Histotechnologist

Requisition ID: 9759

Job Title: Histotechnologist

Union: SEIU Pay Range: $27.598-$41.398 / hour

Position Summary and Key Responsibilities

Performs routine histological and immunohistochemical laboratory procedures, fixes, processes, embeds, sections and stains for animal and human tissues in support of research requests. .

Essential Functions:

  • 40%: Performs routine histologic procedures such as processing tissues, embedding, sectioning, H&E staining, special staining, immunohistochemical staining, on both fixed and frozen animal and/or human tissues in support of research requests in the Core. .
  • 20%: Operates and maintains automated instruments such as Ventana Discovery, Dako immuno autostainers, Ventana Iscan HT, H&E stainers, coverslipper
  • 10%: Provides basic assistance and information to Principle Investigators for routine research histology requests
  • 10%: Assist with supply inventory and purchasing.
  • 10%: Provides limited training for new employees in day to day procedures
  • 5%: Can be asked to assist with clinical research activities such as retrieving clinical FFPE blocks, retrieving slides for block selection, sectioning clinical FFPE and/or research blocks
  • 5%: Can be asked to assist with inventory, retrieval or sectioning of frozen tissues in support of the Biorepository

Follows established City of Hope and department policies, procedures, objectives, performance improvement, attendance, safety, environmental, and infection control guidelines, including adherence to the workplace Code of Conduct and Compliance Plan. Practices a high level of integrity and honesty in maintaining confidentiality.

Performs other related duties as assigned or requested.

Minimum Education and Skills Required for Consideration:

  • High School or equivalent Post High School
  • Experience may substitute for minimum education requirements
  • 0-1 year related experience
  • ASCP- approved school of histotechnology
  • HT(ASCP) or HTL(ASCP); or eligible and pending certification within one year of hire date

Preferred Education: Associate of Science / Bachelor's Degree

Preferred Field of Expertise: Research Support

Skills (Other): Foster and promote a positive image and professional appearance

Aptitude (Req./Pref).:Answer telephones. Input data into computer programs. Maintain logs

Software: Co-Path, preferred. Microsoft Office Suite, preferred

Machines/Equip (Req./Pref.):Personal computer. Computer peripheral equipment. Laboratory equipment

Working / Environmental Conditions:Atmosphere and environment associated with a research laboratory. Likely exposure to infection from disease-bearing specimens, both animal and human. Likely exposure to hazardous chemicals and specimens. Subject to cuts from microtome knives. May be exposed to/occasionally exposed to patient elements. Occasionally subjected to irregular hours. Occasional pressure due to multiple calls and inquiries. Occasionally covers varied shifts. Regularly exposed to the risk of bloodborne pathogens. Occasionally exposed to ultra-low temperature equipment (-80C, LN2 freezers)

Req. Protective Equipment: Eye Protection/Goggles. Face Protection. Lab Coat or Apron. Non-Sterile Medical Gloves. Sterile Medical Gloves. Cryogloves

Physical Demands: Moderate physical effort (lift/carry up to 25 lbs.). Occasional prolonged standing/walking. Occasionally lifts supplies/equipment. Manual dexterity and mobility. Occasional reaching, stooping, bending, kneeling, crouching. Far Acuity: ability to see clearly at 20 feet or more. Near Acuity: ability to see clearly at 20 inches or less. Color Vision: ability to distinguish and identify different colors. Works at tasks involving focused concentration

About City of Hope

City of Hope, an innovative biomedical research, treatment and educational institution with over 4000 employees, is dedicated to the prevention and cure of cancer and other life-threatening diseases and guided by a compassionate, patient-centered philosophy. Founded in 1913 and headquartered in Duarte, California, City of Hope is a remarkable non-profit institution, where compassion and advanced care go hand-in-hand with excellence in clinical and scientific research. City of Hope is a National Cancer Institute designated Comprehensive Cancer Center and a founding member of the National Comprehensive Cancer Network, an alliance of the nation's 20 leading cancer centers that develops and institutes standards of care for cancer treatment.

City of Hope is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color national origin, sex, age, status as a protected veteran, or status as a qualified individual with disability.


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