Histology Technologist 40hrs/1st shift

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Location: Burlington, MA
Job ID: 162330-1A
Date Posted: Feb 19, 2021
Category: Clinical Professional

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Job Description

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Welcome to Lahey Hospital & Medical Center, part of Beth Israel Lahey Health. Lahey Hospital & Medical Center is a world-renowned tertiary medical center known for its innovative technology, pioneering medical treatment and leading-edge research. A teaching hospital of Tufts University School of Medicine, the hospital provides quality health care in virtually every specialty and subspecialty, from primary care to cancer diagnosis and treatment to kidney and liver transplantation. It is a national leader in a number of health care areas, including stroke, weight management and lung screenings, among many others. Lahey also helps to advance medicine through research and the education of tomorrow's health care leaders.

About the Job


Under the general supervision of the Histology Supervisor using established policies and procedures, performs a variety of tasks associated with the preparation of surgical, biopsy, and autopsy specimens for study. Maintains QC and other records in accordance with organizational and regulatory guidelines.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities including but not limited to:

1). Embeds surgical, biopsy and autopsy specimens insuring proper orientation. Tissue types are identified using computer generated logs. 

2). Microtomy. Produces high quality sections quantity meets Department standards.

3). H&E staining and routine special stains. Completes high quality stains, with appropriate controls, within the approved time frame.

4). Uses the computer system to move the workload through the lab. 

-Ensures block-numbering accuracy. Follows up discrepancies appropriately. 

-Compiles and prints logs at appropriate times. 

-Verifies stains and procedures when completed. 

-Notifies appropriate personnel of unresolved problems. Documents all corrective actions in the QC log. 

5). Performs non-routine procedures (Immunohistochemistry, muscle stains). Produces high quality stains with appropriate controls in approved time frames.

6). Makes necessary stains and reagents. Insures proper levels are available.

7). Performs and documents all basic maintenance at scheduled intervals.

8). Maintains an orderly, hygienic work area by cleaning workspaces on a daily basis.

9). Handles chemical, infectious material/waste and other material/waste according to Department and Clinic policies and procedures. Participates in waste reduction efforts through involvement in the Department’s recycling activities. 

10). Organizational Requirements:

-Maintains strict adherence to the Lahey Clinic confidentiality policy.

-Complies with all Lahey Clinic Policies.

-Complies with behavioral expectations of the department and Lahey Clinic.

-Maintains courteous and effective interactions with colleagues and patients.

-Demonstrates an understanding of the job description, performance expectations, and competence assessment.

-Demonstrates a commitment toward meeting and exceeding the needs of our customers and consistently adheres to Customer Service standards.

-Participates in departmental and/or interdepartmental quality improvement activities.

-Participates in and successfully completes Mandatory Education.

-Performs all other duties as needed or directed to meet the needs of the department.


Education: High School Diploma or equivalent plus additional training required for attainment of registration

Licensure, Certification, Registration: HT ASCP registration preferred but not required.

Skills, Knowledge & Abilities:   

-Knowledge of clinical tests and standards necessary to perform complex tests and accurately produce results that meet criteria required by CAP, JCAHO and other regulatory agencies. 

-Analytic ability to perform complex tests, to interpret findings, perform calculations, calibrate instruments, etc. Including processing schedules, routine and special stain preparation and Q.A., equipment maintenance. 

-Ability to identify and evaluate clinical testing problems and to effect corrective action procedures and modifications.

Experience: Minimum two years full time experience in a hospital histology lab.




About Us

Beth Israel Lahey Health is an integrated system providing patients with better care wherever they are. Care informed by world-class research and education. We are doctors and nurses, technicians and social workers, innovators and educators, and so many others. All with a shared vision for what healthcare can and should be. We are committed to attracting, developing and retaining top talent. We strive to create a diverse and inclusive workplace that reflects the communities in which we work and serve. With a team approach to care, we encourage learning and growth at all levels and offer competitive salaries and benefits.

Equal Opportunity Employer/Minorities/Females/Disabled/Veterans.