Histotechnologist/Pathology Biorepository Technologist I

Requisition ID: 10259

Job Title: Histotechnologist/Pathology Biorepository Technologist I

Shift:Full Time/Days

Union: SEIU UHW-W

Hourly Range: $27.598-$41.398 / hour

Department: Shared Rsc-Pathology-MC

Location: Duarte, CA

Position Summary and Key Responsibilities

Under the direction of Management, performs established laboratory and documentation procedures, in compliance with COH Human Subjects Research policies, related to processing, banking and distribution of biospecimens for research purposes.

Essential Functions:

  • 20% Is the secondary individual for triaging and procuring of biospecimens in the grossing room, under supervision of a Pathologists' Assistant or the Biorepository Technologist II. Assists with monitoring the OR schedule for pickup of specimens to reduce ischemic times
  • 20% Accessions biospecimens into the Specimen Management System, including tissue for various COH IRB approved studies. Data fields include but are not limited to: type of tumor, origin, staging/grading, and diagnosis, coding, locations etc. Keeps Pathology Biorepository Technologist II and/or Sr. Manager apprised of needed updates or issues with the Specimen Management System.
  • 15% Accountable for assisting in the administrative aspects of the Biorepository, including organizing and managing biospecimens requests/ projects, new protocols, and managing current protocols, in compliance with COH Human Subjects Research policies
  • 15% Assists with the retrieval and organization of biospecimens (frozen tissue and/or blood products, FFPE blocks etc) for researchers requests. May involve preparing manifests, and other paperwork to complete the requests
  • 10% Assists with the processing, storage and data input for research blood procured for banking.
  • 10% Performs routine histology procedures on human and possibly animal tissue as assigned, including but not limited to: fixation, embedding, sectioning of FFPE and/or frozen tissue, IHC and special stains.
  • 5% Assists with the preparation and shipping of biospecimens to external sites
  • 5% Assists with other related duties as assigned or requested.

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:

  • Associates Degree from ASCP approved histotechnology program and/or Bachelor's Degree in Science.
  • Demonstrated experience may substitute for degree requirements.
  • HT (ASCP) or HTL (ASCP) accreditation.
  • 1 year related experience working in research histology and biobanking. General understanding of Human Subjects Research, HIPAA, and IRB oversight as it relates to Biorepositories.
  • Documented Human Subjects Research training-COH may require additional coursework.
  • IATA (International Air Transport Association) Training in transportation of Biological Substance.

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 committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, status as a protected veteran, or status as a qualified individual with disability.


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