Position & Client Overview:
Our client located in central New Mexico is currently searching for travel histotechnicians and histotechnologists for their very busy, cutting-edge, fully automated Histology department. The most critical positions for this reference lab are available 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 especially for travelers.
The generous compensation package includes your hourly rate, tax free per diems, housing provided by HCI or a tax-free housing stipend and a completion bonus. ASCP is preferred however there is some flexibilty 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 cusine is amazing and do not forget the annual International Balloon Fiesta.
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.
- 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
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.