Fairview Health Services is looking for a Histology Technician for the Pathology laboratory at University of Minnesota Medical Center - West Bank. This is a full time position with 8 hour shifts, Sunday-Thursday or Monday-Friday, 11:00 pm - 7:30 am, no weekends.
The Histology Technician plays an important role in providing quality, proficient and professional laboratory services to diverse populations within an integrated healthcare environment. The Histology Technician performs the work necessary for the production of microscopic preparations used for high complexity testing, performs routine and specialty procedures, correlates data based knowledge of technical and instrumental conditions affecting preparation results and performs quality control procedures within established parameters. This position also may be involved in assisting pathology staff in specimen collection, safe and secure specimen handling, ensuring efficient workflow as appropriate. The HT works independently under general supervision
Follows established guidelines to obtain specimens and perform the work necessary for the production of microscopic preparations used for high complexity testing and report results.
Collect and process biological specimens with appropriate technique following established Standard Operating Procedures (SOP)
Assess integrity of specimens for testing/processing and verify correct patient identification information
Document and communicate lab test results thoroughly and accurately according to SOP.
Perform and document maintenance procedures plus maintain adequate supplies.
Seeks assistance appropriately for problems or unusual situations.
Consistently implement and adhere to the laboratory customer service standards. The standards include maintaining confidentiality, promoting teamwork, successful communication and conflict resolution. This may include:
Explaining test procedures when applicable to clinicians in a manner geared to gain their confidence and cooperation and relieve anxiety about the test.
Other duties as assigned.
Supports and adheres to laboratory SOPs, quality assurance, performance improvement and compliance programs recognizing trends and identifying when additional reporting, communication or other action is appropriate. Demonstrates competency and compliance with all regulatory agency policies.
Associate degree in a laboratory science or medical laboratory technology from an accredited institution or 60 semester hours with a combination of 12 semester hours in biology and chemistry (must include both) from a regionally accredited college or university. Qualified to work in a highly complex laboratory as mandated in the Clinical Laboratory Improvement Act of 1988 (CLIA ’88).
Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) approved laboratory certification such as HS (ASCP). If not certified at time of hire, must obtain certification within 12 months.
Prefer one year of experience as a histology technician in an integrated healthcare environment.
Fairview Health Services (fairview.org) is a Minneapolis-based nonprofit health system driven to heal, discover and educate for longer, healthier lives. Founded in 1906, Fairview provides exceptional care to patients and communities as one of the most comprehensive and geographically accessible systems in Minnesota. Through a close relationship with the University of Minnesota, Fairview offers access to breakthrough medical research and specialty expertise as part of a continuum of care that reaches all ages and health needs.