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The Department of Pathology - a collaborative team focused on one goal: delivering the proper scientific diagnosis in the most expert manner. We receive approximately 25,000 major surgical resection specimens and perform about 45 autopsies annually. We have recently completed renovation of our entire Surgical Laboratories - Gross Room, including 15 ThermoFisher senior grossing stations, Histology Lab and IHC Lab.
We are currently seeking a full time Gross Room Technician for one of our facilities located on the Upper East Side of Manhattan. Schedule will be Monday-Friday 4:00 pm to 12:00 am.
A problem solver, who can manage complex, high quantity and sometimes contradictory information to effectively solve problems.
A good decision maker, with proven success of making timely decisions that keep the organization moving forward.
Action oriented and eager to take on new opportunities and tough challenges with a sense of urgency, high energy, and enthusiasm.
An effective communicator, capable of developing and delivering multi-mode communications that convey a clear understanding of the unique needs of difference audiences.
Adaptable in your approach and demeanor in real time to match the shifting demands of different situations.
Assist pathologists in the processing of specimens in the gross cutting room.
Performs assigned quality control procedures.
Use established techniques (e.g. correct forms, lighting) to photograph gross specimens per physicians’ instructions (e.g. top orientation, side orientation).
Keep an inventory of gross room supplies and instruments and Maintains neat, accurate records
Process fresh and fixed tissue specimens for surgical, autopsy, and investigative histopathology preparations under supervision.
Maintain neat, accurate records.
Record daily, weekly, and monthly, all quality control and preventive maintenance activities. (Include any corrective action taken, along with date and initials).
Bachelor's degree in biological sciences
4-7 years' similar experience Equivalent of 2 years of college with knowledge of biology, chemistry, anatomy and physiology.
New York State Clinical Laboratory Technologist/Clinical Laboratory Technician/Certified Histology Technician
1 year experience in histopathology techniques.
Excellent communication skills - including verbal, written and computer
ASCP Certification strongly preferred
MSK is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer committed to diversity and inclusion in all aspects of recruiting and employment. All qualified individuals are encouraged to apply and will receive consideration without regard to race, color, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, age, religion, creed, disability, veteran status or any other factor which cannot lawfully be used as a basis for an employment decision.
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As one of the world's premier cancer centers, Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center is committed to exceptional patient care, leading-edge research, a...nd superb educational programs. The close collaboration between our physicians and scientists is one of our unique strengths, enabling us to provide patients with the best care available today as we work to discover more effective strategies to prevent, control, and ultimately cure cancer in the future. Our education programs train future physicians and scientists, and the knowledge and experience they gain at Memorial Sloan-Kettering has an impact on cancer treatment and the biomedical research agenda around the world.