Histotechnician I

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Position Details

Department: PCH-MAIN | Lab Histopathology
Category: Laboratory/Pathology
Location: Phoenix
Employee Type: PRN
Posting #: 839336
Posted On: 5/24/2024

Position Summary

Posting Note: This is a PRN position.

This position performs basic histological 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.

Position Duties

  1. General histology functions - works in conjunction with senior histology staff to perform small tissue grossing, tissue processing, embedding, microtomy, routine H&E staining, coverslipping.
  2. Performs regular instrument maintenance in accordance with established instructions; identifies and troubleshoots malfunctions to ensure continuous proper and safe operations.
  3. Proactively evaluates practices and assists to create and implement changes to increase and enhance the effectiveness of methods.
  4. Assembles and delivers patient case slides and reports to pathologists.
  5. Files and maintains storage of tissues blocks, glass slides, tissue controls.
  6. Assists peers with work assignments as appropriate.
  7. Performs miscellaneous job related duties as requested.

Phoenix Children's Mission, Vision, & Values

Mission

To advance hope, healing and the best healthcare for children and their families

Vision

Phoenix Children's will be the leading pediatric health system in the Southwest, nationally recognized for exceptional care, innovative research and advanced medical education.

We realize this vision by:

  • Offering the most comprehensive care across ages, communities and specialties
  • Investing in innovative research, including emerging treatments, tools and technologies
  • Advancing education and training to shape the next generation of clinical leaders
  • Advocating for the health and well-being of children and families
Values
  • We place children and families at the center of all we do
  • We deliver exceptional care, every day and in every way
  • We collaborate with colleagues, partners and communities to amplify our impact
  • We set the standards of pediatric healthcare today, and innovate for the future
  • We are accountable for making the highest quality care accessible and affordable

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Position Qualifications

Please review the following qualifications and specify whether you meet each of the requirements listed.
Education
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
Experience
Do you meet this requirement?
1. Pathology laboratory, hospital, or healthcare experience.
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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