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We are searching for an Electron Microscopy Medical Technician -- someone who works well in a fast-paced setting. In this position, you will provide high quality electron micrographs in the Electron Microscopy department to aid in establishing diagnoses of disease.
Think you’ve got what it takes?
· Validates specimen identification and appropriateness of sample type and size; assists with the collection of kidney biopsies
· Examines stool, vesicular, and other fluids for viral particles within established turn-around times, makes and reports preliminary results/diagnosis to the nursing station, determines which specimens need to be referred to Pathologist for review
· Recognizes and solves problems and prevents potential problems by identifying the cause, proposing alternatives, and/or determining and implementing solutions
· Prepares and checks buffers, fixatives, alcohols, resin mixtures, and other reagents and performs reagent cross-over checks, labels reagents correctly and monitors inventory
· Operates and maintains the electron microscope, performing scheduled maintenance and calibration procedures according to section procedure manuals
· Participates in continuing education and in-service programs by attending pathology case studies, section meeting, and seminars reads professional publications or attends classes and provides documentation of participation
· Performs required proficiency testing, documents results, and takes any necessary corrective action
Being fully vaccinated against COVID-19 is required for all employees at Texas Children’s, unless approved for a medical or religious exemption.
· Bachelor’s degree in any field of science required
· 3 years’ experience working in an electron microscopy laboratory or 5 years general laboratory experience required