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Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chica Histotechnologist in Chicago, Illinois

Performs histological and microscopy related procedures of a routine and specialized nature including, tissue processing, sectioning, histological staining, and immunohistochemistry.

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  • Performs histological procedures and policies in the laboratory. Identifies source and nature of test problems and makes appropriate recommendation as to course of action.

  • Performs specimen accessioning, tissue processing, embedding, microtomy, frozen section techniques, special stains and immunohistochemistry staining techniques.

  • Applies scientific method in problem solving and assists in the evaluation of new methods and techniques. Assures that quality control criteria are met and adheres to established laboratory policies in handling hazardous substances.

  • Records necessary documentation to comply with various agency and hospital regulations. Performs required instrument maintenance at the prescribed time and logs appropriately. Performs minor trouble-shooting on instrumentation.

  • Instructs and trains rotating residents, students, physicians and new members of the anatomic pathology laboratory staff in laboratory testing procedures as needed.

  • Assures a clean work area and technical clean-up at the end of each shift. Assists in maintaining sufficient supplies at each work station.

  • Performs job functions adhering to service principles with customer service focus of innovation, service excellence and teamwork to provide the highest quality care and service to our patients, families, co-workers and others.

  • Assist with confocal microscopy operations and instruments maintenance.

  • Undertake projects and tasks that are related to the microscopy operations.

  • Provide basic training on the operation of the microscopes to scientists, faculty and staff.

  • Other job functions as assigned.

  • Bachelor’s degree in science field or certification equivalent.

  • Demonstrated experience in routine tissue processing, embedding, microtomy, frozen section techniques, special stains and immunohistochemistry staining techniques.

  • Demonstrated experience with optics or microscopy.

  • Computer skills desirable.

Requisition ID: 2020-12755

Shift: Days

Street: 225 E Chicago Ave

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