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Lead Histotech - Mohs Laboratory

Company: Scripps Health
Location: San Diego
Posted on: February 23, 2021

Job Description:

Since Scripps Clinic began caring for San Diegans in 1924, it has become San Diego's first choice for exceptional primary care and highly specialized and coordinated specialty care. Scripps Clinic offers a comprehensive range of medical and surgical services that are nationally recognized for quality, excellence and innovation. Our team-based model is designed to provide the best possible care and outcomes. More than 850 providers and physicians provide 1 million patient visits a year coordinated through an integrated electronic health record. Job Type: Lab Job ID: 1048687 Job Description Requirements Job Description At Scripps Health, you will experience the pride, support, respect that has been repeatedly recognized as one of the nation's Top 100 Places to Work.-- You'll be surrounded by people committed to making a difference in the lives of their patients and their teammates. So if you're open to change, go ahead and unlock your potential. Scripps Clinic's Mohs surgery center offers skin-preserving and life-saving treatments for skin cancer, cosmetic dermatology and general dermatology. Lead by top-notch Scripps Clinic dermatologists with advanced training in Mohs micrographic surgery, our center cares for more than 2,500 patients annually. The Lead Histotech will support the Mohs cutaneous surgery department at the labs at both Torrey Pines and Rancho Bernardo. To be successful, the Lead Histotech must be comfortable in an autonomous setting and will have experience with IHC staining and Mohs procedures. With 20-30 procedures per day, the primary function of the Lead Histotech will be cutting tissue, with about 10% of the work being administrative. This position is ideal for the histotech with experience in cutting frozen tissue on a cryostat and interested in growing into a leadership role. The Lead Histotech will:

  • Manage the administration of Mohs laboratory, in accordance with CAP and JHACO requirements.
  • Provide histological support for the unit including independently cutting and staining of tissue with H&E and IHC.
  • Accession, process, gross, embed and stain sections for Mohs surgery.
  • Provide mohs technologist training and support to the dermapathology lab as needed.
  • Set up and maintain basic histological procedures and solve problems related to those procedures
  • Perform analysis of histological material for qualitative and quantitative assessment and prepare/display and analyze histological results using drawing and presentation computer software.
  • Prepare and provide slides for conferences, publications and study sets for the fellowship program.
  • Provide direction to lab personnel.
  • Contribute to research proposals and presentations associated with the Mohs fellowship program.
  • Contribute to original ideas based on training and experience that will allow the solution to unique histological questions that come up in the execution of the fellowship staff sponsored projects research.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of Mohs micrographic surgery techniques, lab maintenance, tissue and slide preparation and storage.
  • Operate and maintain Mohs equipment.
  • Work with department leadership for coordination of staffing schedules for the RB and TP offices.
  • Provide detailed work analysis of each lab personnel to the unit supervisor related to job performance and annual evaluations.
  • Work with leadership to develop and maintain a staff training and onboarding program.
  • Serve as a liaison for the laboratory and interacts with physicians and customers to provide a positive outcome.
  • Perform all job duties in a timely manner while ensuring performance and safety standards are met.
  • Document activities and results consistently, thoroughly, and legibly. This is a full time position, generally Monday through Friday, 8am-5pm with some Saturdays. Will be located at Torrey Pines 3 days of the week and at Rancho Bernardo 2 days of the week. Scripps Health is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, sex (including pregnancy, sexual orientation, or gender identity/expression), age, marital status, status as a protected veteran, among other things, or status as a qualified individual with disability. Scripps Health is a non-profit health care delivery network dedicated to the community it calls home: San Diego, California. We are:
    • Home to 5 hospitals, 30+ outpatient centers and hundreds of affiliated physician offices
    • Known for our compassionate, collaborative culture
    • The only San Diego-based company to make Fortune magazine's 100 Best Places to Work
    • Consistently ranked by U.S. News & World Report among the nation's best
    • At the forefront of clinical research and education, with three highly respected graduate medical education programs and one of the top teaching hospitals in the nation Join Our Talent Network Not ready to apply? Receive alerts with new job opportunities that match your interests Receive relevant communications and updates from our organization Share job opportunities with family and friends through social media and email

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