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Histotechnologist-Laboratory

UnityPoint Health Finley Hospital

1 Positions

ID: 23677184

Posted On 10/31/2022

Job Overview

Overview

We are looking for a PRN Histotechnician to work in our Lab. Work hours will vary per required need. As a PRN employee you will be required to work (1) 8 or 12 hour shift per month.

The Histology Technician (HT) is responsible for providing timely and effective services to the customers of the departments assigned, assuring that the professional and technical process is carried out. Customers include predominately young adult to geriatric patients. The HT works in consultation with the laboratory supervisor assigned to Histology to assure that services are consistent with the needs of the Pathologists and medical staff.

Why UnityPoint Health?

  • Commitment to our Team – We’ve been named a  Top 150 Place to Work in Healthcare 2022  by Becker’s Healthcare for our commitment to our team members. 
  • Culture – At UnityPoint Health, you Come for a fulfilling career and experience  a culture  guided by uncompromising values and unwavering belief in doing what's right for the people we serve. 
  • Benefits – Our competitive  Total Rewards  program offers benefits options that align with your needs and priorities, no matter what life stage you’re in. 
  • Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Commitment – We’re committed to ensuring you have a voice that is heard regardless of role, race, gender, religion, or sexual orientation. 
  • Development – We believe equipping you with support and  development opportunities  is an essential part of delivering a remarkable employment experience. 
  • Community Involvement – Be an essential part of our core purpose—to improve the health of the people and communities we serve. 

Visit us at UnityPoint.org/careers to hear more from our team members about why UnityPoint Health is a great place to work.  https://dayinthelife.unitypoint.org/  

Responsibilities

Histology

  • Performs and demonstrates proficiency in fixing, cutting, mounting, and staining of tissues.
  • Assists in maintaining records and specimen storage and disposal for the Cytology laboratory.
  • Accurately performs routine H & E stain, special stains and immunohistochemical stains.
  • Assists the Pathologists in the performance of frozen sections.
  • Assists in maintaining records and specimen storage and disposal for the Histology laboratory.
  • Uses, monitors and troubleshoots equipment in the Histology laboratory.
  • Assists with FNA procedures.
  • Prepares body fluids for Cytological analysis.
  • Consistently demonstrates attention to detail in following protocol for patient, sample, and aliquot identification and labeling.

Qualifications

Minimum Requirements

Identify items that are minimally required to perform the essential functions of this position.

Preferred or Specialized

Not required to perform the essential functions of the position.

Education:

• BS degree in a Laboratory Science.

• Successful completion of an accredited HT or HTL program(preferred) -or- equivalent education to be eligible for high complexity testing per CLIA regulations

Experience:

• Embedding for all tissue types

• Cutting tissues of all types

• Special staining

Previous experience in a histology laboratory in a clinical setting

License(s)/Certification(s):

Board Certified/Eligible in Histology as Histotechnician (HT, ASCP) or Histotechnologist (HTL, ASCP).

Valid driver’s license when driving any vehicle for work-related reasons.

Knowledge/Skills/Abilities:

• Embedding with proper orientation

• Microtome use and care

• Cryostat use and care

• Maintenance procedures for processors and strainers

• Technical aptitude –ability to learn new systems quickly

• Ability to work independently in a fast-paced environment

• Strong attention to detail and quality

Knowledge of Anatomic Pathology software systems

Other:

Use of usual and customary equipment used to perform essential functions of the position.

  • Area of Interest: Laboratory;
  • FTE/Hours per pay period: .01;
  • Department: Laboratory;
  • Shift: PRN, as needed.;
  • Job ID: 105559;

Primary Contact

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Michelle Pickel

HR Recruiter, HR

563-589-2608

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michelle.pickel@unitypoint.org

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Job Details

Categories

Health Care

Location

Dubuque, IA

Job Type

Employee

Full/Part


Qualifications

Education

Bachelors

Company ID

168

Job REQ #

23677184

# Positions

1

Start Date

20221031

End Date

20221226

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About the Company

A CAREER AT UNITYPOINT HEALTH - FINLEY HOSPITAL

UnityPoint Health team members come for a job, but stay for a career. As a team member, regardless of your position, you'll get the chance to change lives on a daily basis in order to deliver our vision of the Best Outcome for Every Patient, Every Time. That privilege drives employees' passion for making a difference in the lives of our patients, helping them create healthier, more rewarding lives.

At UnityPoint Health - Finley Hospital, we know our collective actions determine the experience we create. Our team members strive to work as one through four key values:

* Foster Unity
* Own the Moment
* Champion Excellence
* Seize Opportunity

If you are interested in joining our team, please visit http://www.unitypoint.org/dubuque/employment-opportunities to learn about our many opportunities and to fill out an online application.

ABOUT OUR HOSPITAL

UnityPoint Health Finley Hospital is a 126-bed community hospital. We employ more than 800 full-and-part-time employees.  Finley Hospital is a not-for-profit, locally owned, regional healthcare facility part of the UnityPoint Health system. Finley Hospital is committed to bringing the best medical care to the tri-state area. We offer comprehensive, full service health care that is coordinated around our patients.  We have consistently been recognized as a leader in health care.