Stanford Health Care Histotechnician II (42163) in Palo Alto, California

Histotechnician II (42163)

  • Job Type:Part Time

  • FTE/Bi-Weekly Hours:.50/40

  • Shift:Eves

  • Hours in Shift:8

  • Location:Palo Alto

  • Req:42163

Job Description

Embeds and cuts a wide variety of surgical and research tissue, including autopsy specimens, tiny biopsies, lymph nodes, breast tissue and bone marrow. Sections paraffin embedded tissue at 1-7 microns and mounts on microscope slides. Performs a variety of staining techniques, including immunohistochemical procedures, for microscopic evaluation.

1) Cut 50-100 blocks per day while maintaining a high quality product

2) Cut high quality 1-4 micron sections of small and difficult biopsy specimens

3) Demonstrates an ability and willingness to assume independent responsibility

4) Maintains cooperative and professional attitude in when interacting with others both inter- and intradepartmentally

5) Must comply with all applicable health and safety policies

6) Perform quality control on sections and staining procedures to ensure a high quality finished product

7) Perform routine H&E stains as well as special stains and Immunoperoxidase

8) Perform STAT GMS stains and STAT specimen processing

9) Able to organize and prioritize specimens and tasks to produce a high quality product in an efficient and timely manner

10) Able to work overtime and cover other shifts as warranted by the department

11) Participate in on-call rotations: carry a beeper and respond in a timely manner when paged

12) Able to work in a fast paced, high volume laboratory

13) Must be able to prioritize and successfully multitask

14) Participate in a positive manner in all department meetings

15) Participate in the rotation as department safety officer

16) Other work related duties as assigned

17) Committed to customer satisfaction

18) Committed to working in a team environment

19) Follow written and oral directions

20) Expected behaviors include adaptability to change, collaboration toward common goals, is self motivated and takes initiative

21) Expected communication skills involve active listening and proper email etiquette

22) Performs other duties as requested.

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, sex, color, religion, national origin, protected veteran status or on the basis of disability.

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· High School Diploma or GED equivalent


· Two (2) years of progressively responsible directly related work experience


HTL-ASCP - Histotechnologist Certification from the American Society for Clinical Pathology, or

HTN-ASCP - Histotechnician Certification from the American Society for Clinical Pathology.