Histotechnologist

Location
Maryland, United States
Salary
Salary Not Specified
Posted
Jun 17, 2021
Employment Type
Full Time

The Department of Dermatology, Cosmetic Center seeks aHistotechnologist. This position requires significant technical expertise and a high level of responsibility in handling delicate specimens. Must demonstrate competency in all job-related tasks, including technical expertise in tissue processing, organization in storage of slides and efficiency in ordering and restocking supplies or reagents. Provide support in ongoing expansion and quality improvement process a must.

Specific Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Process tissue in the Mohs Dermatologic Surgery/Dermatopathology units.
  • May involve occasional travel to other Dermatology clinic sites to provide histotechnician coverage and support for Mohs surgeons.
  • Prepare equipment for use in frozen and fixed specimens (setting up water bath, stainer, Coverslipper and other instruments).
  • Embed tissue and cut frozen/paraffin blocks.
  • Gross fresh tissue specimens.
  • Prepare slides (staining slides, reviewing stain for adequacy, labeling and distributing slides).
  • Recut blocks as requested by the Mohs surgeon/ Dermpath attending.
  • Clean embedding center and stainer in compliance with credentialing policies.
  • Pull slides/blocks from storage, as requested; change frozen section stains (preparing reagent, preparing special stains).
  • Train and orientate new staff in the laboratory.
  • Monitor Divisional staff mandatory health and safety training and ensure their attendance at training sessions and ensure continuing staff compliance.
  • Ensure all lab staff understand the yearly National Patient Safety Goals, especially the Laboratory Services National Patient Safety Goals.
  • Participate in quality assurance activities.
  • Maintain documentation for QA and report QA problems to supervising physician.
  • Participate in facility-wide continuous quality improvement activities, safety and disaster activities and other QA activities.
  • Attend continuing education and mandatory training sessions.
  • Position may require travel to other Dermatology clinic sites.

Perform miscellaneous related duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications:

Bachelor’s degree in Biology, Chemistry, Histology or related field. One (1) year laboratory experience in histology.

  • ​​​​Associate’s degree from an accredited Histotechnology certification program may be acceptable with 3 years of histology laboratory experience.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience working in a Mohs surgical unit.
  • HT (ASCP) certification.
  • Experience with laboratory tools and equipment.

Additional Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Work produced is subject to precise measure of quantity and quality.
  • Attention to detail is critical to the successful performance of this job as it directly affects patient diagnoses or research outcomes.
  • Knowledge of normal human tissue morphology is essential.
  • Able to perform paraffin as well as frozen sectioning, H&E staining, and to recognize discrepancies and take corrective action.​​​​​​​

Equipment, Machine, or Tool Requirements:

Computer, Copier, Fax, Telephone. Laboratory tools and equipment including but not limited to scales, balances, ph meters, microtomes, cryostats, various tissue processors, automated strainers and cover slippers.

Working Conditions: Position may require travel to other Dermatology clinic sites.

Classified Title:Histotechnologist
Role/Level/Range:ACRO40/E/02/CF
Starting Salary Range:$21.43 - $29.49/Hour; Commensurate with experience
Employee Group:Full Time
Schedule:Monday - Friday, 8:30am - 5:00pm
Exempt Status: Non-Exempt
Location:JH at Greenspring Station
Department Name: Dermatology, Cosmetic Center
Personnel Area:School of Medicine

The successful candidate(s) for this position will be subject to a pre-employment background check.

If you are interested in applying for employment with The Johns Hopkins University and require special assistance or accommodation during any part of the pre-employment process, please contact the HR Business Services Office atjhurecruitment@jhu.edu. For TTY users, call via Maryland Relay or dial 711.

The following additional provisions may apply depending on which campus you will work. Your recruiter will advise accordingly.

During the Influenza ("the flu") season, as a condition of employment, The Johns Hopkins Institutions require all employees who provide ongoing services to patients or work in patient care or clinical care areas to have an annual influenza vaccination or possess an approved medical or religious exception. Failure to meet this requirement may result in termination of employment.

The pre-employment physical for positions in clinical areas, laboratories, working with research subjects, or involving community contact requires documentation of immune status against Rubella (German measles), Rubeola (Measles), Mumps, Varicella (chickenpox), Hepatitis B and documentation of having received the Tdap (Tetanus, diphtheria, pertussis) vaccination. This may include documentation of having two (2) MMR vaccines; two (2) Varicella vaccines; or antibody status to these diseases from laboratory testing. Blood tests for immunities to these diseases are ordinarily included in the pre-employment physical exam except for those employees who provide results of blood tests or immunization documentation from their own health care providers. Any vaccinations required for these diseases will be given at no cost in our Occupational Health office.

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JH at Greenspring Station


The successful candidate(s) for this position will be subject to a pre-employment background check.

If you are interested in applying for employment with The Johns Hopkins University and require special assistance or accommodation during any part of the pre-employment process, please contact the HR Business Services Office at jhurecruitment@jhu.edu. For TTY users, call via Maryland Relay or dial 711.

The following additional provisions may apply depending on which campus you will work. Your recruiter will advise accordingly.

During the Influenza ("the flu") season, as a condition of employment, The Johns Hopkins Institutions require all employees who provide ongoing services to patients or work in patient care or clinical care areas to have an annual influenza vaccination or possess an approved medical or religious exception. Failure to meet this requirement may result in termination of employment.

The pre-employment physical for positions in clinical areas, laboratories, working with research subjects, or involving community contact requires documentation of immune status against Rubella (German measles), Rubeola (Measles), Mumps, Varicella (chickenpox), Hepatitis B and documentation of having received the Tdap (Tetanus, diphtheria, pertussis) vaccination. This may include documentation of having two (2) MMR vaccines; two (2) Varicella vaccines; or antibody status to these diseases from laboratory testing. Blood tests for immunities to these diseases are ordinarily included in the pre-employment physical exam except for those employees who provide results of blood tests or immunization documentation from their own health care providers. Any vaccinations required for these diseases will be given at no cost in our Occupational Health office.

Equal Opportunity Employer
Note: Job Postings are updated daily and remain online until filled.

EEO is the Law
Learn more:
https://www1.eeoc.gov/employers/upload/eeoc_self_print_poster.pdf
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