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Histotechnologist

Company: Trinity-health
Location: Springfield
Posted on: November 16, 2021

Job Description:

Employment Type:Full timeShift:Day ShiftDescription:Trinity Health Of New England at Mercy Medical Center's Life Labs in Springfield, MA, is looking for a Histotechnologist to join our team of mission-driven healthcare innovators. Our vision is to provide state-of-the-art healthcare to those within our local communities, creating a positive impact for each individual that walks through our doors. This person is responsible for consistently and accurately performs a wide range of routine and complex procedures in the Histology Laboratory in order to provide quality diagnostic slides to the Pathologists. Operates computerized laboratory equipment to fix, dehydrate, and infiltrate with wax, tissue specimens to be preserved for study by Pathologists. Prepares slides of specimens, using specified stain, to enhance visibility under the microscope. Examines slides under the microscope to ensure tissue preparation meets laboratory requirements. Develops and conducts research into new technologies, writes and updates procedures as needed. Supervises and teaches other personnel. Assumes responsibility for first-line supervision of a section of the laboratory on a temporary or part-time basis as delegated.Top Reasons to Work at Trinity Health of New England: Become a valued member of an excellent, dedicated health care team Opportunity to work closely with management in implementing changes and strategic goals Continuing education opportunities Competitive Benefits Package Generous shift differentialsYou Will Be Responsible For:Exceptional Care: Receives tissue specimens, identifies same according to established coding scheme and logs specimens, recording time, date, type, and a variety of patient identification information. Dehydrates tissue samples and clears same by utilizing specified liquid reagents in order to render sample transparent. Cuts and prepares sections of specimens for staining using a variety of microtome knives. Stains tissue by selecting appropriate stains and embedding material in order to reveal tissue elements required for diagnosis. Labels slides and mounts same on microscope for examination to ensure results are satisfactory for technologist and Pathologist review and interpretation. Prepares laboratory solutions and reagents according to established procedures and precise formulae in order to maintain adequate quantities to carry out assignments. Catalogues and files slides, and maintains records of activities performed.Excellent Quality:Documents and evaluates results of quality control. Implements and documents corrective action. Records procedures that need to be repeated, and explains the reason for the rejection to aid in trouble- shooting and documentation process. Performs maintenance and troubleshooting procedures. Follows up on all problems including calling Tech. Service when necessary. Takes steps to provide services in an acceptable time frame.Strong Educator: Researches new technologies, participate in proficiency testing, provides supervisory leadership within the Department as required. Maintains competency associated with the profession of Medical Technologist.Technical Familiarity: Write and revise Standard Operating Procedure (SOPS) in compliance with NCCLS requirements.Active Teamwork: Demonstrates problem solving, conflict resolution, and positive communication through teamwork.What you need:Education: Successful completion of a NAACLS accredited Histotechnology (HTL) program; OR a bachelors degree in Biology or at least 60 semester hours from a regionally accredited college/university, with a combination of 12 semester hours of chemistry and biology, and one year full-time acceptable experience in histopathology under the supervision of an appropriately certified medical scientist. OR High school graduation (or equivalent) and two years full-time acceptable experience in histopathology under the supervision of an appropriately certified medical scientist. Has passed both sections of the HTL certification examination offered by the ASCP. Any Certified MT who is currently working in a Certified HTL position at Life Laboratories will be allowed to continue in their position and will be evaluated as a Certified HTL.Note For New Hires: - Non-certified HTL: Must be eligible to sit for certification examination offered by the ASCP and must successfully pass it within one year of hire.Experience: Preferred. Certification:HTL ASCP required or be eligible to take the exam within 1 year of employment. OR HT ASCP required or be eligible to take the exam within 1 year.About Trinity Health Of New England:Trinity Health Of New England is an integrated health care delivery system that is comprised of world-class providers and facilities dedicated to full spectrum preventative, acute, and post-acute care. We aim to deliver top level care to increase our community's overall health at lower costs. While we serve nearly 3 million people, we are proud to be a part of a national system that focuses on putting our patients first and having the best colleagues to do so.Trinity Health Of New England benefits include health insurance, adoption assistance, tuition reimbursement, paid vacation, sick time, and professional advancement just to name a few.Employees can also take advantage of extra benefits specific to each hospital.Step up to your potential. Write your story and apply today!Trinity Health's Commitment to Diversity and InclusionTrinity Health employs about 133,000 colleagues at dozens of hospitals and hundreds of health centers in 22 states. Because we serve diverse populations, our colleagues are trained to recognize the cultural beliefs, values, traditions, language preferences, and health practices of the communities that we serve and to apply that knowledge to produce positive health outcomes. We also recognize that each of us has a different way of thinking and perceiving our world and that these differences often lead to innovative solutions.Trinity Health's dedication to diversity includes a unified workforce (through training and education, recruitment, retention and development), commitment and accountability, communication, community partnerships, and supplier diversity.by Jobble

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