Medical Laboratory Scientist / Histotechnologist

Fresno, CA

Posted: 07/05/2024 Category: Healthcare Job Number: MNICH92404

Job Description

A-Line Staffing Solutions is Hiring Two (2) Medical Laboratory Scientists / Histotechnologists to perform the work listed below at the Fresno U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs (VA) Medical Center, Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine


Work performed shall cover the range of routine and complex histological procedures. Technical disciplines include preparing technically adequate slides of tissue sections by processing tissue blocks, embedding, cutting, staining, and cover slipping, performing needle biopsies, frozen section procedure, and assisting with autopsy procedures, including preparing the body for dissection. The work performed shall be of a quality meeting or exceeding current recognized national standards.

SCOPE OF CARE

  • Shall be responsible for performing routine and complex histological procedures, preparing technically adequate slides of tissue sections by processing tissue blocks; embedding, cutting, staining, and cover slipping, performing needle biopsies, frozen section procedure, and assisting with autopsy procedures.
  • Receiving, and accessioning specimens from various locations including, but not limited to, surgery, outpatient clinics, and emergency department.
    Processing tissue into paraffin blocks, cutting staining and cover slipping slides, delivering slides to the pathologist for diagnosis.
  • Assist with autopsy procedures including preparing the body for dissecting, making the initial cavity incision, dissecting and removing tissue, weighing and recording tissue weights and sizes and preserving tissue for microscopic exam,
    obtaining specimens for microbiologic cultures, closing the incision and preparing the body for delivery to the mortuary.
  • Maintain the histology laboratory in an orderly fashion, filing blocks and slides in accordance established protocols.

    SHIFT 
  • Monday through Friday, 0600 to 1430
    • Laboratory operates 24 hours/day, 7 days/week: including Federal Holidays.

EDUCATION

  • BA/BS degree in Biology, Chemistry, Medical Technology/Clinical Laboratory Science, or other related science.

EXPERIENCE

  • Minimum of completed pre-licensure training in California State Department Public Health accredited training program
  • Minimum of three years of general laboratory experience in a hospital or equivalent

LICENSE/REGISTRATION/CERTIFICATION

  • Current valid California license as a Clinical Laboratory Scientist or a limited California license in a specialization such as microbiology
  • ASCP Certification

Please send your resume to Michael Nichols at mnichols@alinestaffing.com

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