HISTOTECHNICIAN (HT)

Contract
  • Post Date: April 21, 2017
Job Description

Concentric Healthcare is looking for an experienced Histotechnician for a hospital in Phoenix, AZ. This is a contract to hire position with a Monday to Friday second shift schedule.

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Prepares specimens for microscopic evaluation and diagnosis by the pathologist, performing complex technical procedures (IHC) which result in creation of microscopic slides.
  • The individual will contribute to the diagnosis, treatment and care of patients by accurately processing surgical pathology specimens.
  • Responsibilities may include processing, embedding and microtomy of all surgical tissues; cryotomy and frozen section staining; routine H&E and special staining; high complexity testing such as immunohistochemistry; gross examination/tissue processing of surgical biopsies; equipment maintenance and record retention; training staff; knowledge of pathology Laboratory Information System and other duties as assigned.
  • Furthermore may perform high volume automated immunohistochemical (IHC) staining.
  • The individual must demonstrate excellent troubleshooting skills as well as knowledge of the principles of growth and development of the life span.
  • The ability to assess data reflective of the patients’ status and age-specific needs is also required.
  • May be responsible for handling chemicals and/or reagents including chemical hazardous waste materials.

REQUIREMENTS

  • Bachelor degree with no less than 2 years of experience in Histology
  • ASCP national certification REQUIRED
  • Excellent communication, organizational, and problem solving skills