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Allina Health System Histotechnician in Minneapolis, Minnesota

Advertisement Date Posted: February 02, 2021 Department: 72006389 Central Lab Pathology Shift: Day (United States of America) Hours Per Week: 40 Union Contract: Non-Union Weekend Rotation: Every 5th Job Summary: Performs moderate and complex specimen procedures in the areas of anatomical and surgical pathology and immunohistochemistry. Receives, processes, and prepares patient tissues specimens for microscopic examination and analysis by the Pathologist; this includes logging, batching, cutting, mounting and staining procedures. CLIA Role: Testing Personnel Moderate complexity testing Testing Personnel High Complexity testing Job Description: Principle Responsibilities Performs routine and complex laboratory procedures. Performs all routine histology functions that support the production of microscopic slides for interpretation by a pathologist. Accessions tissue specimens, assists Pathologist Assistants, sections frozen tissue using a cryostat, processes and embeds tissue specimens, performs microtomy and staining, prepares solutions and stains, completes specialty testing using histochemical and/or immunohistochemical techniques, and performs quality control procedures. Assesses integrity of specimens for testing and processing, verifying correct patient identification and using safe and secure specimen handling. May assist with biopsy collection. Evaluates results for accuracy and resolves test problems. Performs and documents required instrument maintenance, and quality control; takes appropriate remedial action. Ensures accurate record keeping and appropriate retention. Accurate and timely processing of specimens. Reviews orders and verifies correct patient labeling. Performs processing with strict adherence to the quality control and quality assurance policies. Maintains safety, education, and competency requirements. Stocks, rotates and requests supplies on a regular basis to ensure proper availability in the work area. Performs various clerical duties. Participates in departmental or system wide meetings, projects, or committees as assigned. Assists in the training of employees and students. Performs proficiency testing as assigned. Assists in Direct Observations of staff for annual competency program. CLIA defined responsibilities: * 493.1425 Standard; Testing personnel responsibilities. Moderate complexity. * 493.1495 Standard; Testing personnel responsibilities. Other duties as assigned. Job Requirements Associate's or Vocational degree in medical laboratory science from a regionally accredited institution, and completion of clinical internship required or Vocational or Technical Training in a comprehensive military laboratory science program required or Bachelor's degree in related science from a regionally accredited institution + 2 years clinical lab experience in appropriate analytic required and CLIA defined Qualifications: * 493.1423 Standard; Testing personnel qualifications CLIA defined Qualifications: * 493.1489 Standard; Testing personnel qualifications Histotechnician, HT certification required by a recognized agency such as ASCP or NCA within 180 Days required Leadership Capabilities See the Big Picture: Know where we are going as an organization. Use sound judgement and critical thinking to make good decisions that support our mission. I know where Allina is going and how my role fits into this picture I capture important lessons and share them to foster innovation I am good at anticipating the implications of my decisions I understand and apply the disciplines of continuous improvement Inspire Greatness: Inspire others by connecting their purpose to the broader mission. Lead others through change and celebrate success. I help my team connect to the broader mission I see and fulfill my role in motivating the team around me I celebrate success and help my partners see what is possible with