Histology Technician (Surgical Pathology)

Henry Ford Health System - Detroit, MI (30+ days ago)3.9


Under limited supervision performs routine techniques on surgical, autopsy, and research tissue according to standardized procedures. Operates and maintains laboratory instruments and equipment required to perform analysis.

PRINCIPLE DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Cuts surgical, autopsy, research and neuropathology tissue using a rotary microtome.
Embeds surgical, autopsy, research, and neuropathology tissue.
Stains, coverslips and labels surgical, autopsy, research and neuropathology tissue.
Under supervision, performs special stains according to standardized procedures.
Maintains all equipment and instruments.
May demonstrate work to help onboard others.
Mixes and maintains all solutions including stains and special fixatives.
Maintains and records all QC, CAP, QA instrument function and maintenance records.
Maintains a current inventory of all reagents and supplies.
Adheres to Standard Work for all job duties and reports deviations for correction.
Participates in data collection and quality improvement efforts.
Performs other related duties as assigned or requested.

EDUCATION/EXPERIENCE REQUIRED:
Completion of an Associate’s Degree with coursework in Anatomy, Biology, and/or Chemistry, OR Completion of a Bachelor’s Degree program in medical technology, medical laboratory sciences, clinical laboratory sciences, Chemistry, Microbiology, or Biology, OR A high school diploma or GED with two years of relevant laboratory experience in a work, academic, or volunteer capacity.
Coursework completed outside of the US must be verified as by a NACES approved credential evaluation service.

CERTIFICATIONS/LICENSURES REQUIRED:
HT(ASCP) certification preferred
Must meet or exceed core customer service responsibilities, standards and behaviors as outlined in the HFHS’ Customer Service Policy and summarized below: Communication, Ownership, Understanding, Motivation, Sensitivity, Excellence, Teamwork, Respect
Must practice the customer skills as provided through on-going training and in-services.
Must possess the following personal qualities: Be self-directed, Be flexible and committed to the team concept, Demonstrate teamwork, initiative and willingness to learn, Be open to new learning experiences, Accepts and respects diversity without judgment, Demonstrates customer service values

PHYSICAL DEMANDS/WORKING CONDITIONS:
Ability to work six to eight hours with sustained visual concentration.
Good manual dexterity and eye-hand coordination required.
Vision Near Acuity: Ability to see clearly at 20 inches or less.
Depth Perception: Ability to judge distance and space relationships.
Accommodation: Ability to adjust vision to bring objects into focus.
Color Vision: Ability to distinguish and identify different colors necessary to perform job functions.

Minimum Pay Rate: $21.61

This rate is the minimum pay for the position. Actual compensation will be based on education, years of experience, and other factors at the time of offer.

Overview
Henry Ford Health System, one of the largest and most comprehensive integrated U.S. health

care systems, is a national leader in clinical care, research and education. The system includes

the 1,200-member Henry Ford Medical Group, five hospitals, Health Alliance Plan (a health

insurance and wellness company), Henry Ford Physician Network, a 150-site ambulatory

network and many other health-related entities throughout southeast Michigan, providing a

full continuum of care. In 2015, Henry Ford provided $299 million in uncompensated care.

The health system also is a major economic driver in Michigan and employs more than 24,600

employees. Henry Ford is a 2011Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award recipient. The

health system is led by President and CEO Wright Lassiter III. To learn more, visit HenryFord.com.

Benefits
Whether it's offering a new medical option, helping you make healthier lifestyle choices or

making the employee enrollment selection experience easier, it's all about choice. Henry

Ford Health System has a new approach for its employee benefits program - My Choice

Rewards. My Choice Rewards is a program as diverse as the people it serves. There are

dozens of options for all of our employees including compensation, benefits, work/life balance

and learning - options that enhance your career and add value to your personal life. As an

employee you are provided access to Retirement Programs, an Employee Assistance Program

(Henry Ford Enhanced), Tuition Reimbursement, Paid Time Off, Employee Health and Wellness

and access to day care services at Bright Horizons Midtown Detroit, and a whole host of other

benefits and services.

Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer
Equal Employment Opportunity / Affirmative Action Employer Henry Ford Health System is

committed to the hiring, advancement and fair treatment of all individuals without regard to

race, color, creed, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability, veteran status, size, height,

weight, marital status, family status, gender identity, sexual orientation, and genetic information,

or any other protected status in accordance with applicable federal and state laws.