Histology Technicain Per Diem - Pathology

Updated: about 2 months ago
Location: Los Angeles, CALIFORNIA

The Keck School of Medicine is seeking to hire a Per-Diem Histology Technician to support technical laboratory personnel in day-to-day operations of the Histology Laboratories in the Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine.

This is per-diem position is to provide support for a large, high-volume, Anatomic Pathology Laboratories operation in histology services and immunohistochemistry. The per-diem candidate will fill-in for histology technicians out on PTO, sick or on leave and volume overflow.

The per-diem histology technician will be responsible for the preparation and processing of pathology specimens for the Anatomic Pathology Laboratory and will support the day-to-day operations of the Histology Laboratories part of the Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine. The incumbent will perform routine and special paraffin sections of surgical and autopsy tissue for the microscopic examination in the diagnosis and treatment of disease. Prepare manually or using equipment for processing, embedding, sectioning and special staining which also includes IHC.  The incumbent will label, record and send out slides of tissue to the Pathologist for microscopic examination and diagnosis; perform frozen cryostat sections as required.  Incumbent will also assist with making work assignments; helping in the training of new personnel, and also provide technical guidance to laboratory personnel as required.  Incumbent will assist with maintaining current and increased work/volume that will support our TAT’s and quality of service standards to ensure patient safety and be incompliance with all regulatory requirements under CLIA88 and CAP.

The Keck School of Medicine Department of Pathology is one of the largest pathology departments in the United States. The Department aims to shape the future of pathology as it will be practiced in community hospitals, academic medical centers and clinical laboratories throughout the country.

Shift: Variable, Monday – Saturday: 12:00AM – 8:30AM

Salary Range $30.00 + DOE


Minimum Education: Related undergraduate study Minimum Experience: 1 year Combined education/experience as substitute for minimum experience Preferred Education: Bachelor's degree Preferred Experience: 2 years Minimum Field of Expertise: Courses in biology and chemistry, histotechnician experience in a clinical laboratory. ASCP certification or eligibility within one year of employment. Preferred Field of Expertise: ASCP Certification and histotechnology experience in a clinical laboratory
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