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Company: Lakeland Health
Location: Saint Joseph, MI
Career Level: Entry Level
Industries: Healthcare, Pharmaceutical, Biotech


INTERNAL LAKELAND ASSOCIATES - Please apply through Workday. External careers site is for Non Lakeland Associates only

Benefit eligible positions are those listed with 24 hours per week or more.

Job Details


St. Joseph, MI


Laboratory HP SJ - Manager Pathology Services


Full time


Day (United States of America)


Variable start times, 5:00am to -5:00pm Job Summary

Performs technical functions necessary in the preparation of tissues for microscopic examination by the pathologist; assists the pathology supervisor with quality assurance documentation and monitoring; ensures the accuracy and validation of immuno-histochemical (IHC) stains and associated quality control; assists with the implementation of new procedures and equipment; participates in the evaluation of new instruments; leads review and training sessions as necessary.

License/Registration/Certification Required: HTL, HT or eligible (ASCP) certification

Minimum Education Required: Associate degree with required course study in histology as defined by the certification requirements.

Bachelor's degree required for Technologist designation.

• Accessions, embeds, sections, stains, coverslips, and labels tissue specimens; presents stained slides to pathologists. • Performs immuno-histochemical and other special stains with associated quality control including validations. • Acts as the primary troubleshooter for equipment and test systems; escalates appropriately. • Performs and monitors daily quality control, insuring proper documentation at all times; taking and documenting corrective action as necessary; assures instrument maintenance records are up to date and compliant. • Performs and results proficiency testing as assigned, according to laboratory procedures. • Responsible for maintaining inventory for the workstations and equipment. • Assists department personnel with continuous compliance of histology accreditation standards, including metrics, procedures and competencies. • Assists the Pathology Supervisor with training needs: improving histology skills, orientation of new associates and annual competencies. • Analyzes new procedures using appropriate scientific principles; test correlation, data collection and analysis, determination of performance characteristics. • Committed to the continuous improvement of the patient experience which includes patient safety, quality of care and excellent service. Adheres to the organization's published values. Requirements


Associates (Required)


Histotechnologist Certification - ASCP


Additional Job Details

Physical Requirements:

Continuously: Lifting/exerting force: 0-10 lbs., Use of hands to grasp/handle/feel, Vision, Vision-color, Hearing, Speaking,
Frequently: Standing, Walking, Lifting/exerting force: 11-25 lbs.
Occasionally: Sitting, Lifting/exerting force: 26-51 lbs., Stoop/kneel/crouch/crawl, Bending, Squatting, Climb/balance, Operating a motor vehicle• Skills: Basic computer, data entry, typing, filing and organization skills required.
Technical skills: Capable of demonstrating competency in all assigned test systems.
Critical thinking skills: Applies theoretical knowledge to test information to insure accurate results; can provide more advanced problem-solving skills based on knowledge.
Manages multiple priorities maintaining accurate and timely test results.
Communicates appropriate information to team members, patient care personnel and physicians.
Works as a team member: shares information on workload and problems, helps co-workers as needed, escalates issues as appropriate.
• Abilities: Ability to work extended hours beyond normal work schedule to include, but not limited to, evenings, weekends, extended shifts and/or extra shifts, various locations, sometimes on short notice.
• Environmental Conditions: Potential exposure to fumes, dust, gases, and odors. Frequent changes in temperature may occur. Possibility of exposure to communicable diseases.

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