The Medical Center of Aurora, the first community hospital in the Denver Metro area to receive two-time Magnet designation for nursing excellence by the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), is an acute care hospital with specialization in cardiovascular services, neurosciences, surgery, orthopedics and women’s services.
The Medical Center of Aurora is comprised of four campuses in Aurora and Centennial, Colo., including the Main Campus, located at Interstate 225 and Mississippi, the North Campus Behavioral Health facility, Centennial Medical Plaza and Saddle Rock ER.
The Main Campus facility is a Level II Trauma Center with Primary Stroke Certification and Chest Pain Center accreditation, serving the eastern metro area and I-70 corridor. Licensed for 346 beds, The Medical Center of Aurora was recognized as the #4 hospital in the Denver metro area and the #4 hospital in Colorado by U.S. News & World Report (2014-2015), and was one of only nine hospitals in the country to receive the Lantern Award for Excellence in Emergency Room Care by the Emergency Nurses Association (2013).
The Histology Technologist provides quality service, a safe, accurate, timely testing for neonates through adolescence, and the adult and geriatric patients in the Laboratory in compliance with CAP, JCAHO, OSHA, and CLIA 88 Standards.
He / she functions within the philosophy, policies and procedures of The Medical Center of Aurora / HEALTH ONE and represents the hospital within and outside the organization with a general feeling of positive support.
A thorough understanding and application of the Histo-Technology Practice are essential.
H.T. (ASCP) or eligible and/or HTL(ASCP)
Must have a minimum of two year’s training in an approved institution.
Requires passing a certified ASCP registry, be eligible ASCP, or work under an ASCP Histo-Technologist.
Must have thorough knowledge of methods and procedures for fixing, cutting and embedding tissue sections; cutting properties of various types of tissues; staining procedures; methods of mounting sections for microscopic examination; the use of various types of microtomes and other histology equipment.
The Histo-Technologist shall be technically and theoretically knowledgeable of current instruments and procedures in Histo-Technology.
The Histo-Technologist shall integrate current scientific knowledge with technical competency, which relates to the Pathology Department.
The Pathology Department shall have an explicit, systematic and on-going Performance Improvement (PI) Program.
The Histo-Technologist shall integrate current scientific knowledge and technology into their work practices.
The Histo-Technologist shall maintain an atmosphere of professionalism.
The Histo-Technologist shall adhere strictly to the Code of Ethics, as defined in the Hospital’s Ethics and Compliance Program.
The Histo-Technologist shall demonstrate discretion in all confidential matters.
The Histo-Technologist shall demonstrate above average manual dexterity and visual acuity, and possess good color discrimination skills.The Histo-Technologist assists in a variety of job-related duties as assigned.
Ensure a safe patient care environment.
Degree of supervision required:
Must be able to work independently within laboratory guidelines; must have the ability to make good decisions about the need to solicit input from the coordinator, laboratory director and/or pathologist(s).
Must proceed on his/her own initiative in compliance with policies, procedures, and practices prescribed by the coordinator, laboratory director and/or pathologist(s).
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