Job Description :
GLC Government Services is seeking a Histologic Technician or Histotechnologist with Mohs experience to provide technical services at the VA Medical Center in Seattle, WA within the Pathology and Laboratory Medicine (PLMS) Anatomic Pathology Section and the Dermatology Mohs Microsurgery.
Full time. Monday – Friday. 7:30am – 4:00pm.
Must be able to perform accessioning, paraffin processing, embedding, routing staining Must be knowledgeable in special stains such as silver stains, connective tissue, bacteria, carbohydrates, pigments, and minerals.
Familiarity with immunohistochemistry required
Able to perform daily maintenance on a variety of histology instruments including cryostats, processors, embedding units, microtomes, strainers, and cover slippers
Competent to recognize instrument malfunctions and immediately report problems
Proficient in sustaining maintenance records on a daily basis
Capable of reading standard operating procedures and adhering them
Communicate clearly the daily status and problems about the laboratory output to team members, pathologists, and senior management of the service.
Must be computer literate
Maintain and run controls with special procedures to check any discrepancies and take necessary action to correct false positive results
Log all surgical pathology and cytology materials accurately into the computer, set up and monitor quality control, prepare reagents, controls, and standard solutions, verify correct instrument operation and calibrate instrumentation when necessary
Surgical specimens from the previous day are to be finished (embedding through staining) by the following day
Frozen sections are to be finished within 20-40 minutes
Re-cuts and special stains are to be completed by the end of the following work day
Cytology preps are to be done within 24-48 hours of established workdays upon receipt of specimen
Group Health Insurance