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Lakeland Regional Health is a leading medical center located in Central Florida. With a legacy spanning over a century, we have been dedicated to serving our community with excellence in healthcare. As the only Level 2 Trauma center for Polk, Highlands, and Hardee counties, and the second busiest Emergency Department in the US, we are committed to providing high-quality care to our diverse... patient population. Our facility is licensed for 892 beds and handles over 200,000 emergency room visits annually, along with 49,000 inpatient admissions, 21,000 surgical cases, 4,000 births, and 101,000 outpatient visits.

Lakeland Regional Health is currently seeking motivated individuals to join our team in various entry-level positions. Whether you're starting your career in healthcare or seeking new opportunities to make a difference, we have roles available across our primary and specialty clinics, urgent care centers, and upcoming standalone Emergency Department. With over 7,000 employees, Lakeland Regional Health offers a supportive work environment where you can thrive and grow professionally.

Work Hours per Biweekly Pay Period: 80.00

Shift: Flexible Hours and/or Flexible Schedule

Location: 1324 Lakeland Hills Blvd Lakeland, FL

Pay Rate: $34.80-$43.50

Position Summary

Responsible to the Histology Team Leader/and Anatomic Pathology Supervisor and works in a self-directed work team performing various procedures on tissue samples. Works closely with the Pathologists and is responsible to practice within the scope of their duties and licensure in accordance with approved policies, procedures and protocols. Follows all safety practices and maintains competency with skills to ensure high quality testing services. Must identify opportunities for and contribute to the improvement of quality, safety and cost, as well as patient, customer, and employee satisfaction. Contributes to positive outcomes and meets the vision and cultural expectations of the organization by exhibiting professional behavior and laboratory expertise.

Position Responsibilities

People At The Heart Of All That We Do
• Fosters an inclusive and engaged environment through teamwork and collaboration.
• Ensures patients and families have the best possible experiences across the continuum of care.
• Communicates appropriately with patients, families, team members, and our community in a manner that treasures all people as uniquely created.

Safety And Performance Improvement
• Behaves in a mindful manner focused on self, patient, visitor, and team safety.
• Demonstrates accountability and commitment to quality work.
• Participates actively in process improvement and adoption of standard work.

Stewardship
• Demonstrates responsible use of LRH's resources including people, finances, equipment and facilities.
• Knows and adheres to organizational and department policies and procedures.

People At The Heart Of All We Do
• Fosters an inclusive and engaged environment through teamwork and collaboration.
• Ensures patients and families have the best possible experiences across the continuum of care.
• Communicates appropriately with patients, families, team members, and our community in a manner that treasures all people as uniquely created.
• Safety And Performance Improvement
• Behaves in a mindful manner focused on self, patient, visitor, and team safety.
• Demonstrates accountability and commitment to quality work.
• Participates actively in process improvement and adoption of standard work.
• Stewardship
• Demonstrates responsible use of LRH's resources including people, finances, equipment and facilities.
• Knows and adheres to organizational and department policies and procedures.
• Standard Work Duties: Histology Technologist
• Actively participates in team development, achieving dashboards, and in accomplishing department goals and objectives
• Assists Pathologist/Pathologist Assistant with gross dissection and frozen section procedures as need
• Prepares microscopic slides, including special stains, IHC, of high quality for patient diagnosis following the correct protocols and procedures
• Follows established safety and biohazard procedures and standard precautions at all times. Disposes of biohazardous waste following laboratory protocols (see Laboratory Safety Manual and Chemical Hygiene Plan)
• Supports professional development by assisting with training and/or competency assessment for coworkers, new employees and students
• Manages and prioritizes the preparation and organization of specimens within the expected turnaround times
• Performs all preventative maintenance procedures, troubleshooting and documentation of corrective actions according to established policies and procedures; communicating issues to Supervisor
• Takes responsibility to seek, maintain and increase own knowledge, skills and abilities so that ongoing competency is maintained
• Performs cytology preparation when needed
• Participates in Laboratory Quality Assurance programs including proficiency testing

Competencies & Skills

Essential:
• Experienced in cutting frozen sections and knowledgeable in a variety of special stains, including Immunohistochemistry
• Computer/key boarding skills appropriate to position for data entry and order entry. Demonstrates organizational and documentation skills
• Works independently with minimal supervision

Qualifications & Experience

Essential:
• High School or Equivalent

Nonessential:
• Associate Degree

Essential:
• Certification from an accredited Histotechnology training program

Nonessential:
• B.S. degree or equivalent in Histology with one year clinical internship from an approved training program

Other information:

Licenses Essential: Licensed as a Histotechnologist from the Florida Board of Clinical Lab Personnel (BCLP) under the State of Florida Department of Health division of Medical Quality Assurance.

Certifications Preferred: ASCP HTL Registry
Lakeland FL United States

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