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Histotechnologist II 10/12/2017

The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia Philadelphia, PA

Location
Philadelphia, PA
AJE Ref #
579734803
Job Classification
Part Time
Job Type
Regular
Company Ref #
14426
Experience
Entry Level (0 - 2 years)
Education
Associates Degree

JOB DESCRIPTION

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Req ID: 14426

Shift: Days

Employment Status: AP - Active - Regular - Part Time

JOB SUMMARY

To perform various histological procedures and tests as requested by pathologists:

* Accurately performs routine to moderately complex histologic tests or procedures as assigned and reports results through appropriate channels. Completes, evaluates and records all appropriate quality controls and quality assurance markers. Activates troubleshooting procedures when necessary. Trains others to perform this responsibility when assigned.

* Performs preventative/safety maintenance on equipment and maintains a safe, clean and efficient work environment. Takes initiative in problem solving equipment failures to the extent capable. Communicates unresolved issues to supervisor or designee. Complies with personal protective equipment (PPE) and other laboratory and hospital safety standards 100% of the time. Notifies supervisor of unsafe events. Responsibly controls and maintains inventory. Trains others to perform this responsibility when assigned.

* Provides professional, courteous and calm customer service to both internal and external customers. Identifies appropriate resources and sources for re-directed inquiries. Identifies appropriate resources and sources for re-directed inquiries. Acts as a reference source for laboratory procedures within their skill inventory as necessary.

* Regularly reviews operational procedure manuals. Maintains individual annual technical competency assessments. Actively identifies and pursues learning needs. Actively participates in departmental and continuing education meetings. Successfully completes 12 units of approved continuing education activities during evaluation cycle. Maintains ASCP Certification.

* Performs all function of a Histotechnologist to include embedding, cutting staining, special staining, and variety of solution preparation, able to perform frozen sections and prep and stain cytology samples. Also able to run all machinery in histology to include trouble shooting and maintenance. Trains others to perform this responsibility when assigned.

REQUIRED LICENSES, CERTIFICATIONS, REGISTRATIONS

None

REQUIRED EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE

ASCP certified as HT or HTL or Associates Degree or Baccalaureate Degree in a science related field (preferred) and 1 to 3 years experience as a Histotechnologist.



HT: Successful completion of NAACLS accredited Histologic Technician Program Or at least 60 semester hours (90 quarter hours) of academic credit from a regionally accredited college/university, with a combination of 12 semester hours (18 quarter hours) of biology and chemistry, Or Associate s degree from a regionally accredited college/university, with a combination of 12 semester hours (18 quarter hours) of biology and chemistry, AND one year full time acceptable experience in histopathology in the U.S., Canada or a CAP/The Joint Commission (JCAHO) accredited laboratory within the last ten years under the supervision of a pathologist (certified by the American board of Pathology in Anatomic Pathology), or an appropriately board certified medical scientist.



HTL: Bachelor s degree from a regionally accredited college/university with a combination of 30 semester hours (45 quarter hours) of biology and chemistry AND successful completion of a NAACLS accredited Histotechnician or Histotechnology program within the last 5 years; or Bachelor s degree from a regionally accredited college/university with a combination of 30 semester hours (45 quarter hours) of biology and chemistry AND one year full time acceptable experience in a histopathology laboratory in the U.S., Canada or a CAP/The Joint Commission (JCAHO) accredited laboratory within the last ten years. This year of experience must be under the supervision of a pathologist (certified by the American Board of Pathology in Anatomic Pathology) or an appropriately board certified medical scientist.

PREFERRED EDUCATION, EXPERIENCE & CERT/LIC

Preferred Licenses/certificates/registrations: HT (ASCP) or HTL (ASCP) certification

ADDITIONAL TECHNICAL REQUIREMENTS

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Exhibits The Ability To Work With Computer Programs And Computer Controlled Equipment

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Exhibits The Ability To Handle And Interpret Data, Multitask, And Maintains Confidential Material

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Exhibits Good Laboratory Technique And Safety Practices

* Exhibits good communication, technical and organizational skills

All CHOP employees who work in a patient building or who provide patient care are required to receive an annual influenza vaccine unless they are granted a medical or religious exemption.

Children\'s Hospital of Philadelphia is committed to providing a safe and healthy environment for its patients, family members, visitors and employees. In an effort to achieve this goal, employment at Children\'s Hospital of Philadelphia, other than for positions with regularly scheduled hours in New Jersey, is contingent upon an attestation that the job applicant does not use tobacco products or nicotine in any form and a negative nicotine screen (the latter occurs after a job offer).

Children\'s Hospital of Philadelphia is an equal opportunity employer. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, religion, national or ethnic origin, disability or protected veteran status.

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CHOP Careers Contact

Talent Acquisition

2716 South Street, 6th Floor

Philadelphia, PA 19146

Phone: 866-820-9288

Email:TalentAcquisition@email.chop.edu





Equal Opportunity Employer

The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia is an equal opportunity employer. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, religion, national or ethnic origin, disability or protected veteran status.