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Histologic TechnicianLocation: Honolulu, HI Additional Locations:
Job Number: 802576 Date posted: 08/20/2019
- Receives, records, and accessions specimens of tissues from surgical or diagnostic cases and from autopsies.
- Fixes tissues in fixing solutions for prescribed length of time.
- Dehydrates tissue sections by immersion in alcohol baths.
- Impregnates sections with paraffin. Dehydrates, clears, and impregnates tissue using automated tissue processor as necessary. Imbeds tissues in paraffin for sectioning.
- Cuts and stains thin sections of specimens. Mounts and labels stained specimens on microscope slides.
- Performs variety of duties including tissue fixation techniques, processing, embedding, sectioning, routine and special staining, immunohistochemistry and immunofluorescence.
- Examines sample of stained slides with microscope to ascertain that results are satisfactory and determines when prescribed techniques and apparatus should be modified to meet special conditions and to expedite diagnosis.
- Follows established procedures for handling and processing slides.
- Prepares and maintains needed solutions and reagents.
- Minimum one (1) year of related experience.
- Post high school coursework in biology, chemistry and training in histologic procedures.
License, Certification, Registration
- Certified Histotechnician (HT) by the American Society for Clinical Pathology (ASCP).
- Demonstrated knowledge of and skill in oral communication, written communication, interpersonal relations, problem solving, adaptability and teamwork.
- Minimum three (3) years as histologic technician with specialized training in special stains.
- Associate's degree in chemistry and/or biological sciences.
- Certified in Immunohistochemistry (IHC) by the American Society for Clinical Pathology (ASCP).
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.
About Laboratory Careers
Our clinical laboratory scientists, phlebotomists, and lab techs work in both outpatient clinics and hospital settings and have an opportunity to gain exposure to different areas, including chemistry, coagulation, hematology, urinalysis, and the blood bank. We also operate reference laboratories, which serve as hubs for specimen processing and analysis as well as specialized testing — such as microbiology and molecular biology. Offering modern facilities, advanced equipment, and scheduling options, we provide a dynamic environment in which you'll continue to learn and grow.
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Apr 17, 2019
"I love my job"
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I have been working at Kaiser Permanente part-time for more than 2 years
I’ve waited to get in to Kaiser for so long and now that I’m in, I’d never let go. I love people that i work with (although just like any other jobs, it has it’s highs and lows), i love my patients, pay is great and benefits are awesome!! Definitely 1 of the highest paying hospitals in the region.Full Review
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