The Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine is a large, diverse multi-site department whose mission is to create a healthier world through bold innovation in patient care, population health, education, technology and research. UC Davis is leading the way in diagnosing, treating, and reducing the burden of disease. This position sets the highest standards for professionalism and competency in providing high quality patient-centered diagnostic and therapeutic care, customer service, and education to patients within UCDHS and its affiliates. Our laboratories are licensed by the State of California, certified by CLIA, accredited by College of American Pathologists (CAP), AABB, and Foundation for Accreditation of Cellular Therapy (FACT), and located in three distinct facilities: Surgery and Emergency Services Pavilion (SESP); Pathology Building; and the Specialty Testing Center (STC). The department is one of UCDMC's largest ancillary services departments. The Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine's mission is to provide high quality patient/physician services, to maintain the excellence of the educational programs, and to perform scholarly research and development. These objectives are to be met within the limits of resources available with emphasis on cost effectiveness and innovation.
Job Summary Final Filing Date : 06/17/2021 Salary Range :$36.94 to $45.90 Salary Frequency : Hourly Appointment Type : Career Percentage of Time : 100% Shift Hour : Monday-Friday 1130am-800pm and rotating weekends Location : Pathology Building City : Sacramento Union Representation : Yes Benefits Eligible : Yes
We offer exceptional employment benefits including medical, dental, and vision plans, generous paid vacations and holidays, excellent retirement savings and investment plans, continuing education, and reduced fee and scholarship programs.
THIS IS NOT AN H1- B OPPORTUNITY
Responsibilities The Hospital Laboratory Technician supports the departmental purpose by providing skilled anatomical laboratory services, including accessioning, grossing, and assisting with intraoperative consultations, within Anatomic Pathology. Ensures timely and accurate specimen receipt, accessioning and grossing analysis and assists with intraoperative consultations. Performs scheduled maintenance, testing and quality control processes on complex automated equipment and instruments, including the preparation of reagents. Performs accurate and efficient grossing procedures for biopsies and minor surgical specimens under the direction of a pathologist. Assists with daily triaging and processing of resection specimens for frozen section, research, routine processing and/or ancillary studies. Maintains and inventories all documents, records and specimens.
Possess the minimum level of training/experience for non-Pathologist personnel performing gross examinations as outlined by CLIA and College of American Pathologists (CAP) and provide documentation to demonstrate compliance.
Associate degree in a chemical or biological science or medical laboratory technology, obtained from an accredited institution. OR Education/training equivalent to the above that includes the following: 60 semester hours or equivalent from an accredited institution, which must include 24 semester hours of medical laboratory technology courses, -OR- 24 semester hours of science courses to include 6 semester hours of chemistry, 6 semester hours of biology, and 12 semester hours of chemistry, biology or medical laboratory technology in any combination, -AND- Laboratory training, including either completion of a clinical laboratory training program approved or accredited by the ABHES, NAACLA, or other organization approved by HHS ( this training may be included in the 60 semester hours listed above), OR at least three months of recorded laboratory training in each specialty in which the individual performs high complexity testing.
Must possess working knowledge of medical terminology, basic human anatomy and technical knowledge.
Knowledge of basic chemistry and biology for understanding methods used in the laboratory.
Previous experience working in a clinical laboratory.
Demonstrated knowledge and practice of Universal Precautions.
Technical and mechanical skills necessary to operate and perform preventative maintenance on laboratory equipment as well as general laboratory maintenance.
Previous experience working in an Anatomic Pathology Laboratory setting (e.g. Histology, Grossing, Cytology)
Previous experience grossing biopsies and minor surgical specimens.
Knowledge and experience with cryofreezing and cutting frozen sections using a cryostat.
Experience using EPIC.
Demonstrated knowledge of Laboratory Information System (LIS) system and other basic computer programs (e.g. Microsoft Word, Microsoft Excel, email, internet, etc.).
Knowledge of hospital and laboratory regulations and requirements (e.G. CDPH, CAP, TJC, NAACLS, OSHA).
Strong verbal and written communication skills; documents and reports clearly and concisely; conveys instructions, directions and information appropriately.
Special Requirements Must be able to work variable shifts as needed including weekends and holidays and must be able to work occasional overtime as required and respond to on-call requirements. Must be able to lift, move and handle objects weighing up to 44 lbs. Will also be required to utilize body mechanics (walking, sitting, standing, bending, squatting, climbing, kneeling, grasping, pushing, pulling and reaching) when necessary to carry out all job duties and functions. This position may be subject to a criminal background investigation, drug screen, Live Scan fingerprinting, medical evaluation clearance, and functional capacity assessment.
EEO The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer advancing inclusive excellence. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age, protected veteran status, or other protected categories covered by the UC nondiscrimination policy.
The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer advancing inclusive excellence. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age, protected veteran status, or other protected categories covered by the UC nondiscrimination policy.
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