About Fairbanks Memorial Hospital Fairbanks Memorial Hospital is a non-profit facility owned by the Greater Fairbanks Community Hospital Foundation. A Joint Commission accredited facility with 152 licensed beds, Fairbanks Memorial Hospital is the primary referral center for residents of Alaska's interior. With a strong patient-to-nurse ratio, ours is a Magnet aspiring facility with a Shared Leadership Infrastructure. In addition to our exceptional clinical environment, our location offers incomparable lifestyle rewards away from work. In Fairbanks, small-town living, spectacular natural beauty and endless recreation combine to create a one-of-a-kind place to live, work and play.
POSITION SUMMARY This position uses a variety of technical and analytical skills to process histologic and cytologic specimens and to prepare blocks and slides to aid the pathologist in the diagnosis of patients. Assures timely and quality work through the evaluation of quality control material, proper instrument maintenance and processing of appropriate samples. This position utilizes professional judgment, knowledge and leadership to develop new methods, educate others, improve systems and demonstrate responsibility for administrative duties in the laboratory.
Organizes and processes patient specimens and facilitates overall function of histology. Assures quality results through the use and evaluation of quality control material, proper instrument function and collection, assessment and processing of appropriate samples.
Demonstrates expertise in technical skills, such as embedding, cutting, staining and cytology preparation. This includes special and immunohistochemistry stains and In Situ Hybridization protocols. Assists Pathologist or other physicians with frozen section procedures or grossing of specimens. May assist with other procedures including, but not limited to, bone marrows, skin biopsies, and autopsies.
Recognizes abnormal results or unusual circumstances and takes appropriate action. Utilizes available resources to maintain and fix instruments or problem solve issues.
Identifies current professional and technical issues and their impact on lab practices. Maintains appropriate accreditation by regulatory agencies. Evaluates and implements new methods and instrumentation.
Maintains current knowledge and skills applicable to job assignment through continuing education or professional organizations. Follows all procedures and policies and successfully completes all annual competency and proficiency activities according to regulatory standards.
Maintains all specimens, records, inventory and products including tissues, slides and blocks of all cases.
Must possess knowledge of histotechnology and associated techniques as normally obtained through the completion of an associate's degree in science or equivalent.
Requires strong computer experience with common office software suites. Strong organizational skills, ability to multi-task and prioritize, attention to detail and critical thinking skills are essential. Must be able to communicate effectively in both oral and written formats.
Three years histology experience. Certification as a Histologist by ASCP or equivalent.
Additional related education and/or experience preferred.
Foundation Health Partners is an EEO/AAP employer; qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability or protected veteran status.
Employer will assist with relocation costs.
Additional Salary Information: Wage determination based on education and experience as related to the minimum qualifications specified.
Imagine the impact your unique skills and abilities would bring to the people of the Alaskan Interior at Fairbanks Memorial Hospital, Tanana Valley Clinic, or the Denali Center. While each of our facilities play a different and crucial role in the healthcare of our community, we unite under the same mission: People First. Community Focused. Excellence, Every Time.
Community owned and operated, ...the 1,650 employees of Tanana Valley Clinic, Fairbanks Memorial Hospital and Denali Center feel a great responsibility towards our patients, our community and each other. People First. We are dedicated to the delivery of compassionate health care. We believe in kindness and courtesy to every patient, every visitor, every employee, every person, every time.
It takes a tremendous variety of strengths to meet the health care needs of our community. We offer a wide range of careers – nursing, finance, housekeeping, culinary, engineering, information technology radiology, pharmacy, rehab therapies and more. As the largest private employer in the interior, Foundation Health Partners employs some of the brightest, most compassionate people in Fairbanks.
So, if you want to make a difference, you want to work with great people and you want to earn competitive benefits, join the 1,650 employees of Foundation Health Partners.