Lab Technician, Day Shift - Surgical Pathology-Histology

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A Brief Overview
Under supervisor or senior technical support direction the Lab Technician for Histology Services processes specimens and loads them onto testing instruments; assists in instrument maintenance; processing specimens for confirmatory testing; archiving samples after analysis; responding to inquires from Preanalytical Services; monitors equipment temperature readings; performs a variety of clerical duties and participates in pre-clinical test development, training and ad-hoc projects as directed.

Locations
Stanford Health Care

What you will do
  • Accessions patient information into Laboratory information system(s). Checks all requests for proper and accurate patient information. Consults with Supervisor or Technologist if request is problematic. Notifies physician, nursing unit, clinic, etc. if sample received is inappropriate or compromised.
  • According to procedure prepares specimens and maintains pure viable stock cultures in preparation for testing and quality control as directed.
  • Adheres to all Safety/Health regulatory and state/federal legal requirements and policies, operating procedures, and Services Standard of the Hospitals.
  • Assists in routine and regularly scheduled preventive maintenance for all automated and semi-automated instruments according to established procedures.
  • Inventories and orders supplies. Verifies delivery order and restocks and/or distributes supplies to the appropriate areas of the Lab.
  • Maintains the logs and records for all Laboratory transactions and information in accordance with department and regulatory requirements.
  • Monitors temperatures of incubators, heating blocks, water baths, freezers, and refrigeration units; ensure readings are within specified range; notifies supervisor of any exceptions to range limits.
  • Organizes, catalogs and stores patient specimen samples.
  • Participates in pre-clinical test development according to established protocols.
  • Performs a variety of clerical functions such as word processing, entering information into the database handling calls and inquires and other support functions as assigned.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.
  • Processes specimens including DNA and RNA extraction. Determines suitability of specimens for analysis and if necessary performs pre-analytical processing of the specimens following established guidelines Processes specimens which have been analyzed for outside reference laboratories for additional testing; monitors the progress and transcribes results in laboratory information systems following established procedures.
  • Receives and processes all specimens/samples following the proper laboratory procedures. Ensures patient samples are distributed to the appropriate areas of the laboratory or routed to other hospital departments as required.
  • Assists pathologist with frozen section preparation (as applicable in Pathology).

Education Qualifications
  • High School Diploma or GED equivalent

Experience Qualifications
  • One (1) year of progressively responsible and directly related work experience

Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
  • Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing
  • Ability to foster effective working relationships and build consensus
  • Ability to learn new procedures and adapt to technological changes in the laboratory
  • Ability to organize, prioritize, multi-task, and adapt to changing priorities
  • Ability to perform basic mathematics
  • Ability to speak and write English effectively at a level appropriate for the job
  • Knowledge of computer systems and software used in functional area

Licenses and Certifications
  • None

These principles apply to ALL employees:

SHC Commitment to Providing an Exceptional Patient & Family Experience

Stanford Health Care sets a high standard for delivering value and an exceptional experience for our patients and families. Candidates for employment and existing employees must adopt and execute C-I-CARE standards for all of patients, families and towards each other. C-I-CARE is the foundation of Stanford's patient-experience and represents a framework for patient-centered interactions. Simply put, we do what it takes to enable and empower patients and families to focus on health, healing and recovery.

You will do this by executing against our three experience pillars, from the patient and family's perspective:

  • Know Me: Anticipate my needs and status to deliver effective care
  • Show Me the Way: Guide and prompt my actions to arrive at better outcomes and better health
  • Coordinate for Me: Own the complexity of my care through coordination

Equal Opportunity Employer Stanford Health Care (SHC) strongly values diversity and is committed to equal opportunity and non-discrimination in all of its policies and practices, including the area of employment. Accordingly, SHC does not discriminate against any person on the basis of race, color, sex, sexual orientation or gender identity and/or expression, religion, age, national or ethnic origin, political beliefs, marital status, medical condition, genetic information, veteran status, or disability, or the perception of any of the above. People of all genders, members of all racial and ethnic groups, people with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply. Qualified applicants with criminal convictions will be considered after an individualized assessment of the conviction and the job requirements.