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Barnes-Jewish Hospital at Washington University Medical Center is the largest hospital in Missouri and is ranked as one of the nation's top hospitals by U.S. News & World Report. Barnes-Jewish Hospital's staff is composed of full-time academic faculty and community physicians of Washington University School of Medicine, supported by a house staff of residents, interns, fellows and other medical professionals. Recognizing its excellence in nursing care, Barnes-Jewish Hospital was the first adult hospital in Missouri to be certified as a Magnet Hospital by the American Nurses Credentialing Center.
No other organization offers an opportunity for exploration and discovery like Barnes-Jewish Hospital. As a laboratory professional with Barnes-Jewish Hospital, you'll have exposure to the most advanced testing protocols and processes in medical diagnostics, and one of St. Louis' widest varieties of disciplines and specialties in laboratory careers. Our full-service, 24/7 laboratory is known for its leading-edge technology and the most progressive clinical techniques in practice today. you'll be working with the best, in a supportive atmosphere that will encourage your growth and advancement. Plus, you'll have opportunities to share your skills and knowledge by participating in clinical trials and research in conjunction with leading organizations such as the Washington University School of Medicine.
Responsible for providing a variety of routine and/or complex tests and procedures on tissue and related surgical specimens submitted for histological examination that aid in the confirmation of patient diagnosis. This role has specialized expertise in technical processes and procedures and proposes improvements to these processes. The position provides subject matter guidance to less experienced employees and may act as a lead.
May assist supervisor in maintaining quality plan, procedure manual, variance management, interdepartmental functionality, and writing policies/procedures. Actively participates in process improvement initiatives. Performs competency assessments and provides training of complex procedures and processes. Acts as a lead to provide subject matter expertise as needed.
May be trained to perform tissue gross examination as needed. (Must meet the High Complexity qualifications as written in CLIA 42CFR493). Performs validation of new histochemical and immunohistochemical stains.
Processing, microtomy and staining of non-decalcified bone for metabolic bone disease. Processing, microtomy and staining of ophthalmic specimens and whole orbit pathology. Advanced technical and critical thinking skills to embed, cut and stain tissue from a variety of body sites. Advanced knowledge of neuropathology, pediatrics and subspecialized anatomic pathology.
Tasks to include, but not limited to light, frozen, and fluorescent microtomy, embedding, staining, reagent preparation. Performs immunohistochemistry and immunofluorescent staining Performs and documents quality controls. Selects tissue for control library and maintains control library inventory.
Provides slides, tissue sections and ribbons for a variety of research and clinical trial protocols. Prepare slides for whole slide digital imaging during frozen section procedures
BJC has determined this is a safety-sensitive position. The ability to work in a constant state of alertness and in a safe manner is an essential function of this job.
High School Diploma or GED
Licenses & Certifications
HTL-ASCP or equiv
- Physical/Life Science/related
Benefits and Legal Statement
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At BJC we’re committed to providing you and your family with benefits and resources to help you manage your physical, emotional, social and financial well-being.
Comprehensive medical, dental, vison, life insurance, and legal services available first day of the month after hire date
Disability insurance* paid for by BJC
Pension Plan*/403(b) Plan funded by BJC
401(k) plan with BJC match
Tuition Assistance available on first day
BJC Institute for Learning and Development
Health Care and Dependent Care Flexible Spending Accounts
Paid Time Off benefit combines vacation, sick days, holidays and personal time
The above information on this description has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by employees in this position. It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and qualifications required of employees assigned to this job. Equal Opportunity Employer
BJC HealthCare is one of the largest nonprofit health care organizations in the United States, delivering services to residents primarily in the greater St. Louis, southern Illinois and southeast Missouri regions. With net revenues of $5.5 billion and more than 30,000 employees, BJC serves patients and their families in urban, suburban and rural communities through its 15 hospitals and multiple community health locations. Services include inpatient and outpatient care, primary care, community health and wellness, workplace health, home health, community mental health, rehabilitation, long-term care and hospice.
BJC is the largest provider of charity care, unreimbursed care and community benefits in the state of Missouri. BJC and its hospitals and health service organizations provide $785.9 million annually in community benefit. That includes $410.6 million in charity care and other financial assistance to patients to ensure medical care regardless of their ability to pay. In addition, BJC provides additional community benefits through commitments to research, emergency preparedness, regional health care safety net services, health literacy, community outreach and community healt...h programs and regional economic development.
BJC’s patients have access to the latest advances in medical science and technology through a formal affiliation between Barnes-Jewish Hospital and St. Louis Children’s Hospital with the renowned Washington University School of Medicine, which consistently ranks among the top medical schools in the country.