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AdventHealth Histotechnologist FT or PT Days in Shawnee, Kansas

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Histotechnologist AdventHealth Shawnee Mission

Location Address: 9100 W. 74 th Street, Shawnee Mission, KS 66204

Top Reasons To Work At AdventHealth Shawnee Mission

  • Providing faith-based, whole person care to Kansas City since 1962

  • Excellent health benefits, an onsite child care center and fitness facility

  • Tuition reimbursement to support continuing education

  • Employee Referral Program

  • Largest health care provider in Johnson County with three campuses

Work Hours/Shift:

Full Time or Part Time, Days

You Will Be Responsible For:

· Shares technical knowledge with co-workers; assists with training & orientation of new employees/students & serves as a resource to current staff, students, & physicians.

· Shows enthusiasm in the workplace; actively involved in promoting morale, encouraging others, and improving associate satisfaction scores.

· Seeks opportunities to work cooperatively with other members of the hospital & system.

· Responds in a professional manner to customer requests & inquiries, assuming responsibility for seeing them through to completion.

· Communicates with internal and external customers, responding effectively to questions, issues or problems

· Adjusts to changing customer needs by adapting work habits, schedules, or matters of personal convenience to improve service.

· Willingly assists other associates during times of high volume workload.

· Recognizes limitations & asks for assistance/instruction when necessary.

· Participates in and maintains competency requirements for self and those in department

· Limits personal phone calls & business so as not to compromise productivity.

· Attendance pattern reflects commitment to job requirements & patient care needs.

· Demonstrates & models positive behaviors which are supportive of change.

· Works independently

· Uses time efficiently when regular workload is done to maintain department functions.

· Cross-trained between laboratory areas.

· Maintains clean, well-stocked, & organized work area.

· Takes responsibility for own actions; openly admits mistakes & seeks ways to correct the problem.

· Uses strong technical skills in performing problem solving, making decisions about and verifying section procedures with speed and accuracy.

· Produces high quality tissue sections & stains within a time frame that contributes to effective patient care.

· Prepare, evaluates & stains histology samples according to section guidelines.

· Ensures proper storage of slide & block archive material.

· Performs & evaluates quality control & equipment maintenance; corrects malfunctions or arranges for service as needed.

· Identifies & resolves technical problems, adapts procedures to ensure proper handling of unusual or special tissues.

· Uses the LIS efficiently to accession specimens, order tests & obtain information, in keeping with established protocols.

· Recognizes that the attainment of knowledge is every employee’s responsibility & accepts accountability for staying current on all written or electronic communication.

· Enhances technical & professional knowledge by participation in mandatory & continuing education opportunities.

· Understands & utilizes department resources, including department manuals, administrative policy manuals, safety manuals, MSDS & other reference material.

· Utilizes Personal Protective Equipment and follows established chemical hygiene and biohazard protocols.

Qualifications

What You Will Need:

  • Associate’s Degree or Graduate of Technical School

  • No Previous Experience

  • Bachelor’s Degree Preferred

  • HT(Histotechnologist) – ACCP Certified or Equivalent

The Histotechnologist is responsible for processing of human tissue and body fluids. This includes accessioning, processing, embedding, sectioning, staining, cover slipping, labeling & distribution to the pathologist for final evaluation & diagnosis.

This facility is an equal opportunity employer and complies with federal, state and local anti-discrimination laws, regulations and ordinances.

We are an equal opportunity employer and do not tolerate discrimination based on race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sex, marital status, age or disability/handicap with respect to recruitment, selection, placement, promotion, wages, benefits and other terms and conditions of employment.

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