Research Histotechnologist (Certification required)
Location: Nashville, Tennessee
Academic / Research
Internal Number: 2211107
Research Histotechnologist (Certification required)-2211107
:TN-Nashville-Medical Center North (MCN)
:Allergy, Pulmonary and Critica 104383
Prepares tissue specimens for microscopic examination with occasional guidance.
* Completes daily workload as assigned to include embedding, cutting, and staining tissue specimens.
* Performs and documents routine maintenance; maintains departmental records as assigned.
* Maintains department supplies at acceptable levels.
* The responsibilities listed are a general overview of the position and additional duties may be assigned.
* Plan and coordinate experiments in conjunction with Principal Investigator (PI).
* Understand and follow experimental protocols (may include animal handling, tissue culture, etc.)
* Prepare reagents.
* Assist PI in modifying procedures and techniques.
* Recognize problems and suggest solutions, assist in modifications.
* Provide appropriate written/oral documentation of experiments.
* Assist in the effective operation of the laboratory.
* Recommend improvements to established techniques and/or protocols.
* Maintain personal knowledge of scientific trends through literature reviews, attendance at meetings, conferences and
* Coordinate, process, organize and maintain sample repository.
The Division of Allergy, Pulmonary and Critical Care is directed by Dr. Timothy Blackwell and its mission is to: deliver world-class clinical care to patients with allergic diseases, pulmonary conditions, and critical illness through employing a collaborative, multi-disciplinary approach with a wide range of clinical programs. lead in the development of cutting-edge, patient-focused research that extends from basic discoveries to clinical implementation. provide state-of-the-art education and training including a strong fellowship program to inspire and nurture the next generation of leaders in allergy and immunology, pulmonary medicine, and critical care.
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Be able to: process and embed various organs and samples, cut both paraffin and frozen blocks. Perform various routine and specific stains and IHC on multiple types of samples. Trouble shoot antibody and fixation conditions that may be unique to experiments.
EQUIPMENT MAINTENANCE -
-Possesses sufficient fundamental proficiency to successfully demonstrate the ability to maintain equipment, products, or systems in practical applications of moderate difficulty. Assures that parts inventory is sufficient.
QUALITY ASSURANCE - (FUNDAMENTAL AWARENESS):
-Understands the goal of increasing organizational productivity and individual performance by making the products and services within your work assignments more efficient and more effective. Demonstrates quality management practices on the job which result in superior products and services delivered.
* Organizational Impact: Performs tasks that are, typically, routine that may impact team's performance with occasional guidance.
* Problem Solving/ Complexity of work: Utilizes some discretion and research to solve routine problems.
* Applies knowledge of standards, established processes and procedure that apply to your own job.
* Team Interaction: Provides guidance to entry level co-workers.
SUPPORTING COLLEAGUES (S2):
-Develops Self and Others: Continuously improves own skills by identifying development opportunities.
-Builds and Maintains Relationships: Seeks to understand colleagues priorities, working styles and develops relationships across areas.
-Communicates Effectively: Openly shares information with others and communicates in a clear and courteous manner.
DELIVERING EXCELLENT SERVICES (S2):
-Serves Others with Compassion: Invests time to understand the problems, needs of others and how to provide excellent service.
-Solves Complex Problems: Seeks to understand issues, solves routine problems, and raises proper concerns to supervisors in a timely manner.
-Offers Meaningful Advice and Support: Listens carefully to understand the issues and provides accurate information and support.
ENSURING HIGH QUALITY (S2):
-Performs Excellent Work: Checks work quality before delivery and asks relevant questions to meet quality standards.
-Ensures Continuous Improvement: Shows eagerness to learn new knowledge, technologies, tools or systems and displays willingness to go above and beyond.
-Fulfills Safety and Regulatory Requirements: Demonstrates basic knowledge of conditions that affect safety and reports unsafe conditions to the appropriate person or department.
MANAGING RESOURCES EFFECTIVELY (S2):
-Demonstrates Accountability: Takes responsibility for completing assigned activities and thinks beyond standard approaches to provide high-quality work/service.
-Stewards Organizational Resources: Displays understanding of how personal actions will impact departmental resources.
-Makes Data Driven Decisions: Uses accurate information and good decision making to consistently achieve results on time and without error.
FOSTERING INNOVATION (S2):
-Generates New Ideas: Willingly proposes/accepts ideas or initiatives that will impact day-to-day operations by offering
suggestions to enhance them.
-Applies Technology: Absorbs new technology quickly; understands when to utilize the appropriate tools and procedures.
Light Work category requiring exertion up to 20 lbs. of force occasionally and uses negligible amounts of force to move objects.
Occasional: Walking: Moving about on foot.
Occasional: Lifting over 35 lbs: Raising and lowering objects from one level to another, includes upward pulling over 35 lbs, with help of coworkers or assistive device
Occasional: Carrying under 35 lbs: Transporting an object holding in hands, arms or shoulders, with help of coworkers or assistive device.
Occasional: Push/Pull: Exerting force to move objects away from or toward.
Occasional: Balancing: Maintaining body equilibrium to prevent falling when walking, standing, crouching or maneuvering self, patient and equipment simultaneously while working in large and small spaces
Occasional: Climbing: Ascending or descending stairs/ramps using feet and legs and/or hands and arms.
Occasional: Kneeling:Bending legs at knees to come to rest on knee or knees.
Occasional: Crouching/Squatting: Bending body downward and forward by bending legs and spine.Reaching above shoulders: Extending arms in any direction above shoulders.
Occasional: Reaching above shoulders: Extending arms in any direction above shoulders.
Frequent: Sitting: Remaining in seated position
Frequent: Standing: Remaining on one's feet without moving.
Frequent: Lifting under 35 lbs: Raising and lowering objects under 35 lbs from one level to another
Frequent: Bending/Stooping: Trunk bending downward and forward by bending spine at waist requiring full use of lower extremities and back muscles
Frequent: Reaching below shoulders: Extending arms in any direction below shoulders.
Frequent: Handling: Seizing, holding, grasping, turning or otherwise working with hand or hands.
Frequent: Fingering: Picking, pinching, gripping, working primarily with fingers requiring fine manipulation.
Frequent: Bimanual Dexterity: Requiring the use of both hands.
Continuous: Communication: Expressing or exchanging written/verbal/electronic information.
Continuous: Auditory: Perceiving the variances of sounds, tones and pitches and able to focus on single source of auditory information
Continuous: Vision: Clarity of near vision at 20 inches or less and far vision at 20 feet or more with depth perception, peripheral vision, color vision.
Continuous: Smell: Ability to detect and identify odors.
Frequent: Chemicals and Gasses: Medications, cleaning chemicals, oxygen, other medical gases used in work area.
Frequent: Pathogens: Risk of exposure to bloodborne pathogens and other contagious illnesses.
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