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Job Code: #16065
Title: Histotechnician I
Job Location: Tucson, Arizona

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Job Description:

Our client in Tucson, AZ is seeking a Histotechnician for a long-term contract position.  Please send your resume to tucsonjobs@pdsinc.com for immediate consideration.  Thank you!

JOB SUMMARY:

Supports the functions of histology in the performance of routine histotechniques and maintains high level of professional expertise through familiarity with advances in histotechniques. Monitors work to ensure quality and continuously promotes quality first time.

 

DISTINGUISHING CHARACTERISTICS:

This job is second in the Histotech job series comprising five levels and the employee performs routine histotechniques. Within the R&D and Operations group, the employee receives detailed directions on all work and is assigned on projects of moderate scope in which analysis and data requires a review of identifiable factors. Within the CDx group, the employee performs job duties with general supervision.

ESSENTIAL RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Within the R&D and Operations groups the employee:

–       Performs routine histotechniques such as embedding tissue, microtomy and or cryotomy, H&E staining, coverslipping, special stains, IHC and ISH, and cell block preparation as applicable with direction.  May perform grossing and tissue processing under direct supervision.

  • Within the CDx group the employee:

–       Performs grossing, tissue processing, cell block preparation, embedding, microtomy, and slide staining. Performs complex technologies and accessioning as required.

  • Maintains complete and accurate records. 
  • Supports instrument and equipment maintenance and provides suggestions to improve work processes and laboratory equipment.
  • May participate in cross functional technical activities.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

 

Skills:

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Experienced in routine histotechniques
  • Knows basic and some specialized laboratory techniques
  • Skilled with use of word processing and email use. 
  • Biggest emphasis: Skilled in microtomy (quality and speed). 
Education:

Formal Training/Education:

  • High School Diploma is required.
  • Associates degree in laboratory science, medical laboratory technology, or major in Histology preferred.

 

Experience:

  • 1 year experience (intern or employment) in a histology lab performing histotechniques.

No longer requires a HT certification to be eligible. 

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