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Lab Histology Tech

Carle Foundation
Urbana

Job Description

$5,000 sign on bonus and

$2,500 relocation (for greater than 50 miles)*

- External Applicants only

The Histotechnician is responsible for performing routine histopathological taskss including microtomy, embedding, cryotomy, immunohistochemistry and special staining procedures in preparing specimens for microscopic examination by a pathologist.

Qualifications:
EDUCATIONAL REQUIREMENTS
Bachelors degree in Biological Science or Related Field and Successful completion of a NAACLS (National Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Sciences) accredited Histotechnician program OR At least 60 semester hours (90 quarter hours) of academic credit from a regionally accredited college/university, with a combination of 12 semester hours (18 quarter hours) of biology and chemistry (must include credit hours in both) OR Associate's degree from a regionally accredited college/university, with a combination of 12 semester hours (18 quarter hours) of biology and chemistry (must include credit hours in both) AND One (1) year full time acceptable experience in a histopathology (clinical, veterinary, industry or research) laboratory within the last ten (10) years

CERTIFICATION & LICENSURE REQUIREMENTS
ASCP BOC w/in 2 years of start date in position

EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS
None Specified

OTHER REQUIREMENTS
Significant knowledge of the histologic process of preparing specimens for pathologic review. Strong ability to work corroboratively and effectively in a fast-paced, flexible, team-based environment. Demonstrates excellent rapport with internal and external professional contacts. Facilitates open communication, diffuses sources of conflict, demonstrates respect for others, and diplomatically negotiates solutions. Excellent written and verbal communication. Demonstrates constructive thinking by analyzing issues before acting, generating creative ideas, detecting patterns and connections, breaking down complex problems, and developing solutions.

Essential Functions:

Cut routine parffin sections of surgical and autopsy tissue for microscopic examination in the diagnosis and treatment of disease.
Prepare equipment and reagents for processing, embedding, microtomy and processing of tissue. Perform routine and special staining techniques. Label, file, discard and maintain tissue, slides, and blocks.
Perform various Quality Control and Quality Assurance procedures to maintain compliance with internal and external regulations and protocols. Evaluates acceptability as associated with department testing.
Cut routine paraffin sections of surgical and autopsy tissue for microscopic examination in the diagnosis and treatment of disease.
Prepare equipment and reagents for processing, embedding, microtomy and processing of tissue. Perform routine and special staining techniques. Label, file, discard and maintain tissue, clides and blocks.
Perform various Quality Control and Quality Assurance procedures to maintain compliance with internal and external regulations and protocols. Evaluates acceptability as associated with department testing.

Employment Type

Full - Time

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