This position will support LLUMC's strategic plan and the organization's mission to continue the teaching and healing ministry of Jesus Christ, while embracing the core values of Compassion, Integrity, Excellence, Teamwork, and Wholeness. Performs embedding, microtomy, routine, special stains, Immunohistochemistry, immunofluorescence including technically complex procedures such us ultra-microtomy for both thick and thin sections, film exposure, developing, printing from both systems, film and digital, following standard operating procedures for patient specimens, proficiency samples and quality control. Performs frozen section for Immunofluorescence, Immunohistochemistry and ACE. Physician support during renal biopsy collection to identify under the dissection microscope the biopsy quality. Performs tissue procurement in house and out-side multiple facilities within the region. Performs equipment maintenance and troubleshooting especially on transmission electron microscopy and fluorescent microscope. Responsible for all records, files, general materials, immunoreagents and frozen tissue bank. Serves as a technical resource and preceptor/mentor. Evaluates new equipment and procedures and prepares standard operating procedures. Performs other duties as needed.
Possesses excellent dexterity to perform technical fine manipulations and analytic skills. Ability to plan and organize technical work, manage workload, operate technical instruments and equipment, input data and type. Possesses clear speaking abilities in English. Ability to use available resource material independently to resolve and document challenges constructively. Possesses excellent and effective verbal and written communication skills in English matching the style to the message and the audience. Maintains excellent interpersonal relationships with all customers (e.g., staff, patients, vendors). Provides staff and management with timely information, constructive and actionable feedback. Fosters cooperation and collaboration, actively solicits opinions from others and builds respect and trust. Explains and teaches. Responds to guidance constructively. Demonstrated history of increasing responsibility and leadership. Hours vary based on assignment and need. High School graduate or equivalent (GED) required. Associate's Degree preferred. College level courses pertaining to electron microscopy preferred. Minimum of two years of experience in a high complexity pathology laboratory including Transmission Electron Microscopy, Immunohistochemistry and Immunofluorescence preferred. Experience in computerized pathology lab preferred. Histotechnician (HT). Certification by Microscopy Society of America (MSA) and Histotechnologist (HTL) preferred. #LI-Post
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