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Senior Histotechnician - Centennial Pathologists, Centennial, CO



Position Available: Senior Histotechnician

Job status:      Full time (M-F)

Description:

Responsible for the preparation of all surgical pathology specimens for microscopic examination by the pathologist at a newly built specialized GI anatomic pathology laboratory under minimal supervision.  This knowledge includes routine histology, special staining techniques, immunohistochemistry, maintain all quality control, maintain all maintenance records required in the laboratory, and troubleshoot day to day bench related problems.  Salary is competitive and benefits, including medical, dental, vision, and life insurance are currently offered for full-time employees.  A 401k plan along with a matching component is also offered and available after 6 months.  This is a full-time position working weekdays (M-F).  No nights, weekends, or holidays.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, & ABILITIES:

-Working knowledge of all Histology procedures (embedding, microtomy, tissue processing, fixation,
decalcification, routine H&E, special stains, and Immunohistochemistry staining).
-Solid understanding of operating and maintenance to all equipment in the Histology Laboratory.
-Following all quality and regulatory standards required in performing tasks.
-Hazardous Waste Regulations and disposal.
-Contribute to the overall lab safety.
-Ability to work independently.
-Ability to consistently provide accurate work and to pay close attention to detail.
-Demonstrate initiative, dependability, cooperation and diplomacy in all situations in order to maintain a high standard of customer service to the patient.

PREFERRED KNOWLEDGE:

-Minimum five (5) years of experience as a histotechnologist.
-Prior experience in writing laboratory SOP’s.
-Prior experience operating the following instrumentation:
     • Leica H&E slide stainer and Thermo IHC stainer

WORK ENVIRONMENT

-Ability to tolerate sustained exposure to common laboratory environment (facemasks, goggles/eyewear,   gloves, etc.).
-Chemical handling including but not limited to alcohol, xylene, formalin, etc.
-Ability to meet deadlines impacting laboratory turnaround time and managing multiple complex issues.

PHYSICAL ACTIVITIES


-Requires a full range of body motion, including manual dexterity and hand-eye coordination.
-Ability to identify slight color differentiation in tissue specimens.
-Moderate physical activity - walking, standing, or sitting in one place for prolonged periods of time.

EDUCATION

     1.Successful completion of a NAACLS accredited Histotechnician (HT) or Histotechnologist (HTL) program

          • Training and documented proficiency in Histology (NACCLS program or OJT).
          • Attends continuing education activities and / or certification to maintain current knowledge and skills.

OR

     2. At least 60 semester hours of academic credit from a regionally accredited college/university, with a combination of 24semester hours of science courses or 24 semester hours of medical technology courses),

    AND

         • one year full time acceptable experience in a histopathology (clinical, veterinary, industry or research) laboratory

CERTIFICATES, LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS:

     • Eligible for certification through the American Society for Clinical Pathology (ASCP)

Please submit resumes to:  cmorgan@centpath.com

Posted 1/18/23




IHC Technician/Histotechnician I/II/III - Lanterne Dx, Boulder, CO


Job description: A Lanterne Dx IHC Technician/Histotechnician is responsible for performing all necessary IHC, immunofluorescence (IF), in situ hybridization (ISH), and histology procedures related to projects including but not limited to grossing, trimming, processing, embedding, sectioning, and staining of non-human and human samples. The IHC Technician/Histotechnician will also perform various tasks required for receiving, processing, preparing, and analyzing patient tissue specimens in accordance with relevant Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) and regulatory requirements. The IHC Technician/ Histotechnician must demonstrate the ability to work independently.

Job duties
•    Use automated equipment and instruments including microscopes, tissue processors, embedding centers, microtomes, stainers, autostainers, and other laboratory equipment.
•    Performs fixation, tissue dehydration, tissue embedding (OCT, FFPE), sectioning, and slide staining (H&E, special stains).
•    Performs routine and non-routine activities involved in the staining of IHC, IF, and ISH slides for microscopic evaluation by pathologist(s), according to policies and procedures, including confirmation, optimization, and validation of IHC antibodies.
•    Prepares solutions, stains, and reagents in accordance with standard operating procedures (SOPS).
•    Ensure proper functioning, maintenance, and cleanliness of all laboratory equipment and work areas, including proper documentation
•    Performs and monitors inventory of supplies, equipment, and reagents used, and places orders for replacements as required
•    Shows ability to handle unexpected situations and can exercise independent thought and action.
•    Maintain accurate documentation, including computerized documentation, in accordance with established policies, procedures, and regulations.
•    Follow, review, and author standard operating procedures (SOPS), as applicable.
•    Ensure all materials and reagents are stored at appropriate conditions and are not expired
•    Accepts accountability and responsibility for actions and own behavior.
•    Continually look for new and more efficient ways of performing tasks to improve the capabilities and capacity of the histology lab.
•    Organizes work for effective utilization of time.
•    Other duties, as assigned by manager.

Qualifications:
•    Associates degree with a minimum of zero to two (0-2) years’ experience (Histotechnician I), up to (5) years’ experience (Histotechnician II), up to ten (10) years’ experience (Histotechnician III), or 10+ years’ experience (Lead/Sr. Histotechnician)
•    Registered Histotechnologist (ASCP, HTL) or Histotechnician (ASCP, HT). Qualification in Immunohistochemistry (QIHC, ASCP) preferred
•    2 years of immunohistochemistry experience. 1 year of histology experience preferred.
•    Spatial ability to perceive three-dimensional and geometric relationships when cutting paraffin blocks and making embedding molds.
•    Finger dexterity to manipulate the micro-thin tissue sections and to mount onto microscope slides
•    Color discrimination to verify diagnostic quality of staining processes in order that essential features of tissue sections can be properly defined.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
•    Commitment to Lanterne Dx Vision and Values
•    Effective verbal and written communication skills.
•    Experience in writing laboratory SOPs and other QMS documentation.
•    Proficient with Microsoft Office and other basic productivity applications.
•    Ability to organize and manage multiple priorities.
•    Ability to work well in a team environment and cross departmentally.

Company Benefits:
•    Health
•    Dental
•    Vision
•    Short-Term Disability
•    Generous PTO/Sick Leave
•    8 Company-paid holidays/personal day
•    Paid-time off for bereavement, jury duty, voting
•    401k with limited company match

Work Environment & Physical Demands: The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. The physical demands described below are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. The employee may occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds (lifting boxes, files, etc.). Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, color differentiation, distance vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is required to stand, walk, talk, and hear.

Compensation: $54,000-$75,000 per year ($26-36 per hour)

To Apply: Send your Resume and why you are interested in joining our team to Sallen@LanterneDx.com 

Posted 1/13/23