Histotechnician in Shawnee Mission, KS at AdventHealth

Date Posted: 6/7/2019

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    AdventHealth Shawnee Mission

Job Description


Histotechnician AdventHealth Shawnee Mission

Location Address: 9100 W. 74th Street, Mission, KS 66204

Top Reasons To Work At AdventHealth Shawnee Mission

  • Received Magnet® recognition from the American Nurses Credentialing Center in January 2019
  • Providing faith-based, whole person care to Kansas City since 1962 
  • Excellent health benefits, an onsite child care center and fitness facility  
  • Tuition reimbursement to support continuing education
  • Employee Referral Program
  • Largest health care provider in Johnson County with three campuses

Work Hours/Shift:

Part Time Days

20 hours/week

You Will Be Responsible For:

  • Shares technical knowledge with co-workers; assists with training & orientation of new employees/students & serves as a resource to current staff, students, & physicians.
  • Shows enthusiasm in the workplace; actively involved in promoting morale, encouraging others, and improving associate satisfaction scores.
  • Seeks opportunities to work cooperatively with other members of the hospital & system.
  • Responds in a professional manner to customer requests & inquiries, assuming responsibility for seeing them through to completion.
  • Communicates with internal and external customers, responding effectively to questions, issues or problems
  • Adjusts to changing customer needs by adapting work habits, schedules, or matters of personal convenience to improve service.
  • Willingly assists other associates during times of high volume workload.
  • Recognizes limitations & asks for assistance/instruction when necessary.
  • Participates in and maintains competency requirements for self and those in department
  • Limits personal phone calls & business so as not to compromise productivity.
  • Attendance pattern reflects commitment to job requirements & patient care needs.
  • Demonstrates & models positive behaviors which are supportive of change.
  • Works independently
  • Uses time efficiently when regular workload is done to maintain department functions.
  • Cross-trained between laboratory areas.
  • Maintains clean, well-stocked, & organized work area.
  • Takes responsibility for own actions; openly admits mistakes & seeks ways to correct the problem.
  • Uses strong technical skills in performing problem solving, making decisions about and verifying section procedures with speed and accuracy. 
  • Produces high quality tissue sections & stains within a time frame that contributes to effective patient care.
  • Prepare, evaluates & stains histology samples according to section guidelines.
  • Ensures proper storage of slide & block archive material.
  • Performs & evaluates quality control & equipment maintenance; corrects malfunctions or arranges for service as needed.
  • Identifies & resolves technical problems, adapts procedures to ensure proper handling of unusual or special tissues.
  • Uses the LIS efficiently to accession specimens, order tests & obtain information, in keeping with established protocols.
  • Recognizes that the attainment of knowledge is every employee’s responsibility & accepts accountability for staying current on all written or electronic communication.
  • Enhances technical & professional knowledge by participation in mandatory & continuing education opportunities. 
  • Understands & utilizes department resources, including department manuals, administrative policy manuals, safety manuals, MSDS & other reference material.
  • Utilizes Personal Protective Equipment and follows established chemical hygiene and biohazard protocols. 


What You Will Need:

  • Associate Degree or Graduate of a Technical School
  • No previous Experience is Required
  • HT (Histotechnologist)-ASCP Certified or Equivalent
  • Bachelor’s Degree Preferred

Job Summary:

The Histotechnician is responsible for processing of human tissue and body fluids.  This includes accessioning, processing, embedding, sectioning, staining, cover slipping, labeling & distribution to the pathologist for final evaluation & diagnosis.

This facility is an equal opportunity employer and complies with federal, state and local anti-discrimination laws, regulations and ordinances.

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