Joining AdventHealth is about being part of something bigger. It’s about belonging to a community that believes in the wholeness of each person, and serves to uplift others in body, mind and spirit. AdventHealth is a place where you can thrive professionally, and grow spiritually, by Extending the Healing Ministry of Christ. Where you will be valued for who you are and the unique experiences you bring to our purpose-minded team. All while understanding that together we are even better.
The role you’ll contribute: Under the immediate supervision of the Pathologist, Assistant Laboratory Manager and the Director of Laboratory services, the Histology Technologist prepares samples for clinical testing in the histology/pathology area of the laboratory. A Histology Technologist obtains or receives specimens, prepares samples to be evaluated for the pathologist by using standardized procedures, understands the method principle, performs quality control, and performs preventative maintenance. The Histology Technologist works independently, organizing work to meet established deadlines, records all data obtained and maintains job competence. The position also involves effective communication and interpersonal skills.
The value you’ll bring to the team:
Build collaborative professional relationships to create quality healthcare
Work independently in a professional team-oriented environment
Has written and oral communication skills adequate to comprehend technical material and communicate with medical professionals.
Accountability to learn and implement processes that improves laboratory standards.
Perform procedures within the approved guidelines to meet turnaround time standards and maintain quality patient care.
Perform procedures on surgical specimens including but not limited to tissue samples and body fluid specimens. Repeat procedures where appropriate
Receive clinical and pre-operative diagnostic information to aid in the selection of testing and aid the pathologist in the anatomic interpretation of the specimen.
Receives tissue or cytology requisitions from ancillary departments and physicians for routine or reference laboratory testing.
Transport body fluids and exudates to the appropriate department for testing performed outside of anatomic pathology.
Maintains wet tissue, cytology fluids, paraffin blocks, and slides according to JCAHO and GHR guidelines.
Assists pathologist directly in frozen section preparation.
Interact with off-site transcription to provide information to aid in the completion of the working draft and final pathology report that is distributed to physicians and placed in the patient’s permanent records.
The expertise and experiences you’ll need to succeed:
EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE REQUIRED:
1 year of approved clinical laboratory experience
Histology ASCP or equivalent
EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE PREFERRED:
Preferred Associate or Bachelor of Science, in biology, chemistry, or related health science
Preferred mathematical, computer reasoning, and language skills at the college level (1 year)
At AdventHealth, Extending the Healing Ministry of Christ is our mission. It calls us to be His hands and feet in helping people feel whole. Our story is one of hope — one that strives to heal and restore the body, mind and spirit. Our more than 80,000 skilled and compassionate caregivers in hospitals, physician practices, outpatient clinics, urgent care centers, skilled nursing facilities, home health agencies and hospice centers are committed to providing individualized, wholistic care.