Laboratory Corporation of America Histotechnologist in Bloomington, Illinois

  • Performs gross following established procedures.

  • Performs tissue embedding following established procedures.

  • Performs routine cutting of paraffin blocks on a rotary microtome.

  • Prepares reagents following established procedures.

  • Receives specimens, maintains documentation of workload volume, quality control data and all appropriate records as required by the department, company and various regulatory agencies.

  • Maintains block files. Store specimens for future retrieval if necessary.

  • Matches slides and reports to ensure correct information is reported.

  • Stains, coverslips and labels slides (automated and manual). Performs special staining procedures offered in the histology laboratory (automated and manual).

  • Researches, troubleshoots and resolves inquiries or problems within the laboratory and with LabCorp clients. Assists less experienced employees in researching, resolving and documenting problems.

  • Performs reagent QC on routinely used reagents. Runs parallel checks on reagents used on instruments for routine lab work. Troubleshoots reagent failures.

  • Performs specimen QC to ensure specimen is appropriate and properly identified for each bench. Note and resolve all specimens not in compliance.

  • Develops stain troubleshooting skills and develops assay trouble shooting skills. Records and determine causes for assay failure. Develops plans with the supervisor/manager to rectify problems.

  • Assists with other non-technical duties within the laboratory as requested by the supervisor/manager to meet immediate needs of laboratory.

  • Performs routine maintenance on laboratory equipment in designated area. This includes cleaning equipment, minor troubleshooting and reporting any irregularities in operation to supervisor/manager.

  • Maintains appropriate records as required by laboratory, company and various regulatory agencies.

  • Adheres to the laboratory's safety policies.

  • Maintains adequate stock of working supplies, notifies team leader or supervisor of shortage. Helps with inventory procedures.

  • Participates in required continued education activities.

  • Additional duties as assigned.

Requirements

License/Certification/Education:

  • Requires a Bachelor's Degree w/2-5 years of experience in Histology and meet all licenses necessary for Histology or Associates Degree with 5+ years' experience.

  • Microtomy experience required.

  • Must be CLIA '88 gross eligible

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience in a histology lab setting.

  • Administrative experience: filing experience, maintain logs/records, use of computerized databases, verbal and written communications.

Shift

1

Schedule

1st Shift Monday-Friday 9:00am-5:30pm

As an EOE/AA employer, the organization will not discriminate in its employment practices due to an applicant's race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability or veteran status.