[Histonet] Supervisor position, Histology, UC San Francisco Medical Center

Morken, Timothy Timothy.Morken <@t> ucsfmedctr.org
Mon Nov 11 20:46:00 CST 2013

The Histology Supervisor position has opened at UC San Francisco Medical Center in San Francisco, CA

Some basic info:

Supervises Histology, special stains and IHC.
13 histotechs
30 pathologists, 25 residents, 3 certified PA's, 6 histotech PA's
Average 500 blocks/day, range is 300 to 900
Recuts = average 250 per day, up to 500
IHC = 300 slides per day, 230 antibodies on the menu
50 special stains per day

2 peloris processors, 3 VIP5
3 sakura embedding centers
9 Leica 2255 microtomes
4 Leica Bond  IHC stainers, 1 Ventana Ultra

Cerner Copath Plus LIS, version 2012, upgrading to version 2013 in the spring.
Implementing Copath AB&T barcoding at this time. Go-live is in February.

Please apply through the Jobs website:


You can send a resume to me at tim.morken <@t> ucsfmedctr.org<mailto:tim.morken <@t> ucsfmedctr.org> so we can be sure HR passes your application on to us.

If you have any questions, ask me.
Tim Morken
Supervisor, Electron Microscopy/Neuromuscular Special Studies
Department of Pathology
UC San Francisco Medical Center
505 Parnassus Ave, Box 1656
Room S570
San Francisco, CA 94143

(415) 353-1266 (ph)
(415) 514-3403 (fax)
tim.morken <@t> ucsfmedctr.org<mailto:tim.morken <@t> ucsfmedctr.org>

Job Description

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Pathology-Surgical / Histology



Full/Part Time:


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Variable Variable

Weekly Hours:

40 ;  100%

Union Information:

This classification is not represented by a union

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Job Summary

Under general direction from the Medical Director, the incumbent serves as supervisor to 3 Lead Histotechnologists and 9 Histotechnologists.   In addition to supervisory duties, the incumbent serves as a technical expert providing direction to staff as well as performing all technical aspects of surgical histology and immunohistochemistry procedures.  As supervisor:  recruits, hires, trains, completes performance evaluations, and resolves employee issues.  Provides orientation, completes competency assessments, maintains staff schedules, training and compliance documentation.  Implements new tests and procedures as requested by Medical Directors.  Updates and maintains the lab manuals and annual reviews required for accreditation.  Integrates new technologies into the laboratory to include analyzing and selecting of new equipment that meets space constraints and operational needs.  Ensures that new equipment and associated validation and staff training are performed.  Ensures that all equipment is well-maintained.  Ensures that staff training and documentation are completed as required.  Ensures that QC documentation is complete and quality standards are maintained in the laboratory.  Advises and assists researchers planning research projects and determines the ability of the laboratory to accommodate research projects, updating the Medical Director as required.  Other duties as assigned.

Required Qualifications

  *   College degree in a biological science, chemistry or a related field or equivalent education, Work experience experience as a histotechnologist in a comparable high-volume hospital histology laboratory within the last seven years, including senior-level experience.
  *   Demonstrated high-volume, high-quality sectioning and staining skills.
  *   Ability to organize and prioritize responsibilities and perform well under pressure to meet deadlines.
  *   Excellent interpersonal and communication skills.
  *   ASCP certification:  HT licensed or eligible required (candidate will be expected to obtain certification within 1 year), HTL desirable.
  *   Demonstrated ability to organize and prioritize responsibilities and perform well under pressure to meet deadlines required.
  *   Previous, recent supervisory experience in a Histology and /or Immunoperoxidase Laboratory required.
  *   Must be experienced with information technology systems and the use of hardware and software in business and laboratory settings.
  *   Must be an effective user of spreadsheets and database software.

Preferred Qualifications

  *   ASCP certification
  *   HT or HTL-licensed strongly preferred.
  *   Previous leadership experience in a hospital laboratory.



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