General Laboratory, Histotechnologist, Day Shift | Travel |

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Position & Client Overview:

We are offering a travel Histotechnologist day time shift position in the amazing upstate New York county. It is absolutely gorgeous this time of year as there are so many outdoor activities available with beautiful scenery and fascinating parks nearby. If you love exploring the fresh outdoors this is the perfect opportunity.

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 1 year 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
  • Or on the job trained/non certified per the lab approval

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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