Alaska Native Medical Center has an opening for a Histology Technician position. Under supervision, provides technical and clerical skills to the Pathology laboratory.
CORE DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: The statements described here are intended to describe the general nature of work being performed by people assigned to this position. They are not intended to be constructed as an all-inclusive list of all responsibilities and duties. Other duties may be assigned.
Performs in a timely manner, the basic and complicated procedures (e.g., but not limited to, specimen accessioning and processing, inventory, ordering, embedding, tissue cutting and staining, frozen section production, special stains for cellular structures, immunohistochemistry) designed to meet the needs of the department in support of the hospital's mission and goals.
Operates basic and advanced laboratory equipment/instruments (e.g., cryostats, tissue processors, microtomes, slide stainer, embedding center, IHC instrumentation) consistent with manufacturers’ instruction manuals, and with laboratory SOP. Performs quality assurance, quality control, and required equipment maintenance and troubleshooting procedures, calibration and quality control on these instruments as designed to meet the needs of the department in support of the hospital's mission and goals.
Prepares and produces microscopic slides using a wide variety of tissue techniques (i.e., fixation, embedding, sectioning and standard and complex staining) in a timely manner to produce accurate reproducible results to meet the needs of patients as requested by the physicians, in support of the hospital's mission and goals.
Histology Technician (ASCP) equivalent certification is required.
Additional Salary Information: Vacation and 401K benefits plus more
Alaska Native Medical Center located in Anchorage, AK treats the Alaska Native population which is unique. We are a trauma II status hospital providing pathology and cytology services to the Bush communities in the state of Alaska.
Candidate will perform all areas on pathology.