UNC Medical Center in Chapel Hill, NC is hiring Histotechnologists and Cytotechnologists to join our Surgical Pathology team!
**These positions qualify for our new Clinical Laboratory Incentive Program, which includes either $10,000 in tuition loan assistance OR a $5,000 commitment incentive! Learn more here: https://bit.ly/3azWur7
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Performs a variety of the more specialized medical tissue testing and administrative tasks in support of clinical activities. Work involves preparation of tissue samples, which enable pathologist to determine the cause of death, cause and degree of disease of patient and the course of treatment.
1. Investigates problems with equipment, test results, specimens, and/or workflow. 2. Participates on teams or performs special projects/assignments. 3. Performs quality control and equipment maintenance. 4. Performs routine and more specialized test procedures. Prepares tissue slides by processing, embedding, sectioning, examining, and staining tissues received from surgical pathology, autopsy, hematology, cytology and research areas. 5. Performs teaching of Clinical Laboratory Science students and Pathology residents and training of new employees. Serves as a technical resource. 6. Prepares specimens and reagents, solutions, heat, or filters as required. 7. Provides leadership and guidance to co-workers. 8. Reports results to healthcare providers. Consults/confers with health care providers regarding test results. 9. Reviews test results to ensure accuracy of report and timely correction of errors.
Education Requirements: - Bachelor's degree in Medical Technology, Clinical Laboratory Science, Chemistry Science or Biological Science. Licensure/Certification Requirements: - HTL(ASCP) certified by the ASCP Board of Certification (BOC) within two years from date of hire. Professional Experience Requirements: - If Bachelor degree plus completion of NAACLS accredited histology program, no years of experience is required. - If Bachelor degree in biological or chemical science, one (1) year of relevant laboratory experience.
Performs specialized and complex technical tasks in screening slides of clinical specimens to detect evidence of cancer or other pathological or diseased conditions. Duties include marking abnormalities, recording diagnosis, an filing cases for subsequent review with pathologist.
1. Complies listing of patients for follow-up analysis of specimens. Prepares and analyzes subsequent specimens for cell changes and reports findings to pathologist. 2. Filters and spins fluids (centrifuge), prepares slides and stains specimens. Classifies slides, records classification, and presents slides with unusual cell structures to pathologist for further examination. 3. Prepares various solutions as required maintains inventory of supplies reorders as required. 4. Provides technical instruction and guidance to cytology students, reviews slides screened by students assists in training of new employees. 5. Receives blood/fluid specimens sent to the laboratory or collects specimens from patients observing strict principles of asepsis and anti-sepsis to prevent infection of patients and contamination of specimens. 6. Reviews patient history for each case maintains files of slides, diagnoses and laboratory reports.
Education Requirements: - Bachelor's degree and completion of a one (1) year training program in an American Society for Clinical Pathologists (ASCP) or Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Program (CAAHEP) accredited school of Cytology. Licensure/Certification Requirements: - CT(ASC) certified by the ASCP Board of Certification (BOC) within one year of hire date. Professional Experience Requirements: - Bachelor's degree and completion of a one (1) year training program in an American Society for Clinical Pathologists (ASCP) or Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Program (CAAHEP) accredited school of Cytology, no years of experience required.
Legal Employer: STATE
Entity: UNC Medical Center
Organization Unit: Surgical Pathology
Work Type: Full Time
Standard Hours Per Week: 40.00
Work Schedule: Day Job
Location of Job: US:NC:Chapel Hill
Exempt From Overtime: Exempt: No
This is a State position employed by UNC Health Care System.
Internal Number: 6579/6743
About UNC Health
UNC Health is an integrated health care system owned by the state of North Carolina and based in Chapel Hill. UNC Health is committed to empowering health, not just health care. From Magnet recognition to being named one of America's Best Employers by Forbes Magazine, we're proud to say that our hard work is consistently recognized, awarded, and celebrated.
UNC Health and our 33,000 employees, continue to serve as North Carolina’s Health Care System, caring for patients from all 100 counties and beyond our borders. We continue to leverage the world class research conducted in the UNC School of Medicine, translating that innovation to life-saving and life-changing therapies, procedures, and techniques for the patients who rely on us.
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