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Posted: 28-Oct-2017

Job Title: Histotech

Employer Name/Details: Stanford Health Care

Stanford Health Care is one of the world’s premiere health care providers, we’re proud to be able to offer our employees extremely generous rewards, from compensation and benefits to recognition programs and advancement opportunities that set the industry standard. Explore what Stanford Health Care can offer your career.

Job Description:
Histotech Embeds and cuts a wide variety of surgical and research tissue, including autopsy specimens, tiny biopsies, lymph nodes, breast tissue and bone marrow. Sections paraffin embedded tissue at 1-7 microns and mounts on microscope slides. Performs a variety of staining techniques, including immunohistochemical procedures, for microscopic evaluation. Cut 50-100 blocks per day while maintaining a high quality product Cut high quality 1-4 micron sections of small and difficult biopsy specimens Demonstrates an ability and willingness to assume independent responsibility Maintains cooperative and professional attitude in when interacting with others both inter- and intradepartmentally Must comply with all applicable health and safety policies Perform quality control on sections and staining procedures to ensure a high quality finished product Perform routine H&E stains as well as special stains and Immunoperoxidase Perform STAT GMS stains and STAT specimen processing Able to organize and prioritize specimens and tasks to produce a high quality product in an efficient and timely manner Able to work overtime and cover other shifts as warranted by the department Histotechnologist will participate in on-call rotations: carry a beeper and respond in a timely manner when paged Able to work in a fast paced, high volume laboratory Must be able to prioritize and successfully multitask Participate in a positive manner in all department meetings Participate in the rotation as department safety officer   Committed to customer satisfaction Committed to working in a team environment Expected behaviors include adaptability to change, collaboration toward common goals, is self motivated and takes initiative Expected communication skills involve active listening and proper email etiquette   Performs other histo duties as requested. 

Instructions for applying
Please send your resume to pdauzart@stanfordhealthcare.org


Histology Technician

Posted: 13-Oct-2017

Job Title: Histology Technician

Shift: 9:00pm – 6:00am

Employer Name: Yosemite Pathology Medical Group

Job Duties: Including, but not limited to PM shift HT duties Evening Prep – Turn on equipment, set-up waterbaths, stainer Record processor numbers/times and totals for workflow purposes Print doctor requests from Orchard and deal with any special cases like STATs, complaints…etc., pull blocks and prepare for cutting Embed until the Orchard paperwork is ready and then begin cutting IHCs When IHC cutting phase is complete, make sure that all the loose ends are tied up (Inform Immuno of any missing cases that may have been placed on the routine runs) Help with embedding of the remaining cassettes and/or cutting the Doctor Requests Assign all the prostate cases (PIN-4) to be cut Help the day shift with embedding/cutting until time to go The ideal candidate will be willing to take on new challenges, have a proven record for producing results, be willing to learn and grow with the company. We take great pride in our services and our employees. YPMG provides a competitive salary, an exciting work environment, and a full range of outstanding benefits along with unbridled support to help our employees succeed. If this sounds like the opportunity you have been seeking, we want to hear from you!

Instructions for applying
Email: Ataylor@ypmg.com


Research Associate III

Posted: 19-September-2017

Job Title: Research Associate III

Employer Name/Details

When the work you do every day has a crucial impact on the lives of others, every effort, every detail, and every second matters. This shared culture of passion and dedication pulses through Cedars-Sinai, and it’s just one of the many reasons we’ve achieved our fourth-consecutive Magnet designation for nursing excellence. From working with a team of world-class healthcare professionals to using state-of-the-art facilities, you’ll have everything you need to do something incredible—for yourself, and for others. Join us, and discover why U.S. News & World Report has named us one of America’s Best Hospitals Job Description The candidate will be responsible for all stages of histology-related tissue processing: including processing, embedding, sectioning, staining as well as quality control/quality assurance. The candidate will also be responsible for laboratory management-related duties including: maintaining and ordering supplies for the lab, tracking the flow of histology jobs thought the lab, generating and submitting recharge invoices, and communicating with client staff and faculty as needed. Experience with special histological stains, enzyme histochemistry, and immunohistochemistry are highly desirable.



Perform procedures (approximately 55% effort): Perform procedures within the scope of practice for a Senior Histotechnologist/Research Technologist, including: (i) proper special fixative procedures, ensuring proper tissue processing, evaluation of unstained section quality, correctly' preparing special stains and solutions, correctly performing and evaluating special stains, and various other specialized histology-related procedures; (ii) prepare microscopic slides from animal and human tissues, including grossing, embedding/tissue orientation, sectioning of tissue paraffin blocks, sectioning of fresh frozen, fixed frozen tissue with preparation of microscopic slides, staining (manual and automated) and submission of slides to investigator/client; (iii) analyze and correct problems and complete all tasks within targeted turn-around times.

Laboratory management (approximately 20% effort): Customer service, histology troubleshooting, supervision and daily duty assignments for 1-2 histotechnologists in the histology lab. Tracking job progress, job workflow management, lab organization including: maintaining detailed records of projects and lab supplies, ensuring optimal turn-around time of lab projects, maintaining and operating laboratory equipment according to manufacturer recommendations and procedures. Obtaining sales quotes for lab equipment and supplies, reviews and adjusts expenses to decrease costs. Oversees repair and maintenance of all lab equipment. Ensures that lab supplies are ordered, ready and available when necessary. Creates and maintains lab manuals related to operating, safety, and regulatory requirements.

Project management (approximately 10% of effort): Accessioning new projects, tracking progress and ensuring optimal turn-around time on completed jobs. Oversee and manage lab databases, including ensuring that experiments are properly logged and that data are collected and entered correctly.

Training and Development (approximately 10% of effort): Assist research clients with histology-related experiments including mouse necropsy questions and procedures. Respond to email inquiries and maintaining laboratory communication and project update with investigators' lab staff as required.

Lab Safety (approximately 5% of effort): Follow established bloodborne pathogen safety and hazardous materials handling procedures and standard precautions at all times. Monitor and ensure proper disposal of biohazardous wastes/hazardous chemicals following laboratory safety guidelines consistent with CSMC and Environmental Health Safety requirements


Educational Requirements:

Minimal education requirements:

1. BS degree, in biology, chemistry or health-related field or equivalent.
2. Candidate must have 3+ years in a research laboratory setting and must have strong histology training, with proven ability to efficiently process, embed, cut and stain paraffin and frozen tissue sections.
Minimum competencies:
1. Must have computer and medical terminology skills.
2. Must have strong communication and interpersonal skills.
3. Ability to perform well in a team-oriented, fast-paced environment

License/Certification/Registration Requirements: ASCP HT certification or equivalent

Experience: 3-5 years experience in a research laboratory setting 3-5 years experience in processing specimen samples and histology 3-5 years good laboratory practices

Instructions for applying:
Requisition number 27616


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