St. Mary’s Medical Center
is part of SCL Health, a faith-based, nonprofit healthcare organization that focuses on person-centered care. Our 346-bed regional medical center is in Grand Junction, one of the most beautiful places on earth. Our mission is to bring health and hope to the poor, the vulnerable, our communities and each other.
are one of the ways we encourage health for you and your family. Our generous package includes medical, dental and vision coverage. But health is more than a well-working body: it encompasses body, mind and social well-being. To that end, we’ve launched a Healthy Living program to address your holistic health. Healthy Living includes financial incentives, digital tools, tobacco cessation, classes, counseling and paid time off. We also offer financial wellness tools and retirement planning.
Together we’ll align mission and careers, values and workplace. We’ll encourage joy and take pride in our integrity.
We’ll laugh at each other’s jokes (even the bad ones). We’ll hello and high five. We’ll celebrate milestones and acknowledge the value of spirituality in healing.
We’re proud of what we know, which includes how much there is to learn.
As a Certified Histotechnician you need to know how to:
• Be responsible for microtomy, cryotomy and embedding Anatomic Pathology specimens.
• Utilize appropriate histology and cytology staining techniques. Utilize routine, special and immunohistochemical staining techniques. Ensure slides are free of artifacts. Ensure controls exhibit appropriate staining characteristics. Operate automatic stainers according to written protocols. Recognize abnormal staining results and troubleshoot to correct the results. Complete staining within established turn-around times. Maintain an inventory of stains as needed. Employ appropriate coverslipping of slides and maintain specimen identification integrity through the processes.
• Review and evaluate completed tests for quality, accuracy, and completeness. Recognize basic quality assurance problems and take appropriate corrective action. Record and evaluate quality control data. Identify and implement solutions to problems as identified through Quality Assurance, Quality Control or Performance Improvement Initiatives.
• Assist in maintaining the laboratory section to CLIA, CAP and Joint Commission standards and regulatory requirements. Perform competency testing as required by accreditation agencies. Assist in performing maintenance per protocol. Troubleshoot instrumentation as required.
• Document and communicate information thoroughly and accurately. Maintain the work area in a clean, neat and functional manner. Restock supplies and assist with inventory. Assist with orientation and training of new associates.
• Perform special projects as assigned. Complete special projects and tasks within time guidelines and review progress with the section manager as needed. Assist in writing and reviewing new policy/procedure for the section as needed. Provide education to others as needed, assist in computer system design, upgrades, and maintenance of database, if required. Participate in learning activities to expand understanding and knowledge of the field of histology.
We hire people, not resumes. But we also expect excellence, which is why we require:
• Associate’s Degree, required
• Current Histotechnician (HT) certification (ASCP), required
• Previous on-the-job training, required (Associate’s Degree in a Histotechnology Program may substitute for on-the-job training)
• At least one (1) year of laboratory experience, preferred
Your next move.
Now that you know more about being a Certified Histotechnician on our team we hope you’ll join us. At SCL Health you’ll reaffirm every day how much you love this work, and why you were called to it in the first place.
Please submit resumes to: Frank.Portillo@SCLHealth.org