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Histotechnician - Centennial Pathologists PC, Centennial, CO


Position Available: Histotechnician

Job status: Full time (2nd shift, daily M-F starting at 1:30pm)

Company Overview:


Centennial Pathologists, PC provides staffing coverage for a specialized GI anatomic pathology laboratory setting located in the Denver Tech Center. Due to the nature of the company, a person is able to attain a broad experience and exposure to a variety of responsibilities and is able to have close interaction with pathologists. 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.

Position Summary:
The Histotechnician performs a variety of technical procedures that result in the preparation of slides necessary for the pathologist to make a diagnosis from a patient’s tissue sample. This is a full time position working weekdays (M-F).

RESPONSIBILITIES:
-Microtomy- Producing high quality microscopic slides from patients tissue samples.
-Embedding- Embedding patient's tissue samples in paraffin molds.
-Assist in production of routine, IHC, and special stain slides adhering to established protocol.
-Hazardous Waste Regulations and disposal. -Contribute to the overall lab safety.
-Maintain integrity of patient specimens at all times, with a high level of accuracy.
-Effective communication with co-workers and management.
-Following all quality and regulatory standards required in performing tasks.
-Exercises good judgment in conflict resolution. -Maintain a clean workplace.
-Demonstrate initiative, dependability, cooperation and diplomacy in all situations in order to maintain a high standard of customer service to the patient.
-Provide intermittent overnight vacation coverage
-No Supervisory Duties
-Other duties as assigned.

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.
-Ability to consistently provide accurate work and to pay close attention to detail.

PREFERRED KNOWLEDGE:
-Prior experience operating the following instrumentation: Dako Artisan and Autostainer and Thermo Gemini AS

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: ahorvath@centpath.com