Position: Histology IHC/Special Stains, Lead
Position Summary: Leads the team in day-to-day operations of Histology IHC and Special Studies.
Scope: Promotes quality teamwork by serving as a role model for behavior. Respects and maintains the confidentiality of information relative to the laboratory. Adheres to all laboratory policies and regulations. Works with minimal direction; consults with department leadership team and manager as needed. Operates general laboratory equipment, including by not limited to: telephones, computer keyboards and CRT. Excellent leadership and communication skills required.
Required – HT (ASCP) or HTL (ASCP) certification
Preferred – QIHC (ASCP) certification
Minimum – Two years of experience in a fast paced, high volume laboratory with documented Immunohistochemistry and special stain training. Experience with Ventana Benchmark XT and Benchmark Ultras and Dako Artisan instrumentation.
Knowledge of FISH prep and analysis
Preferred – Three to five years in a fast paced, high volume laboratory with Lead and/or supervisory experience.
Skills: Ability to promote professionalism, growth and teamwork. Ability to communicate effectively at all levels within the laboratory and with laboratory clients. Ability to adapt to a changing work environment by organizing and prioritizing time and resources in order to produce the most effective work performance. Ability to assess work tasks, recognize limitations, and request assistance when appropriate.
Reporting Relationship: Reports to the Histology Supervisor
Physical Requirements: Requires light to medium lifting
Environmental Demands: Works in temperature controlled environment. May encounter hazards common to a pathological laboratory and come into contact with contagious pathogens and various laboratory chemicals. May be required to operate fire and safety equipment or follow other safety procedures in an emergency situation. May be required to work with time constraints and in crisis situations.