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Histotechnician III, Night Shift, Day Shift - Surgical Pathology-Histology

Company: Stanford Health Care
Location: Palo Alto
Posted on: June 25, 2022

Job Description:

If you're ready to be part of our legacy of hope and innovation, we encourage you to take the first step and explore our current job openings. Your best is waiting to be discovered.Night - 08 Hour (United States of America)This is a Stanford Health Care job.A Brief OverviewThe Histotechnician III embeds and cuts a wide variety of surgical and research tissue, including autopsy specimens, tiny biopsies, lymph nodes, breast tissue and bone marrow. Sections paraffin embedded tissue at 1-7 microns and mounts on microscope slides. Performs a variety of staining techniques, including immunohistochemical procedures, for microscopic evaluation. A histotechnologist III independently plans and completes daily work, resolving most technical problems that arise, and interprets policy in terms of established objectives and procedures. Provides advice and guidance to histotechnicians, laboratory assistants and technicians. May be assigned to the Neuropathology Laboratory, Dermatology Clinic as required. Responsible for daily operation in absence of Histology Supervisor.LocationsStanford Health CareWhat You Will Do

  • Assists in training other histotechnicians, lab assistants and technicians.
  • Assumes responsibility for laboratory technical results.
  • Assumes supervisory duties as needed.
  • Cut 75-100 blocks per day while maintaining a high quality product.
  • Cut high quality 1-3 micron sections of small and difficult biopsy specimens.
  • Demonstrates an ability and willingness to assume independent responsibility.
  • Maintains cooperative and professional attitude in when interacting with others both inter- and intradepartmentally.
  • Must comply with all applicable health and safety policies.
  • Perform quality control on sections and staining procedures to ensure a high quality finished product.
  • Perform routine H&E stains as well as special stains such as Warthin Starry, Dieterele, and Immunoperoxidase.
  • Perform STAT GMS stains and heart biopsies.
  • Performs complex and unusual procedures requiring knowledge and skills gained through experience.
  • Expected behaviors include adaptability to change, collaboration toward common goals, is self motivated and takes initiative.
  • Expected communication skills involve active listening and proper email etiquette.
  • Performs other duties as requested.Education Qualifications
    • High School Diploma or GED equivalentExperience Qualifications
      • Three (3) years of progressively responsible directly related work experienceRequired Knowledge, Skills And Abilities
        • Ability operate and maintain medical equipment and apparatuses
        • Ability to analyze data, draw conclusions and interpret results
        • Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing
        • Ability to follow written and oral instructions
        • Ability to organize and prioritize specimens and tasks to produce a high quality product in an efficient and timely manner
        • Ability to organize, prioritize, multi-task, and adapt to changing priorities
        • Ability to perform tasks according to prescribed procedures
        • Ability to solve problems and identify solutions
        • Ability to work effectively with individuals at all levels of the organization
        • Ability to work in a fast paced work environment
        • Knowledge and technical proficiency in specialty areas assigned within the laboratory
        • Knowledge of infection prevention policies and procedures
        • Knowledge of local, state and federal regulatory requirements related to areas of functional responsibility
        • Knowledge of mathematics general science and laboratory techniques
        • Knowledge of methods of fixing, cutting, and embedding tissue sections
        • Knowledge of staining procedures and mounting sections for microscopic examinationLicenses and Certifications
          • HTL-ASCP Histotechnologist Certf-ASCP or
          • HTN-ASCP Histotechnician Certf-ASCPThese Principles Apply To ALL EmployeesSHC Commitment to Providing an Exceptional Patient & Family ExperienceStanford Health Care sets a high standard for delivering value and an exceptional experience for our patients and families. Candidates for employment and existing employees must adopt and execute C-I-CARE standards for all of patients, families and towards each other. C-I-CARE is the foundation of Stanford's patient-experience and represents a framework for patient-centered interactions. Simply put, we do what it takes to enable and empower patients and families to focus on health, healing and recovery.You will do this by executing against our three experience pillars, from the patient and family's perspective:
            • Know Me: Anticipate my needs and status to deliver effective care
            • Show Me the Way: Guide and prompt my actions to arrive at better outcomes and better health
            • Coordinate for Me: Own the complexity of my care through coordinationEqual Opportunity Employer Stanford Health Care (SHC) strongly values diversity and is committed to equal opportunity and non-discrimination in all of its policies and practices, including the area of employment. Accordingly, SHC does not discriminate against any person on the basis of race, color, sex, sexual orientation or gender identity and/or expression, religion, age, national or ethnic origin, political beliefs, marital status, medical condition, genetic information, veteran status, or disability, or the perception of any of the above. People of all genders, members of all racial and ethnic groups, people with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply. Qualified applicants with criminal convictions will be considered after an individualized assessment of the conviction and the job requirements.

Keywords: Stanford Health Care, Palo Alto , Histotechnician III, Night Shift, Day Shift - Surgical Pathology-Histology, Healthcare , Palo Alto, California

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