Immunohistology Technician in San Antonio, Texas, United States
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Methodist Hospital

Immunohistology Technician

San Antonio, TX, United States
PRN/Per Diem  PRN Status/As Needed Schedule 
Category: Laboratory • Job ID: 186378

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Methodist Hospital

 ImmunoHistology Technician 

Laboratory Department

PRN- Non-Exempt

 

 

Do you have a passion for healthcare and helping others? Do you enjoy working in a fast-paced, patient-centered environment? Jump-start your career in our Laboratory Department. Submit your application today!

 

Benefits:

We offer you an excellent total compensation package, including competitive salary, excellent benefit package and growth opportunities. We believe in our team and your ability to do excellent work with us. Your benefits include 401k, PTO medical, dental, flex spending, life, disability, tuition reimbursement, employee discount program, employee stock purchase program, and student loan repayment. We would love to talk to you about this fantastic opportunity.

Seeking an Immunohistology Technician to join our team that will be responsible for preparing and processing tissue specimens for immunomicroscopic examination by a pathologist; maintaining instruments; performing and monitoring quality control, and assuming accountability for own work.

In this role, Immunohistology Technician:

  •  Prepares and processes surgical, autopsy, bone marrow, body fluids, and biopsy specimens for gross and microscopic examination by a pathologist. Prepares frozen sections of surgical specimens for microscopic examination by a pathologist. Prepares solutions for stains and special procedures, and immunohistochemical stains.
  • Performs preventive maintenance on common instruments and keeps records of maintenance as prescribed. Understands and performs basic quality control: identifies quality control problems, participates in quality assurance monitors.
  • Assumes accountability for own work. Identifies a problem and takes appropriate action - knows when to seek guidance to complete troubleshooting protocol - communicates necessary information to Team Leader or Manager.
  •  Acts as a resource to customers, both within the department and outside the department. Accepts responsibility for own development to include cross-training in other functions or positions to ensure satisfactory operation of the department or to permit flexible staffing assignments.
  • Reviews, modifies or writes immunohistology laboratory procedures.
  •  Answers telephones, communicates verified test results by phone, types procedures, files paperwork and slides, faxes documents, and performs data entry/retrieval as may be required, assists with inventory of supplies.

Education:

  • High school graduation or equivalent and HTL (ASCP) or HT (ASCP) certification preferred.
  • Associate or baccalaureate degree is preferred plus qualification in Immunohistochemistry (QIHC) preferred.

Experience:

  • 2 years of experience in histopathology in the last 3 years preferred
  • Employee completes initial and ongoing training and competencies as defined by service line, facility and department/unit which are specific to the needs of the patient population served (if applicable)

Preferred:

Associate or baccalaureate degree is preferred Minimum License, Certificates, or Registrations Required:

Preferred:

HTL (ASCP) or HT (ASCP) certification

Methodist Hospital opened in 1963 as the first hospital in the now internationally acclaimed South Texas Medical Center. With over 800 beds, Methodist Hospital offers a broad range of specialties including cardiology, oncology, bone marrow transplants, emergency medicine, neurosciences, maternity care, gynecology and orthopedics. We are proud to be the largest provider of the lifesaving ECMO Program in San Antonio, are home to the largest robotics program in the world, and our Adult Blood Cancer and Stem Cell Transplant unit has become the first program to receive FACT Accreditation in North America.

As the flagship hospital, and most comprehensive medical care facility of Methodist Healthcare, we appreciate the support and recognition we receive from the community. We’ve recently been named the No.1 Best Regional Hospital by the U.S. News and World Report for 2019-20. We pride ourselves on providing the highest quality of care possible for our patients, which is proven by our consecutive Grade A Leapfrog Hospital Safety scores. In addition, Methodist Hospital not only received a Primary Stroke Center designation from The Joint Commission, but has also received a Comprehensive Stroke Center Certification from DNV GL Healthcare, designating the facility as offering the most advanced stroke treatment available in a given geographic area. For more information, please visit our website at www.sahealth.com and select Methodist Hospital under Locations.

Be a part of an organization that invests in you. We are actively reviewing applications. Qualified candidates will be promptly contacted by our hiring managers for interviews. Submit your application today and help us raise the bar in patient care!

We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.

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