Geisinger Medical Laboratories is searching for a Histotechnologist to join our team in Danville PA. Our trusted and experience laboratory staff are dedicated to excellence in healthcare, education, research and service. We offer the resources of a national laboratory, bringing the best technology and expertise to our community.
We offer a competitive salary, lucrative sign on bonus and have a generous benefit package!
This position works closely with our Pathologists and reports directly to the Anatomic Pathology System Manager.
MAJOR DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Processes tissues on processing equipment or by manual methods to ensure proper fixation for examination.
Identifies and determines proper orientation of tissue specimens and embeds specimens in paraffin to ensure proper alignment for sectioning.
Performs microtomy at proper micron to render quality sections for diagnoses. Produces consistently good quality microscopic slides that can be readily reviewed and interpreted by the Pathologist.
Performs routine and special staining procedures as required to distinguish cells and organisms for diagnostic examination.
Maintains equipment, participates in established preventive maintenance program, and alerts Technical Specialist of any equipment problems.
Assists with department's Quality Improvement program through active participation in patient specimen identification and quality tracking measures.
Assists in the evaluation and validation of new instruments and new technologies as needed under the supervision of the Technical Specialist and Doctoral Director.
Participation in completion of assigned initial and subsequent competency assessment examinations required and maintains working knowledge of applicable LIS programs and system changes.
EDUCATION AND/OR EXPERIENCE:
One year of training in an approved school of Histotechnology required. HT or HTL ASCP certification required. Previous experience in a hospital setting preferred.
The specific statements shown in each section of this description are not intended to be all-inclusive. They represent typical elements considered necessary to successfully perform the job.
Geisinger Health System is an integrated health services organization widely recognized for its innovative use of the electronic health record and the development of innovative care delivery models such as ProvenHealth Navigator® and ProvenCare®. As one of the nation's largest health service organizations, Geisinger serves more than 3 million residents throughout 45 counties in central, south-central and northeast Pennsylvania, and also in southern New Jersey with the addition of AtlantiCare, a National Malcolm Baldridge Award recipient. The physician-led system is comprised of approximately 30,000 employees, including nearly 1,600 employed physicians, 12 hospital campuses, two research centers and a 510,000-member health plan, all of which leverage an estimated $8.9 billion positive impact on the Pennsylvania economy. Geisinger has repeatedly garnered national accolades for integration, quality and service. In addition to fulfilling its patient care mission, Geisinger has a long-standing commitment to medical education, research and community service. For more information, visit www.geisinger.org, or follow the latest Geisinger news and more on Twitter and Facebook.
** Does not qualify for J-1 waiver. We are an Affirmative Action, Equal Opportunity Employer Women and Minorities are Encouraged to Apply. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on the basis of disability or their protected veteran status.