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Technologist - Histology: Laboratory - Pembroke Pines, FL - Histology Technician

Company: Memorial Hospital West
Location: Pembroke Pines
Posted on: May 13, 2022

Job Description:

Technologist - Histology: Laboratory - Pembroke Pines, FL ---- Summary:The Histology Technologist prepares histologic slides from human tissue sections for microscopic examination and diagnosis by Pathologist. -- Detailed responsibilities:--- Receives, accessions as required, and prepares tissues and other biological materials using accepted histological techniques; performs proper labeling, fixation, embedding, microtomy, staining, and coverslipping.--- Prepares and evaluates stains, reagents, and solutions necessary for slide preparation following established policies and procedures.--- Performs quality control, preventative maintenance, and advanced troubleshooting of instruments and stains for optimal performance.--- Evaluates complex and difficult samples to determine suitable methods of preparation and staining.--- Prepares for and participates in inspections and assists the laboratory in meeting all regulatory guidelines.--- May perform Immunohistochemistry and Histochemistry and assist with implementation. Competencies and skills:Essential:--- STANDARDS OF BEHAVIOR: Acts in a manner that supports the standards of communication, respect, privacy, and teamwork by demonstrating a commitment to professional and ethical conduct. --- CUSTOMER SERVICE: Demonstrates commitment to service excellence by promptly addressing internal/external customer issues/requests, resolving concerns while maintaining a professional image and behavior to build and enhance the patient/family/customer experience.--- ACCOUNTABILITY: Accepts ownership of job roles and specific assignments/goals; works independently, takes responsibility for own actions; admits mistakes and judgment errors; and accepts constructive feedback. Connects personal work results to the accomplishment of team and organizational goals.--- RESPONDING TO CHANGE: Accepts change and adapts in a positive and productive manner; handles unexpected situations and changes in direction calmly and with confidence. Views new assignments and job responsibilities as an opportunity for growth.--- SPECIMEN HANDLING, ACCESSIONING, AND PROCESSING: Receives, accessions, and processes specimens. --- EQUIPMENT MAINTENANCE - LAB: Performs maintenance procedures on equipment and analyzers. --- HISTOLOGY SPECIAL STAINS AND IMMUNOHISTOCHEMISTRY: Performs specialized stains and/or immunohistochemistry procedures. --- ACCURACY: Completes work assignments within established quality and/or quantity standards. --- ANALYSIS AND DECISION MAKING: Uses decision making processes and tools to analyze situations and make effective decisions. --- CLINICAL POLICIES AND STANDARDS: Applies knowledge of clinical standards, policies, and procedures relevant to function and organization. -- -- Education:Essential:--- Associates -- Credentials:Essential:--- Clinical Lab Technologist License - FL--- American Society for Clinical Pathology Education equivalent experience:Essential:--- or as required by Florida state licensure. -- Other information:Complexity of Work: Basic knowledge of laboratory procedures and instrumentation. Ability to effectively relate and communicate with internal and external customers. Basic knowledge of laboratory information systems. Requires critical thinking skills, effective communication skills, decisive judgment and the ability to work with minimal supervision. Must be able to work in a stressful environment and take appropriate action.Required Work Experience: No prior work experience required. -- -- Working conditions:Essential:--- Bending and Stooping------ 60.00%--- Climbing------ 40.00%--- Keyboard Entry------ 60.00%--- Kneeling------ 20.00%--- Lifting or Carrying 0 - 25 lbs Non-Patient------ 60.00%--- Lifting or Carrying 25.01 lbs - 75 lbs Non-Patient------ 20.00%--- Pushing or Pulling 0 - 25 lbs Non-Patient------ 60.00%--- Pushing or Pulling 26 - 75 lbs Non-Patient------ 20.00%--- Reaching------ 60.00%--- Repetitive Movement Hand/Arm------ 60.00%--- Sitting------ 60.00%--- Squatting------ 40.00%--- Standing------ 60.00%--- Walking------ 60.00%--- Audible Speech------ 60.00%--- Hearing Acuity------ 60.00%--- Smelling Acuity------ 60.00%--- Depth Perception------ 60.00%--- Distinguish Color------ 60.00%--- Seeing - Far------ 60.00%--- Seeing - Near------ 60.00%--- Bio hazardous Waste------ 60.00%--- Biological Hazards - Respiratory------ 60.00%--- Biological Hazards - Skin or Ingestion------ 60.00%--- Blood and/or Bodily Fluids------ 60.00%--- Communicable Diseases and/or Pathogens------ 60.00%--- Cytotoxic Chemicals------ 40.00%--- Dust------ 40.00%--- Gas/Vapors/Fumes------ 40.00%--- Hazardous Chemicals------ 60.00%--- Latex------ 20.00%--- Computer Monitor------ 60.00%--- Fire Risk------ 40.00%--- Hazardous Noise------ 20.00%--- Heating Devices------ 60.00%--- Moving Mechanical Parts------ 60.00%--- Needles/Sharp Objects------ 60.00%--- Potential Electric Shock------ 40.00%--- Potential for Physical Assault------ 20.00%--- Radiation------ 20.00%--- Wet or Slippery Surfaces------ 40.00% ---- -- Organizational Profile: Memorial Hospital West opened in 1992 with 100 beds to serve the growing population of western Broward. Today, the hospital has 384 beds and is one of the busiest and most technologically advanced in the region. Memorial Hospital West's many respected specialty programs include: --- Medical and Surgical Services --- Adult and Pediatric Emergency Departments --- Memorial Cardiac and Vascular Institute --- Memorial Cancer Institute --- Blood and Marrow Transplant Program, including Broward County's first adult inpatient autologous transplant unit --- Memorial Neuroscience Institute --- Memorial Rehabilitation Institute --- Bariatric/Weight-Loss Surgery Program --- The Family Birthplace --- Women's Services Truven Health Analytics and Modern Healthcare magazine named Memorial Hospital West one of the nation's 100 Top Hospitals in 2013 and 2014 - and the hospital has been consistently recognized by The Leapfrog Group with an "A" Ranking for Patient Safety. Disclaimer: This job description is not intended, nor should it be construed to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, skills, efforts or working conditions associated with the job. It is intended to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by employees within this classification.

Keywords: Memorial Hospital West, Pembroke Pines , Technologist - Histology: Laboratory - Pembroke Pines, FL - Histology Technician, Professions , Pembroke Pines, Florida

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