UnityPoint Health

Histotechnologist-Laboratory

Requisition ID
2022-105559
Category
Laboratory
Location
US-IA-Dubuque
Address
350 N Grandview Ave
Affiliate
2020 UnityPoint Health Finley Hospital
City
Dubuque
Department
Laboratory
State
IA
FTE
.01
FLSA
Non-Exempt
Scheduled Hours/Shift
PRN, as needed.
Work Type (Portal Searching)
As Needed

Overview

We are looking for a PRN Histotechnician to work in our Lab. Work hours will vary per required need. As a PRN employee you will be required to work (1) 8 or 12 hour shift per month. 

 

The Histology Technician (HT) is responsible for providing timely and effective services to the customers of the departments assigned, assuring that the professional and technical process is carried out.  Customers include predominately young adult to geriatric patients. The HT works in consultation with the laboratory supervisor assigned to Histology to assure that services are consistent with the needs of the Pathologists and medical staff.

 

Why UnityPoint Health?  

  • Commitment to our Team – We’ve been named a Top 150 Place to Work in Healthcare 2022 by Becker’s Healthcare for our commitment to our team members. 
  • Culture – At UnityPoint Health, you Come for a fulfilling career and experience a culture guided by uncompromising values and unwavering belief in doing what's right for the people we serve. 
  • Benefits – Our competitive Total Rewards program offers benefits options that align with your needs and priorities, no matter what life stage you’re in. 
  • Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Commitment – We’re committed to ensuring you have a voice that is heard regardless of role, race, gender, religion, or sexual orientation. 
  • Development – We believe equipping you with support and development opportunities is an essential part of delivering a remarkable employment experience. 
  • Community Involvement – Be an essential part of our core purpose—to improve the health of the people and communities we serve. 

  

Visit us at UnityPoint.org/careers to hear more from our team members about why UnityPoint Health is a great place to work. https://dayinthelife.unitypoint.org/  

  

 

Responsibilities

Histology

  • Performs and demonstrates proficiency in fixing, cutting, mounting, and staining of tissues.
  • Assists in maintaining records and specimen storage and disposal for the Cytology laboratory.
  • Accurately performs routine H & E stain, special stains and immunohistochemical stains.
  • Assists the Pathologists in the performance of frozen sections.
  • Assists in maintaining records and specimen storage and disposal for the Histology laboratory.
  • Uses, monitors and troubleshoots equipment in the Histology laboratory.
  • Assists with FNA procedures.
  • Prepares body fluids for Cytological analysis.
  • Consistently demonstrates attention to detail in following protocol for patient, sample, and aliquot identification and labeling.

Qualifications

 

Minimum Requirements

Identify items that are minimally required to perform the essential functions of this position.

Preferred or Specialized

Not required to perform the essential functions of the position.

Education:

 

 

 

• BS degree in a Laboratory Science.

• Successful completion of an accredited HT or HTL program(preferred) -or- equivalent education to be eligible for high complexity testing per CLIA regulations

 

Experience:

 

 

• Embedding for all tissue types

• Cutting tissues of all types

• Special staining          

Previous experience in a histology laboratory in a clinical setting

License(s)/Certification(s):

 

 

Board Certified/Eligible in Histology as Histotechnician (HT, ASCP) or Histotechnologist (HTL, ASCP).

 

Valid driver’s license when driving any vehicle for work-related reasons.

 

 

Knowledge/Skills/Abilities:

 

 

 

 

• Embedding with proper orientation

• Microtome use and care

• Cryostat use and care

• Maintenance procedures for processors and strainers

• Technical aptitude –ability to learn new systems quickly

• Ability to work independently in a fast-paced environment

• Strong attention to detail and quality

 

Knowledge of Anatomic Pathology software systems

Other:

 

 

 

Use of usual and customary equipment used to perform essential functions of the position.

 

 

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