Why work for Nebraska Methodist Health System?
At Nebraska Methodist Health System, we focus on providing exceptional care to the communities we serve and people we employ. We call it The Meaning of Care – a culture that has and will continue to set us apart. It’s helping families grow by making each delivery special, conveying a difficult diagnosis with a compassionate touch, going above and beyond for a patient’s needs, or giving a high five when a patient beats a disease or conquers a personal health challenge. We offer competitive pay, excellent benefits and a great work environment where all employees are valued! Most importantly, our employees are part of a team that makes a real difference in the communities we live and work in.
Work Schedule: Mon-Fri with rotating weekends
Process, embed, cut, and stain tissue sections in preparation for pathologist microscopic examination by following section policies and procedures.
Ask your recruiter/hiring manager about the following incentives that may be available for this position:
$10,000 Sign-on bonus
Shift differentials & other financial incentives
Essential Job Functions
Perform duties of a histologist to assist in daily workload by performing assigned tasks.
- Routine H & E and special stains meet quality standards by feedback from the pathologists.
- Accurately perform and evaluate staining quality of patient tissue slides.
- No occurrence when a block is exhausted unless directed by a pathologist to do so.
- No unacceptable quality of slide preparation.
- Accurately perform, evaluate appropriateness and report tests/analyses requested on patient specimens.
- Uses organization and prioritization skills in achieving workload demands.
- Quality control is completed and documented 100% of the time.
- Compliant per PPE guidelines 100% of the time.
- Routine maintenance is completed and documented 100% of the time.
- Achieves section/organization quality goals.
- Assist with completion of quality control and quality assurance activities.
- Identify problems and initiate immediate follow-up as necessary with the Technical Coordinator, Section Leader, or Medical Director(s) to ensure accurate, timely laboratory services by using critical thinking skills and decisive judgment.
- Accommodates patient and laboratory needs by professionally responding to requests for flexibility in duties, schedules, and staffing.
Develop, implement, and document orientation, training, and education to ensure employee competence, provide excellent services and meet accreditation requirements by effective verbal or written communication.
- Assists in training new and existing staff to including the review and completion of orientation checklists and skill/training checklists.
- Organizational and departmental competencies are completed 100% of the time.
- Communicates process/procedural changes in a timely manner and educates staff on the need for change.
- All training documentation is completed 100% of the time.
- Evidence that new procedures and procedure revisions are read and understood.
Perform titrations on all existing immunohistochemical reagents by following all laboratory policies, procedures, and standard references
- Immunohistochemical stains meet quality benchmarks and standards by feedback from the pathologists.
- All titrations are accurate and stain adequately.
- Adequate numbers of controls are prepared.
Assist in preparation for and participate in inspections, proficiency testing, and properly maintain records to fulfill the requirements of the accrediting agencies (i.e. College of American Pathologists (CAP), Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations (JCAHO) by following the provided protocol. Prepare for and participate in inspections, proficiency testing, Quality Assurance activities, properly maintain records, prepare and update section policies and procedures to fulfill the requirements of the accrediting agencies (i.e. CAP, JCAHO) by following the provided protocol.
- College of American Pathologists (CAP) inspection will meet the standards as delineated in the Clinical Laboratory Improvement Amendments (CLIA) regulations by review of inspection results.
- Assist with correcting all CAP deficiencies with the deadline by review of inspection results.
- Proficiency testing is completed as assigned and submitted by the deadline.
- Assists in completion of CAP checklist responses in preparation for on-site or self-inspection as assigned.
- Assists in review/revision of procedure manuals as assigned.
- Assists technical coordinator or section leader with problem resolution and follow up reports for proficiency tests as requested.
- Assists with the completion of quality control and quality assurance activities.
Maintain and encourage open communication internally and externally to coordinate activities and provide quality laboratory services utilizing appropriate techniques. Participate as a team member to facilitate the efficiency and effectiveness of the section utilizing interpersonal skills in communication, cooperation, and assisting coworkers in all areas.
- Words and actions are congruent with organizational values.
- Phone calls are acted upon promptly and handled in a professional manner per the customer service protocol as directly observed.
- Employee brings issues of concern directly to the appropriate supervisor's attention as directly observed.
- Appropriate communication skills.
- Seek root causes of problems without seeking blame.
- Accommodates patient and laboratory needs by responding professionally to request of flexibility in duties, schedules, and staffing as directly observed and by coworker feedback.
Mon-Fri with rotating weekends. Start times could be between 4am-8am.
- Completion of an approved histotechnician or histotechnologist program
- 1 years' experience preferred.
- National certification as a histotechnician (HT.ASCP) American Society for Clinical Pathology required.
- Computer skills required.
- Medium Light Work - Exerting up to 35 pounds of force.
- Occasionally Performed (1%-33%):
- Frequently Performed (34%-66%):
- Constantly Performed (67%-100%):
- Distinguish colors
- Repetitive Motions
- Not Related:
- Explosives (pressurized gas)
- Electrical Shock/Static
- Radiation Alpha, Beta and Gamma (particles such as X-ray, Cat Scan, Gamma Knife, etc)
- Radiation Non-Ionizing (Ultraviolet, visible light, infrared and microwaves that causes injuries to tissue or thermal or photochemical means)
- Mechanical moving parts/vibrations
- Occasionally (34%-66%): - Physical hazards (noise, temperature, lighting, wet floors, outdoors, sharps) (more than ordinary office environment)
- Frequent (67%-100%):
- Chemical agents (Toxic, Corrosive, Flammable, Latex)
- Biological agents (primary air born and blood born viruses) (Jobs with Patient contact) Blood or Body Fluid (BBF)
- Note: Safety Officer can assist with identification of job hazards
Nebraska Methodist Health System is made up of four hospitals in Nebraska and southwest Iowa, more than 30 clinic locations, a nursing and allied health college, and a medical supply distributorship and central laundry facility. From the day Methodist Hospital was chartered in 1891, service to our communities has been a top priority. Financial assistance, health education, outreach to our diverse communities and populations, and other community benefit activities have always been central to our mission.
Nebraska Methodist Health System is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or any other classification protected by Federal, state or local law.