Busy academic medical center seeks to find an experienced histotechnologist that will perform routine histology duties including but not limited to embedding, microtomy, staining and special stains.
This position possesses the ability to provide consistent and quality embedding of tissues in order to turn out slides of high quality on a wide variety of tissues. Plays critical role in ensuring slides are submitted to the Pathologist in a timely manner.
Will also be responsible for operating processors, stainers, and slide engraver, as well as, filing slides and blocks. Maintains confidentiality at all times. Adheres to organizational and department specific safety standards and guidelines. Works collaboratively and supports efforts of team members.
Demonstrates exceptional customer service and interacts effectively with physicians, patients, residents, visitors, and staff. Attention to detail is a must.
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Occasional lifting, pushing, and pulling of objects and/or patients greater than 50 lbs.; sitting and standing for long periods of time; exposure to blood borne/airborne pathogens; regular exposure to chemicals and fumes; repetitive motion required at least half the time; risk of back injury.
40 hours/week; shift may vary; holiday and weekend call required on rotational basis
Tissue embedding, staining, microtomy and cutting frozen sections, routine histology experience. Routine histology experience.
Does this position have supervisory responsibilities?
BS with one year paid experience in histology laboratory and HT or HTL certification and CoPath experience preferred.
Deadline to Apply
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- * UK HealthCare recognizes the patient as our premier customer and promises to provide excellent customer services to patients, colleagues, co-workers and all others who seek our services. By applying for a position with UK HealthCare, I am indicating my commitment to service excellence and expressing my agreement to consistently recognize that: - Our customer is every person we come into contact with during our workday. - Service is being flexible, courteous and respectful while anticipating and fulfilling the needs of our customers. - Quality is the foundation of everything we do. It is our desire to provide exceptional service to every patient and customer we serve. - Careful, efficient and responsible management of our resources is vital to our success. - We want to attract, develop and retain highly skilled and competent co-workers, which will in turn achieve customer loyalty and promote the growth of UK HealthCare. By submitting my application for employment with UK HealthCare, I acknowledge that I will be held accountable to follow the UK HealthCare Behavioral Expectations if selected for a position with UK HealthCare. Do you agree to abide by the UK HealthCare Standards?
- * Please choose the answer that best describes your ASCP certification.
- HT (ASCP)
- HTL (ASCP)
- Other ASCP certification
- HT or HTL (ASCP) certification eligible
- * Please choose the answer that best describes your histology experience.
- More than 0, up through 1 year
- More than 1 year, up through 5 years
- More than 5 years
- * Please choose the answer that best describes your work hour availability.
- Any shift
- Day shift
- Evening shift
- Night shift
- * Describe your ability to multi-task in an environment where the priorities may change by the hour.
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- * Where did you first see this position advertised other than on UK's online employment system?
- Diverseeducation.com (Diverse Issues in Higher Education)
- NSH (National Society for Histotechnology)
- ASCP (American Society for Clinical Pathology)
- Kentucky Society for Histotechnology
- Institute for Diversity in Health Management
- A Colleague, Friend and/or Family Member
- None of the Above
- Curriculum Vita
- Cover Letter