Senior Technician | New York, NY - Job.com

Senior Technician

for Columbia University in New York, NY

Job Description

**Position Information**

**Job Title**

Senior Technician

**Job Code Title**

**Job Requisition Number**

071837

**Department**

7538- PAT Pathology

**Location**

Medical Center

**Job Type**

Support Staff Full-Time Regular

**Bargaining Unit**

1199 / SSA Area

**If temporary, indicate duration**

**Hours Per Week**

35

**Job Family**

Research Support (Laboratory and Non-Laboratory)

**Salary Grade**

Technical 5-075

**Salary Range**

**Advertised Summary Job Description**

The Senior Technician will perform a wide range of histological techniques including but not limited to tissue processing, embedding, micro-sectioning, and routine staining as well as some special stains, coverslipping and assisting in the distribution of microslides. The incumbent will be expected to prepare various chemical solutions and reagents; trouble shoot and maintain laboratory equipment which includes staining and coverslipping machine and other related laboratory equipment. The individual is expected to perform with limited supervision, maintain Quality Control and Quality Assurance, and perform other related duties pertaining to the proper functioning of the laboratory. THE POSITION REQUIRES CANDIDATE TO WORK ON EVENING SHIFT AND PARTICIPATE IN THE MEDICAL SURVEILLANCE PROGRAM. The candidate must be eligible or license to participle as a Clinical laboratory or Histological Technician in accordance to the New York State licensure requirement.

**Minimum Qualifications for Grade**

**Applicant** **MUST** **meet these minimum qualifications to be considered an applicant**

Requires a Bachelor's degree and at least 1. 5 years of related experience or equivalent in education, training and experience. ASCP preferred. The candidate must be authorized or licensed to practice as a clinical laboratory/ technician according to New York State licensure requirement.

**Additional Position-Specific Minimum Qualifications**

**Applicant** **MUST** **meet these minimum qualifications to be considered an applicant**

Microtomy skills are required.

Must be HT or HTL ASCP registered or registered eligible.

Able to work on evening shif.

Solid interpersonal and communication skills required.

Computer knowledge required.

Ability to work in a neat and orderly mannner.

POSITION REQUIRES PRE-EMPLOYMENT DRUG SCREEN.

**Special Instructions**

THE POSITION REQUIRES CANDIDATE TO WORK ON EVENING SHIFT

**Preferred Qualifications**

HT or HTL ASCP registered or registered eligible

NYS Licensure in Clinical laboratory or Histology technician

**Essential Functions**

45%: Tissue processing, embedding, and sectioning of paraffin blocks.

20%: Perform routine H&E and special stains techniques

15%: Prepare various chemical solutions and reagents

10%: Trouble-shoot and maintain laboratory equipment and laboratory operations.

5%: Maintain statistical records and other related records pertaining to equipment and laboratory operations

5%: Other related duties pertaining to the proper functioning of the laboratory.

**Additional Essential Functions (Limit to 3950 characters. )**

**Special Indications**

**This position works with:**

Bloodborne pathogens

Chemicals

Formaldehyde/Xylene

**HIPAA Compliance training required**

Yes

**Participation in Medical Surveillance required**

Yes

**What type of posting? Is this a waiver request? **

Standard Posting

**Requisition Open Date**

11-08-2013

**Requisition Close Date**

Open Until Filled

**Quick Link**

jobs. columbia. edu/applicants/Central? quickFind=139075

**EEO Statement**

Columbia University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer --Race/Gender/Disability/Veter an.

**Local Hiring**

Columbia University is committed to the hiring of qualified local residents.

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