Histology Technician - Certified (HT) / Copley Lab Pathology / Night shift / Per diem
- Copley Drive
- Per Diem
Sharp Laboratory Services is dedicated to excellence in providing quality care with each specimen drawn and test performed. At Sharp, we encourage a career of lifelong learning along with a healthy work-life balance.
Whether you’re newly licensed or a seasoned lab professional, there’s a place for you in one of our many lab settings. With full support from management and opportunities for career advancement, we empower our lab professionals to grow with us.
Wondering what qualities it takes to be a successful laboratory professional at Sharp? Here are some of the traits we're looking for.
- Results driven
We are Sharp
Our leadership team promotes wellness, reward and recognition, flexible scheduling and work-life balance.
We have empowered our team to create innovative ways of providing patient-centered care, such as our unique drive-thru phlebotomy service and incorporating aromatherapy and hand massage into our practice to create a healing environment for our patients. These innovative services have received numerous awards from our organization and Planetree.
The mission of the Laboratory Education program is to educate laboratorians in accordance with the highest professional standards; provide them with skills and knowledge enabling them to provide excellence in patient care; and stimulate and promote lifelong learning.
This education is offered to clinical laboratory scientists and phlebotomists to help them enhance their skills while earning CEUs. Training courses and seminars are offered throughout the year on laboratory topics such as phlebotomy, safety, microbiology, hematology, chemistry and pathology.
dental and more
Our flexible benefits include a choice of two HMO medical plans (both of which include vision), two PPO dental choices, flexible spending accounts, accident insurance, long-term disability insurance and life insurance.
holiday and sick leave
We offer one of the most generous plans among health care systems in San Diego, and new Sharp employees start with 25 days of paid time off in just the first year.
We focus on your overall well-being by giving you tools to improve both yourself and your life — mentally, physically, spiritually, emotionally and environmentally. Our focus is on balanced health and wellness to help you reach your health goals and enjoy life along the way.
At Sharp, we understand that personal problems occasionally arise and you may need to seek outside professional advice. We’re here to help. Our employee assistance program helps employees develop and maintain a lifestyle that supports good health and productivity.
We’re proud to offer two retirement plans to match your needs. The Sharp$aver 401(a) plan matches your after-tax contributions and the 403(b) plan offers a long-term savings plan for pre-tax and Roth contributions with available loan and withdrawal provisions.
and tuition reimbursement
We support and encourage the growth and development of our employees through educational courses for credit in institutions of higher learning, continuing education programs (conferences, workshops, seminars) and specialty certification examinations.
perks and other benefits
Our employees are eligible to participate in several group voluntary benefit plans — including group legal, college savings, critical illness insurance, group auto and home insurance and pet insurance.
Shift Start Time:Variable
Shift End Time:Variable
Additional Shift Information:Per diem position. 8-hour variable night shifts.
Weekend Requirements:As Needed
Hourly Pay Range (Minimum - Midpoint - Maximum):$37.341 - $48.182 - $59.023
The stated pay scale reflects the range that Sharp reasonably expects to pay for this position. The actual pay rate and pay grade for this position will be dependent on a variety of factors, including an applicant’s years of experience, unique skills and abilities, education, alignment with similar internal candidates, marketplace factors, other requirements for the position, and employer business practices.
What You Will Do
Provides the technical knowledge, expertise and judgment required to support the Sharp HealthCare (SHC) mission and scope of laboratory services.
- H.S. Diploma or Equivalent
- Education required for ASCP Histotechnician certification
- Histotechnician HT(ASCP) - ASCP Board of Certification
- 1 year full time equivalent experience in an anatomic pathology/histology lab
- Analytical testing procedures
Completes testing processes without error using written policies, procedures and other appropriate resources; identifies issues in policies or procedures.
SHC corporate commitment to compliance training principles are correctly and appropriately utilized when performing assigned procedures as written.
Performs and teaches new procedures and policies within acceptable training time intervals; meets department goals.
Documents activities and results consistently, thoroughly and legibly; proofreads and double checks own work to minimize errors to achieve zero defects and zero harm.
Evaluates data for accuracy and verifies any questionable finding with thorough investigation and appropriate follow-through.
Performs or assists with pre-analytical (patient reception, sample collection, processing) and analytical procedures and demonstrates assessment of testing factors with regard to patient age and population specific groups.
Assures new staff is completely trained and competency is documented prior to performing tasks unsupervised.
- Equipment management
Utilizes all equipment (including phone, copier, fax, etc.,) instruments, products, and other tools per manufacturer's and training instructions and according to established procedures; facilitates issue resolution.
Demonstrates competency and efficient use of all tool applications (IT, PC, other system/software) and equipment to produce the end product.
Performs and validates required preventive and corrective maintenance on equipment/tools.
Reports and documents equipment/tool/reagent issues and failures.
Actively manages inventory expiration dates and demonstrates ability to evaluate consumables (reagent/supply) inventory to prevent shortages; alerts ordering personnel.
Removes defective equipment from use, documents problem, and notifies appropriate personnel for repair; verifies equipment inspections are up-to-date. Follows through on problem resolution.
- Quality assurance
Communicates clearly using tools Closed Loop and SBAR.
Completes and assesses QC performance, proficiency testing, test validation/calibration/linearity with indicated corrective action and resolution as needed.
Coordinates and completes processes to meet standards established to maintain quality testing, including collaboration and engagement in continuous improvement of processes.
Has knowledge of and reviews quality assurance indicators and monitors and works with the laboratory team to meet/exceed the established thresholds.
Completes and validates daily position tasks within expected timeframes to meet QA indicator goal expectations.
Identifies errors and follows-through with investigation, correction, documentation, and notification to appropriate caregiver and lab leadership.
Demonstrates process of self-discovery, including knowledge of strengths and weaknesses and views deficiencies as opportunities for growth; sets goals for self-improvement.
Receives feedback well and provides thoughtful feedback to others.
Participates in regulatory and safety compliance activities as assigned.
Performs, assists and teaches pre-analytical, analytical, and post-analytical tests and processes by evaluating quality control systems, data, and outcomes.
Sharp HealthCare is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, status as a protected veteran, among other things, or status as a qualified individual with disability or any other protected classH.S. Diploma or Equivalent; Histotechnician HT(ASCP) - ASCP Board of Certification
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