HISTOLOGY TECH I/ II - FULL TIME DAY OR EVENINGS - PATHOLOGY
St. Luke's Hospital
September 4, 2018
St. Louis, Missouri
Salary based on experience
Full Time - Experienced
Performs a variety of laboratory procedures associated with the examination of histological specimens to include clerical activities. Prepares and stains tissue sections from surgical or autopsy materials for microscopic study and interpretation. Performs duties and responsibilities in a manner consistent with our mission and values.
Principle Accountabilities: % Of Time Spent
1. Safety/Risk Management: Maintains an environment for employees, patients, medical staff, and visitors that promote safety consciousness in order to achieve a safe physical environment. Complies with Infection Control guidelines. Adheres to chemical hygiene policies. Follows confidentiality policy/procedure. Adheres to hospital wide and department specific safety regulations. Writes QI reports as necessary. Creates a safe and clean work environment. (10%)
2. Coordination of Services: coordinates activities, which allow quality work within a timely manner. Receives, logs and prepares specimens. Coordinates services and resources with laboratory and non-laboratory personnel (i.e. surgery, mislabeled/unlabeled specimens, supplies). Coordinates completion of training (i.e., new employees). Acts as a resource for laboratory and non-laboratory personnel. Monitors and orders reagents, supplies and consumables in a timely manner to insure continuous service. Stocks area and alerts appropriate personnel when reagents or supplies are low. Receives, labels and stores supplies accurately and in a timely manner. (10%)
3. Primary Aspects of the Job: exhibits organizational skills and a conscientiousness which allows for precise and accurate results in a timely manner. Demonstrates proper technical skills (i.e. embedding, cutting and labeling). Demonstrates proper time management skills and priority setting. Assists in gross room activities. Cuts frozen sections. Performs computer functions. Assists pathologist. Accessions cases into LIS or appropriate logs. Performs routine and special stains. Performs immunochemistry stains. Performs immunofluorescence stains. Performs muscle enzyme studies. Prepares solutions. Prepares dilutions. Works up antibodies for immunochemistry stains. Selects proper controls. Evaluates results. Coverslips slides properly. Processes bones (i.e. decal). Recognizes and solves problems. Identifies cause, judges alternatives and implements solutions. Performs quality control and equipment maintenance. Evaluates accuracy of results and proper functioning of instruments and reagents through the use of established quality control program. Researches and retrieves appropriate tissue for control blocks. Maintains proper quality control slides and records. Documents corrective action for quality control program. Maintains instruments by use of preventive maintenance procedures (i.e. water bath, microtome, tissue processor, automated coverslip, knives, etc). Performs troubleshooting on equipment and supplies. Assists pathologist with autopsy procedures. Assists in special projects. Acts as a resource for a/an instrument, procedure and/or specialty area as assigned. (45%)
4. Communication Management: maintains good quality relations between staff, patients, physicians and other departments to promote a good working environment. Uses appropriate interpersonal and customer service skills when dealing with peers, pathologists, physicians and management. Trains co-workers and non-laboratory personnel. Educates students. Remains current with meeting minutes. Reviews area policies and procedures annually. (25%)
5. Technology: Maintains equipment in order to provide a continuous level of quality in test results. Reports instrument malfunctions and performs minor repairs. Calls service representative or technical hot-line as necessary. Maintains a working knowledge of laboratory computer functions to insure accurate data management. Maintains a working knowledge of the hospital computer functions to include charges and credits, if applicable. Maintains a working knowledge of personal computer, if applicable. Attends in-service training on new equipment and procedures (i.e., WinNet). Assists in evaluating and testing new equipment. Remains current in Laboratory developments though participation in continuing education and self-study (10 hours per year). Performs other work duties as assigned. (10%)
(Histotech I) One to two years training in an accredited histology program or three to four years on-the-job training in histology Certification by the American Society for Clinical Pathologists (ASCP) Must meet all required state and federal standards to perform assigned testing Position requires a high degree of accuracy to ensure proper identification of tissue sections and slides. Incorrect diagnosis of cancer may be given for a patient resulting in unnecessary or missed surgery and financial loss. The assessment, care and treatment provided by the Laboratory will be consistent with the specific age related needs of the patient. The Laboratory divisions are competent to provide patient care to neonates/infants, children, adolescents, adults and geriatrics.
Requires high school or equivalent (Histotech I)
(Histotech II) HTL (ASCP) certification Position requires a high degree of accuracy to ensure proper identification of tissue sections and slides. Incorrect diagnosis of cancer may be given for a patient resulting in unnecessary or missed surgery and financial loss. Must meet all applicable required state and federal standards to perform assigned testing The assessment, care and treatment provided by the Laboratory will be consistent with the specific age related needs of the patient. The Laboratory divisions are competent to provide patient care to neonates/infants, children, adolescents, adults and geriatrics.
Bachelor's degree required (Histotech II)
Additional Salary Information: Benefits start day one, Pension, 401K matching, Tuition reimbursement, etc.
Internal Number: 2018-12856
About St. Luke's Hospital
St. Luke's is a faith-based, nonprofit healthcare provider committed to improving the quality of life for our patients and the community. Our compassionate healthcare team furthers this mission by providing high quality, nationally-recognized care and achieving excellent patient satisfaction.
Since the day we cared for our first patient more than 150 years ago, St. Luke's has grown from a single hospital location to an advanced network of care, with extraordinary physicians and other healthcare experts providing services in over 60 specialty areas across our 493-bed hospital in Chesterfield, Mo., 143-bed St. Luke's Des Peres Hospital and more than 30 outpatient locations in the greater St. Louis area.
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