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TISSUE ANALYSIS TECHNICIAN II

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Job Description
DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH SERVICES
FILING START DATE: 10/13/2016
Until the needs of the service are met and is subject to closure without prior notice.
EXAM NUMBER:Y4955F
OPEN COMPETITIVE JOB OPPORTUNITY
DEFINITION:
Functions as a lead person providing technical direction to less experienced tissue technicians and performing the more complex or specialized tissue analysis procedures.
Essential Job Functions
Investigates, identifies and resolves problems with equipment malfunctions, difficulties with improperly fixed tissue, cut resistant tissue embedded in paraffin or plastic and irregularly staining tissue.
Recognizes and resolves problems which may occur with stains, reagents and other solutions that do not produce expected results.
Assists in training and orienting new technicians to the laboratory and to the specific procedures established for the preparation of processing of specimens for light and electron microscopic evaluation.
Performs standardized laboratory procedures such as cutting 1-3 micron thick paraffin sections and 1 micron thick plastic sections for study and viewing by a pathologist using a light or electron microscope.
Stains slides with 2-7 micron thick paraffin sections and 1 micron thick plastic sections using routine, special orhistochemicalstains to demonstrate pathological features of tissue by use of the light microscope by a pathologist.
Establishes priorities for the workflow of the Tissue Analysis Laboratory; i.e., RUSHES for early morning diagnosis, FROZEN's for immediate diagnosis.
Acts as supervisor in the absence of the Tissue Analysis Technician Supervisor.
Assists the laboratory supervisor in the identification of new equipment, materials or other items of supply that warrant investigative testing.
Participates in experiments to evaluate the feasibility or adaptability of products or procedures in regular laboratory operations, and in the set-up and standardization of new equipment.
Oversees loading of tissue processor with properly prepared cassettes with specimens for processing.
Requirements
MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS:
Two years' experience in the preparation of tissue specimens for morphological analysis under a light and electron microscope in an approved laboratory*. The experience must have included sectioning and staining from paraffin or plastic blocks for routine techniques, special histochemical techniques, and electron microscopic techniques.
PHYSICAL CLASS II - Light:
Light physical effort which may include occasional light lifting to a 10 pound limit, and some bending, stooping or squatting. Considerable walking may be involved.
Special Requirement Information:
*An approved laboratory is defined as a clinical laboratory that has a federal issued Clinical Laboratory Improvement Amendment Laboratory Certificate of Accreditation that authorizes the laboratory to accept human specimens for the purpose of performing laboratory examinations, and is accredited by the College of American Pathologists (CAP) or Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations (JCAHO).
Additional Information
Examination Content:
This examination will consist of an evaluation of training and experience based uponapplication information weighted at 100%.
Candidates
must achieve a passing score of 70% or higher on the examination in order to be placed on the eligible register.
Eligibility Information:
Applications will be processed on an as-received
basis and those receiving a passing score will be promulgated to the eligible register accordingly.
The names of candidates receiving a passing score on the examination will be added to the eligible register and will appear in the order of their score group for a period of twelve (12) months following the date of eligibility.
No person may compete in this examination more than once every twelve (12) months.
Special Information:
Appointees may be required to work any shift, including evenings, nights, weekends, and holidays.
Vacancy Information:
The resulting eligible register from this examination will be used to fill vacancies throughout the Department of Health Services as they occur.
Available Shift:
Any
APPLICATION AND FILING INFORMATION:
APPLICATIONS MUST BE FILED ONLINE ONLY. APPLICATIONS SUBMITTED BY U.S. MAIL, FAX OR IN PERSON WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED.
Apply online by clicking on the greenApply button at the top right of this posting. You can also track the status of your application using this website.
All information is subject to verification. We may reject your application at any time during the examination and hiring process, including after appointment has been made. Falsification of any information may result in disqualification or rescission of appointment.
Utilizing VERBIAGE
from the Class Specification and Minimum Requirements serving as your description of duties WILL NOT
be sufficient to demonstrate that you met the requirements. Doing so may result in an INCOMPLETE APPLICATION
and you may be DISQUALIFIED.
This examination will remain open until the needs of the service are met. Application filing may be suspended at any time without advance notice.
Fill out your application completely. The acceptance of your application depends on whether you have clearly shown that you meet the requirements. Provide any relevant education, training, and experience in the spaces provided so we can evaluate your qualifications for the job. For each job held, give the name and address of your employer, your job title, beginning and ending dates, number of hours worked per week, description of work performed, and salary earned. If your application is incomplete, it will be rejected.
Applications electronically received after 5:00 p.m., PST, on the last day of filing will not be accepted.
NOTE:
If you are unable to attach required documents, you must **** or email the documents to the exam analyst, within 15 calendar days of filing online. Please include the exam number and the exam title.
SOCIAL SECURITY NUMBER:
Please include your Social Security Number for record control purposes. Federal law requires that all employed person have a Social Security number for record control purposes.
COMPUTER AND INTERNET ACCESS AT PUBLIC LIBRARIES:
For candidates who may not have regular access to a computer or the internet, applications can be completed on computers at public libraries throughout Los Angeles County.
NO SHARING OF USER ID AND PASSWORD:
All applicants must file their application online using their own user ID and password. Using a family member's or friend's user ID and password may erase a candidate's original application record.
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