Histology Technologist Full Time Nights 4pm-12:30am Tampa at AdventHealth

Date Posted: 12/5/2019

Job Snapshot

  • Job Schedule
    Full-Time
  • Location:
    Tampa, FL
  • Job Category
  • Date Posted:
    12/5/2019
  • Job ID:
    19021667
  • Job Family
    Laboratory
  • Travel
    No
  • Shift
    3 - Night
  • Application Zone
    1-Shared Services
  • Organization
    AdventHealth Tampa

Job Description


Description

Full Time Night Histology Technologist at AdventHealth Tampa

Location Address: 3100 East Fletcher Avenue Tampa, Florida 33613

Top Reasons to Work at AdventHealth Tampa

  • Florida Hospital Pepin Heart Institute, known across the country for its advances in cardiovascular disease prevention, diagnosis, treatment and research
  • Surgical Pioneers – the first in Tampa with the latest robotics in spine surgery
  • Building a brand new, six story surgical and patient care tower which will ensure state of the art medical and surgical car for generations to come
  • Awarded the Get With The Guidelines – Stroke GOLD Quality Achievement Award from the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association and have been recognized as a recipient of their Target: Stroke Honor Roll for our expertise in stroke care. We have also received certification by The Joint Commission in collaboration with the American Stroke Association as a Primary Stroke Center.

Work Hours/Shift:

Full Time Nights, 4pm-12:30am.



You Will Be Responsible For:
  • Demonstrate competency in histology laboratory procedures within the scope of practice. Provide all aspects of diagnostic histology procedures based on established standards. Perform testing in a timely manner and ensure department staff adhere to established turnaround time goals.
  • Adheres to hospital and department policies and procedures. Completes assigned policy and procedure review assignments in a timely manner. Maintains current knowledge of CAP, State of Florida, and Federal regulatory requirements for the clinical laboratory. Complies with all applicable regulatory and accreditation standards.
  • Participates in proficiency testing program as assigned. Ensures that proficiency testing deadlines are met and samples are analyzed in the same manner as patient samples.
  • Adheres to policies and procedures for all histology sample receipt and processing. Accession Surgical and Cytology specimens accurately and efficiently, ensuring specimens are correctly labeled and orders are received. Performs all assigned preventative maintenance including appropriate documentation. Preparation, specimen requirements and documentation of send outs and returned materials. 
  • Performs routine practices of histology (embedding, sectioning, staining, labeling) accurately and effectively. Performs special stains, maintains solutions and documents quality control. Maintains control tissue, test for positively and documents reactivity. Skillfully sections frozen specimens. Performs IHC, documents quality control, maintains instrumentation and supplies 
  • Maintains a clean and stocked workstation, following infection control guidelines. Ensures department supply levels are maintained in a manner to reduce waste and avoid expenses for "rush" orders. 
  • Maintains competencies current for all assigned procedures. Completes assigned competency assessments in a timely manner.
  • Provides orientation and training to new employees and as needed, under the direction of the histology supervisor. Appropriately documents orientation and training of new employees and students.
  • Attends all required safety training programs and can describe his or her responsibilities related to general safety, department/service safety, and specific job related hazards.
  • Follows the hospital exposure control plans/blood borne and airborne pathogens.
  • Demonstrates respect and regard for the dignity of all patients, families, visitors, and fellow employees to ensure a professional, responsible, and courteous environment.
  • Participates in departmental staff meetings and attends other meetings as assigned. Establishes and maintains communications within the department and with other departments.
  • Keeps professional license current at all times. Demonstrates commitment to professional and personal growth.  Maintains membership in the appropriate professional organizations. 
Qualifications
What You Will Need:
KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS REQUIRED:
  • Demonstrated technical skills and aptitudes related to specific histology laboratory testing.
  • Knowledge of laboratory rules and regulations including: CAP, CLIA, and State of Florida.
  • Basic computer and keyboarding skills.
  • Ability and willingness to work independently as well as in a team environment.
  • Ability and willingness to work flexible schedules, including nights, weekends, holidays, etc.
  • Ability and willingness to adapt to change.
  • Excellent communication skills.
EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE REQUIRED:
  • One year of experience in a histology laboratory setting required AND completion of an accredited histology training program. OR
  • Five Years of experience in a histology laboratory setting AND a minimum of 48 continuing education hours 

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE PREFERRED:
  • Five years of experience preferred.
  • Bachelor's degree including one year of training in an accredited histology program

LICENSURE, CERTIFICATION OR REGISTRATION REQUIRED:
  • State of Florida- Histology Technologist 

LICENSURE, CERTIFICATION OR REGISTRATION PREFERRED:
  • American Society for Clinical Pathology (ASCP) Histology Technologist (HT) Board of Certification or equivalent required

Job Summary:
The Histology Technologist processes and prepares tissue and fluid specimens for interpretation by a Pathologist in accordance with the Division of Clinical Laboratory Standards and pursuant to Florida Department of Professional Regulation, Chapter 64B3-13.003. Perform competency-validated procedures ordered by appropriate Medical Staff and Physician. Oversees the day-to-day operations of the Histology lab in the absence of a Supervisor or Senior Technologist.

This facility is an equal opportunity employer and complies with federal, state and local anti-discrimination laws, regulations and ordinances.

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