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Histotechnologist

Allina Health

Allina Health

Minneapolis, MN, USA
Posted on Thursday, February 8, 2024

Number of Job Openings Available:

1

Date Posted:

February 07, 2024

Posting Expiration Date:

February 15, 2024

Department:

72006389 Central Lab Pathology

Shift:

Day (United States of America)

Shift Length:

8 hour shift

Hours Per Week:

40

Union Contract:

SEIU-9-Central Lab

Weekend Rotation:

Other

Job Summary:

Performs moderate and complex specimen procedures in the areas of anatomical/surgical pathology and immunohistochemistry. Oversees one or more technical work area, which includes oversight of key operators, regulatory compliance, new method project plans, technical communications, and cost-effective inventory control. Serves as a lead for training students and new employees, participates in system competency development, and assists in the direct observation of staff for the annual competency program. Functions as a liaison to system Technical Specialist and serves as Charge Tech in absence of Lead/Supervisor/Manager.

CLIA Role:
Testing Personnel
Moderate complexity testing

Testing Personnel
High Complexity testing.

Key Position Details:

  • 40 hours per week
  • Rotating weekends required
  • Benefit Eligible

Job Description:

Principle Responsibilities

  • Performs routine and complex laboratory procedures.
    • Performs all routine histology functions that support the production of microscopic slides for interpretation by a pathologist.
    • Accessions tissue specimens, assists Pathologist Assistants, sections frozen tissue using a cryostat, processes and embeds tissue specimens, performs microtomy and staining, prepares solutions and stains, completes specialty testing using histochemical and/or immunohistochemical techniques, and performs quality control procedures.
    • Assesses integrity of specimens for testing and processing, verifying correct patient identification and using safe and secure specimen handling.
    • Evaluates results for accuracy and resolves complex test problems.
    • Performs and documents required instrument maintenance and quality control; takes appropriate remedial action.
    • Ensures appropriate record keeping and retention.
    • Maintains oversight as a key operator of multiple work areas.
    • Recognizes problems and takes appropriate measures to resolve them using excellent customer service skills.
    • May assist with biopsy collection.
  • Accurate and timely processing of specimens.
    • Reviews orders and verifies correct patient labeling.
    • Performs processing of specimens with strict adherence to the quality control and quality assurance policies.
  • Maintains safety, education, and competency requirements.
    • Functions as Charge Tech in the absence of Lead/Supervisor/Manager.
    • Stocks, rotates and requests supplies.
    • Communicates complex department issues with Technical Specialist, Manager, or Pathologist.
    • Participates and assists in the direct observation of staff for the annual competency program.
    • May be involved in procedure writing, validation and implementation of new methodologies, as directed by Technical Specialist.
    • Serves as the trainer for new employees.
    • Participates in departmental or system wide meetings, project/committees as assigned.
    • Performs various clerical duties.
    • Participates in the training of employees and students.
    • Performs proficiency testing as assigned.
    • Assists in Direct Observations of staff for annual competency program.
  • CLIA defined responsibilities:
    • § 493.1425 Standard; Testing personnel responsibilities. Moderate complexity.
    • § 493.1495 Standard; Testing personnel responsibilities.
    • Other duties as assigned.


Job Requirements

  • Bachelor's degree in histotechnology or related science from a accredited institution plus completion of clinical internship required and
  • CLIA defined Qualifications: § 493.1423 Standard; Testing personnel qualifications
  • CLIA defined Qualifications: § 493.1489 Standard; Testing personnel qualifications
  • CLIA defined Qualifications: § 493.1491 Technologist qualifications on or before February 28, 1992
  • Histotechnologist, HTL certification by a recognized agency such as ASCP or NCA within 180 Days required


Physical Demands
Light Work:
Lifting weight Up to 20 lbs. occasionally, Up to 10 lbs. frequently