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Histotechnician II

Company: Lexington Medical Center
Location: West Columbia
Posted on: August 6, 2022

Job Description:

Anatomic Pathology

Full Time - 40 Hours

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Day Shift

5am-130pm, with weekends

Rated as one of the Top 25 Best Hospitals to Work for in the U.S., the heart of LMC is our 557-bed modern state-of-the-art facility. Winning the prestigious, "Summit Award" from Press Ganey for outstanding patient satisfaction, "Consumer Choice Award" from the National Research Corporation, all contributing to our reputation for giving our patients the highest quality care. Lexington Medical Center was voted one of South Carolina's "Best Places to Work" for 2019!

We are located in heart of the Midlands, right outside of Columbia, SC, and one of the most successful integrated healthcare systems in the Southeast. As the third largest employer in the Midlands, we invite you to be a part of our ongoing success and join our LMC Family.

Job Summary

Preparation of slides from tissue and other specimens from inpatient, outpatient, and Doctor's offices for examination by Pathologist.

Minimum Qualifications

Minimum Education: High School Diploma or Equivalent

Minimum Years of Experience: 5 Years of experience in fixation, microtomy, embedding and staining from an accredited histopathology laboratory.

Substitutable Education & Experience: 5 Years of experience can be substituted for one of the following:

Graduation from a NAACLS accredited Histotechnician program;

60 semester (90 quarter) hours of academic credit from an accredited college/university with a combination of 12 semester (18 quarter) hours of biology and chemistry;

An Associate's Degree from an accredited college/university with a combination of 12 semester (18 quarter) hours of biology and chemistry and 1 year of full time experience in an accredited histopathology laboratory including experience in fixation, microtomy, processing, embedding, and staining.

Required Certifications/Licensure: HT(ASCP) certification or equivalent certification from a nationally recognized credentialing body.

Required Training: None.

Essential Functions

* Embed processed tissues into paraffin, selecting proper size base mold and correctly orienting tissue.
* Cut paraffin embedded blocks and prepare tissue slides for staining using appropriate protocol for number and depth of sections and slides
* Cut frozen sections and prepare tissue slides for rapid diagnostic interpretation by the Pathologist.
* Perform routine and special staining of tissue slides by manual or automated methods using appropriate control slides.
* Prepare a variety of solutions according to written protocols.
* Process cell blocks from cytology specimens.
* Prepare tissue slides for immunohistochemistry and maintain appropriate controls.
* File blocks and slides by accession numbers for easy retrieval.
* Pull slides and tissue specimens for consultants.
* Record daily temperature readings and maintain daily task worksheets.
* Perform routine maintenance and cleaning of all instruments.
* Perform instrument troubleshooting, repair, and adjustment as appropriate.

Duties & Responsibilities

* Perform assigned work efficiently and accurately in a timely organized manner.
* Produce a maximum of work with minimal supervision.
* Respond professionally and courteously when communicating with patients, visitors, or other hospital staff.
* Demonstrate good listening skills by accurately performing tasks without instructions.
* Maintain an optimistic and professional image and exhibit excellent customer relations to patients, visitors, physicians, and co-workers. Show courtesy, compassion and respect.
* Conform to Service Excellence Policy and "House Rules."
* Maintain inventory of supplies and replenish stock as assigned.
* Maintain department accreditation criteria.
* Perform related and other such duties as may be assigned by authorized personnel or as required in an emergency.
* Adhere to safety procedures and policies as set forth by Lexington Medical Center, state or federal regulations.
* Observe assigned work schedule.
* Performs all other duties as assigned.

We are committed to offering quality, cost-effective benefits choices for our employees and their families:

* Day ONE medical, dental and life insurance benefits
* Health care and dependent care flexible spending accounts (FSAs)
* Employees are eligible for enrollment into the 403(b) match plan day one. LHI matches dollar for dollar up to 6%.
* Employer paid life insurance - equal to 1x salary
* Employee may elect supplemental life insurance with low cost premiums up to 3x salary
* Adoption assistance
* LHI provides its full-time employees employer paid short-term disability and long-term disability coverage after 90 days of eligible employment
* Tuition reimbursement
* Student loan forgiveness

Equal Opportunity Employer

It is the policy of LMC to provide equal opportunity of employment for all individuals, and to remain compliant with applicable state and federal laws and regulations. LMC strives to provide a discrimination-free environment, and to recruit, select, on-board, and employ all employees without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, disability, national origin, veteran status, or pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions, including but not limited to, lactation. LMC endeavors to upgrade and promote employees from within the hospital where possible and consistent with the employee's desires and abilities and the hospital's needs.

Nearest Major Market: Columbia

Nearest Secondary Market: South Carolina

Keywords: Lexington Medical Center, Columbia , Histotechnician II, Other , West Columbia, South Carolina

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