Dartmouth-Hitchcock is home to the largest laboratory in NH, providing Pathology and Clinical Laboratory services to D-H physician practices, D-H hospital affiliates as well as to independent practices and hospitals throughout NH and VT. The department is a leader in process improvement (LEAN/Six Sigma) which has led to a renovated space designed for efficiency of workflow. With a slogan of ‘Investigate, innovate and validate,’ our lab is:
- A high volume lab with cutting edge technology and automation
- A culture that encourages collaboration and teamwork to future innovation.
- A place to learn and grow, and we encourage new graduates to apply for our open positions.
The Grossing Technician I performs grossing of specific tissue types for Pathology to aid in diagnosis. They may also perform routine paraffin embedding, frozen sectioning, procuring control tissue and tissue banking. They value quality patient care, a positive work environment and teamwork.
This is a per diem, day-shift position.
Responsibilities: a listing of the key responsibilities:
- Performs grossing of specific tissue types.
- Performs routine paraffin embedding.
- Performs frozen sectioning.
- Procures control tissue and tissue banking.
- Operates and maintains processing and staining equipment
- Ensures accurate results by following established quality control practices.
- Identifies when a QC problem exists and notifies appropriate technical staff.
- Performs other duties as required or assigned.
- Previous work experience in a clinical histology laboratory preferred.
- An earned associate degree in a chemical or biological science or medical laboratory technology, obtained from an accredited institution,
- Education/training equivalent to the above that includes the following:
- 60 semester hours or equivalent from an accredited institution. This education must include 24 semester hours of medical laboratory technology courses, OR 24 semester hours of science courses that includes six semester hours of chemistry, six semester hours of biology, and 12 semester hours of chemistry, biology or medical laboratory technology in any combination,
- Laboratory training including either completion of a clinical laboratory training program approved or accredited by the ABHES, NAACLA, or other organization approved by HHS (note that this training may be included in the 60 semester hours listed above), OR at least three months of recorded laboratory training in each specialty in which the individual performs high complexity testing.
Source: CAP Checklist 2017 ANP.11610
Required Licensure/Certification Skills: