Grossing, Bench Technician, Day/Evening Shifts | Travel |

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Position & Client Overview:

One of our clients is a large and prestigious laboratory organization with locations all across the country. They seek a grossing technician to work a 26-52 week assignment at their large 781-bed medical center client near the Big Apple (NYC).

Job Summary:

Under the direction and supervision of a pathologist, duties may include preparation, gross description and dissection of human tissue surgical specimens.

Skill Requirements:

  • Thorough knowledge of modern laboratory techniques and procedures
  • Good knowledge of histologic techniques
  • 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:

  • Perform routine and non-routine activities involved in the preparation of surgical specimens for Histologic processing, according to policies and procedures
  • Assure appropriate specimen accessioning and labeling
  • Maintain the integrity of the specimen and patient identification
  • Describe gross anatomic features of routine, uncomplicated surgical specimens, ensuring that all lesions, markings and sutures are mentioned
  • Capable of grossing moderate to high complex/complicated specimens under direct and indirect supervision, as applicable to training and experience
  • Demonstrated ability to handle broader range of specimens with indirect supervision (i.e., gall bladders, oriented skin lesions, etc.)
  • Escalate non-routine, complicated surgical specimens to pathologists' assistants
  • Record measurements, weight, volume and any abnormal findings as applicable
  • Dissect surgical specimens and prepare tissues for histologic processing

Education, Certification, & Experience:

  • Associate degree in a laboratory science or medical laboratory technology, obtained from an accredited institution, OR
  • Education/training equivalent to the above that includes at least 60 semester hours, including 24 semester hours of medical laboratory technology courses OR 24 semester hours – 6 chemistry, 6 biology and 12 chemistry, biology, medical laboratory technology in any combination.
  • 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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