If you're looking for a friendly environment, a new state-of-the-art facility and an employer of choice, Surgical Pathology Laboratories is the place for you! We are Florida's largest provider of frozen section coverage for surgery centers and doctors' offices, and have been providing frozen section coverage for over 10 years. CLIA and Florida licensed, Surgical Pathology is proud to be a College of American Pathologists accredited laboratory.
The SPL Histotechnologist is responsible for cutting, staining and preparing tissue samples for the pathologist to review. Performs all routine and special staining, immunohistochemical assays (HTL) and frozen sections in accordance with accepted practices and procedures. They are also responsible for prioritizing testing procedures and completing those procedures in an accurate and timely manner and maintaining proper accurate records of all tests done in accordance with established policies, procedures and regulations. The SPL Histo Techs are also responsible for driving the SPL mobile laboratory units in a safe and economical manner, completing their daily responsibilities in the mobile laboratory units as scheduled and transporting physicians, coworkers and equipment to and from the customer site and maintenance facilities.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities include the following. Other duties may be assigned.
Perform all routine and special staining, immunohistochemical assays and frozen sections in accordance with accepted practices and procedures
Perform gross examination and description of surgical specimens; inspects, measures and describes pathology specimens to obtain the initial diagnostic information
Prioritize testing procedures and completes those procedures in an accurate and timely manner and maintains proper accurate records of all tests done in accordance with established policies, procedures and regulations
Use automated equipment and instruments including microscopes, microtomes and other lab equipment
Receive specimen/tissues from procedures and prepares sections for immediate examination using rapid tissue processing and frozen section technique to embed, freeze, cut and stain tissue
Assist in gross specimen examination
Trim tissue specimens into blocks and fix tissue into fixing solution or formalin
Prepare slides of specimens using specified stain to enhance visibility under microscope
Examine slides under microscope to ensure tissue preparation meets laboratory requirements
Fix, dehydrate, and infiltrate with wax tissue specimens to be preserved for study by Pathologist
Prepare media, chemicals, reagents and solutions
Maintain accurate documentation, including computerized documentation, in accordance with established policies, procedures and regulations
Participate in established quality control programs
Maintain inventory of supplies, material and equipment; maintain and clean equipment, instruments and mobile laboratory unit as per established procedures and manufacturer’s instructions.
COME GROW WITH US!!! SPL is CAP accredited and offers competitive pay, a comprehensive benefits package including a retirement plan with a match, supplemental Insurance, and SPL pays 100% of the premiums for medical, dental, vision, life and LTD, and an employee assistance program, for qualified employees.
You can also take advantage of all that Tampa Bay has to offer - beautiful Gulf beaches, family-friendly attractions, professional sports team and cultural events.
SPL does pre-employment background checks, and is an Equal Opportunity Employer and a Drug-Free Workplace
ASCP histotechnologist (HTL) certification and Florida Histo Tech license
Educated on and compliant with HIPAA regulations; maintains strict confidentiality of client/patient information
Some overnight travel is required
Complies with Infection Control, Standard Precautions and OSHA standards for the healthcare professional
Valid driver’s license with a clean driving record with proof of insurability
Ability to work effectively within role independently and with other team members
Ability to organize and complete work in a timely manner
Ability to work at least 40 hours per week on a consistent and routine basis, some overnight stays and work overtime if needed and pre-approved, for full time positions
Ability to read, write and effectively communicate in English and understand medical/surgical terminology
Bachelor's degree in Histotechnology or an equivalent science or Associates degree with courses needed to meet grossing/high complexity testing requirements, as outlined by CAP and CLIA
Prior Grossing experience a plus
Internal Number: 001
About Surgical Pathology Laboratories - SPL
Surgical Pathology Laboratories is Florida's largest provider of frozen section coverage for surgery centers and doctor's offices. CLIA and Florida licensed, Surgical Pathology is proud to be a College of American Pathologists accredited laboratory. We have been providing frozen section coverage for 10 years. On-site and mobile laboratory units are utilized.
Surgical Pathology Laboratories has participated in the training of histotechnologists, Moh's surgeons and medical students. Our staff of ASCP certified histotechnologists
have helped train Moh's technicians and offer back-up services for those offices.
We also provide QC and slide review as well as diagnosis and retention of tissues
for more poorly differentiated squamous cell carcinoma, soft tissue tumors,
among others for Moh's surgeons. For those surgeons unable to retain tissue
as we have for 10 years, we also provide this service.