Histotechnologist III - Lead (53828)

Stanford Health Care

Palo Alto,CA  

2020-02-21 2020-03-22
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**Histotechnologist III - Lead (53828)**

+ Job Type:Full Time

+ FTE/Bi-Weekly Hours:1.0/80

+ Shift:Days

+ Hours in Shift:8

+ Location:Palo Alto, CA

+ Req:53828

**Job Description**

Embeds and cuts a wide variety of surgical and research tissue, including autopsy specimens, tiny biopsies, lymph nodes, breast tissue and bone marrow. Sections paraffin embedded tissue at 1-7 microns and mounts on microscope slides. Performs a variety of staining techniques, including immunohistochemical procedures, for microscopic evaluation. A senior histotechnologist independently plans and completes daily work, resolving most technical problems that arise, and interprets policy in terms of established objectives and procedures. Provides advice and guidance to staff histotechnologists and laboratory assistants and technicians. May be assigned to the Neuropathology Laboratory, Dermatology Clinic (technical assistance for Moh's procedures) or Gross Room as required. Responsible for daily operation in absence of Histology Supervisor.

Assists in training other histotechnologists, lab assistants and technicians

Assumes responsibility for laboratory technical results

Assumes supervisory duties as needed

Cut 75-100 blocks per day while maintaining a high quality product

Cut high quality 1-3 micron sections of small and difficult biopsy specimens

Demonstrates an ability and willingness to assume independent responsibility

Maintains cooperative and professional attitude in when interacting with others both inter- and intra-departmentally

Must comply with all applicable health and safety policies

Perform quality control on sections and staining procedures to ensure a high quality finished product

Perform routine H&E stains as well as special stains such as Warthin Starry, Dieterele, and Immunoperoxidase

Perform STAT GMS stains and heart biopsies

Performs complex and unusual procedures requiring knowledge and skills gained through experience

Performs other duties as requested.

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Minimum Qualifications

Any combination of education and experience that would likely provide the required knowledge, skills and abilities as well as possession of any required licenses or certifications is qualifying.

Education: High School Diploma or GED equivalent

Experience: Three (3) years of progressively responsible and directly related work experience

SHC does not discriminate on the basis of Ancestry, Age, Color, Disability, Genetic information, Gender, gender identity, or gender expression, Marital status, Medical condition, Military or veteran status, National origin, Race, Religion, Sex, and Sexual orientation.
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