Histology Technologist - Rockville Regional Laboratory

Kaiser Permanente Rockville, MD
Description: Receive, prepare and process pathology specimens, following approved standards, policies and procedures.

Essential Responsibilities:

Performs technical services and operations for the preparation of surgical pathology specimens which includes specimen entry ensuring accurate identification of these specimens. Performs all related pre-analytic functions, specimen handling protocols and documentation of all related tasks.

Maintain tissue inventories and discard residual tissue specimens at appropriate intervals and maintain up-to-date inventories and records relating to tissues. Sequester tissue samples flagged for specimen retention. Maintain surgical pathology gross dissection manual with input from the Anatomic Pathology Manager and Pathologists to update as necessary.

Performs ancillary analytical testing to include histochemical and immunohistochemical staining.

Troubleshoots assays and all related instrumentation. Maintains and revises as needed all related technical policies and procedures including instrument/equipment maintenance by maintaining equipment quality control and preventive maintenance.

Performs material management functions including equipment justification/selection, inventory/supply coordination. Orders and maintains adequate and appropriate/cost-effective supplies and reagents for the service. Assists the Anatomic Pathology Manager, Business Manager, and/or Chief Financial Officer in the reconciliation and audit of invoices/bills as needed.

Assists the Anatomic Pathology Manager in cost analysis, operating and staffing budgets.

Assists the Anatomic Pathology Manager in workload analysis reports to include daily workload demand and recording of various related technical activities.

Maintains service filing systems to include specimen, paraffin-blocked tissue(s), prepared slides, service records, and all related documents as established by the service.

Performs chemical hazardous waste disposal according to current Kaiser Permanente operating policies and procedures in line with regulatory guidelines.

Trains students in laboratory procedures.

Assists in duties as deemed necessary by the Anatomic Pathology Manager, Medical Director, and/or Laboratory Director.

Basic Qualifications:




Completion of an approved structured histotechnician or histotechnology program or equivalent knowledge as defined by Federal/State regulations.

High School Diploma or General Education Development (GED) required.

License, Certification, Registration

HT or HTL (ASCP) Certification required.

Preferred Qualifications:

Five (5) years of experience in a full surgical support (inpatient or outpatient) histology laboratory preferred.

Gross dissection and dictation experience preferred.

Baccalaureate degree preferred.

Primary Location: Maryland,Rockville,Rockville Regional Laboratory Modular Scheduled Weekly Hours: 40 Shift: Day Workdays: Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat Working Hours Start: 4:30 AM Working Hours End: 1:00 PM Job Schedule: Full-time Job Type: Standard Employee Status: Regular Employee Group/Union Affiliation: UFCW - Local 400 Job Level: Individual Contributor Job Category: Laboratory Department: Histology Travel: Yes, 10 % of the Time

Kaiser Permanente is an equal opportunity employer committed to a diverse and inclusive workforce. Applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy), age, sexual orientation, national origin, marital status, parental status, ancestry, disability, gender identity, veteran status, genetic information, other distinguishing characteristics of diversity and inclusion, or any other protected status.

External hires must pass a background check/drug screen. Qualified applicants with arrest and/or conviction records will be considered for employment in a manner consistent with federal and state laws, as well as applicable local ordinances, including but not limited to the San Francisco and Los Angeles Fair Chance Ordinances.

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