San Luis Valley Health is seeking a full time Histotechnician to join our Pathology team! The Histotech will assist the Pathologist with specimen receipt, embedding, staining, and o
Responsibilities include (but are not limited to):
Embeds, cuts, and stains tissues for examination
Cuts and stains frozen sections
Responsible for preparing and sending specimens to reference labs
Assists in training substitute histologist
Records routine maintenance and temperatures on instruments such as VIP, embedding center, and cryostat
Batches charge slips for processing
Performs special stains such as iron, PAS, Retic, and trichrome
Maintains index of pathology reports
Prepares slide from fine needle aspirates and bone marrow specimens
Responsible for storage and disposal of all tissue specimens
Monitors inventory of supplies and orders as needed
Understands and abides by the laboratory compliance plan and can effectively apply the plan requirements in relation to the Hospital's Compliance plan. Participates in ongoing compliance education, reads updated Local Medical Review Policy (LMRP), and newsletters. Reports any misunderstandings or questions to the laboratory compliance officer
ther histology functions as assigned.
Successful candidate will possess the following qualifications and skills:
High School graduate. 3 to 6 months on the job training. Prior histology experience preferred.
Certification, licensure or registration as mandated by the specific governing agency.
Ability to work with mathematical concepts such as probability and statistical inference. Ability to
apply concepts such as fractions, percentages, ratios, and proportions to practical situations
Ability to read, analyze, and interpret general business periodicals, professional journals, technical procedures, or governmental regulations. Ability to write reports, business correspondence, and procedure manuals. Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from groups of managers, clients, customers, and the general public.
Internal Number: 2095
About San Luis Valley Health
San Luis Valley Health is a regional health provider serving the San Luis Valley, Colorado and beyond. In addition to our state-of-the-art hospital located in Alamosa, we also operate clinics throughout the Valley and another hospital in Conejos County.
We are proud to offer talented, experienced caregivers using the most advanced techniques and technology, along with a genuine sense of caring. Our patient-centered medical home is more than just a building; rather, it is a team of health care professionals providing comprehensive and continuous medical care.
We are located in the heart of the San Luis Valley in south central Colorado. Our fully accredited 49-bed hospital provides outstanding care for those in need of general Medical/Surgical, Intensive Care and OB hospital services.