California Society for Histotechnology

A Continuing Education Program

Employment Opportunities in Histotechnology

Mohs Surgery Histotech

Posted on May 8, 2022

Job Title: Mohs Surgery Histotech

Location: Oakland, CA

Employer Name: Dermatology Center of the East Bay

Employer Website: dermcentereastbay.com

Job Description

Responsibilities:

  • Receives and labels incoming specimens

  • Properly grosses tissue, inks, embeds and prepares frozen sections

  • Performs initial assessment under the microscope to ensure that complete epidermal and deep margins are present

  • Reports deviations from norm or any abnormalities to the Mohs surgeon for further investigation

  • Documents daily equipment maintenance and temperature checks

  • Reports any needed repairs to the Office Manager

  • Performs quality assurance testing as specified in the lab manual

  • Orders reagents and all other lab materials to ensure adequate supplies

  • Maintains logbook and storage of slides

  • Maintains lab procedures in compliance with CLIA and State of California regulations

Experience:

  • 2 years of experience as a Histotech and proficiency in Mohs surgery cutting and staining techniques.

  • Ability to troubleshoot inconsistencies in the slides independently.

Education:

  • Associate of Science degree. License, Certification, Registration

  • Certified Histologic Technician or Histologic Technologist by the American Society of Clinical Pathologists (ASCP) or equivalent society

  • Ability to work in a fast-paced Mohs department

Preferred Days of the week: Mondays and Thursdays

Typical Schedule: 7:30a-2p

Cases per day: 4-6

Cryostat Model: Leica CM 1520 Cryostat

Stainer: Thermostat Linistat Linear 60Hz 14 station

Compensation Range: $30-$35

Position's Employer: Ani Tajirian, MD

Please submit your CV and cover letter to Chelsea at webstermgmtinc@gmail.com


Histotechnologist

Posted on March 14, 2022

Job Title: Histotechnologist

Location: San Diego, CA

Employer Name: Acelabio

Employer Website: https://acelabio.bamboohr.com/jobs/view.php?id=24


This is an exciting opportunity to join a brand new, state-of the-art CLIA laboratory focused on accelerating biomarker and drug development. You will have the opportunity to use your entrepreneurial spirit and apply your knowledge/experience to operationalize the plan for the new laboratory. You will support a variety of global clients and have access to world-class equipment. The Histotechnologist is responsible for specimen processing and producing complete, reliable and accurate products to the pathologists, both internal and external.


Job Role and Responsibilities:

Interprets physician notes and when clinical information is contradictive or missing, obtains required information. Determines specimen adequacy for all histology samples. Receives, accesses, or rejects all specimens by following standard operating procedures (SOP’s). Performs data entry of case information into the appropriate computer system, ensuring that all identifying information is accurate and in the appropriate format. Grosses, processes, embeds, cuts, stains, performs special stains, immunohistochemistry (IHC), recuts, and coverslips all specimens received into the laboratory. Reviews control slides to ensure proper staining patterns. Validates equipment, detection kits, antibody lots, blockers, inhibitors, control tissue and new antibodies and documents before use on any specimen. Prepares stock reagents for use on manual and automated processes. Reviews cases at the microscope and discusses tissue orientation requirements and diagnostic criteria with pathologist and other histotechnician(s)/histotechnologist(s) as needed. Performs calibration of equipment as required. Checks and monitors pH of solutions, temperatures, and room environmental conditions (e.g. humidity) on a regular basis and documents the value for each on the proper chart/log. Performs and documents daily, monthly, quarterly, & annual maintenance activities. Transmits clinical trial subject data via laboratory information system protocol. Performs all housekeeping duties in the work area and laboratory. Checks, orders, and restocks supply inventory to ensure timely processing of each specimen. Participates actively in all laboratory quality management functions. Assists the supervisor in the creation, revision, retirement, implementation, and annual review of SOP’s Respects the confidentiality of patient records. Disposes of and properly handles sharps, reagents, biological and/or hazardous waste in a manner that is consistent with laboratory, state, and federal regulations. Utilizes, maintains, troubleshoots and documents equipment maintenance, according to checklist, to ensure proper performance of equipment. Follows laboratory requirements to file, retain, or destroy tissue, blocks, slides, logs, and paperwork. Coordinates workload to maximize productivity and quality of work based upon metrics. Completes all procedures expected in the scheduled time without loss of work quality. Notifies management regarding trends, changes, or problems as they occur. Adheres to SOP’s, work area instructions, and policies related to Good Clinical Practice (GCP) and FDA guidances and compliance requirements. Follows the College of American Pathologist (CAP) requirements for performing proficiency testing and reporting results. Participates in training/teaching as requested.


Qualifications

HT or HTL certification from the ASCP or equivalent work experience. BS, BA, or AS in a laboratory science curriculum or High School Diploma/GED with equivalent work experience. Meet CLIA ’88 qualifications to perform moderate and high complexity testing/gross examination as described in Sec. 493.1489 and Sec. 493.1423 One year of Immunohistochemistry (IHC) experience required. Minimum of 5 years professional experience in Histology and/or IHC. State licensure where required.


Instructions for applying

Please apply directly at https://acelabio.bamboohr.com/jobs/view.php?id=24


Histology Supervisor, Day Shift - Surgical Pathology-Histology

Posted on January 21, 2022


Job Title: Histology Supervisor, Day Shift - Surgical Pathology-Histology

Location: Palo Alto, CA

Employer Name: Stanford Health Care

Employer Website: careers.stanfordhealthcare.org/us/en

Lifting up our patients. Lifting up each other. We believe that great things happen when you put talented people together and then empower them to reach beyond the ordinary. Every day is an inspiration and an opportunity to lift up our patients with the kind of care that has earned us a worldwide reputation for excellence. As an organization with more than 300 facilities throughout the Bay Area, we are a team united by our culture of respect. Our C-I-Care philosophy invites each employee to elevate the patient experience, because every interaction is a chance to make a positive impact in the lives of those around us. Of course, that same commitment extends to the way we work together. We prize open communication and intensive collaboration as we strive to recognize every contribution. Because that's how true innovation happens again and again. We offer competitive compensation and a comprehensive benefits package: https://careers.stanfordhealthcare.org/us/en/benefits

DESCRIPTION OF DUTIES:

The Supervisor for Histology Services supervises the hospital staff and the technical operations of the Histology Laboratory, the Immunodiagnostic Laboratory, and the frozen section room. Under the direction of the Laboratory Directors and the Laboratory Manager, investigates, writes, and implements technical procedures and policies relative to histology processing, staining and microtomy; and immunohistochemical procedures. Establishes efficient and effective workflow for these areas. Identifies and resolves technical issues in the Histology and Immunodiagnostic Laboratories. Establishes and monitors Quality Control and Quality Assurance programs to meet Joint Commission, CAP, state and federal requirements. Establishes and maintains compliance with all applicable health and safety policies (Joint Commission, CAP, state, federal, and SHC). Assigns work schedules for histotechnicians, laboratory technicians, and laboratory assistants assigned to these laboratories . Collaborates with other supervisors and staff in identifying, planning, and implementing performance improvement projects. Functions as a Histotechnician as needed. Locations Stanford Health Care What you will do Designs appropriate work schedules for subordinate employees and plans daily work assignments in order to maintain adequate staffing to meet customer service needs. Develops and implement department specific processes/procedures and quality control programs to ensure reliability of testing procedures, proper function of laboratory equipment and compliance to safety/health and state/federal regulations Monitors and evaluates machinery, equipment, systems and supplies to ensure operational efficiency and reliability of results. Performs all human resource management responsibilities such conducting employee performance appraisal, promotions, transfers, interviews, hiring and termination of employees. Performs other duties as requested. Prepares technical reports reflecting department process volume, testing results, analysis, adverse trends, conclusions or recommendations for management and other hospital personnel. Supervises laboratory personnel engaged in performing routine and specialized technical procedures. Plans laboratory work assignments, evaluates work performed and provides direction decisions in handling procedural and technical problems.


Education Qualifications: Bachelor's degree in a work-related discipline/field from an accredited college or university


Experience Qualifications: Five (5) years of progressively responsible and directly related work experience


Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Ability to analyze data, draw conclusions and interpret results

  • Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing

  • Ability to develop financial budgets and manage expenses

  • Ability to plan, organize, develop tactical plans and set priorities

  • Ability to solve technical and non-technical problems

  • Ability to supervise, coach, mentor, train, and evaluate work results

  • Ability to work effectively both as a team player and leader

  • Knowledge of computer systems and software used in functional area

  • Knowledge of infection prevention policies and procedures

  • Knowledge of laboratory controls, methods, procedures and regulations

  • Knowledge of mathematics general science and laboratory techniques

  • Knowledge of new technologies (in specific field) and maintain and stay abreast of updates and changes Licenses and Certifications ASCP - American Society for Clinical Pathologist


These principles apply to ALL employees:

SHC Commitment to Providing an Exceptional Patient & Family Experience Stanford 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.


Instructions for applying

Apply at https://careers.stanfordhealthcare.org/us/en/job/R2111348/Histology-Supervisor-Day-Shift-SURGICAL-PATHOLOGY-HISTOLOGY


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