AdventHealthHistotechnologist, FT, Days
La Grange, IL

All the benefits and perks you need for you and your family:

· Benefits from Day One for FT/PT positions

· Paid Time Off from Day One for FT/PT positions

· Student Loan Repayment Program for FT/PT positions

· Career Development

· Whole Person Wellbeing Resources

· Mental Health Resources and Support

· Debt-free Education (Certifications and Degrees without out-of-pocket tuition expense)

Our promise to you:

Joining AdventHealth is about being part of something bigger. It’s about belonging to a community that believes in the wholeness of each person, and serves to uplift others in body, mind and spirit. AdventHealth is a place where you can thrive professionally, and grow spiritually, by Extending the Healing Ministry of Christ. Where you will be valued for who you are and the unique experiences you bring to our purpose-minded team. All while understanding that together we are even better.

Schedule: Full-time

Shift : Days

Location: AdventHealth La Grange

The role you’ll contribute:

Processes specimens for pathologic diagnosis, tissue fixation, processing, preparing and staining slides for microscopic examination by the pathologist.

The value you’ll bring to the team:

· Assists in training new employees and histology students/interns while providing leadership and mentoring to histotechnicians, fellow histotechnologists, and laboratory support staff to maintain optimal operations and outstanding customer service

· May perform quality control testing, equipment maintenance, identification of problems that may affect test performance or reporting of test results, and troubleshooting practices

· Ensures the analytic accuracy, precision, and sensitivity in test methods

· Maintains established facility and department policies and procedures

· Performs analytical activities related to specimen processing, embedding, microtomy, routine and special histologic staining, frozen sectioning, cover slipping and handling of irreplaceable tissue, surgical and body fluid specimens

· 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

· May perform immunohistochemical staining and documents quality control, maintains instrumentation and supplies

· Follows appropriate safety policies including the appropriate use of PPE, handwashing, and hazardous chemical handling. Demonstrates understanding and adheres to Chemical Hygiene plan and Infection Control policies. Employee job duties may include transport of hazardous waste from the point of generation to a designated secure storage area; employee will be required to complete initial training (prior to handling hazardous waste) and refresher training to include proper handling and transport of hazardous waste, and proper selection, use and disposal of personal protective equipment

· May prepare specimens utilize for research requests

· Ensures special stains are performed on tissues, as needed

· May perform special staining, maintaining solutions and documents quality control

· Follows established procedures to collect and process biological specimens for analysis

· May register, order, and accession pathology specimens into computer systems

· Operates and maintains equipment used to embed, section, stain, and coverslip specimens

· Adheres to safety requirements and appropriately handles and disposes chemicals

· May assist in procedural areas with specimen collection such as Fine Needle Aspirations

· May assist in procedural areas with specimen collection such as Fine Needle Aspirations

· May assist with preparation of Cytology specimens

· Performs other duties as assigned


The expertise and experiences you’ll need to succeed:

· Associate’s degree in a related field required

· Histotechnician certification required

· American Society for Clinical Pathology (ASCP) or equivalent as a Histotechnologist required

· Bachelor's degree in a related field or equivalent preferred

· One year of technical experience as a Histology technician/technologist in a Histology laboratory setting preferred

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

Job Snapshot

  • Facility: UChicago Medicine AdventHealth Great Lakes

  • Job Schedule: Full-time

    Pay Range: $26.079 - $39.118

  • Location: La Grange, IL

  • Job ID: 24004497

  • Job Family: Laboratory

  • Shift: 1 - Day

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