Scientist - Microbiologist II

Employer
Manpower Engineering
Location
Alpharetta, Georgia, US
Salary
Competitive
Posted
Jul 15, 2021
Closes
Jul 25, 2021
Ref
2318755039
Discipline
Other
Employment Type
Full time
Salary Type
Salary
**THIS IS A HISTO-TECH POSITION - The Microbiologist title should be ignored**
Job Purpose
This position is tasked with performing routine activities involved in the preparation of surgical specimens for histologic processing to enable the pathologist to render a quality diagnosis.

Key Responsibilities
This position is tasked with the processing of surgical specimens in preparation through histological techniques creating microscopic slides to enable the pathologist to render a quality diagnosis.
* Capable of utilizing a Laboratory Information System (LIS)
* Properly label Specimens components (jars, cassettes, slides, etc.) in accordance to laboratory procedures.
* Embed formalin fixed tissues in accordance to the Standard Operating Procedure (SOP) tissue orientation protocols
* Perform microtomy of formalin fixed paraffin embedded (FFPE) in accordance to SOP protocols.
* Perform routine maintenance and cleaning of instruments and document findings
* Maintain a clean working environment
* Maintain working inventory required for histological processes
* Prepare reagents, including stains solutions, graded alcohols and bulk reagents according to proper specifications
* Knowledgeable of laboratory instrumentation use (microtome, stainers, processors, etc.)
* Perform more complex procedures for processing and staining tissues, including special stains (SS), and other special requests as assigned
* Verify slide stain quality prior to pathologist distribution
Ensure that all stained slides are distributed to pathologists in an efficient and timely manner
* Perform and document equipment quality control and preventive maintenance
* Capable of grossing small biopsies, if applicable
* Perform basic troubleshooting skills
* Support Histology Management by communication supply needs. Document receipt of supplies and the date reagents are put in use
* Practice good documentation practice
* Troubleshoots with supervision
* Maintain filing systems to include FFPE tissue blocks, prepared slides and related documents
* Enforce proper chemical hygiene practices to ensure a safe and compliant working environment
* Perform chemical hazardous waste disposal in accordance to regulatory guidelines
* Assist in duties as deemed necessary by the Histology Supervisor, Pathology Manager, or Medical Director
* Comply with quality control policies and SOPs to ensure all aspects of laboratory operation are performed in accordance with accepted standards and applicable laws for clinical laboratories
* Assist in duties as deemed necessary by the Histology Supervisor, Pathology Lab Manager, or Medical Director.
Key Responsibilities Continued

Skills, Education and/or Certification Requirements
* Associates or Bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited college/university and 3+ plus years of experience, completion of an accredited Histology Program or an equivalent combination of education and 5 years experience required
* HT(ASCP) certification is required
* HTL (ASCP) certification, preferred
Must have good computer skills; LIS required, Outlook, Word, Excel are basic requirements
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