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Histotechnologist I (2nd Shift)

Personal Genome Diagnostics

Personal Genome Diagnostics

Indianapolis, IN, USA
Posted on Saturday, June 22, 2024

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The Histotechnologist is accountable for the histology handling/storing of precious clinical trial specimens. The Histotechnologist supports the various teams of the Specimen Management Center and is a liaison between Specimen Management and others departments. The Histotechnologist will actively liaise with the CCLS project management team, Investigator Support Team and client to resolve and clarify questions and/ or issues related to management and preparation of the histology samples.

Benefits: All job offers will be based on a candidate’s skills and prior relevant experience, applicable degrees/certifications, as well as internal equity and market data. Regular, full-time or part-time employees working 20 or more hours per week are eligible for comprehensive benefits including: Medical, Dental, Vision, Life, STD/LTD, 401(K), ESPP, Paid time off (PTO) or Flexible time off (FTO), Commissions, and Company bonus where applicable. For more detailed information, please click here.

Essential Job Duties:

 Specific department duties as set forth in the task list and/or department training checklists including but not limited to:

 Utilize knowledge and experience with histology samples to maintain proper storage conditions and facilitate accessioning of blocks and slides (stained and unstained).

 Routine decalcification, processing, embedding, microtomy and re-embedding of human tissue specimens from patients enrolled in clinical trials.

 Perform routine, special stains, and advanced staining assays according to SOPs, protocols, and in line with global and regional regulatory requirements.

 Perform slide scanning as required and according to protocols.

 Ensure that Special Handling specimens are picked up from the appropriate area, sorted, accessioned, pre-scanned and registered into the appropriate temperature bins in a timely fashion.

 Generation and application of specialized labels to include aliquot and/or mini labels with client specific elements.

 General duties including but not limited to:

 Resolve pendings. Retrieve and check specimens against pending list. Document specimen discrepancies. Notify laboratory management when specimen discrepancies are not resolved.

 Prepare workstation, instrumentation and maintenance on instruments and/or equipment daily, weekly, monthly, quarterly and annually. Ability to adequately maintain accurate records and both adhere to Standard Operating Procedures:

o Calibrate instruments, verification of temperature, and logging of data as required.

o Ensure that maintenance is performed and documented according to SOP.

o Perform basic instrument and/or equipment troubleshooting.

o Document corrective actions for unusual occurrences.

o Notify management when an instrument and/or equipment does not meet specifications.

o Ability to use different application software.

o Document quality control results.

o Perform proficiency testing survey as patient specimens.

 Reagents, material and supplies monitoring:

o Order, receive, open and place in service all reagents/material according to SOPs.

o Document implementation of new reagents/material according to SOPs.

o Perform lot-to-lot comparison according to SOPS.

o Perform inventory and checks of reagents/material.

 Adheres to all company policies and procedures and performs all departmental and interdepartmental SOP’s as written.

 Adheres to safety and occupational health policies and standards.

 Training

- Individual is responsible for maintaining his/her complete up-to-date training file, and is accountable for correcting any deficiencies found in his/her training file.

- Individual is responsible for ensuring he/she is trained and training is documented prior to perform a task.

- Individual successfully completes, as scheduled, competency assessment, and ensures competency testing documentation is provided to management for review.

- May assist in training of new employees and follow-up to ensure training is understood.

- Generates an appropriate audit trail of all activities and maintains own training file and required documentation.

Education/Qualifications/Certifications and Licenses

Individual must qualify as testing personnel under the following CLIA 1988 and New York State Department of Health requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Medical Technology or Clinical Laboratory Science or other life science with completion of at least a 12-month training program in Medical Technology.

OR

  • Bachelor’s degree in a chemical, physical or biological science from an accredited college or university and one year training and/or experience in the specialty in which testing is to be performed. Such training must be equivalent to that received in a school of Medical Technology.

OR

  • 90 semester hours from an accredited institution that include the following:
  • 16 semester hours of biology courses, which are pertinent to the medical sciences
  • 16 semester hours of chemistry (at least 6 semester hours of Inorganic Chemistry)
  • 3 semester hours of math
  • Completed an accredited clinical laboratory training program, or one-year documented laboratory training or experience in the specialty that testing is to be performed.

OR

  • Associate’s degree in medical laboratory technology

HT (ASCP) certification or a minimum of 1 year experience preferred but not required.

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