Performs routine histological duties including embedding, sectioning, coverslipping, solution preparation and staining. Staining includes special stains, IHC and H&E.
Performs quality control and period maintenance duties. Records, files and documents activities.
Assists pathologist in gross examination of tissue.
Preferred knowledge of medical terminology, and computers; including Word and Excel. Good communication skills.
Exposure to blood and potentially infectious materials and chemical hazards. Must have good visual acuity. Cannot be color blind.
This position provides an opportunity to work towards management and leadership roles in the laboratory.
Ability to pay close attention to detail and perform all duties with minimal errors. Must be flexible and willing to perform a variety of additional duties as assigned. Expected to perform duties in an independent manner. Must consistently report to work as scheduled.
Education: High school degree is required; additional Chemistry and Biology background is useful. No certification or licensing is required. 2 years of experience in field is preferred.
Internal Number: 190312
About Peninsula Pathology Institute
Peninsula Pathology Institute is the only pathology lab on the Kenai Peninsula, which is famous for its outdoor activities including hiking, camping, fishing, skiing, etc. The Institute began in 1999 and is CAP accredited. Since then it has developed a network of rural Alaska hospitals including Nome, Bethel, and Dillingham. It has 2 full time pathologists; 2 histotechs, and support personnel. The laboratory has a full array of special stains and a broad IHC panel. the laboratory has views of the famous Kenai river and is adjacent to walking pathway along the river. The Institute has the largest pathology library in the state of Alaska. The institute takes great pride in quality and customer service.