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Histotechnologist I

Anatomic Pathology

Full Time

Days

This is an entry level position where the incumbent will learn the basic knowledge and skills, i.e. theoretical and practical, in the preparation of biological material for histological analysis/diagnosis.  The process involves the preparation of patient tissue or research tissue according to department procedures using a wide range and depth of technical and specialized techniques.  Supports continuous improvement of laboratory services with in The Nebraska Medical Center to ensure high quality and timely pathology information for a quality diagnosis.

Associates degree in biological science OR equivalent combination  of education/experience combined required.  (One year of education equals one year of experience.).  Previous experience in Histology laboratory is preferred. Certified as a Histotechnician (HT)-ASCP, Histotechnologist (HTL)-ASCP or Medical Lab Scientist (MLS)-ASCP or equivalent ( i.e. Medical Technologist (MT)-ASCP or Clinical Lab Scientist (CLS)-NCA prior to 2004; or have previously qualified as a technologist under 42 CFR.1433 published 3/14/90 [55 FR 9538] on or before 2/28/92) within 3 years of date of hire or transfer into position required. Have a basic understanding and knowledge of histopathological processes and tissue recognition, light microscope, digital camera system, automatic tissue processors, microtomes, centrifuges, analytical balance, automatic H&E strainers, automatic special strainers, biological safety hood, computer workstation, telecommunications system, time and attendance phone system, office equipment and supplies preferred.