Histology Technician

Centura Health

Lakewood , CO  

2018-03-30 2018-04-29
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Centura Health connects individuals, families and neighborhoods across Colorado and western Kansas with more than 6,000 physicians and 17,000 of the most talented hearts and minds in medicine, leadership and business.

Through Centura Health’s 15 hospitals, six senior living communities, health neighborhoods, physician clinics, Flight for Life® Colorado, home care and hospice services, we offer a diverse range of work settings in a Colorado or western Kansas community you will love to call home.

St. Anthony Hospital is located in the western Denver suburb of Lakewood and is a Level I Trauma Center with four dedicated trauma rooms including the T-10 room, a dedicated field-to-surgery suite ready 24/7 for trauma surgeons and specially trained teams who provide life-saving care to the most severely ill and injured patients. St. Anthony proudly provides a full range of medical specialties and health care services to Denver and the surrounding region with a state-of-the-art medical campus. If you’re looking to be part of a fast-paced environment where you can practice to the top of your profession in trauma, cardiology, stroke, neurosciences, breast imaging, cancer/oncology care, surgery and more, we encourage you to apply. In addition to a new campus, supportive team and faith-based mission, we’re proud to be the recipient of numerous awards, certifications and accreditations from the American Heart Association; Chest Pain Center (CPC); American College of Cardiology; The Joint Commission’s National Quality Approval; Healthgrades (for Stroke, Critical Care and Prostate Surgery Excellence); the Emergency Nurses Association Lantern Award; NAPBC Accreditation; American College of Radiology and many others. For more information about St. Anthony Hospital, visit http://www.stanthonyhosp.org/.

*_Job Description/Job Posting ID: 126678_*

*_Recruiter Contact:_* Donnelly, Amy S

*_Clinic/Department:_** 0153 CLS SAH HISTOLOGY*


*_Schedule:_* Days

*_Shift:_* : This is a full-time position requiring 40 hours per week.

_*Position Summary*_

Prepares tissue for gross and/or microscopic examination by pathologist.

_*Minimum Education Requirements*_

High School Diploma or GED required Registered HT (ASCP) or 2 years recent experience in a Histology Lab.

_*Minimum Experience Requirements*_

Two years or more experience in a hospital based Histology Laboratory


Registered HT (ASCP) preferred

_*Position Duties (essential functions denoted with an * )*_

* Practices strict adherence to laboratory safety and infection control policies.*

* Processes tissue specimens for microscopic examination and diagnosis by using appropriate, predetermined methods for fixing, embedding, sectioning, staining and mounting.*

* Prepares tissues for gross examination. Assists pathologist in dictation and dissection of tissues. Assures the best possible diagnostic interpretation by verifying proper identification and handling of all specimens received by Histology department.*

* Prepares reagents and stains to meet departmental quality standards.*

* Maintains accurate patient information, accession numbers and records on all surgical, autopsy and bone marrow specimens. Maintains filing system for rapid and accurate retrieval of all blocks and slides.*

* Maintains equipment used for tissue processing and staining, performing troubleshooting and minor maintenance and repair.*

* Adheres to budget guidelines set forth by supervisor.*

* Maintains open communication with supervisor, pathologist and co-workers to ensure optimal operation of department.

* Maintains high level of proficiency and current knowledge through continuing education and other means. Willingly shares information and assists in the clinical orientation of new employees or students.*

_*Physical Requirements*_

☑ Light Work - exert/lift up to 20 lbs. force occasionally, and/or up to 10 lbs. frequently)

*Important notification to applicants as of Nov. 20, 2014:* Effective Jan. 1, 2015, Centura Health will no longer hire tobacco users in Colorado and Kansas. The change to our policy does _not apply to associates hired on or before Dec. 31, 2014_. Centura Health is an Equal Opportunity Employer, M/F/D/V.
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