JOB SUMMARY: Performs various tasks required for receiving, processing, and preparing patient tissue specimens for microscopic examination and analysis by the Pathologist. Prepares microscopic tissue slides for diagnostic/research purposes; performs tissue stains to assist in diagnosis; handles specimen accessioning; maintains laboratory and equipment. Reviews quality control, performs operation, maintenance and troubleshooting of histology instruments and equipment.
RESPONSIBILITIES: 1.1. Knowledge of the human anatomy 1.2. Knowledge of histology/cytology staining procedures 1.3. Knowledge of immunohistochemistry, instrumentation, special stains, immunofluorescence, microtomy, and Histology/cytology staining procedures 1.4. Ability to use a Cryostat 1.5. Ability to use computers (i.e. Microsoft Office, LIS systems)
COMPLEXITY OF WORK:
Within scope of job, requires critical thinking skills, decisive judgment and the ability to work with minimal supervision. Must be able to work in a stressful environment.
PERSONAL PROTECTIVE EQUIPMENT:
Follows standard precautions using personal protective equipment as required.
Qualifications: MINIMUM EDUCATION: Completion of training in an NCCLS-approved Histology Technician program required.
Bachelorï¿½s or Associate's degree.
PREFERRED EXPERIENCE: 1 year experience as Histotechnician.
State licensure where required.
REQUIRED COURSE(S) TRAINING:
Histotechnologist certification through ASCP (or equivalent) preferred.
Job: Laboratory and Clinical Technicians
Primary Location: Tucson, Arizona
Facility: Carondelet St. Joseph's Hospital
Job Type: Full-time
Shift Type: Nights
Employment practices will not be influenced or affected by an applicantâ��s or employeeâ��s race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy), national origin, age, disability, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, veteran status or any other legally protected status. Tenet will make reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with disabilities unless doing so would result in an undue hardship.
Internal Number: 2005034303
About Carondelet St. Joseph's Hospital
Tenet Healthcare Corporation is a diversified healthcare services company with 115,000 employees united around a common mission: to help people live happier, healthier lives. Through its subsidiaries, partnerships and joint ventures, including United Surgical Partners International, the Company operates general acute care and specialty hospitals, ambulatory surgery centers, urgent care centers and other outpatient facilities. Tenet's Conifer Health Solutions subsidiary provides technology-enabled performance improvement and health management solutions to hospitals, health systems, integrated delivery networks, physician groups, self-insured organizations and health plans.