FALL RIVER, MASSACHUSETTS (USA). University Pathologists (UPLLC), an Aurora Diagnostics Partner, is growing. We are recruiting for an experienced Histology Technician, to join our team. We are seeking candidates interested in a dynamic multi-specialty pathology practice, serving both inpatient and outpatient clients in three states, MA, RI and CT.
University Pathologists is committed to providing outstanding service in all aspects of community-based clinical and anatomic pathology; therefore, flexibility and strong training is a must. Candidates must have excellent communication skills, and be able to interact well with clinicians and laboratory staff. The successful candidate should be a strong team player and have the ability to work independently.
This full-time position is an integral part of our histology laboratory in southeastern Massachusetts. University Pathologists is a growing, multi-specialty, multi-state professional group of 20 pathologists, providing Anatomic and Clinical Pathology to multiple hospitals, surgery centers and outpatient facilities in Southern New England.
Job Summary: Prepares histologic slides from human tissue sections for microscopic examination and diagnosis by Pathologist.
Essential Key Responsibilities:
• Prepares sections of human tissue for microscopic examination and patient diagnosis, using techniques to gross, embed, section, stain, and mount tissue, from surgical procedures. • Performs recuts and additional stains, including special and immunohistochemistry stains, as requested by a Pathologist. • Operates computerized laboratory equipment to fix, dehydrate, and infiltrate with wax, tissue specimens to be preserved for study by Pathologist. • May label requisitions, specimen containers, cassettes and/or slides and affixes coverslip to slides. • Maintains laboratory equipment and tracks all routine maintenance and quality controls performed. • Files, retrieves, and distributes blocks, slides, and pathology reports. • Operates, cleans, and sterilizes laboratory equipment, glassware, instruments and workstation. • Disposes of hazardous chemical wastes per regulatory guidelines. • Maintains strictest confidentiality. • Complies with all State, Federal, professional regulations as well as company and departmental rules, polices, and procedural manuals. • Adherence to CAP, CLIA, State Regulations, HIPAA, Safety and OSHA Regulations. • Performs other duties, as assigned.
The candidate must have an Associate’s Degree in the field of Laboratory Science or equivalent under the 1988 Clinical Laboratory Improvement Amendments (CLIA) guidelines of high complexity testing.
Candidate must be Certified or eligible for Board of Certification (BOC) by the American Society of Clinical Pathologists (ASCP).
The candidate must have successfully completed a NAACLS accredited histology program or have a minimum of one year experience as a Histology Technician Trainee, with competency in the areas of, grossing, embedding, microtomy and special stains.
Internal Number: Adx0220
About University Pathologists LLC - Aurora Diagnostics
Aurora Diagnostics is a leading independent pathology services and cancer diagnostics company, offering integrated diagnostic and personalized medicine consultations and information technology solutions to physicians and hospital systems. Our pathologists provide diagnostic opinions and work collaboratively with referring physicians to determine appropriate patient treatment options. We also provide services to pharmaceutical companies and other research entities to support their efforts to develop new cancer treatments.Aurora Diagnostics operates 32 community-based pathology practices with over 200 board-certified pathologists. We provide services to a broad array of physician specialists, including dermatologists, obstetricians and gynecologists, family practitioners, gastroenterologists, urologists, general surgeons and oncologists.
Our client-centric approach to providing diagnostic services is driven by our belief that the practice of medicine and the delivery of healthcare are both personal and best delivered locally. With our extensive pathology expertise, we are able to support comprehensive integrated approaches to patient care.