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UW Hospitals and Clinics clinical laboratories are a comprehensive provider of laboratory testing, expert medical interpretation of specimens and innovation in laboratory technology. The laboratories play an essential role in the quality and safety of patient care by providing accurate diagnostic and treatment information to caregivers and patients.
The Histology Technician - Obj performs basic and complex testing and additional activities necessary to provide laboratory services at all UWHCA laboratory testing sites. Individuals are expected to perform some advanced troubleshooting, maintenance, and problem resolution; and instruct other employees. A high level of technical skill is needed for testing methods/systems in which quality control materials and/or external proficiency testing materials are labile or not available. Troubleshooting is not automatic and requires decision-making and direct intervention to resolve most problems. Maintenance requires special knowledge, skills, and abilities. Resolution of problems requires extensive independent interpretation and judgment. Unusual issues or difficult problems are referred to a lead technologist or manager. Individuals work under general supervision of a laboratory manager.
Individuals in this position must successfully demonstrate their ability to take on additional responsibilities such as teaching/training and/or method/system duties as assigned. System responsibilities may include portion of a larger specialty or total responsibility for a smaller specialty. Contact with vendors and service representatives are necessary. Teaching/training duties include instruction of pathology residents, students, employees and other medical staff.
The Histology Technician - Objective brings forth the specialized scientific and technical knowledge essential to perform most testing in the laboratory.
Organizational skill and ability to prioritize test requests are critical to successful performance. Multiple test requests, with different or the same priority, must be effectively organized by the individual in order to maximize diagnostic impact. A high degree of accuracy and reliability is required to ensure results that can assist in the timely diagnosis and treatment of patients. Duties require interaction with clinical staff and physicians, i.e., explanation of test results or answering a variety of questions.
Work Schedule: 100% FTE, 40 hours per week. Shifts will be scheduled Monday through Friday between the hours of 2:30 pm - 11:00 pm; Rotating weekend on-call responsibilities. Hours may vary based on the needs of the department.
UW Health offers a competitive compensation and benefits package. Work experience that is relevant to the position will be taken into consideration when determining the starting base pay.
We are an Equal Employment Opportunity, Affirmative Action employer that values diversity. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, sex, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, age, status as a protected veteran, among other things, or status as a qualified individual with disability.
Associate degree in laboratory science or medical laboratory technology OR Education and training equivalent to an associate degree to include:
Education: 60 semester hours including either 24 semester hours of medical laboratory technology courses or 24 semester hours of science courses.
Training: Completion of an approved/accredited clinical laboratory training program or at least three months of documented laboratory training in each specialty in which high complexity testing will occur.
Bachelor’s degree in medical technology, clinical laboratory science, or chemical, physical, or biological science
Previous laboratory experience preferred
Licenses & Certifications
HT/HTL (ASCP) or equivalent preferred
Required Skills, Knowledge, and Abilities
Organizational methods needed to effectively interact with staff Pathologists and Residents.
Working knowledge of adult learning styles and techniques is required to conduct effective programs for pathology residents, and university students.
Knowledge of current laboratory principles and procedures used in histology techniques.
Extensive knowledge of advanced laboratory theory, technique, and testing related to anatomic pathology.
Knowledge of group process techniques and team leadership used in meetings and on project teams.
Effective oral and written communication skills. Able to formulate processes and develop procedures.
Knowledge of quality control, quality assurance, and record-keeping procedures which constitute good laboratory practice and which comply with regulations imposed by outside agencies such as CAP, CLIA, and JCAHO.
Knowledge of standard laboratory safety procedures.
Effective team skills.
Effective interpersonal skills.
Physical Requirements: Light: Ability to lift up to 20 pounds maximum with frequent lifting and/or carrying of objects weighing up to 10 pounds. Even though the weight lifted may be only be a negligible amount, a job is in this category when it requires walking or standing to a significant degree.
UW Health is the integrated health system of the University of Wisconsin-Madison and consists of 6 hospitals and 80 outpatient sites, including Magnet® designated University Hospital and American Family Children's Hospital, as well as UW Health at The American Center. Our expert providers, nurses and staff serve the health needs of Madison, Wisconsin, and beyond.