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POST DATE 2/20/2017
END DATE 6/15/2017
University of California - Los Angeles Medical Centers
Los Angeles, CA
JOB DESCRIPTIONJob Description:
The Histotechnologist on a rotation basis, process, embed, and cut all sort of tissue in area of specialty with excellent quality. Cut thin section of Kidney, GI, Skin, eye, and Bone Marrow biopsy. Cut whole mount prostate and whole human and mouse eye. Performs independently a wide variety of technical and non-technical procedures including the operation of the Electron Microscope. Prints digital images for Electron Microscope and Pathology Department as needed. Obtains and distributes the kidney biopsies. Prepares in advance all supplies and fixatives. Assists the clinician in identifying the cortex and/or medulla of the kidney biopsy. Divides and distributes the kidney to three labs (Histology lab, EM, and Immuno lab), Cut decalcified tissue. Perform H&E stain and variety of special stains manually and by automated stainer such as Ventana. Enter the data into PowerPath and Beaker system and print work list and labels. Keep records of the quality control daily. Interact with residents, attendings, and grossing personnel to solve any problems. Work as an on On-Call on Holidays and weekend. Maintain the equipment. Participate in special studies as required by the management, supervisor, and medical staff. Check the reagent and the waste solutions for correct labeling according to the safety regulation.
Working knowledge of basic chemistry, biology, and anatomy with minimum of 5 years' experience in histology in highly desired. Skill in performing all ranges of special stains for Histology and Electron Microscopy. HT or HTL ASCP board certified. Skill in embedding variety of tissue with correct orientation. Skill in sectioning all type of tissue specially kidney and Bone Marrow biopsy. Ability to learn sectioning the whole human/ mouse eye, and whole mount prostate. Skill in performing all ranges of special stains manually and automated. Ability to learn running variety of automated stainers and other equipment's. Ability to run the tissue processors such as VIP, pathos, Sakura Xpress, and Shandon. Skill in Power Path and Beaker system or ability to learn very fast. Be able to work on weekend and holidays as an on- call once every two-month or as needed.