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Mohs Histotech Technician I - Grade 787

Location: Rancho Cordova, CA Job Number: 856359 Date posted: 02/06/2020

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Under the direction of the Mohs Surgeon/Mohs Lab Director, prepares, embeds, freezes, cuts and stains tissue received from surgery.

Essential Responsibilities:

  • Receives and organizes incoming specimens.

  • Properly performs grossing techniques to ink and embed tissue ensuring complete representation of vital surgical margins and maintain proper orientation.

  • Prepares sections of human tissue for immediate examination using rapid tissue processing and frozen section technique to freeze, cut, mount and stain tissue specimen received from surgery.

  • Perform initial screening under microscope to ensure tissue preparation meets laboratory requirements.

  • Reports deviations from norm or any abnormalities to the Mohs surgeon for further study.

  • Documents daily equipment maintenance and temperature checks.

  • Reports any needed repairs to the unit Manager.

  • Performs Quality Assurance testing as specified in the Laboratory Procedures.

  • Orders reagents and all other laboratory material to ensure adequate supplies.

  • Evaluates equipment and reagent systems as specified in the Laboratory Procedures.

  • Maintains manual and computerized logbooks and slide files.

  • Maintains Laboratory Procedures in compliance with CLIA and State of California regulations.

  • Supervisory Responsibilities:

  • This job has no supervisory responsibilities.

  • Basic Qualifications:


  • 6-24 months of training/experience as a Mohs Technician and demonstrated proficiency in Mohs cutting and staining technique as approved by the Director/Chief of Mohs Surgery at time of hire Demonstrated ability to perform and troubleshoot the Hematoxylin and Eosin stain used in Mohs surgery specialty area.

  • Education

  • High School Diploma/GED equivalent.

  • License, Certification, Registration

  • N/A

  • Additional Requirements:

  • Ability to work in a fast pace, high volume Mohs department

  • Ability to read and comprehend simple instructions, short correspondence, and memos.

  • Ability to write simple correspondence.

  • Ability to effectively present information in one-on-one and small group situations to customers, clients, and other employees of the organization.

  • Must be willing to work in a Labor Management Partnership environment.

  • Preferred Qualifications:

  • Certified Histologic Technician or Histologic Technologist by the American Society of Clinical Pathologists (ASCP) or the equivalent society, as approved by the Chief of Pathology or the Mohs Surgeon/ Mohs Lab Director preferred.
  • Primary Location: California,Rancho Cordova,Rancho Cordova Medical Offices 10725 International Scheduled Weekly Hours: 0 Shift: Day Workdays: On-Call Working Hours Start: On-Call Working Hours End: On-Call Job Schedule: Call-in/On-Call Job Type: Standard Employee Status: Regular Employee Group/Union Affiliation: United Healthcare Workers - West Job Level: Individual Contributor Job Category: Laboratory Department: Mohs Surgery Travel: No 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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