Histology, Bench Technician/Technologist, Night Shift | Permanent |

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Position & Client Overview:

Our client located in central New Mexico is currently searching for histotechnicians and histotechnologists for their very busy cutting-edge fully automated histology department. The most critical positions for the reference lab are on the night shift. The duties are routine and will include high volume embedding and cutting.

These opportunities will go quickly; the chance to work in a state-of-the-art fully automated histology department are rare. In addition to the cutting edge equipment there are vast opportunities for growth within this health system.

The compensation and benefits are excellent and even includes several bonus incentives. ASCP is preferred however there is some flexibility for experienced candidates.

In addition to the outstanding work opportunity this location truly offers it all! You can enjoy all four seasons along with boating, golfing, hiking, museums, as well as wineries and breweries. The New Mexican cuisine is amazing and please don't forget the annual International Balloon Fiesta.

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 0 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
  • New grads are encouraged to apply

Must be legally authorized to work in the US without sponsorship.

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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