In support of UCDHS' mission of "improving lives and transforming health care", the Department of Pathology and laboratory medicine provides high quality diagnostic and therapeutic care to patients, both UCDHS' and its affiliates, through the examination and interpretation of tissue, blood and other body fluids. Our laboratory is accredited by the College of American Pathology (CAP) and located in three distinct facilities: The Surgery and Emergency Services Pavilion (SESP), the Pathology Buildings, and the Specialty Testing Center. The Department is one of the largest ancillary services with gross annual revenues in excess of $450m, expenses of $60m, and more than 250 employees across 18 distinct units and accounts/cost centers.
This position supports this departmental purpose by processing patient samples and preparing and staining slides for Histologic analysis.
Histology certification (ASCP}
Knowledge and experience in embedding fresh and fixed various tissues for microtomy sections.
Knowledge of routine H&E and special histochemical stains.
Knowledge and experience cutting high-quality paraffin embedded and fresh tissue blocks at 1-10 microns in a timely fashion.
Experience in sectioning paraffin embedded and fresh tissues as thin as one (1) micron on a rotary and/or electric microtome.
Experience in preparing molar solutions correcting for pH, and general laboratory maintenance.
Knowledge of an ability to learn special histological stains including the ability to perform several stains simultaneously.
Knowledge of the Laboratory and Hospital Information Systems (LIS/HIS) and other basic computer programs.
Must be able to work variable shifts as needed on weekends, holidays, must be able to work occasional overtime as required and take call as needed. Must be able to move items weighing 44 lbs. Will be required to utilize body mechanics (walking, sitting, standing, bending, squatting, climbing, kneeling, grasping, pushing, pulling, and reaching) to carry out job duties and functions.
This position may be subject to a criminal background investigation, drug screen, Live Scan fingerprinting, medical evaluation clearance, and functional capacity assessment.
The University of California has implemented a SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19) Vaccination Program SARS-CoV-2 Vaccination Policy (ucop.edu) covering all employees. To be compliant with the policy, employees must submit proof of vaccination or a University-approved exception or deferral.
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