This position supports this departmental purpose by processing patient samples and preparing and staining slides for Histologic analysis.REQUIRED-Histology certification (ASCP) or eligibility.-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.-Identifies self and section when answering/using the phone; deliver messages and/or refers phone calls to the appropriate person.-Work at establishing professional working relationships with all departmental personnel.-Demonstrate good verbal and written communication skills; document and report clearly and concisely; convey instructions, directions and information appropriately.-Ability to prioritize work based upon departmental turnaround requirements and priority requests.-Technical and mechanical skills to operate and perform preventive maintenance on equipment in the area.-Ability to work well, accurately, and neatly under tight time restrictions.-Tact and diplomacy skills to meet departmental needs.-Ability to maintain records legibly and accurately.-Ability to perform complex laboratory procedures following established protocols.-Must maintain patient confidentiality before, during and after specimen test preparation and performance.SPECIAL REQUIREMENT-THIS POSITION MAY BE SUBJECT TO A CRIMINAL BACKGROUND INVESTIGATION, DRUG SCREEN, LIVE SCAN FINGERPRINTING, MEDICAL EVALUATION CLEARANCE, AND FUNCTIONAL CAPACITY ASSESSMENT
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About University of California Davis Medical Center
At the end of 2015, we launched a comprehensive and inclusive process to tap into the broad, diverse knowledge of our entire UC Davis Health community to stimulate new and unique ideas for our next strategic plan.Throughout 2016, hundreds of members of our UC Davis Health family, as well as external friends and partners, took part in conversations and provided valuable input into charting a long-term course for our future that will continue the momentum underway to solidify our position as a top-tier health care organization.With your valuable input and talents, I am excited to launch our six new strategic plan goals. Over the next few years, together we will:Lead Person-Centered Care in the best way, at the best time, in the best place, and with the best teamReimagine Education by cultivating diverse, transdisciplinary, life-long learners who will lead transformation in health care to advance well-being and equity for allAccelerate Innovative Research to improve lives and reduce the burden of disease through the discovery, implementation and dissemination of new knowledgeImprove Population Health through the use of big data and precision healthTransform Our Culture by engaging eve...ryone with compassion and inclusion, by inspiring innovative ideas, and by empowering each otherPromote Sustainability through shared goals, balanced priorities and investments in our workforce and in our communityAt a time when our industry is experiencing some of the most formidable changes ever, these are bold aspirations that will anchor us and provide us with clarity of purpose and a path forward. I am fully confident that we will achieve great success knowing we have a solid plan and areas of focus to guide us.I thank everyone who participated in the planning process for their great input and their dedication to our future success.