Clinical Laboratory/IHC

Clinical Medical Histology Technician (CMHT)

Location: Portland, Oregon
Type: Full-time

The Clinical Medical Histology Technician (CMHT) is responsible for standards, practices, and procedures commonly used in immunohistochemical (IHC) testing assays, new test development and implementation, new instrument integration into Histopathology workflows, as well as instrument and assay performance monitoring. The CMHT prepares tissue sections for routine and complex histological procedures, records and analyzes data, recognizes trends, compares data sets for equivalency, evaluates assay control material for acceptance, and completes data reports. Relying on experience and knowledge of Histopathology and IHC processes, the employee in this position exercises good judgment to plan and accomplish goals. This position works to support the MolecularMD strategic goals as well as Histopathology department goals of timely and accurate work, achievement of client deliverables, and excellent customer service.

Education, Certifications, Experience / Licensing Requirement:

  • BA or BS degree in Histology, Biology, Chemistry, or a related science
  • Qualify as Testing Personnel per 42 CFR 493.1495
  • Minimum of 1 year of experience in a hospital, medical center, or anatomical pathology laboratory performing routine histology, including specimen processing, embedding, microtomy, staining, IHC and ISH, as well as troubleshooting and reporting results
  • American Society of Clinical Pathology Histotechnician (HT-ASCP) or Histotechnologist (HTL-ASCP) certification preferred.

Computer Skills:

Position requires specialized computer skills. Must be adept at using various applications including database, spreadsheet, report writing, project management, graphics, word processing, presentation creation/editing, communication by email and use of scheduling software. Computer competency requires advanced skills in Word, and intermediate skills in Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook.

Essential duties and responsibilities:

Testing personnel are responsible for specimen processing, test performance, and for reporting test results.

Each individual performs only those high complexity tests that require a degree of skill commensurate with the individual’s education, training or experience, and technical abilities as authorized by the Laboratory Director.

Each individual performing high complexity testing must:

  • Follow the laboratory’s procedures for specimen handling and processing, test analyses, reporting and maintaining records of patient test results;
  • Maintain records that demonstrate that proficiency testing samples are tested in the same manner as patient specimens;
  • Adhere to the laboratory’s quality control policies;
  • Document all quality control activities, including instrument and procedural calibrations and maintenance performed;
  • Follow the laboratory’s established policies and procedures whenever test systems are not within the laboratory’s established acceptable levels of performance;
  • Be capable of identifying problems that may adversely affect test performance or reporting of test results;
  • Demonstrate knowledge and capacity to recognize and correct problems with appropriate notification to the general supervisor, technical supervisor, clinical consultant, or Laboratory Director;
  • Document all corrective actions taken when test systems deviate from established performance specifications.

If you are interested in joining our team and would like to be considered for a future job opening, please email your resume to: human_resources@molecularmd.com

MolecularMD is an equal opportunity employer. It is the policy of MolecularMD to prohibit discrimination of any type and to afford equal employment opportunities to employees and applicants, without regard to race, color, religion, gender (sex), age, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, genetic information, veteran status or any other characteristic protected by law.