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Histotechnologist

Posted: 8-May-2019

Job Title: Histotechnologist

Location: Aliso Veijo, CA

Employer Name
Neogenomics Laboratories Inc.

Employer Details
We provide expert bone marrow and surgical pathology consults; cancer cytogenetics with industry-leading turnaround times; hematologic and solid tumor FISH testing with the largest menu of technical-only services available; 10-color flow cytometry; histology supported by an extensive IHC antibody library; and >150 molecular oncology tests comprising the most comprehensive combination of multi-method tumor profiles and targeted biomarker tests in the industry. Our technical-only testing programs feature on-demand or live training and are available to pathologists who wish to sign out FISH, flow cytometry, and/or IHC. Our Pharma Services division offers all of these methodologies along with other technology platforms to provide laboratory services that meet the rapidly evolving needs of our clients. Through our differentiators of expertise, flexibility and scalability we partner with our clients to develop better, more effective drugs. We support clients in many cancer-related market segments including hospital and private pathology laboratories, office-based oncologists, academic institutions, contract research and pharmaceutical development organizations, and more.

Employer Website: https://neogenomics.com/

Job Duties
Are you motivated to participate in a dynamic, multi-tasking environment? Do you want to become part of a company that invests in its employees? Are you seeking a position where you use your laboratory skills while continuing to learn? Then we encourage you to dive deeper into this opportunity.

NeoGenomics is looking for a Histotechnologist I, II, III who wants to continue to learn in order to allow our company to grow.

Now that you know what we're looking for in talent, let us tell you why you'd want to work at NeoGenomics:

NeoGenomics Laboratories is comprised of a national team of experts in developing and delivering laboratory diagnostic and clinical trial services with a focus in cancer. It is the common purpose of all NeoGenomics employees to save lives by improving patient CARE through Communication, Accuracy, Reliability, and Efficiency. Our staff physicians, scientists, laboratory professionals, client services representatives, and sales people team up with our clients. Together, we work to solve the medical, scientific, and logistical challenges of making precise diagnoses, aiding in bringing new therapies to market and finding the unusual hallmarks of each patient’s disease that point the way to proper treatment.

As an employer, we promise to provide you with a purpose driven mission in which you have the opportunity to save lives by improving patient care through the exceptional work you perform. Together, we will become the world's leading cancer reference laboratory.


POSITION SUMMARY:

As a Histotechnologist I, II, III, you will work under general direction to precisely and accurately conduct a variety of routine and specialized histology procedures. You will research, troubleshoot, and resolve histology related inquiries and problems within the laboratory. This position requires you to produce the highest quality of embedding, microtomy, tissue grossing, tissue processing, and H&E staining, special staining and equipment maintenance.


EDUCATION:

  • You will need an associates degree in the field.
  • You will need to have completed a one year internship or a long-term training program in a Histopathology lab.


EXPERIENCE:

  • Level I: 1+ years of equivalent experience as a Histotechnician preferred.
  • Level II: 4+ years of equivalent experience as a Histotechnician preferred.
  • Level III: 6+ years of equivalent experience as a Histotechnician preferred.


QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS:

  • Nationally: HT (ASCP) or HTL (ASCP)
  • Florida: Current state license to perform laboratory testing = Medical Laboratory Professional
  • Knowledge of laboratory techniques
  • Ability to communicate effectively
  • Good social skills and attention to detail
  • Motivated to maintain production and quality standards
  • Willing to work in a biohazard environment and follow safety policies and standards outlined in the Safety Manual
  • Good visual acuity including color perception required for certain departments
  • Ability to lift up to 50 pounds


Instructions for applying
Please visit https://neogenomics.com/careers and view our Histotechnologist openings under our Anatomic Pathology category.





Histologist

Posted: 30-April-2019

Job Title: Histologist

Location: Palo Alto, California

Employer Name
Client of Aerotek

Employer Details
Aerotek is a staffing and recruiting agency with several offices located across the country. Aerotek's client is a healthcare provider. The candidate will be an employee of Aerotek working onsite in Palo Alto for the client.

Job Duties
The Histotechnician 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 for microscopic evaluation.

1) Able to cut high quality 1-4 micron sections of small and difficult biopsy specimens

2) Able to cut 50-75 blocks per day while maintaining a high quality product

3) Perform routine H&E stains as well as routine special stains

4) Able to organize and prioritize specimens and tasks to produce a high quality product in an efficient and timely manner

5) Perform quality control on sections and staining procedures to ensure a high quality finished product

6) Able to work overtime and cover other shifts as warranted by the department

7) Able to work in a fast paced, high volume laboratory

8) Must comply with all applicable health and safety policies

9) Must be able to prioritize and successfully multitask

10) Participate in a positive manner in all department meetings

11) Participate in the rotation as department safety officer

12) Other work related duties as assigned

13) Committed to customer satisfaction

14) Committed to working in a team environment

15) Able to follow written and oral directions

16) Maintains cooperative and professional attitude when interacting with others both inter- and interdepartmentally

17) Expected behaviors include adaptability to change, collaboration toward common goals, is self-motivated and takes initiative

18) Expected communication skills involve active listening and proper email etiquette

19) Performs other duties as requested

Will work with a very cohesive team, everyone is very helpful and respectful. They have a lot of fun at work!

Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing

Ability to foster effective working relationships and build consensus

Ability to learn new procedures and adapt to technological changes in the laboratory

Ability to organize, prioritize, multi-task, and adapt to changing priorities

Ability to perform basic mathematics

Ability to speak and write English effectively at a level appropriate for the job

Knowledge of computer systems and software used in functional areas


For Histotech Level I: certification is not required

For Histotech Level II: ASCP certification is required


Instructions for applying
Please send your resume to Pedro Garcia at pgarcia5@aerotek.com




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