Histology Laboratory Technician
Company: IDEXX Laboratories, Inc
Posted on: November 10, 2019
Are you a clinically-trained HT or HTL looking to use your skills
in a whole new way? As a Histotechnician at IDEXX, you will be a
key contributor at one of the largest veterinary diagnostic
companies in the world. You will perform histology procedures that
help veterinarians diagnose and treat pets across the United
States. You will join a fast-paced work environment that encourages
teamwork and quality, and offers opportunities for personal growth.
This is a full-time role with competitive benefits and shift
Full time Thurs-Sun position with a schedule and hours of 10A-8:30P
(10 hour shifts).
Reliable and dependable attendance is an essential function of the
position. Adherence to attendance-related policies and expectations
is critical to this position.
What can you expect?
You will be using microtomes, processors, embedding centers,
automatic slide stainers and other diagnostic tools to perform
tissue analyses that diagnose animal illnesses and diseases in
support of veterinarian animal treatment. You will be responsible
for transforming a tissue sample into a slide that will be read by
a board-certified veterinary anatomic pathologist. It is expected
you will follow SOPs (Standard Operating Procedures) and maintain a
safe working environment.
Currently we have additional evening and night positions open for
Processing tissue samples for Pathologists using grossing,
embedding, microtomy, staining and special staining techniques.
Assures accurate and timely delivery of casework (and collateral
materials) to on-site & off-site pathologists. May be responsible
for maintaining and troubleshooting virtual microscopy (VM) systems
which provide remote viewing & digital slide analysis capability to
pathologists; organizes and archives pending and completed VM
cases; creates and maintains VM system standard operating
procedures; tracks VM system errors; troubleshoots VM system
problems with pathologists, labs, vendors, IT and others; runs
regular meetings and meets with vendors; sets up and trains users;
and other related activities.
What do you need to succeed?
High School Diploma or equivalent required, 2, 3 or 4 year degree
in Science-related field preferred.
Completion of a Histology degree and/or certificate program
Certification as a Medical Laboratory Technician (MLT) (American
Society of Clinical Pathology-ASCP), Histotechnician for
histology-specific (HT) (ASCP) or military equivalent a plus
REQUIRED SKILLS AND ABILITIES:
Laboratory skills, with experience in a histology lab
General science background, including histology experience
Attention to detail.
Organized with ability to multi-task in a fast paced
Ability to work independently and as part of a team.
Communication skills, both verbal and written.
Positive, can-do attitude.
Knowledge of Good Clinical Practice (GCP) as appropriate.
Supervisory skills, if a lead position.
Personal computer skills, including strong typing ability and
proficient use of Microsoft Office.
Extensive sitting, phone and computer use.
Capable of standing continuously for up to 2 hours.
Extend and reach with hands and arms and use hands and fingers.
Occasionally required to climb, balance, bend, stoop, kneel or
May be required to lift, move and carry up to 50 pounds.
Specific vision abilities required include close vision, color
vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus.
Hearing acuity sufficient to effectively communicate with customers
and Employees via telephone and in person.
Ability to communicate verbally on phone and in person.
Fluency in the English language.
Extended hours may be required.
Some travel required.
Laboratory environment with potential biohazards present.
Potential for exposure to agents known to cause zoonotic disease in
humans and use of potentially hazardous chemicals as defined by the
National Hazard Communication Standards. A complete list of such
chemicals is available from department supervision.
IDEXX is an EOE/Minority/Female/Disabled Veteran employer
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