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Senior Histotechnician

Work Schedule/Days:  Day / Monday - Friday
Employment Type:  Full-Time
Requisition #:  30678

JOB SUMMARY

Provides quality clinical information by accurately performing laboratory tests and procedures that aid in confirmation of patient diagnosis. Assists leadership team with administrative and technical support. Actively promotes a lean work culture by performing team member duties to  encourage consistent use of lean principles and processes, including continually seeking work process improvements. Recognizes necessity of taking ownership of own motivation, morale, performance, and professional development. Strives for behavior consistent with being committed to lab’s and Children's Healthcare of Atlanta's mission, goals, and values.

EDUCATION

  • Associate's degree obtained from accredited institution with at least 60 semester hours or equivalent that includes 24 semester hours of medical laboratory technology courses, or 24 semester hours of science courses that includes 6 semester hours of chemistry, 6 semester hours of biology, and 12 semester hours of chemistry, biology, or medical laboratory technology

CERTIFICATION SUMMARY

  • American Society for Clinical Pathology histotechnician or histotechnologist

EXPERIENCE*

  • 5 years of experience in a clinical laboratory in immunohistochemistry and special stains and strong working knowledge of histology and autopsy procedures

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS*

  • Bachelor of Science degree

KNOWLEDGE SKILLS & ABILITIES*

  • Broad use of independent judgment and responsibility
  • Strives for adult-adult relationships with colleagues, subordinates, and superiors

JOB RESPONSIBILITIES*

  1. Performs routine histologic specimen processing and staining procedures per standard operating policies.
  2. Performs special stains, enzyme-histochemistry stains, immunofluorescence stains, immunohistochemistry stains, in situ hybridization procedures, and complex staining procedures with minimal supervision.
  3. Provides technical leadership to department, including staff training and test development.
  4. Assists pathologists with gross pathology procedures, including biopsy grossing and adequacy assessment.
  5. Supports overall department operation, including independent troubleshooting of process and instrument failures.
  6. Maintains current technical knowledge and skills as defined in laboratory continuing education policy.
  7. Demonstrates familiarity with and follows hospital and departmental policies and procedures, including those pertaining to safety and compliance.
  8. Uses critical thinking principles in making decisions that lead to desired outcomes.
  9. Actively promotes a lean culture by performing duties to promote an understanding and consistent use of lean principals and processes.
  10. Performs other duties and responsibilities as required by department.

SYSTEM RESPONSIBILITIES*

Safety: Practices proper safety techniques in accordance with hospital and departmental policies and procedures. Responsible for the reporting of employee/patient/visitor injuries or accidents, or other safety issues to the supervisor and in the occurrence notification system.

 

Compliance: Monitors and ensures compliance with all regulatory requirements, organizational standards, and policies and procedures related to area of responsibility. Identifies potential risk areas within area of responsibility and supports problem resolution process. Maintains records of compliance activities and reports compliance activities to the Compliance Office.

 

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work performed by people assigned to this classification.  They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all job duties performed by the personnel so classified.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS*

Ability to lift up to 40 lbs independently and greater than 40 lbs with assistance

Bending/Stooping - Occasionally (activity or condition exists up to 1/3 of time)

Climbing - Not Present

Hearing/Speaking - Effective communication with employees, supervisors/managers and staff. Effective communications with patients and visitors, as required.

Lifting - Occasionally (activity or condition exists up to 1/3 of time)

Pushing/Pulling - Occasionally (activity or condition exists up to 1/3 of time)

Sitting - Frequently (activity or condition exists from 1/3 to 2/3 of time)

Standing - Frequently (activity or condition exists from 1/3 to 2/3 of time)

Walking - Occasionally (activity or condition exists up to 1/3 of time)

WORKING CONDITIONS*

Some potential for exposure to blood and body fluids

 

About Us:

Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta has been 100 percent committed to kids for more than 100 years. A not-for-profit organization, Children’s is dedicated to making kids better today and healthier tomorrow.

With 3 hospitals, 28 neighborhood locations and a total of 638 beds, Children’s is the largest healthcare provider for children in Georgia and one of the largest pediatric clinical care providers in the country. Children’s offers access to more than 70 pediatric specialties and programs and is ranked among the top children’s hospitals in the country by U.S. News & World Report.

Children’s has been ranked on Fortune magazine’s list of “100 Best Companies to Work For” for thirteen consecutive years and named one of the “100 Best Companies” by Working Mother magazine. We offer a comprehensive compensation and benefit package that supports our mission, vision and values. We are proud to offer an array of programs and services to our employees that have distinguished us as a best place to work in the country. Connect to our mission of making kids better today and healthier tomorrow. 

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Location:  Egleston  -  1405 Clifton Road NE, Atlanta, GA  30322
Function:  Allied Health - Laboratory Services


Nearest Major Market: Atlanta

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