at Christiana Care Health System in Newark, Delaware, United States
ChristianaCare has an opportunity for a Histology Technician to work at our Christiana campus location on the day shift. Hours for this position are 9:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. As the Histology Technician you will process anatomic pathology specimens and prepare tissue blocks and slides for Pathologists.
PRINCIPAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Verifies accuracy of specimen identification, accessions cases/specimens and maintains appropriate records
Processes and embeds tissue specimens
Cuts tissue blocks and coverslips slides according to established procedures and standards
Performs routine and special stains according to established procedure
Assists in preparation of frozen sections and performs special procedures
Performs routine maintenance on equipment
Organizes and presents completed cases accurately and according to all time schedules
Follows all CCHS and laboratory safety policies
Completes all annual Laboratory Safety Training, including Safety Manual review and Fire Safety
Answers the telephone courteously and promptly and follows through on all inquiries and requests in a timely manner or escalates appropriately
Assists with training of new employees and students
EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS:
Associates Degree as Histotechnician; or
Associates Degree (curriculum must include 12 semester hours of chemistry and biology); and at least one year of recent full time work experience in an accredited histopathology laboratory (in the last five years)
ASCP certification required
Knowledge of Histology laboratory techniques and procedures
Knowledge of laboratory techniques for safety, infection control, and quality assurance
Skill in manual dexterity and normal color vision
Skill in the use of manual and automated equipment
UPDATE: ChristianaCare is committed to prioritizing the health and safety of our patients and caregivers. As we continue to meet the needs of our caregivers and our community through the COVID-19 pandemic, our commitment to health and safety requires that we take new steps to ensure a safe environment for medical care for our patients and a workplace that avoids preventable harm for our caregivers. For this reason, vaccination for COVID-19 is required for all caregivers at ChristianaCare and is considered a safety standard that is job-related and consistent with business necessity for all caregivers.
Christiana Care Health System is an equal opportunity employer, firmly committed to prohibiting discrimination, whose staff is reflective of its community, and considers qualified applicants for open positions without regard to race, color, sex, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, genetic information, gender identity or expression, age, veteran status, disability, pregnancy, citizenship status, or any other characteristic protected under applicable federal, state, or local law.