• Histotechnologist - Nights

    Requisition Post Information* : Posted Date 1 week ago(1/9/2019 9:36 AM)
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  • Job Description

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

    M-F 10pm-6:30am


    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. 

    Why Join Us

    We’ve been at the forefront of medicine since 1899. We provide superior healthcare with compassion, always mindful that each patient is a person, an individual. To accomplish this, we need employees with passion, talent and commitment… with patients and with each other. We’re in this together: working to advance medical innovation, serve the health needs of the community, and move our collective knowledge forward. If you’d like to add enriching human life to your profile, The University of Chicago Medicine is for you. Here at the forefront, we’re doing work that really matters. Join us. Bring your passion.


    Bring your career to the next level at a hospital that is thriving; from patient satisfaction to employee engagement, we are at the Forefront of Medicine. Take advantage of all we have to offer and #BringYourPassiontotheForefront, University of Chicago Medicine is growing; discover how you can be a part of this pursuit of excellence at: www.uchospitals.edu/jobs 


    The University of Chicago Medical Center is an equal opportunity employer.  We evaluate qualified applicants without regard to race, color, ethnicity, ancestry, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, civil union status, parental status, religion, national origin, age, disability, veteran status and other legally protected characteristics.


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