Histotechnologist

Billings, Montana

Category: Allied

Travel

Job ID: 790876

Work Setting: Healthcare

Contract Duration: 13 Weeks

 

Est. Pay: $2602 / Week

Posted Date: 6/4/2024

Billings, Montana

Work Setting: Healthcare

Category: Allied

Contract Duration: 13 Weeks

Travel

Est. Pay: $2602 / Week

Job ID: 790876

Posted Date: 6/4/2024

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Under the direction of a pathologist or a qualified medical professional, prepares human tissue and bodily fluid specimens by treating the specimens with chemicals, slicing and mounting on glass slides for microscopic examination and analysis by the pathologist.  Preparation process may include sectioning, reagent and other treatment, slide placement, and dying. Places specimens using fixation, dehydration, clearing and/or impregnation by embedding, in a suitable media. Uses judgment to adapt for tissue types, uses chemicals and dyes to stain sections in order to demonstrate various pathological conditions.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Performs specimen collection, accessioning, and logging routines
  • May be responsible to make scheduled rounds within the facility to pick up surgical specimens
  • Checks each specimen for criteria of acceptability, assuring proper patient identification, specimen integrity and appropriate paperwork
  • Records the receipt of specimens and assigns identification number according to department and/or facility protocol
  • Refers any problem specimen to the area of collection and informs the supervisor
  • Assists pathologists with tissue grossing procedures; prepares the tissue grossing area
  • Maintains and assures specimen identification by correctly labeling cassettes and maintains workflow in concert with the pathologist
  • Cleans the workstation after completing grossing procedures. Ensures aseptic techniques and observes health safety protocols during cleanup to minimize exposure risks
  • Processes, embeds and sections tissues for slides
  • Embeds processed tissue, cuts embedded tissue for slide sections; performs routine and special stains according to department procedures in preparation for analysis by the pathologist
  • May prepare frozen-section slides for frozen-section diagnosis by the pathologist
  • Routinely conducts highly specialized histochemical and histo-pathological laboratory tests for use in the diagnosis and treatment of disease; records test results for review by physicians
  • Prepares and maintains equipment used for all types of tissue processing, embedding, cutting and mounting, labeling, recording and verifying the quality of slides delivered to pathologist
  • Sets up equipment, instruments and apparatus for specific laboratory procedures
  • May perform preventive maintenance and quality control procedures on the lab equipment
  • May provide technical assistance and training to laboratory personnel as required
  • Observes all facility and laboratory policies and safety practices; maintains a safe, clean and prepared work area
  • Adheres to all Amergis and worksite rules, policies and procedures
  • Other duties as assigned

Minimum Requirements:

  • Certification as a Histotechnologist, HTL (ASCP or equivalent) and/or per state requirements preferred
  • Completion of a CAHEA accredited histotechnology program; or Associate’s degree preferred
  • One year of experience in histopathology strongly preferred
  • Complies with all relevant professional standards of practice 
  • Participation and completion of Amergis’ Competency program when applicable
  • Current CPR if applicable
  • TB questionnaire, PPD or chest x-ray if applicable 
  • Current Health certificate (per contract or state regulation) 
  • Must meet all federal, state and local requirements 
  • Successful completion of new hire training as applicable to job site 
  • Understand patient confidentiality and HIPAA requirements  
  • Ability to effectively elicit/provide information to and from appropriate individuals (including, but not limited to, supervisors, co-workers, clients) via strong communication skills; proficiency in the English language is required  
  • Computer proficiency required 
  • Must be at least 18 years of age 
Benefits
At Amergis, we firmly believe that our employees are the heartbeat of our organization and we are happy to offer the following benefits:
  • Competitive pay & weekly paychecks
  • Health, dental, vision, and life insurance
  • 401(k) savings plan
  • Awards and recognition programs 
*Benefit eligibility is dependent on employment status. 
About Amergis
Amergis, formerly known as Maxim Healthcare Staffing, has served our clients and communities by connecting people to the work that matters since 1988. We provide meaningful opportunities to our extensive network of healthcare and school-based professionals, ready to work in any hospital, government facility, or school. Through partnership and innovation, Amergis creates unmatched staffing experiences to deliver the best workforce solutions.  
Amergis is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, race, color, religion, national origin, disability, protected Veteran status, age, or any other characteristic protected by law.

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