• Histotechnologist

    Requisition Post Information* : Posted Date 2 weeks ago(10/11/2018 12:14 PM)
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  • Job Description

    Histotechnologist, Anatomic Pathology, full-time nights, Chicago, IL.


    We're hiring for a Histotechnologist for Anatomic Pathology as a full-time nights job in Chicago, IL.


    Join one of the nation’s most comprehensive academic medical centers, University of Chicago Medicine, in a new and innovative role as a Histotechnologist. In this role, you’ll under supervision, prepare surgical, autopsy, and outreach tissue specimens for routine and special procedures.


    Histotechnologist collects slides prepared in the Surgical Pathology section from Surgical Pathology and takes them to the IHC laboratory in accordance with established routing procedures. Verifies that the identification on the slides is consistent with the identification. Follows the established pre-treatment and post-treatment protocols to provide the best stain with the least amount of background. Label slides in accordance with the established laboratory practice making sure that slides are labeled accurately. Assists in development and tittering of new and updated antibodies to provide optimal staining. Checks the reactivity of new lots of antibodies and probes against old lots. Properly document this process. 


    Histotechnologist Education and Experience Requirements: 

    • Associates degree in clinical laboratory science, life sciences, or related field from an accredited college or university. Bachelor’s degree preferred.
    • Meets CLIA 88 personnel qualifications for high complexity testing.
    • Training or experience in clinical laboratory sciences.
    • HT or HTL certification and/or eligibility through American Society of clinical Pathologists (ASCP) preferred. 
    • Knowledge and ability to use laboratory/hospitals information systems.
    • Knowledge and ability to use automated and conventional laboratory equipment.
    • Ability to work independently and exercise sound judgment
    • Considerable visual acuity, excellent manual dexterity, and fine motor (hand/eye) skills on a routine basis.
    • Ability to interact in a professional manner with individuals at all levels (UCMC staff, house staff, and faculty pathologists).
    • Ability to maintain composure in stressful situations and meet time deadlines.


    Under the guidance of the senior histotechnologist, laboratory manager and pathologist, collects control tissue and prepares control block to be used as positive control. Cuts control tissue onto case slides in accordance with established laboratory practice. Maintains control tissue and control blocks in the proper manner. Reviews all control and case slides prior to submitting to the medical director for review. Routes all slides and requisitions to the medical director for review prior to distribution to the ordering pathologist. 


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