Department: Pathology Work Hours/Schedule: Monday - Friday with some weekends. 40 hrs.
Under the direct supervision of the Medical Director, Laboratory Supervisor/Manager or Principal Investigator or designee, the qualified candidate will perform a variety of both routine and complex laboratory tests in accordance with established standards and procedures. This individual will perform a variety of technical procedures on clinical and occasional research specimens in the electron microscopy laboratory, including but not limited to technical procedures on clinical fresh, frozen, plastic or paraffin embedded specimens in the assigned laboratory. Following standard operating procedures and under the supervision of the laboratory manager and/or lab coordinator prepares tissue samples for electron microscopy and/or immunofluorescence procedures. Assists the pathologists by performing independent diagnostic survey of material in the transmission electron microscope and acquiring images to be used for evaluation. Prepares frozen tissue sections for immunofluorescence studies and independently triages small biopsy samples performing gross tissue dissection on kidney and heart samples. Maintains and programs tissue processors, ultramicrotomes and transmission electron microscopes. Prepares solutions, accessions, embeds, performs microtomy and ultramicrotomy, develops film and prints using digital imaging system. Helps to maintain divisional compliance with all regulatory standards and adheres to all established QA/QC procedures. This is a Required Attendance position. In the event of unexpected university closings including inclement weather, the employee in this position is required to report to work and/or remain at work.
Associates degree in chemical, physical, or biological science or medical laboratory or equivalent training and education. Training and education to include 24 semester hours of medical laboratory technology, or science including 6 semester hours of chemistry, 6 semester hours of biology and 12 semester hours of chemistry, biology or medical laboratory technology in any combination. In addition, must have laboratory training including the completion of a clinical laboratory training program approved or accredited by ABHES, NAACLS or other organization by HHS, or have at least 3 months documented training in each specialty in which they have performed high complexity testing.
Individual must meet minimum CLIA requirements for High Complexity Testing Personnel.
Bachelor's degree in medical technology, clinical laboratory, chemical, physical or biological science. Experience with Electron Microscope
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