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Lead Histotechnician - Surgical Pathology Lab - Full Time, Nights (8HRS)

Company: Stanford Health Care
Location: Palo Alto
Posted on: June 7, 2024

Job Description:

1.0 FTE Full time Night - 08 Hour R2436540 Onsite 75201 GENERAL HISTOLOGY Allied Health 3375 Hillview Ave,PALO ALTO,CaliforniaIf 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 OverviewEmbeds 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 senior histotechnologist 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 staff histotechnologists and laboratory assistants and technicians. May be assigned to the Neuropathology Laboratory, Dermatology Clinic (technical assistance for Moh's procedures) or Gross Room as required. Responsible for daily operation in absence of Histology Supervisor.LocationsStanford Health CareWhat you will doAssists in training other histotechnologists, lab assistants and techniciansAssumes responsibility for laboratory technical resultsAssumes supervisory duties as neededCut 75-100 blocks per day while maintaining a high quality productCut high quality 1-3 micron sections of small and difficult biopsy specimensDemonstrates an ability and willingness to assume independent responsibilityMaintains cooperative and professional attitude in when interacting with others both inter- and intradepartmentallyMust comply with all applicable health and safety policiesPerform quality control on sections and staining procedures to ensure a high quality finished productPerform routine H&E stains as well as special stains such as Warthin Starry, Dieterele, andImmunoperoxidasePerform STAT GMS stains and heart biopsiesPerforms complex and unusual procedures requiring knowledge and skills gained through experiencePerforms other duties as requested.Education QualificationsHigh School Diploma or GED equivalentExperience QualificationsThree (3) years of progressively responsible and directly related work experienceRequired Knowledge, Skills and AbilitiesAbility operate and maintain medical equipment and apparatusesAbility to analyze data, draw conclusions and interpret resultsAbility to communicate effectively, both orally and in writingAbility to follow written and oral instructionsAbility to learn new procedures and adapt to technological changes in the laboratoryAbility to organize and prioritize specimens and tasks to produce a high quality product in an efficient and timely mannerAbility to organize, prioritize, multi-task, and adapt to changing prioritiesAbility to perform tasks according to prescribed proceduresAbility to work effectively with individuals at all levels of the organizationAbility to work in a fast paced work environmentKnowledge and technical proficiency in specialty areas assigned within the laboratoryKnowledge of infection prevention policies and proceduresKnowledge of mathematics general science and laboratory techniquesKnowledge of methods of fixing, cutting, and embedding tissue sectionsKnowledge of staining procedures and mounting sections for microscopic examinationLicenses and CertificationsHTL-ASCP Histotechnologist Certf-ASCP orHTN-ASCP Histotechnician Certf-ASCPThese principles apply to ALL employees:SHC 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 Stanfords 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 familys perspective:Know Me: Anticipate my needs and status to deliver effective careShow Me the Way: Guide and prompt my actions to arrive at better outcomes and better healthCoordinate 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.Base Pay Scale: Generally starting at $57.67 - $64.95 per hourThe salary of the finalist selected for this role will be set based on a variety of factors, including but not limited to, internal equity, experience, education, specialty and training. This pay scale is not a promise of a particular wage.by Jobble

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