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

Job Duties
Under the general direction from the Anatomic Pathology Director of Operations, Anatomic Pathology Medical Director and the Section Medical Director, the incumbent serves as supervisor to Lead Histotechnologists and Histotechnologists. In addition to supervisory duties, the incumbent serves as a technical expert providing direction to staff as well as performing all technical aspects of histology and immunohistochemistry procedures. As supervisor, the incumbent recruits, hires, trains, completes performance evaluations and resolves employee issues. Provides orientation, completes competency assessments, maintains staff schedules, training and compliance documentation. Implements new tests and procedures as requested by Medical Directors. Updates and maintains laboratory manuals as required for accreditation. Integrates new technologies into the laboratory to include analyzing and selecting of new equipment that meets operational needs. Ensures that new equipment and associated validation and staff training are performed. Ensures that all equipment is well-maintained. Ensures that staff training and documentation are completed as required. Ensures that QC documentation is complete and quality standards are maintained in the laboratory. Works closely with the Section Medical Director to determine operational needs.

Job Qualifications
The Supervising Histotechnologist must possess a unique combination of skills and abilities to successfully manage a complex set of responsibilities in a clinical laboratory. A bachelor degree, an HT or a HTL ASCP certification and QIHC ASCP certification is required. Three to five years previous experience in a Histology or Immunohistochemistry laboratory required. Management or Supervisory experience is preferred. Current working technical knowledge of Immunohistochemistry staining and antibody validation is required. Knowledge of the College of American Pathologists standards related to IHC is required. Exceptional interpersonal skills to interact effectively with faculty, staff, clients and volunteers. The ability to navigate and be effective within a complex organization.

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.