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Histology Technician - Lufkin (Full-time Days)

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Employer Name:   Catholic Health Initiatives
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Last Updated On:   9/28/2017
Job Title: 
Histology Technician - Lufkin (Full-time Days)
Job Category:   Clinical:Lab/MT/MLT/Phlebotomy
Location:   Lufkin
Job Description:   **Histology Technician - Lufkin (Full-time Days)** **Description** Position Summary: The Histotechnologist (HTL) is responsible for performing complex histological clinical laboratory procedures on patient specimens under the direction of Histotechnologist Lead, Medical Director and Director of Laboratory Services. Accurately processes, analyzes and reports all tests ordered in a timely manner to aid in the diagnosis and treatment of patients. Performs calibration of equipment, and documentation of findings. Responsible for organizing work load as assigned. Displays professional, safe conduct in all interactions. Maintains positive working relationships with staff, other departments, physicians and peers. Displays conduct in support of CHI St. Luke’s Health Memorial Mission & Vision. Position Responsibilities: 1. Quality – completes work with accuracy and thoroughness. 2. Productivity – efficiently utilizes time in accomplishing work. 3. Customer Focus – lives organizational and departmental service standards. 4. Reliability – completes tasks assigned; follows up as needed. 5. Availability – meets attendance standards; is punctual; works when needed. 6. Decision Making – displays sound judgment; works with minimal supervision. 7. Initiative – seeks out productive duties in absence of guidance; is a self-starter. 8. Adheres to Policy – follows CHI St. Luke’s Health Memorial rules, policies, procedures and guidelines. 9. Interpersonal Relationships – cooperates, communicates and works well with others. 10. Professionalism – represents CHI St. Luke’s Health Memorial positively in actions and appearance. 11. Performs and results test procedures on patient specimens adhering to the Section’s Standard Operating Procedures to ensure accurate, timely reporting. 12. Receives, accessions and assists with grossing of tissue specimens from Surgery, doctor’s offices, , Endoscopy, outside hospitals, and contract accounts. 13. Histologically processes tissue, embeds using appropriate orientation depending on type of tissue, sections per protocol, stains, coverslips, reviews for completion, and Delivers finished slides to the Pathologist for interpretation. 14. Performs multiple special stains necessary to assist in or confirm diagnosis. 15. Performs preventive maintenance and daily quality assurance on all equipment. 16. Prepares STAT frozen sections for the Pathologist for immediate diagnosis while the patient is still on the operating table so that the surgeon can determine the extent of the surgical procedure. Complete accessioning, cutting, and staining within a 10 minute time limit on STAT frozen sections 17. Ensures that major automated equipment is operational by performing required maintenance, calibration and troubleshooting procedures. 18. Performs required Quality Control procedures and Maintains records to ensure tests are being performed within control limits. 19. Assists in evaluation of new procedures and equipment to provide the physician with the most current laboratory technology. 20. Participates in opportunities for continuing education and/or teaching, training according to the Section Performance Standards to enhance technical skills. 21. Responsible for inventory of supplies. 22. Establishes/maintains effective and respectful communication in all collaborative relationships. 23. Supports department-based goals and contributes to the success of the organization; serves as preceptor, mentor and resource to less experienced staff. 24. Rotates weekend/call responsibilities in a professional and accountable fashion if applicable. 25. Performs duties in accordance with that of hospital policies and procedures, and regulatory agency guidelines. 26. Accountable for maintaining required certifications. 27. Performs other duties as assigned. **Qualifications** Minimum Qualifications: Education Level Required: Bachelor’s Degree in Medical Laboratory Technology or Life Science or Meets the CLIA requirements for experience in lieu of education as follows: “If in 1971, the technologist was performing the duties of a Laboratory technologist at any time between July 1, 1961 and January 1, 1968, and has had at least 10 years of pertinent laboratory experience prior to January 1, 1968. This required experience may be met by the substitution of education for experience, or achieves a satisfactory grade in a proficiency examination by TDHHS (Texas Department of Health and Human Services). or “Previously qualified as a Technologist/Technician under 42 CFR 493. 1433 published in March 14, 1990” Licensure/Certification Required: Certified as a Histotechnologist (HTL) through a nationally recognized accredited agency (i.e. AMT, ASCP, ABOR) Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities * Detail Oriented * Strong organizational skills * Ability to communicate effectively with others * Critical thinking skills Experience Required: None - (unless required experience was accepted in lieu required education in accordance with CLIA Requirements stated above.) Preferred: Two (2) years direct Histology clinical laboratory work experience _Catholic Health Initiatives and its_ organizations are Equal Opportunity Employers **Job** Allied Health **Primary Location** TEXAS-LUFKIN-MEMORIAL HLTH SYS LUFKIN **Daily Schedule** Days **Scheduled Hours per 2-week Pay Period** 80 **Weekends Required** Occasional **Req ID:** 1700000545
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Catholic Health Initiatives (CHI) is a national nonprofit health system with headquarters in Englewood, Colorado. The faith-based system operates in 17 states and includes 78 hospitals; 40 long-term care, assisted- and residential-living facilities; two community health-services organizations; two accredited nursing colleges; and home health agencies.

With total annual revenues of more than $10.7 billion and approximately 83,000 employees, CHI ranks as the nation’s second-largest faith-based health system. In fiscal year 2012, CHI provided more than $715 million in charity care and community benefit, including services for the poor, free clinics, education and research.

Catholic Health Initiatives is committed to:
  • Creating new ministries that build healthy communities
  • Reaching new milestones in clinical quality and compassionate care
  • Implementing an agenda of social justice
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