Bench Technician, Histology, Day Shift | Travel |

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Position & Client Overview:

A level 3 trauma center located in the midwest is in need of a histotechnician/histotechnologist for their busy histology lab.

Must be certified to be elegible for this 16-week day shift assignment. Must be proficient with all routine histology duties as well as experienced with the EPIC LIS system.

This assignments includes a very generous compensation package as well as a $5,000 completion bonus.

Job Summary:

Perform routine specimen preparation which involves cutting various tissue types and mounting them on glass slides for examination under the microscope by the pathologist.

Nationally certified histotechnician experienced in receiving, processing, and preparing patient tissue specimens for microscopic examination and analysis by the pathologist. Able to perform complex histologic procedures, recognize deviations from expected results, and analyze and correct problems using scientific principles learned from NAACLS training and two years of experience.

Skill Requirements:

  • Calibrate, operate, troubleshoot and maintain the equipment
  • Dexterity and good hand-eye coordination are required to collect and prepare specimens
  • Lab safety and infection prevention is of paramount importance

Responsibilities include but not limited to:

  • Remove tissue from a preservative solution, remove water from the sample, and replace it with paraffin wax
  • Embed sample in a larger block of wax to prepare it for slicing before mounting it on a microtome
  • Slice or section the sample then stain with special dyes and mount on a slide for viewing with a microscope

Education, Certification, & Experience:

  • Associate or Bachelor's Degree or 60 semester hours (90 quarter hours) from a regionally accredited college/university with a combination of 12 semester hours (18 quarter hours) of biology and chemistry
  • HT/L(ASCP) certification
  • Two (2) years of experience

HealthCare Connections, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, sex, age, religion, national origin, disability, pregnancy, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information or other protected status pursuant to law.

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