Laboratory Corporation of America Technologist Trainee in Shelton, Connecticut

LabCorp is seeking a Technologist Trainee to work in the Histology Laboratory in Shelton, CT.

Duties:

  • Perform all technical grossing procedures required to process and submit specimens for microscopic review as per standard operating procedures under the indirect and direct supervision of pathologists.

  • Operate and maintain automated tissue processors, performs tissue embedding, Cryostat sectioning, operate and maintain tissue embedding units, Operate and maintain H&E stainers, IHC stainers, special stains stainers and coverslipping units, perform manual coverslipping.

  • Provide recut preparation for microtomy and slide organization to perform case compilation for pathology.

  • Quality control completed cases.

  • Scan cases out of the lab to pathology, maintain log books, and be familiar with location of stored specimens.

  • Locate specimens and pulls from various departments as requested, paraffin block filing, lab document archiving, prepare and discard chemical reagents such as reagent alcohols.

  • Perform safety checks in lab.

  • Work with chemicals such as Xylene, Alcohols, Formaldehyde, etc.

  • Ability to stand-remaining on one's feet in an upright position, sitting-remaining in the normal seated position, handling-seizing, holding and grasping for long periods of time.

  • Handle minute patient tissue samples.

  • Additional duties as assigned.

Working Conditions:

  • Possible exposure to infection from disease-bearing specimens; regularly exposed to the risk of blood-borne diseases; must comply with applicable safety procedures.

Requirements

License/Certification/Education:

  • B.S./B.A. Degree in Biology, Chemistry or related science as required by CLIA. Candidate will need to provide official transcripts to be credentialed through the LabCorp National Office of Quality before being hired.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Previous experience working in a lab.

  • Ability to lift up to 30 pounds.

  • Far acuity-ability to see clearly at 20 feet or more; near acuity-ability to see clearly at 20 inches or less; depth perception-ability to judge distance and space relationships; color vision-ability to distinguish and identify different.

  • Knowledge of hazardous waste characteristics, hazardous waste volume generation limits, accumulation limits, spill control measures, record keeping, proper handling and container management, labeling, container and storage inspection.

  • Effective written and verbal communication and interpersonal skills.

Shift

2

Schedule

1st Shift Tuesday-Saturday 5:00am-1:30pm

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.