Sanford Health Histology Technologist - Core Lab in Bemidji, Minnesota
Job Title: Histology Technologist | Core Lab | Bemidji
Department : Core Lab - Bemidji Medical Center
Job Schedule: Full Time
Hours Per Shift: Other
Receives and prepares tissue specimens for routine and special examinations. Performs complex histological procedures using techniques to gross, embed, perform microtomy, and stain to make tissue slides used for diagnosis. Responsible to review slide quality. Maintains and repairs lab instruments. Disinfects work area and stocks supplies. Ensures all lab safety, quality control and quality assurance standards are met. Will work with self-discipline and good judgment while following established standards of practice. Must utilize critical and independent judgement in decision-making and problem solving. May be required to interact with all ages of client population. Will be responsible for performing routine duties in all areas of the Histology Laboratory. Recognize responsibilities of other laboratory and health care personnel and interact with respect for their jobs and patient care. Assist in writing and reviewing current and new procedures in the department as well as changes in general hospital policy and procedures. Take part and actively participate with quality assurance and performance improvement activities associated with the laboratory.
Identifies available resources and support systems for troubleshooting. Adheres to laboratory policies and ethics for clinical specimen preparation. Adheres to established internal standards and procedures abstracted from Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA). Works with quality assurance methods, tools and techniques. Utilizes quality control techniques to monitor and maintain laboratory equipment. Uses suitable dyes and tools to stain a specimen.;Reviews staining results vs. test requirements documents and organizes stain results. Promotes organizational learning through knowledge management, training and development, and sharing key experiences. Presents a professional image, especially when dealing with customers. Operates and calibrates equipment in a basic laboratory environment. Monitors the integrity of medical specimens according to testing purposes and requirements. Maintains current certifications in specialty and continues education when necessary. Maintains a safe working environment, including proper handling of materials and equipment.
This is a full time position of 64 hours per two week pay period working varied hours.
Bachelor's degree in Laboratory or Biological Sciences required.
Prior histology experience preferred. Possess an HHS (Health and Human Services) approved certification, for example American Society for Clinical Pathology (ASCP) in their field of work, or must be registry eligible.
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Job Function: Allied Health
Job Schedule: Full Time
Req Number: WD03813