Histotechnologist II

Location
Tucson, AZ
Posted
Aug 31, 2020
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution
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The Arizona Veterinary Diagnostic Lab and the Department of Pathology Core Lab (College of Medicine) are recruiting for a histotechnologist to prepare slides from both human and animal tissue for microscopic examination and diagnosis. As a Histotechnologist you will work under general direction to precisely and accurately conduct a variety of routine and specialized histology procedures. You will research, troubleshoot, and resolve histology related inquiries and problems within the laboratories. This position requires you to produce the highest quality of embedding, microtomy, tissue grossing, tissue processing, and H&E staining, immunohistochemistry, special staining and equipment maintenance. The work of this newly created position will be split between laboratories at the Arizona Veterinary Diagnostic Lab and in the Pathology Core Lab on the College of Medicine campus.

Outstanding UA benefits include health, dental, and vision insurance plans; life insurance and disability programs; paid vacation, sick leave, and holidays; UA/ASU/NAU tuition reduction for the employee and qualified family members; state and optional retirement plans; access to UA recreation and cultural activities; and more!

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Duties & Responsibilities
  • Identify and record tissue samples.
  • Gross in surgical and necropsy pathology specimens (human and animal) for processing.
  • Process tissue samples by dehydration, embedding, cutting, staining, special staining procedures, decalcification, and frozen cryostat methods.
  • Freeze fresh tissue specimens for cryopreservation.
  • Stain tissue specimens with dyes or other chemicals to make cell details visible under microscopes (special stains).
  • Perform procedures associated with histochemistry to prepare specimens for immunofluorescence or light microscopy. using automated stainers.
  • Maintain laboratory equipment such as microscopes, mass spectrometers, microtomes, immunostainers, tissue processors, embedding centers, etc, and act as liaison with service contractors.
  • Requisition of supplies and maintain inventory of laboratory.
  • Maintain slide storage and filing systems.
  • Work with iLab system to monitor and bill for histology service requests.
  • Perform quality and documentation control (Standard Operation Procedures and Protocols).
  • Teach students or other staff.
  • Additional duties as assigned.

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:

  • Knowledge of laboratory techniques and equipment
  • Ability to communicate effectively
  • Good social skills and attention to detail
  • Motivated to maintain production and quality standards
  • Good visual acuity including color perception
  • Demonstrate the ability to work under stress in a variety of situations
  • Ability to exercise independent judgment
Minimum Qualifications
  • High school diploma or equivalent, or equivalent learning attained through experience (as a Histotechnologist) required.
  • Minimum of 3 years of relevant experience required.
  • Must have eligibility for registration as a Histotechnologist: Nationally: HT (ASCP) or HTL (ASCP).
  • Must be able to lift up to 50 pounds.
  • Must be willing to commute between the two labs (4.6 miles one way) once a day.
  • Have a valid driver's license and ability to drive according to the UniversityFleet Safety Policy.
  • Must be willing to work in a biohazard environment and follow safety policies and standards outlined in the safety manual.
Preferred Qualifications
  • Associates degree in the field or equivalent (two years of college with courses in biology and chemistry), and 1 or more years of equivalent experience as a Histotechnician preferred.
  • Current state license to perform laboratory testing; Medical Laboratory Professional.
FLSANon-Exempt Full Time/Part TimeFull TimeNumber of Hours Worked per Week40 Job FTE1Work CalendarFiscalJob CategoryVeterinary and Animal CareBenefits EligibleYes - Full Benefits Rate of PayDOECompensation Typehourly rate Grade5 Career Stream and LevelOC2Job FamilyClinical Services Job FunctionHealth Care & Wellness Type of criminal background check required:Name-based criminal background check (non-security sensitive) Number of Vacancies1 Target Hire Date Expected End Date Contact Information for Candidates

Gregory Bradley - Arizona Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory
Histology Laboratory Supervisor
[email protected]

Monika Schemelz - College of Medicine/Dept. of Pathology
[email protected]

Open Date8/21/2020Open Until FilledYesDocuments Needed to ApplyResume and Cover LetterSpecial Instructions to Applicant Diversity StatementAt the University of Arizona, we value our inclusive climate because we know that diversity in experiences and perspectives is vital to advancing innovation, critical thinking, solving complex problems, and creating an inclusive academic community. As an Hispanic-serving institution, we translate these values into action by seeking individuals who have experience and expertise working with diverse students, colleagues, and constituencies. Because we seek a workforce with a wide range of perspectives and experiences, we provide equal employment opportunities to applicants and employees without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or genetic information. As an Employer of National Service, we also welcome alumni of AmeriCorps, Peace Corps, and other national service programs and others who will help us advance our Inclusive Excellence initiative aimed at creating a university that values student, staff and faculty engagement in addressing issues of diversity and inclusiveness.

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