Denver Health Histotechnician PRN in Denver, Colorado

Job Summary Under minimal supervision, independently performs all duties specializing in preparing microscopic tissue samples and the special staining of requested samples needed by the pathologist. Performs and maintains all quality control and maintenance records required in the laboratory. PRN position mainly mornings to cover vacations.

Minimum Qualifications Education: High School Graduate or Equivalent prior to January 2, 2005; or Successful completion of a NAACLS accredited Histotechnician program; or 60 semester hours of academic credit from a regionally accredited college/university, with a combination of 12 semester hours of biology and chemistry combined with one year full time acceptable experience in histopathology; or Baccalaureate degree from a regionally accredited college/university with combination of 30 semester hours of biology and chemistry combined with successful completion of a NAACLS accredited HT or HTL program or one year full time acceptable experience in histopathology.

Experience: One year of experience as a Histotechnician/Histotechnologist

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities: Knowledge of Pathology as well as specialized laboratory equipment, special staining, immunohistochemical staining techniques and frozen sectioning techniques.

Certificate/License/Registration: ASCP (American Society of Clinical Pathology) certification as a Histotechnician or Histotechnologist. For certifications of 2004 and forward, re-certification with ASCP must occur every third year. All Certifications and Licenses required for this job must be kept current as a condition of continued employment.

Denver Health is an integrated, efficient, high-quality academic health care system that is considered a model for the nation. The Denver Health system includes the Rocky Mountain Regional Level I Trauma Center, a 525-bed acute care medical center, Denver’s 911 emergency medical response system, 8 family health centers, 15 school-based health centers, the Rocky Mountain Poison and Drug Center, the Denver Public Health Department, an HMO, and The Denver Health Foundation.

As Colorado’s primary safety net institution, Denver Health is a mission-driven organization that has provided more than $3.3 billion in care for the uninsured in the last ten years. Denver Health is a leader in performance and quality improvements and remains financially secure, in part, due to its nationally recognized implementation of lean principles in healthcare. Denver Health is a major resource to the community, serving approximately 185,000 individuals and 67,000 children a year.

Located just south of downtown Denver, Denver Health is just minutes away from many of the cultural and recreational activities Denver has to offer.

We strongly support diversity in the workforce and Denver Health is an equal opportunity employer (EOE).

“Denver Health is committed to provide equal treatment and equal employment opportunities to all applicants and employees. Denver Health is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of race, color, sex, age, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, status as a veteran, and basis of disability or any other federal, state or local protected class. Facility: Denver Health Main Campus, 777 Bannock St.

Area of Interest: Laboratory/Pathology Services

Shift Type: Varies

Requisition ID: 47863

Employment Type: Intermittent/Per Diem

Minimum: $20.6

Experience Required: 1 - 3 Years

Mid-point: $25.75

Education Required: Bachelors Degree

Maximum: $30.9

Certification/Licensure/Registrations Required: ASCP