Company: Franciscan Medical Group
Posted on: August 7, 2022
In 2020, united in a fierce commitment to deliver the highest
quality care and exceptional patient experience, Virginia Mason and
CHI Franciscan Health came together as natural partners to build a
new health system centered around the patient: Virginia Mason
Franciscan Health. Our combined system builds upon the scale and
expertise of our nearly 300 sites of care, including 11 hospitals
and nearly 5,000 physicians and providers. Together, we are
empowered to make an even greater impact on the health and
well-being of our communities. - -CHI Franciscan and Virginia Mason
are now united to build the future of patient-centered care across
the Pacific Northwest. That means a seamlessly connected system
offering quality care close to home. From basic health needs to the
most complex, highly specialized care, our patients can count on us
to meet their needs with convenient access to the region's most
prestigious experts and innovative treatments and technologies. -
-As a part of our organization, we currently offer the following
Competitive starting wages (DOE) and
training to grow within the companyFlexible health spending
accounts (FSA)Matching 401(k) and 457(b) Retirement ProgramsTuition
Assistance for career growth and developmentCare@Work premium
account for additional support with children, pets, dependent
adults, and household needsEmployee Assistance Program (EAP) for
you and your familyVoluntary Protection: Group Accident, Critical
Illness, and Identify TheftAdoption AssistanceWellness Program
Franciscan Medical Group, part of Virginia Mason Franciscan Health,
is currently seeking a PER DIEM Histrotechnician for our Franciscan
Dermatology Clinic in Sequim, WA! - Come join a collaborative team
in a busy Mohs surgery clinic in sunny Sequim! -Job
Summary:Processes and prepares tissues for microscopic examination
and analysis using a variety of techniques in a laboratory to
support health professionals in diagnosing and treating disease and
medical disorders. -Tissue handling duties may include receiving,
accessioning, gross sectioning, processing, embedding, cutting and
staining of tissue slides. Duties also include ensuring accurate
quality control, preparing documentation, and maintaining the lab
and equipment. Incumbents must possess knowledge of the basic
pathologic conditions and skills in the use of precision equipment.
Attention to detail, knowledge and skill in properly handling
tissue samples, the use of medical terminology, abbreviations and
safety hazards common to Histology are essential in the performance
of duties. -Essential Duties: -Receive tissue specimen from surgeon
with specific mapping instructions.
- Relax tissue to ensure full sections and place specimen in
cryostat machine to freeze. Avoids tissue transfer and false
positive readings. -
- Map tissue with clear, translatable orientation. -Performs
technical duties necessary to prepare tissues for microscope
examination and analysis, which may include receiving, gross
sectioning, preparing, and embedding tissue specimens.
- Cut frozen tissue specimen, stain and process.
- May process and embed, cut and stain all types of tissue
specimens as assigned.
- Ensures precision with application of mounting medium for
minimum air bubbles and avoids smearing of tissue sections.
- May gross section and dictate descriptions of specimens.
- Performs both routine and complex special procedures with the
understanding of tissue structures, techniques, principles, theory
- Maintains the integrity of the specimen and inspects all
specimens for any issues that could contaminate final results.
- Follows defined procedures, escalating non-standard issues or
questions to supervisor. Completes all required documentation in a
timely, accurate, and thorough manner in accordance with CHI-FH
standards and procedures.
- Assures specimen labeling requirements are met and necessary
clinical information is available as needed.
- Documentation may include verbal, dictated, transcribed,
manual, or computer documentation systems.Maintains work area,
equipment and temperature charts per established quality standards.
- Maintains a neat, clean, and orderly work area.
- Complete all instrument function verification, maintenance, and
documents according to procedure in work area. Ensure that
equipment defects and malfunctions are reported and
repaired.Properly handles and disposes of all bio hazardous and
chemically hazardous materials in accordance with department
procedures. -Assists with and/or participates in quality assurance
- Monitor quality control and regulatory compliance under CLIA
and WA state regulations.Performs related duties as required. -
Education/ Work Experience:Education/experience necessary to meet
the requirements for Histotechnician (HT-ASCP) certification by the
ASCP American Society for Mohs Histotechnology and which is either:
Route 1: Bachelor's degree in medical
technology, clinical laboratory science or chemical, physical or
Route 2: Successful completion of a
NAACLS accredited Histotechnician program,OR
Route 3: Licensure or certification
in the State of Washington as a Medical Assistant Certified or
Registered, LPN or RN. - Completion of Mohs Technology Quality
Assurance course of the American Society for Mohs Histotechnology.
- Certification as a Histotechnician HT (ASCP) or Mohs
Histotechnician (ASMH) obtained within 90 days of hire into
Keywords: Franciscan Medical Group, Everett , Histotechnician, Other , Sequim, Washington
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