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Health Care Provider
Health Care & Medicine
Histotechnologist II
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UCLA Health | Los Angeles, CA
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Job Description

Job Duties
Under the direction of the Histology manager, the Histotechnologist will work on a rotation basis to process, embed, and cut all sorts of tissue with excellent quality. Particularly, cutting thin sections of the Kidney, GI, Skin, eye, and Bone Marrow biopsies. The Histotechnologist will cut whole mount prostate, whole human and mouse eyes. Performing H&E staining and a variety of special stains manually and from an automated stainer such as Ventana will also be assigned. The Histotechnologist will enter data into PowerPath and Beaker systems as well as keep accurate and detailed records of the quality control on a daily basis. They will interact with residents, attendings, and grossing personnel to solve any problems and collaborate as needed. Other duties related to histology may be assigned by the supervisor.

Job Qualifications
A working knowledge of basic chemistry, biology, and anatomy with a minimum of 1 year experience in histology is required. HT or HTL ASCP board certified preferred. Skill in embedding, sectioning, and staining a variety of tissues with correct orientation both manually and by automation. The position requires working certain weekends, holidays and on-call shifts as needed by the department. Ability to maintain the quality control, confidentiality, appropriate safety procedures and a willingness to collaborate with a diverse team of individuals.

About UCLA Health

For more than half a century, UCLA Health  has provided the best in healthcare and the latest in medical technology to thepeople of Los Angeles and throughout the world. Today we are one of the most comprehensive and advanced healthcare systems in existence. We are comprised of Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center, UCLA Medical Center, Santa Monica, Resnick Neuropsychiatric Hospital at UCLA, Mattel Children’s Hospital UCLA, and the UCLA Medical Group, with offices throughout the region.

Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center is consistently ranked by U.S.News & World Report as one of the top five hospitals in the nation and the best medical center in the western United States. The doctors, scientists and caregivers of UCLA are leaders in their fields. Every day, they perform pioneering work across an astounding range of disciplines, from organ transplantation and cardiac surgery to neurosurgery and cancer treatment. Year after year, our people have achieved medical breakthroughs and earned the highest industry honors. And we’re just getting started.

The dedicated professionals of UCLA Health are committed to healing humankind, one patient at a time, by improving health, alleviating suffering, and delivering acts of kindness on a daily basis.