Tracking Code: 202375

Histology Technician - Anatomic Pathology - Days

Location: Chambersburg Hospital, Chambersburg, PA
Schedule: Full Time

Schedule

Full Time 40 hours/week

Monday - Friday

Days: 6:30am - 3:00pm or 7:00am - 3:30pm

No Evenings/Weekends/Holidays

Laboratory Services - Histology

  • WellSpan Chambersburg Hospital is Ranked in the top 1% of 2024 Best Hospitals by Healthgrades and serves South Central PA
  • Leading the way in WellSpan's Digital Pathology Initiative, currently the only WellSpan facility to utilize this technology
  • Automated H&E and IHC staining
    • Opportunities to help onboard and validate new IHC stains
  • Work closely with the Pathologists
  • CAP accredited laboratory
  • Free CEU & Clinical Development Opportunities
  • Tuition Reimbursement available
  • Relocation assistance available

Position Function: Prepares and mounts high quality microscopic slides for interpretation by the pathologists. Works independently without constant supervision.

Essential Functions and Responsibilities

Core Values: Service, Integrity, Compassion
1. Demonstrates service excellence and patient and family centered care by showing respect, honesty, fairness and a positive attitude toward all customers.
2. Maintains confidentiality.
3. Demonstrates dependability, to include attendance and punctuality.
4. Is accountable - takes initiative and ownership of issues.
5. Displays a professional demeanor. Represents hospital in a positive way. Has a compassionate working relationship with patients and families.
6. Assumes personal responsibility for 2-way communication. Communicates and listens effectively with patients, families, coworkers, other departments, physicians/providers and community.
7. Supports coworkers, initiatives and a patient and family centered philosophy; pitches in; does own part and helps others.
8. Works to continuously improve work environment/processes (Performance Improvement). Demonstrates a patient and family centered focus when considering/developing improvement solutions.
9. Represents willingness/enthusiasm to create, embrace and facilitate change.
10. Develops self and others; supports a learning environment; leads by example. Encourages patients and families to give feedback and suggestions for improvement.
11. Develops working relationships critical to the organization including patients, families, coworkers, other departments, physicians/providers and community.
12. Encourages others by providing recognition and support.

Technical Excellence
1. Thinks critically; utilizes sound judgment; promptly reports potential risks.
2. Maintains state of art knowledge of area of specialty, healthcare trends and practice, and populations served.
3. Maintains a level of computer literacy appropriate to their role.
4. Meets and maintains current all unit specific and organizational skills/competencies, certifications/licensures, as required.
5. Completes hospital-required reviews, e.g. HIPAA, safety, health screening, care concerns, and others as assigned.
6. Adheres to National Patient Safety Goals.

Job Class Specifics
1. Understands and follows all hospitals and departmental policies and procedures.
2. Exhibits a thorough knowledge of safety requirements in the Laboratory.
3. Performs other related duties as directed.
4. Prioritizes workload at the beginning of each shift so that important deadlines are met.
5. As time permits, assists Medical Secretaries and Cytology staff with clerical functions.
6. Trouble shoots equipment with appropriate technical service departments.
7. Maintains equipment and environment in a safe and sanitary manner.
8. Assists in evaluating new equipment and procedures.
9. Keeps current with new developments by reviewing histology-related magazines and periodicals.
10. Assures and demonstrates (by successful participation in CAP inspections) compliance with regulations established by accrediting bodies.
11. Maintains current and accurate quality control and preventative maintenance records.
12. Demonstrates the process for retrieval of specimens from the OR, including the OR log process and matching appropriately labeled specimen to properly completed requisition slip.
13. Prepares cassettes for specimens according to established protocol.
14. Determines and resolves problems involving the processing of specimens to produce very thin, high quality sections.
15. Stains and cover slips all slides processed in the Histology Department and evaluates them for quality of stain prior to submission to a Pathologist.
16. Having a working knowledge of histopathology and histochemistry, is able to select and perform proper special stains in order to bring out certain tissue elements as required for diagnosis.
17. Prepares stains and reagents in accordance to standard procedures.
18. Demonstrates accurate and timely preparation of frozen section materials.


General Requirements

The following requirements are expected of all employees:


Core Values: Integrity, Compassion, Excellence, Service
Annual Health Screening with Infection Control and Blood Borne Pathogens Education
Safety Awareness: Hospital Fire, Safety, and Disaster procedures
Confidentiality: Maintains employee and patient confidentiality.
Attendance: Regular attendance is an essential function of the position
Leadership Standards:
Character: Attitude, Integrity, Role Modeling
Job Performance: Results orientation, Customer focus, Decision making, Awareness
Interpersonal Skills: Communication, Relationship-building, Team player, Celebration
Innovation: Breakthrough Thinking, Knowledge-Building/Sharing, Coaching/Empowering, System Vision & Management

Physical and Mental Requirements: Classified as light work by the Dictionary of Occupational Titles: May exert up to 20 pounds of force occasionally, and/or up to 10 pounds of force frequently, and/or an insignificant amount of force constantly in order to move objects.
- Stands frequently on tile floor during normal shift.
- Walk frequently throughout the lab and to the OR.
- Sits for periods of time on a hard or cushioned chair.
- Lifts and carries relatively light weight lab equipment, containers of reagents, and specimens weighing from 5 to 20 pounds on an occasional basis.
- Manual dexterity adequate for handling specimens and glassware, as well as for operating controls on lab equipment.
- Near-visual acuity with color vision in order to detect color changes of specimens and stains used on specimens.
- Ability to be on feet for long periods of time.
- Ability to comprehend detailed verbal or written instructions.
- Form perception required to notice pertinent details of specimens under microscopic study.
- Possesses good general mental health; ability to speak, read, and write the English language; ability to communicate effectively
in both written and verbal form; keen judgment in order to evaluate information against measurable criteria in the performance
of tests; strict attention to detail for precise and accurate job performance.

Working Environment: Work is performed in a well- ventilated laboratory environment.

Reporting Structure: Reports to the Pathologists for clinical matters; reports to Laboratory Administrative Director for administrative matters.

Disclaimer: These essential job functions are requirements of the position which must be performed either with or without reasonable accommodation. The essential job function list is intended to be a guide rather than a limitation. The Chambersburg Hospital possesses the right to add new responsibilities to the list as business demands dictate. Some of the essential job functions may exclude individuals who pose a direct threat/significant risk to the health and safety of themselves or others.

By identifying essential job functions, we are in no way stating or implying that these required tasks are the only activities that are to be performed by the employee occupying this position. In addition, employees will also be expected to follow any other job-related instructions and to perform any other job-related duties that are included in the job description. The preceding requirements represent only the minimum acceptable levels of knowledge, skills, and/or abilities that a job incumbent must possess; in order to perform the job successfully, the incumbent will possess additional aptitudes so as to perform the other duties that the job description entails.

Qualifications and Standards


Education: Completion of accredited histo-tech program or equivalent required.

Experience: Experience applying customer service behaviors and communication skills required. Experience in a hospital clinical laboratory desirable.

Certifications/Licensure: Certified or certification eligible by the American Society for Clinical Pathology required.

Kelly Bush
Talent Acquisition Consultant

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Employment Benefits

  • Sign-on incentives for new employees
  • Medical, dental and vision insurance
  • Life and accidental death insurance
  • Supplemental life insurance
  • Retirement savings plan
  • Paid time off (PTO)
  • PTO bridging
  • Short-term disability
  • Educational assistance
  • Forgivable loan
  • Flexible spending
  • Credit union
  • Employee recreational activities
  • Childcare
  • Complimentary medicine discounts
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Franklin County, named after Benjamin Franklin, was officially formed in 1784. One of its two main towns, the borough of Chambersburg, lies 13 miles north of Maryland and is known for its "green, safe environment." In the southern part of Franklin County, the borough of Waynesboro sits just two miles north of the Mason-Dixon Line and is known for its rich industrial history.

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