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UNIV- Laboratory Tech II- Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine

Medical University of South Carolina

Medical University of South Carolina

Charleston, SC, USA
Posted on Thursday, May 11, 2023
  • R-0000013119
  • Charleston, South Carolina
  • Laboratory
  • Clinical & Research Support Services
  • Full Time

Job Description Summary

Under indirect supervision, this role is required to perform moderate and occasional high complexity clinical diagnostic testing. This position performs routine histology laboratory testing procedures, quality control testing and general instrument troubleshooting and maintenance as needed. Additionally, general client service duties are included in this role.

Entity

Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC - Univ)

Worker Type

Employee

Worker Sub-Type​

Classified

Cost Center

CC001007 COM PATH Outreach CC

Pay Rate Type

Hourly

Pay Grade

University-05


Pay Range

$35,360 - $50,395 - $65,429

Scheduled Weekly Hours

40

Work Shift

Job Description

Job Description:

Under indirect supervision, this role is required to perform moderate and occasional high complexity clinical diagnostic testing. This position performs routine histology laboratory testing procedures, quality control testing and general instrument troubleshooting and maintenance as needed. Additionally, general client service duties are included in this role.

Job Duties:

1. 35%

  • Perform histologic procedures on human tissues to include but not limited to routine histology, special stains, Immunohistochemistry procedures for microscopic examination by a pathologist.

2. 25%

  • Assist in grossing specimens when resident or pathologist cannot be available, including transcription of gross descriptions for initial clinical pathology reporting. As needed, compete frozen sectioning for microscopic examination by a pathologist.

3. 20%

  • Perform some receiving duties, such as, accession samples, speak with clients on lab inquiries and provide updates on cases at times. Verify slide/block matches, scan slides and deliver to their designated areas. File and pull blocks or slides in chosen storage areas. Fulfill additional send out requests for consultations, or additional special stains.

4. 10%

  • Offer guidance and coordinate with histotechnologist I or lab assistants as needed to maintain productive workflow in the lab throughout the day.

5. 10%

  • Stay up to date with inventory and alert supervisor when new orders are needed. Notify supervisor of any instrument malfunctions as necessary.

Minimum Requirements:

A bachelor's degree in a related medical or scientific discipline; or an associate degree or equivalent technical training in a related medical, scientific or technical discipline and two years journey-level work experience in a related field.

Preferred Requirements:

Minimum Training and Education: A bachelor's degree in histotechnology, biology or other related scientific discipline and histotechnologist HTL(ASCP) certification by the American Society of Clinical Pathology Board of Certification (ASCP BOC) or equivalent. A minimum of one year of clinical experience in a Histology laboratory preferred. Epic experience is preferred but not required

Physical Requirements:

Ability to perform job functions in an upright position. (Continuous)
Ability to perform job functions in a seated position. (Continuous)
Ability to perform job functions while walking/mobile. (Frequent)
Ability to climb stairs. (Infrequent)
Ability to work indoors. (Continuous)
Ability to work in all cold temperature extremes, i.e. spot coolers. (Frequent)
Ability to bend at the waist. (Frequent)
Ability to twist at the waist. (Frequent)
Ability to perform 'pinching' operations. (Continuous)
Ability to fully use both hands/arms. (Continuous)
Ability to perform repetitive motions with hands/wrists/elbows and shoulders. (Continuous)
Ability to fully use both legs. (Continuous)
Ability to reach in all directions. (Continuous)
Possess good finger dexterity. (Continuous)
Ability to maintain tactile sensory functions. (Continuous)
Ability to maintain good olfactory sensory function. (Continuous)
Ability to lift and carry 30 lbs., unassisted. (Frequent)
Ability to lift objects, up to 30 lbs., from floor level to height of 72 inches, unassisted. (Frequent)
Ability to lower objects, up to 30 lbs., from height of 72 inches to floor level, unassisted. (Frequent)
Ability to push/pull objects, up to 50 lbs., unassisted. (Infrequent)
Ability to lift and carry objects up to 30 lbs. a distance of five (5) floors and to outlying buildings. (Frequent)
Ability to maintain 20/40 vision, corrected. (Continuous)
Ability to see and recognize objects close at hand. (Continuous)
Ability to see and recognize objects at a distance. (Continuous)
Ability to match or discriminate between colors. (Continuous)
Ability to determine distance/relationship between objects; depth perception. (Continuous)
Good peripheral vision capabilities. (Continuous)
Ability to maintain hearing acuity, with correction. (Continuous)
Must be ambidextrous.
Ability to perform gross motor functions with frequent fine motor movements. (Continuous)
Ability to be qualified physically (by medical personnel) for respirator use, initially and annually.
Ability to work alone in isolated areas, such as darkrooms. (Frequent)

Additional New Requirements:
Ability to obtain and maintain a valid drivers license.
Computer literacy.
Ability to work rotating shifts as required.
Ability to work overtime as required.
Ability to learn and use new processes, tools and equipment as required.

Additional Job Description

A bachelor's degree in a related medical or scientific discipline; or an associate degree or equivalent technical training in a related medical, scientific or technical discipline and two years journey-level work experience in a related field.

If you like working with energetic enthusiastic individuals, you will enjoy your career with us!

The Medical University of South Carolina is an Equal Opportunity Employer. MUSC does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion or belief, age, sex, national origin, gender identity, sexual orientation, disability, protected veteran status, family or parental status, or any other status protected by state laws and/or federal regulations. All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply and will receive consideration for employment based upon applicable qualifications, merit and business need.

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