Position Details

Department: PCH-MAIN | Lab - Pathology
Category: Laboratory/Pathology
Location: Phoenix
Posting #: 531562
Date Posted: 10/14/2020
Employee Type: Regular

Position Summary

This position performs general histology functions, routine histologic and immunohistochemical testing 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, in conjunction with senior histologist, to include special stains, histochemical stains, immunohistochemical stains.
  3. Performs regular instrument maintenance in accordance with established instructions; identifies and troubleshoots malfunctions to ensure continuous proper and safe operations.
  4. Assembles and delivers patient case slides and reports to pathologists.
  5. 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.
  6. 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.
  7. Files and maintains storage of tissues blocks, glass slides, tissue controls.
  8. Assists in monitoring Quality Control performance and documentation.
  9. 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. Associate's Degree in Histology or equivalent training per CLIA standards for high complexity testing (at least 60 semester hours from an accredited institution that includes at least 24 semester hours of science with laboratory education ( 6 hours chemistry, 6 hours biology, and the remaining hours in any combination of chemistry, biology or medical laboratory technology equaling 12 semester hours). Required
Do you meet this requirement?
1. One or more years of experience as a Histologist Required
2. Experience in a hospital laboratory setting Preferred
Do you meet this requirement?
1. Histotechnician (HT) Required
2. Qualification 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 - Reaching Frequently
6. Physical Requirement - Sitting Constantly
7. Physical Requirement - Standing Frequently
8. Physical Requirement - Stooping/crouching/kneeling/crawling Occasionally
9. Physical Requirement - Talking Frequently
10. Physical Requirement - Tasting/smelling Occasionally
11. Physical Requirement - Walking Frequently
12. Physical Requirement - Near Vision Constantly
13. Physical Requirement - Far Vision Occasionally
14. Physical Requirement - Color Discrimination Constantly
15. Physical Requirement - Use of keyboard, mouse and/or computer equipment Frequently
16. Physical Requirement - Lift up to 35 pounds without assistance Frequently
17. Physical Requirement - Lift more than 35 pounds without assistance Occasionally
18. Occupational Exposure/Risk Potential - Inside office environment Applicable
19. Occupational Exposure/Risk Potential - Extreme temperatures Applicable
20. Occupational Exposure/Risk Potential - Airborne communicable diseases Applicable
21. Occupational Exposure/Risk Potential - Bloodborne pathogens or bodily fluid Applicable
22. Occupational Exposure/Risk Potential - Fumes or airborne particles Applicable
23. Occupational Exposure/Risk Potential - Hazardous materials exposure Applicable
24. Occupational Exposure/Risk Potential - Toxic or caustic chemicals Applicable
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