Laboratory Corporation of America Grossing Technologist Trainee in Town of Shelton, Connecticut
Histology Dianon Pathology, part of LabCorp's Specialty Testing Group, is a leading provider of anatomic pathology with subspecialty expertise in Dermatopathology, Gastrointestinal pathology, Gyn Pathology and Uropathology. Dianon has 30 years of experience providing specialized anatomic pathology services to physician practices and hospitals. LabCorp is seeking a Technologist Trainee to work in our Histology laboratory in Shelton, CT! This is a great opportunity to get targeted one-on-one training and hands on experience that will help the individual grow their career within the Histology field.
The work schedule for this position will be Tuesday - Saturday, 6:00pm - 2:30am
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, perform 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.
Handle minute patient tissue samples
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
Previous experience working in a fast paced environment
Previous experience working in a laboratory environment a plus
Strong written and verbal communication and interpersonal skills
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
Ability to lift up to 30 pounds
Ability to work independently and within a team environment
Proficient with computers; Familiarity with laboratory information systems are a plus
High level of attention detail along with strong communication and organizational skills
Must be able to pass a standardized color vision screen
Flexibility to work overtime or other shifts depending on business needs
If you're looking for a career that offers opportunities for growth, continual development, professional challenge and the chance to make a real difference, apply today!
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.