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Histology Tech

Company: Boulder Community Health
Location: Boulder
Posted on: November 19, 2022

Job Description:

Per Diem, Various hours and shifts. Pay Range is between $26.39 - $39.59/hr, depending on years of relevant and like experience. Range includes per diem differential.## +$2.50/hr for evening and weekend shifts.# Boulder Community Health is a Certified Level II Trauma Center. In 2022, we celebrated the 100th anniversary of the founding of our organization. We are honored to hold the awards of 2021 U.S. News # World #Best Hospitals for Maternity Care#, 2019 Best Medical Facility from Boulder Weekly, and Best Local Employer from Daily Camera. Come be part of an independent, community-focused health system; feel good knowing that your work will make a difference in people#s lives and positively contribute to the community. POSITION SUMMARY The Histologist will perform various tasks required to prepare histologic slides from human tissue sections for microscopic examination and diagnosis by the Pathologist. This may include receiving specimens, accessioning, logging, processing, embedding, cutting, mounting, and performing routine, special, and IHC (immunohistochemical) stains.# This person may assist and perform gross examinations as trained by the pathologist. The Histologist will properly maintain block and slide files as well as and coordinate send-out materials. JOB QUALIFICATIONS Education or Formal Training A Bachelors OR an Associates Degree OR at least 60 semester hours of academic credit from a college/university with a combination of 12 semester hours of biology and chemistry (verified through ASCP for license); AND, # Must be certified by ASCP (copy of license required); OR, One -year full time acceptable experience in histopathology under the supervision of a pathologist or an appropriately certified medical scientist, half of the hours will be completed in the BCH histology laboratory.# The candidate for this position will be required to sit for the appropriate certification within 9 months of eligibility.# The HT/HTL job classification is contingent upon successful completion of ASCP certification within 3 years of eligibility. Knowledge, Skill and Ability Ability to effectively handle non-routine requests. Must be able to effectively communicate with pathologists and other hospital personnel. Must be able to effectively organize time to ensure completion of work in a timely manner. Willingness to adjust to new procedures, schedules, and other changes in the department. Maintain strictest confidentiality with patient information. Maintain uncompromising accuracy in specimen viability and identification. Uses professional courtesy in dealing with patient families, physicians, and their staff. Experience 2,080 hours of experience in a Histopathology laboratory preferred ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES Operates instrumentation for tissue dehydration, clearing, and infiltration with paraffin. WORKING ENVIRONMENT/PHYSICAL ACTIVITIES Embeds tissue specimens with proper orientation to ensure that areas of best diagnostic features are cut. Uses microtome to properly cut representative sections of tissue specimens. Maintains files for specimen blocks and slides. Performs routine H # E staining. Performs IHC and special stains requested by pathologists without direct supervision Prepares reagents, solutions, and stains in accordance with written staining procedures. When requested, assists pathologists with frozen section procedures. Assists pathologists during gross examination or performs gross dissection of non-complicated surgical specimens. Efficiently coordinates the distribution of send out materials. Processes cytology GYN and non GYN specimens. Good visual acuity, normal color perception. Fine motor coordination. Clear speech, normal hearing Ability to lift up to 30 pounds and push up to 75 pounds About Boulder Community Health and Boulder, Colorado Uncompromising medical excellence delivered with respect and compassion. Since 1922, Boulder Community Health has built a strong reputation on these values. As community-owned and operated not-for-profit hospital and clinic locations, we remain dedicated to the evolving needs of our citizens and providing access to high-quality care. Nestled in the foothills of the Rocky Mountains, the Boulder lifestyle is conductive to enjoying the outdoors and brings a fresh perspective to healthcare practice. Surround yourself by natural beauty and an active, life-embracing community. Enjoy state-of-the-art facilities and equipment along with competitive compensation and benefits, including health/dental/life, tuition reimbursement, on-site fitness center, Employee Wellness, Employee Activities # Discounts, and many more!# EOE/Affirmative Action/Drug-free workplace Per Diem, Various hours and shifts. Pay Range is between $26.39 - $39.59/hr, depending on years of relevant and like experience. Range includes per diem differential. +$2.50/hr for evening and weekend shifts. Boulder Community Health is a Certified Level II Trauma Center. In 2022, we celebrated the 100th anniversary of the founding of our organization. We are honored to hold the awards of 2021 U.S. News & World 'Best Hospitals for Maternity Care', 2019 Best Medical Facility from Boulder Weekly, and Best Local Employer from Daily Camera. Come be part of an independent, community-focused health system; feel good knowing that your work will make a difference in people's lives and positively contribute to the community. POSITION SUMMARY The Histologist will perform various tasks required to prepare histologic slides from human tissue sections for microscopic examination and diagnosis by the Pathologist. This may include receiving specimens, accessioning, logging, processing, embedding, cutting, mounting, and performing routine, special, and IHC (immunohistochemical) stains. This person may assist and perform gross examinations as trained by the pathologist. The Histologist will properly maintain block and slide files as well as and coordinate send-out materials. JOB QUALIFICATIONS Education or Formal Training A Bachelors OR an Associates Degree OR at least 60 semester hours of academic credit from a college/university with a combination of 12 semester hours of biology and chemistry (verified through ASCP for license); AND, Must be certified by ASCP (copy of license required); OR, One -year full time acceptable experience in histopathology under the supervision of a pathologist or an appropriately certified medical scientist, half of the hours will be completed in the BCH histology laboratory. The candidate for this position will be required to sit for the appropriate certification within 9 months of eligibility. The HT/HTL job classification is contingent upon successful completion of ASCP certification within 3 years of eligibility. Knowledge, Skill and Ability Ability to effectively handle non-routine requests. Must be able to effectively communicate with pathologists and other hospital personnel. Must be able to effectively organize time to ensure completion of work in a timely manner. Willingness to adjust to new procedures, schedules, and other changes in the department. Maintain strictest confidentiality with patient information. Maintain uncompromising accuracy in specimen viability and identification. Uses professional courtesy in dealing with patient families, physicians, and their staff. Experience 2,080 hours of experience in a Histopathology laboratory preferred ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES Operates instrumentation for tissue dehydration, clearing, and infiltration with paraffin. WORKING ENVIRONMENT/PHYSICAL ACTIVITIES * Embeds tissue specimens with proper orientation to ensure that areas of best diagnostic features are cut.
* Uses microtome to properly cut representative sections of tissue specimens.
* Maintains files for specimen blocks and slides.
* Performs routine H & E staining.
* Performs IHC and special stains requested by pathologists without direct supervision Prepares reagents, solutions, and stains in accordance with written staining procedures.
* When requested, assists pathologists with frozen section procedures.
* Assists pathologists during gross examination or performs gross dissection of non-complicated surgical specimens.
* Efficiently coordinates the distribution of send out materials.
* Processes cytology GYN and non GYN specimens.
* Good visual acuity, normal color perception. Fine motor coordination.
* Clear speech, normal hearing
* Ability to lift up to 30 pounds and push up to 75 pounds About Boulder Community Health and Boulder, Colorado Uncompromising medical excellence delivered with respect and compassion. Since 1922, Boulder Community Health has built a strong reputation on these values. As community-owned and operated not-for-profit hospital and clinic locations, we remain dedicated to the evolving needs of our citizens and providing access to high-quality care. Nestled in the foothills of the Rocky Mountains, the Boulder lifestyle is conductive to enjoying the outdoors and brings a fresh perspective to healthcare practice. Surround yourself by natural beauty and an active, life-embracing community. Enjoy state-of-the-art facilities and equipment along with competitive compensation and benefits, including health/dental/life, tuition reimbursement, on-site fitness center, Employee Wellness, Employee Activities & Discounts, and many more! EOE/Affirmative Action/Drug-free workplace

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