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Histotechnologist - Bethlehem, PA (Full Time, Second Shift)

Company: St. Luke's Hospital
Location: Bethlehem
Posted on: May 27, 2023

Job Description:

St. Luke's is proud of the skills, experience and compassion of its employees. The employees of St. Luke's are our most valuable asset! Individually and together, our employees are dedicated to satisfying the mission of our organization which is an unwavering commitment to excellence as we care for the sick and injured; educate physicians, nurses and other health care providers; and improve access to care in the communities we serve, regardless of a patient's ability to pay for health care.
The Histotechnologist prepares slides of human tissue to provide data on causes and/or progress of disease.

  • Performs microtomy, timely and efficiently.
  • Perform all procedures as described in the sections procedure manual.
  • Embeds in paraffin, cuts, stains, and mounts specimens of human tissue.
  • Develops appropriate special immunostain techniques and performs special imuunostains that meet pathologists approval.
  • Prepares reagents, stains and other solutions.
  • Maintains all section log books regarding temperatures, controls, special studies and other quality control documentation.
  • Recognizes malfunctions of procedures or instruments.
  • Performs maintenance on instruments and equipment.
  • Works on special related projects as assigned.
  • Attends educational programs and inservice meetings as required by the hospital.
  • Uses laboratory computer to generate worksheets/logs.
    Sitting up to 6 hours/day in 3 hour increments to imbed tissue or cut blocks. Standing up to 3 hours/day in 1 hour increments. Walking up to 2 hours/day in 10 minute increments. Frequently uses fingers to manipulate cassettes and slides and for computer keyboard. Continuous use of hands for imbedding tissue, cutting tissue blocks and coverslipping slides. Frequent twisting of hands/wrists during cutting tissue blocks and coverslipping slides. Rarely lifts boxes, slide files or block files up to 25 pounds. Rarely carries objects up to 25 pounds. Rarely bends/stoops or crouches. Rarely reaches above shoulder level. Hearing as it relates to normal conversation. Seeing as it relates to general far/near/color and peripheral vision and depth perception.
    High School diploma or equivalent.
    HT (ASCP) registered or eligible.
    Please complete your application using your full legal name and current home address. Be sure to include employment history for the past seven (7) years, including your present employer. Additionally, you are encouraged to upload a current resume, including all work history, education, and/or certifications and licenses, if applicable. It is highly recommended that you create a profile at the conclusion of submitting your first application. Thank you for your interest in St. Luke's!!
    St. Luke's University Health Network is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Keywords: St. Luke's Hospital, Bethlehem , Histotechnologist - Bethlehem, PA (Full Time, Second Shift), Other , Bethlehem, Pennsylvania

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