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HISTOLOGY TECH

Company: St Marys Medical Center
Location: San Francisco
Posted on: January 26, 2023

Job Description:

*Overview*St. Mary's Medical Center has been caring for the health of San Franciscans since 1857 when it was founded by eight Sisters of Mercy from Ireland. It is an accredited not-for-profit hospital located across the street from Golden Gate Park. It is a full-service acute care facility with more than 575 physicians and 1100 employees who provide high-quality and affordable health care services to the Bay Area community.Home to advanced medical practices such as the nation's first digital cardiac catheterization laboratory innovating orthopedic and spine surgery and comprehensive rehabilitation and a state-of-the-art cancer center. St. Mary's Medical Center is one of San Francisco's leading hospitals offering patients a full range of outpatient and inpatient services delivered with the human touch. Strategies and business development are centered on Oncology Services Cardiac Services and Orthopedics.*Responsibilities*Is responsible for the technical aspects of the Histology area of the Dept of Pathology. Is responsible for all P&P's, Proficiency Testing, Quality Assurance and Quality Control in Histology. Applies Dignity Health Core Values to the performance of every job duty. These Values include Dignity, Collaboration, Justice, Stewardship, and Excellence. Including the following:* Accessions each patients specimen(s) into the Anatomic Pathology (AP) Information System and any manual log books as necessary. (Uses 2 patient identifiers for specimen and requisition confirmation.)* Removes specimens form the tissue processor and embeds each in paraffin filled molds.* Ensures that the tissue processor is properly programmed and ready to run.* Prepares slides and performs stains as prescribed by the Pathologists.* Prepares followup study slides for the Pathologists.* Files slides and blocks in current files. Transfers older files and blocks to longterm storage. Discards oldest files and blocks by regulation after clearance from Pathologists.* Keeps Histology P&P Manual updated and reviewed with the Pathologists annually.* Maintains a clean, organized work area and maintains appropriate supply levels.* Maintains Quality Control procedures and records.* Performs and documents Corrective Actions for QC that is out of control.* Notifies Pathologists of unacceptable processing or staining results.* Recycles used organic solvents and formalin as necessary.* Attends continuing education and maintains current ASCP Histotechnician Certificate.* Understands and follows hospital's policies for safety, disaster, fire, infection control, body mechanics and hazardous materials.* Provides assistance with coverage when the Pathology/Cytology Assistant is absent.*Qualifications* *Experience*1 year experience beyond training as a Histotechnician.Minimum of 3-5 years combined experience in healthcare industry1-2 years of experience with a minimum of 1 year in area of related field *Education*Minimum: High School Diploma, 2 years of college or instructional trade preferrable. *Licensure*ASCP Histotechnician Certificate or equivalent ASCP

Keywords: St Marys Medical Center, San Francisco , HISTOLOGY TECH, Other , San Francisco, California

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