Position Details

Department: Surgical-Autopsy Pathology
Category: Laboratory/Pathology
Location: Phoenix
Posting #: 520954
Date Posted: 7/24/2020
Employee Type: Regular

Position Summary

This position performs general, routine, highly complex histologic functions and immunohistochemical testing, as well as advanced genetic and molecular assays according to clearly prescribed procedures and laboratory techniques or developmental methods. This position receives general supervision of work activities from the department supervisor and does not supervise any other position.

PCH Values

  • Family-Centered care that focuses on the need of the child first and values the family as an important member of the care team
  • Excellence in clinical care, service and communication
  • Collaborative within our institution and with others who share our mission and goals
  • Leadership that set the standard for pediatric health care today and innovations of the future
  • Accountability to our patients, community and each other for providing the best in the most cost-effective way.

Position Duties

  1. Performs general histology functions independently to include small tissue grossing, tissue processing, embedding, microtomy, routine H&E staining, coverslipping.
  2. Performs complex histology functions independently to include complex histology functions include special stains, histochemical stains, immunohistochemical stains.
  3. Performs highly complex histology functions independently to include highly complex histology functions include IHC antibody titration and optimization, protocol troubleshooting, histochemical test development.
  4. Performs advanced histology functions independently to include IF (immunofluorescent) staining, molecular and genetic antibody testing, such as ISH (in situ hybridization) to include chromogenic (CISH), flourescent (FISH) and silver (SISH).
  5. Performs regular instrument maintenance in accordance with established instructions; identifies and troubleshoots malfunctions to ensure continuous proper and safe operations.
  6. Participates in the evaluation and/or development of new procedures, instrumentation, assays and quality improvement initiatives. Proactively evaluates practices and assists to create and implement changes to increase and enhance the effectiveness of methods. Monitors Quality Control performance and documentation.
  7. Assembles and delivers patient case slides and reports to pathologists.
  8. Files and maintains storage of tissues blocks, glass slides, tissue controls.
  9. Maintains professional and technical competency through constantly pursuing knowledge and self improvement by remaining apprised of current literature, practices and new developments in the field of histology. This includes participation in continuing education opportunities to maintain certification.
  10. Performs miscellaneous job related duties as requested.

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Position Qualifications

Please review the following qualifications and specify whether you meet each of the requirements listed.
Do you meet this requirement?
1. Bachelor's Degree in Histology or related field Required
Do you meet this requirement?
1. Two or more years experience as a Histologist Required
2. Experience in a hospital laboratory setting Preferred
Do you meet this requirement?
1. Histotechnologist (HTL) Required
2. Qualilfication in Immunohistochemistry (QIHC) Preferred
Physical Requirements & Occupational Exposure/Risk Potential
1. Physical Requirement - Feeling (sensing textures and temperatures) Constantly
2. Physical Requirement - Fine Motor Skills (pinching, gripping, etc) Constantly
3. Physical Requirement - Hearing Frequently
4. Physical Requirement - Pushing/pulling Occasionally
5. Physical Requirement - Sitting Constantly
6. Physical Requirement - Standing Frequently
7. Physical Requirement - Stooping/crouching/kneeling/crawling Occasionally
8. Physical Requirement - Talking Frequently
9. Physical Requirement - Tasting/smelling Occasionally
10. Physical Requirement - Walking Frequently
11. Physical Requirement - Near Vision Constantly
12. Physical Requirement - Far Vision Occasionally
13. Physical Requirement - Color Discrimination Constantly
14. Physical Requirement - Use of keyboard, mouse and/or computer equipment Frequently
15. Physical Requirement - Lift up to 35 pounds without assistance Frequently
16. Physical Requirement - Lift more than 35 pounds without assistance Occasionally
17. Occupational Exposure/Risk Potential - Inside office environment Applicable
18. Occupational Exposure/Risk Potential - Extreme temperatures Applicable
19. Occupational Exposure/Risk Potential - Airborne communicable diseases Applicable
20. Occupational Exposure/Risk Potential - Bloodborne pathogens or bodily fluid Applicable
21. Occupational Exposure/Risk Potential - Fumes or airborne particles Applicable
22. Occupational Exposure/Risk Potential - Hazardous materials exposure Applicable
23. Occupational Exposure/Risk Potential - Toxic or caustic chemicals Applicable
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