117 independent, community practices with 467 physicians, nurse practitioners and physician assistants.
SLUHN also includes various outpatient testing and service facilities, the region’s only medical school campus, largest hospital-based ...EMS unit in Pennsylvania and various other health care services, including hospice and home health. St. Luke’s vision is to achieve top decile performance in clinical quality and safety measures, provide exceptional service and be perceived as EASY to use by everyone accessing our services.
St. Luke’s has won the Watson Health (formerly Truven) Top 100 Hospitals Award in the major teaching hospital category for four years in a row, widely regarded as one of the highest honors in the health care industry. The Network has also been routinely honored by a multitude of other organizations, including U.S. News & World Report in its annual listings of America’s Best Hospitals and Hospital Top Performance
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