This position performs general histology functions, routine histologic and immunohistochemical testing according to clearly prescribed procedures and laboratory techniques or developmental methods. This position receives general supervision of work activities from the department supervisor and does not supervise any other position.
Family-Centered care that focuses on the need of the child first and values the family as an important member of the care team
Excellence in clinical care, service and communication
Collaborative within our institution and with others who share our mission and goals
Leadership that set the standard for pediatric health care today and innovations of the future
Accountability to our patients, community and each other for providing the best in the most cost-effective way.
Performs general histology functions independently to include small tissue grossing, tissue processing, embedding, microtomy, routine H&E staining, coverslipping.
Performs complex histology functions, in conjunction with senior histologist, to include special stains, histochemical stains, immunohistochemical stains.
Performs regular instrument maintenance in accordance with established instructions; identifies and troubleshoots malfunctions to ensure continuous proper and safe operations.
Assembles and delivers patient case slides and reports to pathologists.
Participates in the evaluation and/or development of new procedures, instrumentation, assays and quality improvement initiatives. Proactively evaluates practices and assists to create and implement changes to increase and enhance the effectiveness of methods.
Maintains professional and technical competency through constantly pursuing knowledge and self improvement by remaining apprised of current literature, practices and new developments in the field of histology. This includes participation in continuing education opportunities to maintain certification.
Files and maintains storage of tissues blocks, glass slides, tissue controls.
Assists in monitoring Quality Control performance and documentation.
Performs miscellaneous job related duties as requested.
Associate's Degree in Histology or equivalent training per CLIA standards for high complexity testing (at least 60 semester hours from an accredited institution that includes at least 24 semester hours of science with laboratory education ( 6 hours chemistry, 6 hours biology, and the remaining hours in any combination of chemistry, biology or medical laboratory technology equaling 12 semester hours). - Required
One or more years of experience as a Histologist - Required
Experience in a hospital laboratory setting - Preferred
Histotechnician (HT) - Required
Qualification in Immunohistochemistry (QIHC) - Preferred
Internal Number: 531562
About Phoenix Children's Hospital
With a medical staff of nearly 1,000 specialists, Phoenix Children’s is one of the largest pediatric healthcare systems in the country, and the most comprehensive children's care facility in the state. We provide inpatient, outpatient, trauma and emergency care across more than 75 subspecialties.