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Lab Histotechnologist

Requisition R103465 Market Richmond, Virginia Department Pathology - Richmond Health Source Shared Services Shift Days Schedule Full-time

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Summary of Primary Function/General Purpose of Position

The Lab Histotechnologist prepares tissue samples for microscopic exam and diagnosis by processing, embedding, microtomy, staining, and cover slipping. Under the supervision of the manager and the technical guidance of the lead technologist, prepares and maintains solutions for the processors and for staining, as well as performs and monitors quality control to ensure quality slides. This role has a greater focus on troubleshooting, problem solving, and methodology, contains less common techniques, and requires a deeper understanding of the chemistry and diseases behind tissue identification and test selection.

Essential Job Functions

  • Processes, embeds, and cuts tissue specimens. 

  • Performs grossing and routine and special staining. 

  • Receives tissue and checks all requisitions and specimens for accuracy. 

  • Sends out tissue or slides to reference labs as requested by the physician. 

  • Performs, records, and evaluates the results of all quality control; implements corrective action when indicated.

  • Keeps appropriate person(s) informed of problems, issues, and resolutions as needed.

  • Performs special procedures.

  • Assists in training new staff and students under the lead tech's or manager's supervision.

  • Performs maintenance and resolves technical problems. 

  • Remains current in the field through completion of all mandatory competencies and training modules, regular review of departmental policies and procedures, and participation in continuing education opportunities. 

  • Adheres to regulations and standards set forth by regulatory agencies.   

This document is not an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, skills, duties, requirements, or working conditions associated with the job. Employees may be required to perform other job-related duties as required by their supervisor, subject to reasonable accommodation.

Licensing/Certification

HTL Histotechnologist Certification by a nationally recognized certification agency (preferably ASCP) (preferred)

Education

Bachelors, Lab Science (required)

Work Experience

1 year of histotechnology experience (preferred)

1 year of clinical lab experience (preferred)

Training

None

Patient Population

Neonates (0-4 weeks)

Infant (1-12 months)

Pediatrics (1-12 years)

Adolescents (13-17 years)

Adults (18-64 years)

Geriatrics (65 years and older)

Working Conditions

Periods of high stress and fluctuating workloads may occur

May be exposed to limited hazardous substances or body fluids*

May be exposed to human blood and other potentially infectious materials*

May have periods of constant interruptions

* Individuals in this position are required to exercise universal precautions, use personal protective equipment and devices, and learn the policies concerning infection control.

Physical Requirements

Physical Demands

Frequency                                        0%      1-33%        34-66%                 67-100%

Lifting/ Carrying (0-50 lbs.)                 X      

Lifting/ Carrying (50-100 lbs.)             X

Push/ Pull (0-50 lbs.)                             X     

Push/ Pull (50-100 lbs.)                       X       

Stoop, Kneel                                            X     

Crawling                                                X 

Climbing                                                  X       

Balance                                                    X      

Bending                                                    X     

Work Position

Frequency                                              0%      1-33%        34-66%                 67-100%

Sitting                                                       X     

Walking                                                     X      

Standing                                         X      

Additional Physical Requirements/Hazards

Additional Physical Requirements

Manual dexterity (eye/hand coordination)

Perform shift work

Hear alarms/telephone/audio recorder

Reach above shoulder

Repetitive arm/hand movements

Finger Dexterity

Color Vision

Acuity - far

Acuity - near

Hazards

Depth perception

Use of latex products

Exposure to toxic/caustic/chemicals/detergents

Exposure to moving mechanical parts

Exposure to dust/fumes

Exposure to potential electrical shock

Exposure to x ray/electromagnetic energy

Exposure to high pitched noises

Gaseous risk exposure

Skills

Active Listening

Critical Thinking

Reading Comprehension

Monitoring

Active Learning

Verbal and Written Communication

Science

Speaking

Judgment and Decision Making

Operation Monitoring

Time Management

Writing

Microsoft Office

Specimen processing

Prepare and analyze specimen

Grossing

Staining

Prioritization

Bon Secoursis an equal opportunity employer.

We’ll also reward your hard work with:

  • Comprehensive, affordable medical, dental and vision plans
  • Prescription drug coverage
  • Flexible spending accounts
  • Life insurance w/AD&D
  • An employer-matched 403(b) for those who qualify
  • Paid time off
  • Educational Assistance
  • And much more

Scheduled Weekly Hours:

40

Work Shift:

Days

Department:

Pathology - Richmond Health Source Shared Services

All applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, genetic information, or protected veteran status, and will not be discriminated against on the basis of disability. If you’d like to view a copy of the affirmative action plan or policy statement for  Mercy Health – Youngstown, Ohio or Bon Secours – Franklin, Virginia; Petersburg, Virginia; and Emporia, Virginia, which are Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employers, please email recruitment@mercy.com. If you are an individual with a disability and would like to request a reasonable accommodation as part of the employment selection process, please contact The Talent Acquisition Team at recruitment@mercy.com.

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