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Histology Laboratory Technician

Company: IDEXX Laboratories, Inc
Location: Memphis
Posted on: November 10, 2019

Job Description:

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 differential.





Schedule:
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.

Open Positions:
Currently we have additional evening and night positions open for hire!

Histology
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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?
EDUCATION:
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High School Diploma or equivalent required, 2, 3 or 4 year degree in Science-related field preferred.
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Completion of a Histology degree and/or certificate program preferred.
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Certification as a Medical Laboratory Technician (MLT) (American Society of Clinical Pathology-ASCP), Histotechnician for histology-specific (HT) (ASCP) or military equivalent a plus

EXPERIENCE:
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1-5 years

REQUIRED SKILLS AND ABILITIES:
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Laboratory skills, with experience in a histology lab
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General science background, including histology experience helpful.
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Attention to detail.
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Organized with ability to multi-task in a fast paced environment.
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Ability to work independently and as part of a team.
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Communication skills, both verbal and written.
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Positive, can-do attitude.
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Knowledge of Good Clinical Practice (GCP) as appropriate.
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Supervisory skills, if a lead position.
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Personal computer skills, including strong typing ability and proficient use of Microsoft Office.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS:
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Extensive sitting, phone and computer use.
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Capable of standing continuously for up to 2 hours.
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Extend and reach with hands and arms and use hands and fingers.
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Occasionally required to climb, balance, bend, stoop, kneel or crouch.
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May be required to lift, move and carry up to 50 pounds.
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Specific vision abilities required include close vision, color vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus.
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Hearing acuity sufficient to effectively communicate with customers and Employees via telephone and in person.
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Ability to communicate verbally on phone and in person.
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Fluency in the English language.
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Extended hours may be required.
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Some travel required.

WORK ENVIRONMENT:
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Laboratory environment with potential biohazards present.
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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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