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Histotechnologist Sr. - On Call

Company: Quest Diagnostics
Location: Schaumburg
Posted on: September 25, 2022

Job Description:

Histotechnologist Sr. - On CallHistotechnologist Sr. - Schaumburg, IL Schedule:On call, as neededPosition SummaryThe Senior Histotechnologist serves as a specialist in the histopathology laboratory and/or designated areas within the department which the technologist is qualified by education, training and experience (i.e., routine histopathology, special stains, IHC).The position is responsible for resolving escalated issues and tasks which requires the additional education, training and experience outlined in this job description.The Senior Histotechnologist provides support to the department in the areas of quality control, troubleshooting complex problems, customer support, instrument and equipment maintenance, staff training, and the completion of special projects.Duties and ResponsibilitiesPerforms all of the duties/responsibilities of a Histotechnologist II. Serve as a technical specialist in the routine histopathology laboratory, special stain or IHC areas.Provide technical instructions, training and guidance to technicians/technologists, students and lab assistants in techniques and instrumentation.Assist supervisor in maintaining and troubleshooting equipment/instrumentation.Manage the validation and/or verification of control material, reagents and antibodies as assigned.Participate in equipment/method validation/verification as assigned.Manage the quality assurance/quality control (QA/QC) functions in area(s) of responsibility as assigned.Investigate unacceptable results (i.e., processing or stain performance)May be assigned to lead special projects.Participate in the completion and review of proficiency testing (PT) surveys.Adhere to laboratory's QC policies, and document all QC activities; has the ability to recognize outliers and correct them. Differentiate acceptable and unacceptable processing, embedding, cutting and staining of tissue specimens. Capable of identifying problems that may affect test performance or reporting of test results and resolve or immediately report to histology supervisor, technical supervisor, or laboratory director. Assist supervisor with facilitation of departmental training, competency assessments and continuing education in area(s) of responsibility.Participate in the development of policies/procedures in area(s) of responsibility.Ensure all corporate safety, QC and QA standards are met.Ensure compliance with all CLIA, CAP, federal and local regulations.Maintain a clean and well-organized work area. Other duties, as assigned by supervisor.Minimum Qualifications:BS degree or equivalent training and experienceHT (ASCP) or HTL (ASCP)3 years histopathology experience within a Quest Diagnostics, AmeriPath or Dermpath Diagnostics laboratoryMeets all requirements as outlined in corporate Minimum Qualifications for Histotechnician SOPIf performing Immunohistochemistry testing, meet all requirements as outlined in corporate Minimum Qualifications for Personnel Performing Immunohistochemistry Testing SOP.If performing gross tissue examination (high complexity testing), meet all requirements as outlined in corporate Minimum Qualifications for Personnel Performing Gross Tissue Examinations SOP.Preferred/Desired Qualifications:MS degree in laboratory or physical science.Qualification in Immunohistochemistry Q(IHC)6 years of histopathology experience, with 3 years in IHC or surgical pathology within a Quest Diagnostics, AmeriPath or Dermpath Diagnostics laboratory.req105506Quest Diagnostics has many career opportunities for individuals whose talent, initiative and dedication will complement our belief that the patients come first and that values do matter. We work to earn our customers' trust every day by providing the highest quality diagnostic information services in a professional, accessible and informative way.We have a large recognized brand; we offer flexibility and autonomy, great support, pay and benefits and a comprehensive training and onboarding program.All requirements are subject to possible modifications to reasonably accommodate individuals with disabilities.Quest Diagnostics is an Equal Opportunity Employer: Women / Minorities / Veterans / Disabled / Sexual Orientation / Gender Identity / Citizenship

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