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SKILLS: Must be able to embed, stain and cut thin (3 micron) paraffin sections. Must be able to produce high quality special stains and have a basic knowledge of immunohistochemistry. Ability to operate lab equipment and information system. Must have problem-solving skills.
EXPERIENCE: Two years experience: HT (ASCP) Registry Certification eligible.
NATURE OF SUPERVISION:
-Responsible to: Lab Director
- Bloodborne pathogen (Routine exposure in daily duties. Exposed to potentially infectious material on a regular basis and is part of the expected job risk.)
May be exposed to disagreeable odors and fumes, high noise levels and fluctuations in temperatures. Exposed to carcinogenic, hazardous and flammable chemicals; biohazardous and radioactive materials; sharp needles and blades; infectious diseases; toxic fumes. Mental stress from working with infectious materials and reporting results that directly affects patient care.
PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS: May be required to work more than a standard shift as dictated by workload, staffing, and equipment failure. Requires standing, sitting, ambulating, and lifting of laboratory supplies and equipment up to 50 pounds.
CHRISTUS HEALTH is an international Catholic, faith-based, not-for-profit health system comprised of almost more than 600 services and facilities, including more than 60 hospitals and long-term care facilities, 350 clinics and outpatient centers, and dozens of other health ministries and ventures. CHRISTUS operates in 6 U.S. states, Colombia, Chile and 6 states in Mexico. To support our health care ministry, CHRISTUS Health employs approximately 45,000 Associates and has more than 15,000 physicians on medical staffs who provide care and support for patients. CHRISTUS Health is listed among the top ten largest Catholic health systems in the United States.