Technician B (Gross Room) | New York, NY - Job.com

Technician B (Gross Room)

for Columbia University in New York, NY

Job Description

**Position Information**

**Job Title**

Technician B (Gross Room)

**Job Code Title**

Technical 4

**Job Requisition Number**

080081

**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**

Health

**Salary Grade**

Technical 4-074

**Salary Range**

**Advertised Summary Job Description**

The Technician B will be responsible for but not limited to gross examination of biopsies, bone marrows and hardware specimens, and other small non-complicated specimens.

- Review clinical and other pertinent information on test requisition slips, specimen's container and other forms submitted with the specimen.

- Provides various supportive functions such as grossing bench/ utensils cleaning, hazardous waste removal, formalin tissue disposal, specimen triage, labeling of pathology materials and specimen transport, etc.

- Organizing & matching specimens, test requisition slips, specimen cassettes and related materials and records, heavy lifting.

**Minimum Qualifications for Grade**

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

Requires a bachelor's degree in chemistry, biology, physics or related science or equivalent combination of education, training and experience.

Must have NYS Clinical Laboratory Technician or Certified Histological Technician license or permit.

**Additional Position-Specific Minimum Qualifications**

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

- Knowledge of chemistry, biology, physics, related science, or equivalent in education, training and experience.

- Ability to perform work in a neat and orderly manner and in accordance with safety regulations.

- Ability to learn and adapt to new techniques/procedures

**Special Instructions**

**Preferred Qualifications**

- Experience with grossing biopsies in a large clinical Anatomic Pathology laboratory setting.

- Previous Experience with Pathology LIS /Copath, specifically with AB&T specimen tracking module , and specimen accessioning

**Essential Functions**

80%- Gross examination of biopsies, bone marrows and hardware specimens, and other small non-complicated specimens. Review clinical and other pertinent information on test requisition slips, specimen's container and other forms submitted with the specimen. Employs LIS as necessary.

10%- Provides various supportive functions such as grossing bench/ utensils cleaning, hazardous waste & formalin waste removal, specimen triage, labeling of pathology materials and specimen transport, etc. Organizing & matching specimens, test requisition slips, specimen cassettes and related materials and records, heavy lifting.

5%- File / sort grossed specimens pending for disposal

5%- Perform other related duties assigned

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

Grossing of small & BXs specimens

**Special Indications**

**This position works with:**

Bloodborne pathogens

Chemicals

Formaldehyde/Xylene

Infectious agents/lasers

**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**

10-14-2015

**Requisition Close Date**

Open Until Filled

**Quick Link**

jobs. columbia. edu/applicants/Central? quickFind=151208

**EEO Statement**

Columbia University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer.

**Local Hiring**

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

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