• Full Time
  • Chicago

Website Hektoen Institute LLC


Provides technical expertise in the coverage of Histology Laboratory and Gross Laboratory functions with emphasis on Oncology related surgical pathology specimens.


Primarily responsible for organizing and maintaining database for Surgical Pathology specimens designated for P20 Northwestern University –Cancer Health Disparities Project, for performance of frozen sections and collection of tissue requirements for this P20 Cancer Health Disparities Project, and for the timely delivery of the required tissue to collaborators at Northwestern University.

Performs other functions in the Histology and Gross Laboratory, as directed by the Anatomic Pathology Manager or Director of Surgical Pathology, for service coverage.  Performs computer accessioning and routine file management for the department workloads.  Has knowledge of laboratory equipment and procedures in the Gross Laboratory and Histology Laboratory.  Understands, performs and keeps records of instrument maintenance and troubleshooting procedures as required.  Understands, performs and records quality control according to departmental guidelines.  Maintains technical competence through continuing education, and discussion periods with supervisors.  Understands the importance of professional appearance and behavior and conducting oneself in customer–oriented manner in accordance with the hospitals policy on patient rights and responsibilities. Maintains and promotes established hospital and departmental policies and procedures to comply with safety, environmental and infection control standards.  Applies job skills and laboratory policies and procedures to complete a variety of tasks.  Coordinates multiple projects and service improvement initiatives in Surgical Pathology.


Associate’s degree or Bachelor of Science degree in a Chemical, Physical or Biological Science or Medical Laboratory Technology.  Prior experience in clinical trial research with performance of frozen sections and HT/ASCP a plus.  Must meet CLIA requirements for Testing Personnel – have education and training equivalent of Associate’s degree or Bachelor of Science degree in a Chemical, Physical or Biological Science or Medical Technology with at least 60 semester hours to include either 24 in medical lab technology or 24 hours with (6-chemistry, 6-biology and 12 hours in chemistry, biology, medical technology in any combination) AND three months documented lab training in high complexity testing by specialty or completion of an approved department of Health and Human Services HHS lab training program.


General biological or laboratory science background, with specific knowledge of Histology.  Strong computer skills–MS Office Familiarity with laboratory information systems with ability to learn SoftPath, SoftLab, and Cerner/Power Chart, Ventana Vantage system.  Database/access experience preferred.  Ability to device tracking systems and efficient reporting.  Strong organizational skills with ability to prioritize and follow-up Ability to multitask Strong attention to detail Self starter Strong written and verbal communication skills as well as interpersonal skills.  Must be able to interface effectively with individuals from multiple departments at multiple levels.  Ability to deliver training and presentation  Ability to work independently, as a team member and as a team leader  Ability to develop standards and practices within discipline  Ability to identify, implement and maintain best practices (continuous improvement)

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