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Grossing Histology Technician

Vancouver Clinic
Vancouver, WA 98660
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The grossing of tissue specimens though procedural standards that assures the accuracy, timeliness and quality control of results.To provide support to our Pathology Coordinator staff and Lab assistant tasks as assigned.


Specimen accessioning and labeling of cassettes and slides

Grossing of tissue specimens

  • Verifies sample identification
  • Accession Cases
  • Performed verbal description of tissue specimen
  • Orients / dissects tissue samples according to protocols
  • Prepares samples for tissue processing
  • Maintains clean work environment

Tissue processor and reagent management

  • Follows quality control procedures and maintains records. Documents and notifies supervisor of any problems.
  • Cleans and performs daily and/or preventive maintenance on laboratory equipment. Documents those tasks and reports repairs to supervisor.
  • Cleans and disinfects work area and properly disposes of bio-hazardous material as needed and at least on a daily basis.
  • Inventories reagents and tool parts to ensure adequate supplies for the work. Notifies supervisor in a timely manner of supply shortages or of expiring reagents.
  • Prints out appropriate work list and reconcile any discrepancies at the beginning and end of day.
  • Performs special technical and other duties as assigned.
  • Adheres to established safety protocols and observes universal precautions in all phases of laboratory testing.

Technical Abilities:
  • Able to wear personal protective equipment (e.g. face mask, goggles, and gloves) as needed.
  • Understanding of Histology techniques.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills.
  • Ability to interact effectively coworkers, supervisor, lab manager, and pathologists.
  • Ability to work independently while functioning as a team member.
  • Ability to multi-task while focusing on minute details. Excellent follow-through on all tasks required.
  • Critical thinking skills required.

  • Must qualify for grossing to include an earned associate degree in a chemical or biological science or medical laboratory technology, obtained from an accredited institution OR Education/Training equivalent to the above that includes the following:
  • 60 semester hours or equivalent from an accredited institution. This education must include 24 semester hours of medical laboratory technology courses OR 24 semester hours of science course that include six semester hours of chemistry, six hours of biology, and 12 semester hours of chemistry, biology or medical laboratory technology in any combination
    • Experience with EPIC and SoftPath is preferred

The above information is intended to indicate the general nature and level of work required in this position. It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive description of all duties, responsibilities, and qualifications required of those assigned to this job.

We offer a competitive Total Rewards Program which includes insurance programs covering medical, dental, vision, life, long-term disability, generous time off, holidays, education reimbursement, and a 401(k) plan. Eligibility for benefits is dependent on factors such as position type and FTE. Contact your recruiter for more information.

Vancouver Clinic is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. Vancouver Clinic does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, disability, veteran, military status, religion, age, creed, national origin, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, marital status, genetic information, or any other basis prohibited by local, state, or federal law.

Vancouver Clinic is an alcohol and drug-free workplace. Offers are contingent on successful completion of drug and background screenings. Please note we follow Federal Guidelines regarding prohibited substances, even for those legal at the state level.

Posted: 2021-06-09 Expires: 2021-07-08
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