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Histotechnologist, Certified (FT) Days, Pathology, JCMC - Johnson City, TN

Company: Ballad Health
Location: Johnson City
Posted on: May 3, 2021

Job Description:


The Histotechnologist (Baccalaureate) is responsible for the independent performance of complex and specialized testing on anatomical tissue and body fluid specimens that aid in the diagnosis and treatment of disease. This position's responsibilities include but are not limited to the demonstration of both practical knowledge and theoretical understanding of procedures in the pathology/histology areas; the recognition of deviations in expected results; the analysis of technical problems and the ability to make the necessary corrections to achieve quality results; and the capability to operate, maintain, troubleshoot, and repair instrumentation and equipment. In addition the ability to recognize quality control deviations; communicate problems to management, pathologists, as well as staff members; and assist with problem resolutions is also a requirement.

The scope of care does not involve direct patient contact. The Histotechnologist (Baccalaureate) supports Ballad's Service Excellence and Performance Improvement Programs to ensure services exceed quality and customer service standards. The responsibility of supporting a self-directed laboratory team concept is demonstrated by having a positive attitude, willing to give and accept constructive criticism as well as always maintaining a high quality work standard. The Histotechnologist is required to provide didactic and clinical technique instructions to students and new team members.

A high degree of cooperation, consideration, and sensitivity is essential when communicating with patients, visitors, physicians, and other hospital personnel. This position may be required to act as the primary professional contact with outside agencies including reference laboratories and others. The Histotechnologist must be able to demonstrate flexibility and resourcefulness to resolve problems and develop workable solutions.

The Histotechnologist (Baccalaureate) understands and promotes high standards of ethical behavior including the need for the strict confidentiality of all patient medical information.


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A Baccalaureate Degree is required.

Knowledge and experience of all advanced special stains including IHC, quality control and preventative maintenance is required.

Computer literacy including the ability to effectively use word processing and spreadsheet software is required. Training can be provided for these skills.

Certification as a Histotechnologist (HTL) by a nationally recognized accrediting agency - the American Society of Clinical Pathologist is required. Annual certification renewal is required.

Keywords: Ballad Health, Johnson City , Histotechnologist, Certified (FT) Days, Pathology, JCMC - Johnson City, TN, Other , Johnson City, Tennessee

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