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MOHS Histology Technician

Location: Falls Church, VA Additional Locations:
Job Number: 784423 Date posted: 03/25/2019

Provides support to KPMAS Mohs surgeon. This includes accurately preparing and processing histologic specimens for microscopic evaluation and review by the Mohs surgeon. Maintains appropriate quality controls, and ensures the department is operating in accordance with all standards set forth by OSHA, CLIA and other regulatory agencies.

Essential Responsibilities:

  • Processes, embeds, cuts and stains quality frozen tissue specimens.

  • Performs and documents tests in compliance with quality control procedures and established parameters and standards.

  • Maintains appropriate quality controls, and ensures the department is operating in accordance with all standards set forth by OSHA, CLIA and other regulatory agencies.

  • Maintains histology equipment in good working order and troubleshoots equipment problems.

  • Works with the Mohs surgeon to resolve quality control, patient, or procedural problems.

  • Orders supplies related to the defined area.

  • Cross trains appropriate staff on job duties.

  • Consistently follows policies, procedures, and protocols at KP.

  • Maintains an extremely high level of confidentiality and follows HIPAA guidelines.

  • Responsible for delivering a high level of customer service in all in interactions with patients, providers, employees, vendors, and guests.

  • Assists in meeting and exceeding individual, team and organizational goals.

  • Performs other duties as assigned.

  • Maintains yearly competencies.

  • Basic Qualifications:


  • One (1) year of experience (within the past five years) as a Mohs Histotechnician.

  • Education

  • Associates degree in histotechnology, medical technology, biological sciences or related field; or, a certificate of successful completion of a NAACLS accredited Histotechnician program is required.

  • License, Certification, Registration

  • Current American Heart Association BLS for Health Care Providers required.

  • Additional Requirements:

  • Proficiency in the use of applicable computer software.

  • In order to work effectively with patients, must have effective interpersonal and communication skills and be able to stand, walk, bend, lift at least 50 pounds, hear, speak, and see.

  • Preferred Qualifications:

  • Maintenance of ASCP Histotechnican (HT) certification preferred.
  • Primary Location: Virginia,Falls Church,Falls Church Medical Center 201 N. Washington St. Scheduled Weekly Hours: 1 Shift: Day Workdays: Varied Working Hours Start: 8:00 AM Working Hours End: 4:30 PM Job Schedule: Short Hour Job Type: Standard Employee Status: Regular Employee Group/Union Affiliation: Non-Union, Non-Exempt Job Level: Individual Contributor Job Category: Patient Care Services (Non RN) Department: Dermatology - Mohs Surgery Travel: Yes, 25 % of the Time Kaiser Permanente is an equal opportunity employer committed to a diverse and inclusive workforce. Applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy), age, sexual orientation, national origin, marital status, parental status, ancestry, disability, gender identity, veteran status, genetic information, other distinguishing characteristics of diversity and inclusion, or any other protected status.

    External hires must pass a background check/drug screen. Qualified applicants with arrest and/or conviction records will be considered for employment in a manner consistent with federal and state laws, as well as applicable local ordinances, including but not limited to the San Francisco and Los Angeles Fair Chance Ordinances.

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