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Histology Technician PD


Location: Laguna Hills, California

Schedule: Per Diem

Shift: Per Diem

Job Listing: SAD005539

Title: Histology Technician

Location: Laguna Hills, CA.

Department: Pathological Laboratory Services

Status: Per Diem

Shift: Day (8 Hours)

Pay Range:$43/hr

At MemorialCare Health System, we believe in providing extraordinary healthcare to our communities and an exceptional working environment for our employees. Memorial Care stands for excellence in Healthcare. Across our family of medical centers, we support each one of our bright, talented employees in reaching the highest levels of professional development, contribution, collaboration and accountability. Whatever your role and whatever expertise you bring, we are dedicated to helping you achieve your full potential in an environment of respect, innovation and teamwork.

Position Summary

This position requires the full understanding and active participation in fulfilling the mission of Saddleback Medical Center. It is expected that the employee demonstrate behavior consistent with our core values: Integrity, Accountability, Best Practices, Compassion and Synergy. The employee shall support Saddleback Medical Center’s strategic plan and participate in and advocate performance improvement/patient safety activities. This position requires preparation and staining of tissue specimens for microscopic examination by the pathologist in an accurate, precise and timely manner in order to assist the pathologist in providing appropriate quality patient care in the diagnosis of disease.

Essential Function and Responsibilities of the Job

·Ensures all tissue specimens are prepared in a prompt and timely manner according to established guidelines

·Properly performs routine and special stain

·Prepare send out requests for IHC staining

·Properly clean and maintain Histology Department and equipment to ensure efficient operation of the lab

·Properly record maintenance in our QC record

·Adheres to all policies and procedures relating to the Laboratory and Hospital Compliance Plans. Follows the Memorial Health Services Code of Conduct

·Be at work and be on time

·Follow company policies, procedures, and directives

·Interact in a positive and constructive manner

·Prioritize and multitask

·Consistently applies infection control and OSHA policies/procedures

·Participates in department specific education/training

·Reads and acknowledge competencies in MPM in a timely manner which includes new and revised policies and procedures

·Ensures that any unusual occurrences, quality/safety issues, and customer complaints are documented timely using the Variance Reporting process

·Log surgical specimens and verifies completeness and accuracy of information. Section tissues samples using good microtome techniques to produce acceptable quality slides

·Prepares tissues on slides by examining, fixing and processing the tissue for proper sample preservation, surrounding the tissue with a paraffin wax (embedding), cutting a tissue sample with a microtome, ,mounting the tissue on a slide and staining or dying the sample to emphasize abnormalities

·Performs preventive maintenance activities as scheduled, documenting on appropriate logs

·Ensures Patient Safety by taking confirmatory steps in regards to specimen identification.

·Other duties as assigned

Placement in the pay range is based on multiple factors including, but not limited to, relevant years of experience and qualifications. In addition to base pay, there may be additional compensation available for this role, including but not limited to, shift differentials, extra shift incentives, and bonus opportunities. Health and wellness is our passion at MemorialCare—that includes taking good care of employees and their dependents. We offer high quality health insurance plan options, so you can select the best choice for your family. And there’s more...Check out our MemorialCare Benefits for more information about our Benefits and Rewards.

Minimum Requirements

Qualifications/Work Experience

·         Two years of Histology experience preferred

·         Knowledge of Histology equipment operation and specimen handling preferred

·         Excellent computer skills required


Courses in biology, chemistry, and mathematics preferred

 Successful completion of histology internship and ASCP registration preferred

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