Job Information

University of Utah Histology Technician in Salt Lake City, Utah

Details

Open Date 04/12/2022

Requisition Number PRN30071B

Job Title PS Histology Technician

Working Title Histology Technician

Job Grade D

FLSA Code Nonexempt

Patient Sensitive Job Code? Yes

Standard Hours per Week 40

Full Time or Part Time? Full Time

Shift Day

Work Schedule Summary

Monday-Friday

VP Area U of U Health - Academics

Department 01455 - Dermatology Clinical Hpp

Location Campus

City Salt Lake City, UT

Type of Recruitment External Posting

Pay Rate Range 18.00-26.10

Close Date

Open Until Filled Yes

Job Summary

University of Utah Department of Dermatology is seeking a full-time Histology Technician to join our Dermatology Laboratory Services team, assigned to the Dermatopathology and/or Mohs Laboratories.

Responsibilities

All training for this position is provided on-site; no prior technical education is required.

Essential Functions

Dermatopathology Laboratory

  1. Evaluates all labeling for accuracy and completeness to ensure correct data is entered into the LIS .
  2. Observes and describes tissue.
  3. Documents description of tissue via dictation into LIS .
  4. Sections, inks, and places tissue into cassettes for overnight processing.
  5. Places cassettes into processors and initiates automatic program run.
  6. Adheres to all HIPAA guidelines and respects patient confidentiality.
  7. Adheres to all laboratory safety protocols including wearing PPE as necessary.
  8. Maintains excellent productivity standards and adheres by the University PROMISE standards.
  9. Maintains laboratory work area by performing preventative maintenance on instruments and equipment as well as keeping work area clean and orderly.
  10. Provides additional general laboratory support where needed, i.e., CAP / CLIA inspection preparation.

Mohs Laboratories

  1. Receives fresh tissue from surgical staff.
  2. Evaluates all labeling for accuracy and completeness to ensure correct data is entered.
  3. Embeds and sections tissue to place on slides.
  4. Completes appropriate histological stains on slides.
  5. Adheres to all HIPAA guidelines and respects patient confidentiality.
  6. Adheres to all laboratory safety protocols including wearing PPE as necessary.
  7. Maintains excellent productivity standards and adheres by the University PROMISE standards.
  8. Maintains laboratory work area by performing preventative maintenance on instruments and equipment as well as keeping work area clean and orderly.
  9. Provides additional general laboratory support where needed, i.e., CAP / CLIA inspection preparation.

Work Environment and Level of Frequency that may be required:

Nearly Continuously: Office environment.

Often: Infectious disease, oils ( there is air or skin exposure to oils or other cutting fluids ), exposure to animals, hazards ( includes a variety of physical conditions, such as proximity to moving mechanical parts, moving vehicles, electrical current, working on scaffolding and high places, or exposure to chemicals) .

Physical Requirements and Level of Frequency that may be required

Nearly Continuously: Hearing, listening, talking.

Often: Repetitive hand motion (such as typing), walking, standing, sitting.

Seldom: Bending, reaching overhead.

Minimum Qualifications

Associate degree in a biological science or equivalency required; demonstrated human relations and effective communication skills are also required.

American Society of Clinical Pathologist ( ASCP ) certification as a Histology Technician is preferred.

This position is patient-sensitive and must fulfill all associated requirements. We protect our patients, coworkers, and community by requiring all patient-sensitive employees to be immunized according to CDC standards and hospital policy. Limited exemptions may be made for documented medical contraindications or religious beliefs that object to vaccinations.

Applicants must demonstrate the potential ability to perform the essential functions of the job as outlined in the position description.

Preferences

Type Benefited Staff

Special Instructions Summary

Additional Information

The University of Utah values candidates who have experience working in settings with students from diverse backgrounds and possess a strong commitment to improving access to higher education for historically underrepresented students.

Individuals from historically underrepresented groups, such as minorities, women, qualified persons with disabilities and protected veterans are encouraged to apply. Veterans’ preference is extended to qualified applicants, upon request and consistent with University policy and Utah state law. Upon request, reasonable accommodations in the application process will be provided to individuals with disabilities.

The University of Utah is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer and does not discriminate based upon race, ethnicity, color, religion, national origin, age, disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression, pregnancy, pregnancy-related conditions, genetic information, or protected veteran’s status. The University does not discriminate on the basis of sex in the education program or activity that it operates, as required by Title IX and 34 CFR part 106. The requirement not to discriminate in education programs or activities extends to admission and employment. Inquiries about the application of Title IX and its regulations may be referred to the Title IX Coordinator, to the Department of Education, Office for Civil Rights, or both.

To request a reasonable accommodation for a disability or if you or someone you know has experienced discrimination or sexual misconduct including sexual harassment, you may contact the Director/Title IX Coordinator in the Office of Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action:

Director/ Title IX Coordinator

Office of Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action ( OEO /AA)

135 Park Building

Salt Lake City, UT 84112

801-581-8365

oeo@utah.edu

Online reports may be submitted at oeo.utah.edu

For more information: https://www.utah.edu/nondiscrimination/

To inquire about this posting, email: employment@utah.edu (%20employment@utah.edu) or call 801-581-2300.

The University is a participating employer with Utah Retirement Systems (“URS”). Eligible new hires with prior URS service, may elect to enroll in URS if they make the election before they become eligible for retirement (usually the first day of work). Contact Human Resources at (801) 581-7447 for information. Individuals who previously retired and are receiving monthly retirement benefits from URS are subject to URS’ post-retirement rules and restrictions. Please contact Utah Retirement Systems at (801) 366-7770 or (800) 695-4877 or University Human Resource Management at (801) 581-7447 if you have questions regarding the post-retirement rules.

This position may require the successful completion of a criminal background check and/or drug screen.