Full Job Description
The Histotechnologists at Penn State Health are responsible for the performance of various histological procedures, techniques and processes utilized in the Histology and/or Dermatopathology Laboratory. Responsibilities include preparing tissue sections for light microscopy to include frozen sections, processing, embedding, sectioning, routine staining (H & E) and labeling. In addition, they perform special stains as requested by the Pathologist.
Histotechnologists also perform procedures such as immunohistochemistry, immunofluorescence and decalcifications on paraffin and frozen sections. They prepare and process Mohs frozen sections. They prepare and maintain a wide variety of stains and other chemical reagents for specialized and complex procedures as requested. Responsibilities also include maintaining QA/QC logs accurately and in a timely manner, maintaining and troubleshooting equipment as necessary including processors, stainers, coverslipper water baths and microtomes.
ASCP HT Certification or equivalent OR 2 years in an ASCP accredited Histology Laboratory.
Applicants trained outside of the United States must provide documentation of equivalency evaluation of their education and training to ensure it is equivalent to CLIA requirements. The equivalency evaluations will be performed by a nationally recognized organization. Ex. National Association Credential Evaluation Services, Inc. (NACES), the Association of International Credential Evaluators, Inc. (AICE). The applicant is responsible for paying the cost of the equivalency evaluation.
At least 6 months of experience in a lab setting, preferably as a Mohs tech or Histotech
Knowledge of immunostains
Experience with maintenance of CAP certification and records management
Penn State Health Offers an exceptional benefit package including but not limited to:
Generous Paid Time Off and Personal Time
Medical Benefits (No waiting period)
Dental and Vision Benefits
75% Penn State University Tuition Discount (Full-Time Employees)
This benefit extends to dependents after one year
Matching 401K retirement plan
ABOUT PENN STATE HEALTH:
Penn State Health is one of the leading teaching and research hospitals in the country. It is a multi-hospital health system, Academic Medical Center and Level 1 adult and pediatric trauma center serving patients and communities across Central Pennsylvania. The system includes Penn State Health Milton S. Hershey Medical Center, Penn State Children's Hospital, and Penn State Cancer Institute in scenic Hershey, PA. Penn State Health shares an integrated strategic plan and operations with Penn State College of Medicine.
ABOUT CENTRAL PENNSYLVANIA:
We are proud to possess a vibrant downtown area which affords exceptional cultural opportunities including the Hershey and Harrisburg Orchestras, museums, a highly rated amusement park, the Hershey Theater, farmer’s markets and some of the finest dining in the region. We are an easy distance from the Fulton Theater, York Little Theater, Lancaster’s Amish country, and walkable towns like Hummelstown and Lititz.
For the outdoors enthusiast, we have ample opportunities for hiking, biking, rowing, and hunting. For sports lovers, we are home to the American Hockey League’s Hershey Bears, the Minor League Baseball’s Harrisburg Senators, and the United Soccer League’s Penn FC. Central Pennsylvania is an exceptional combination of rural, suburban, and city living is within a 2-hour drive to weekend destinations such as Philadelphia, Washington DC, Annapolis, and Baltimore, and only a 3-hour drive from New York City.
If chosen for this position, you may be required to pass a Post Offer Employment Physical Exam in accordance with the measurements listed in the Work Task Analysis (WTA) report. This job description is a general outline of duties performed and is not to be misconstrued as encompassing all duties performed within the position. All individuals (including current employees) selected for a position will undergo a background check appropriate for the position's responsibilities.
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Union: Non Bargained