Histotechnologist - Surgical Pathology - FT

  • University of Mississippi Medical Center
  • Jackson, MS 39216
  • Apr 21, 2021

Job Description

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Due to the large volume of applications that we receive, we are unable to personally respond to all applicants. Please feel free to check the status of your application via your Candidate Profile. Thank you, Human Resources Important Applications Instructions: Please complete this application in entirety by providing all of your work experience, education and certifications/ license.  You will be unable to edit/add/change your application once it is submitted. Job Requisition ID: R00013331 Job Category: Health System Organization: Histology Location/s: Main Campus Jackson Job Title: Histotechnologist - Surgical Pathology - FT Job Summary: To process, embed, cut, and stain human tissue. Staining includes routine and special stains. Education & Experience Bachelor's degree and accredited clinical training program or bachelor's degree plus one year of experience in histopathology. Certifications, Licenses or Registration required:  HTL (ASCP) certification or eligible Knowledge, Skills & Abilities Ability to properly orient, embed, and cut tissue using microtome and cryostat. Understanding of tissue processing. Verbal and written communication skills. Interpersonal skills to effectively interact with team members. Computer and related software application skills. Ability to maintain accurate records. Responsibilities Orients and embeds tissue in paraffin per standardized methods. Freezes, orients, embeds, and cuts fresh tissue. Uses microtome and/or cryostat to perform microtome on tissue specimens to exacting measures of acceptability. Files cassettes. Performs routine and special stains. Labels and distributes slides to pathologists. Files slides. Performs and documents equipment maintenance and quality control measures. Ensures compliance with safety, environmental, and/or infection control standards. The duties listed are general in nature and are examples of the duties and responsibilities performed and are not meant to be construed as exclusive or all-inclusive. Management retains the right to add or change duties at any time. Physical and Environmental Demands Requires occasional handling or working with potentially dangerous equipment, frequent exposure to biohazardous conditions such as risk of radiation exposure, blood borne pathogens, fumes or airborne particles, and/or toxic or caustic chemicals which mandate attention to safety considerations, occasional working hours significantly beyond regularly scheduled hours, occasional activities subject to significant volume changes of a seasonal/clinical nature, frequent work produced subject to precise measures of quantity and quality, occasional bending, occasional lifting and carrying up to 25 pounds, occasional climbing, occasional crawling, occasional crouching/stooping, occasional kneeling, occasional pushing/pulling, occasional reaching, frequent sitting, frequent standing, occasional twisting, and occasional walking. (occasional-up to 20%, frequent-from 21% to 50%, constant-51% or more) Time Type: Full time FLSA Designation/Job Exempt: No Pay Class: Hourly FTE %: 100 Work Shift: Benefits Eligibility: Job Posting Date: 04/20/2021 Job Closing Date (open until filled if no date specified): Apply Posted Today Full time R00013331 About Us About Us The University of Mississippi Medical Center (UMMC), headquartered in Jackson, is the state's only academic medical center. Here, we work to improve the lives of Mississippians through our three missions of education, research, and health care. Education: UMMC includes seven health science schools: medicine, nursing, dentistry, health related professions, graduate studies, population health, and pharmacy. (The School of Pharmacy is headquartered on the University of Mississippi campus in Oxford.) Enrollment in all programs is more than 3,000 students. Research: From world-renowned studies on heart disease, diabetes, and hypertension to advanced treatment for cancer and a human physiology simulation program used by NASA, researchers at UMMC are unraveling the diseases that affect Mississippians, while creating new, high-tech jobs and injecting tens of millions of dollars annually into the state's economy. Health Care: UMMC provides a wide-range of patient care programs. At our main campus in Jackson, in addition to outpatient clinics, we offer a women and infant’s hospital and a critical care hospital along with University Hospital, plus the state’s only: Children’s hospital (Batson Children’s Hospital) Level IV neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) Heart, kidney, liver, and pancreas transplant programs Level 1 trauma center Adult and pediatric congenital heart programs Children’s cancer care program We also care for Mississippians statewide with community hospitals UMMC Grenada, UMMC Holmes County, plus pediatric clinics in Tupelo, Hattiesburg and the Gulf Coast. In addition, our Center for Telehealth offers specialized care remotely, through online video chat technology, at more than two hundred locations throughout the state. EEO Statement: The University of Mississippi Medical Center provides equal opportunity in any employment practice, education program, or education activity to all qualified persons. The Medical Center complies with all applicable laws regarding equal opportunity and affirmative action and does not unlawfully discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment based upon race, color, gender, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, religion, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, or genetic information. Inquiries or complaints may be referred to the Office of the Director, Employee Relations, 2500 North State Street, Jackson, MS 39216-4505. Follow Us