Tracking Code: 101772

Histotechnologist - Anatomic Pathology - Day

Location: Ephrata Community Hospital, Ephrata, PA
Schedule: Part Time

Schedule
Hours: Varied/Flexible Schedule

General Summary

Performs a variety of technical and general duties at a basic skills and knowledge level.

Essential Functions:

  • Precisely and accurately perform a variety of routine and specialized histology techniques in concurrence with established laboratory policies and procedures.
  • Responsible for all technical procedures utilized in the preparation of microscopic slides including tissue processing, paraffin block sectioning, and H&E staining.
  • Responsible for the production of high-quality slides from frozen or fixed tissues. This will include trimming, embedding, processing, sectioning using a microtome/cryostat, staining with H&E, special stains and immunohistochemistry.
  • Performs equipment maintenance, reagent recycling/reclamation and efficient use of the pathology laboratory information system and specimen tracking system.

Common Expectations:

  • Demonstrates a commitment to patient, visitor, and staff by: complying with all applicable safety regulations; learning the impact of medical errors and methodology that will lead to reduction of errors; reporting actual and potential errors, as well as hazardous conditions; identifying opportunities to standardize processes and "error proof" systems that will lead to increased safety; and participating in safety education programs and root cause analyses as required.
  • Maintains established policies and procedures, objectives, quality assessment, safety, environmental and infection control standards.
  • Participates in educational programs and in-service meetings.
  • Provides outstanding service to all customers; fosters teamwork; and practices fiscal responsibility through improvement and innovation.
  • Prepares solutions, reagents, etc. used for testing purposes.
  • Assists with care and maintenance of department equipment and supplies.

Required for All Jobs:

  • Performs other related duties as identified.
  • WellSpan Health has adopted and implemented a compliance program to support WellSpan's values and standards for professionalism, integrity, and ethics. Expected to support and meet the values and standards of the organization and the performance expectations of the job, the department, and the compliance program.
  • WellSpan Health has adopted and implemented a privacy program to safeguard the patient information and the business and operational information of the organization. Expected to support and meet the values and standards of the organization to safeguard patient and business/operational information.

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed. They are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required of personnel so classified.

Physical Demands:

  • Standing - Frequently
  • Walking - Frequently
  • Sitting - Occasionally
  • Carrying/Lifting - Occasionally (25lbs)
  • Pushing/Pulling - Occasionally (25lbs)
  • Kneeling/Crouching - Rarely
  • Reaching - Occasionally
  • Talking - Frequently
  • Hearing - Frequently
  • Repetitive Motions - Frequently
  • Eye/Hand/Foot Coordination - Frequently

Working Environment:

  • Occupational Hazards - Frequently
  • Bloodborne Pathogen - Exposure

Travel Requirements:

  • Estimated Amount: - Travel required. May make home visits.

Qualifications

Minimum Education:

  • Associates Degree Required and
  • College Transcript As part of CAP requirements, copy of college transcript required upon hire. Required
  • Bachelors Degree Preferred

Work Experience:

  • Completion of student clinical rotations. Required or
  • 1 year On-the-job histology experience. Required and
  • Medical technology or a related science. Required

Licenses:

  • Certified Histotechnologist - ASCP within 1 year Required or
  • Certified Histotechnician - ASCP within 1 year Required

You’re unique and you belong here.

At WellSpan Health, we are committed to treating all applicants fairly and equitably, regardless of their job classification. If you require assistance or accommodation due to a disability, please reach out to us via email at employment@wellspan.org. We will evaluate requests for accommodation on a case-by-case basis. Please note that we will only respond to inquiries related to reasonable accommodation from this email address. Rest assured, all requests for assistance or accommodation are handled confidentially, allowing applicants to share their needs openly and honestly with us.

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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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