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Additional Job Information

  • Sign-On Bonus Eligible -
  • Benefits Eligible -

  • Job ID: 1203330
    Employment Status: Full-Time
    More Information:

    Barnes-Jewish Hospital at Washington University Medical Center is the largest hospital in Missouri and is ranked as one of the nation's top hospitals by U.S. News & World Report. Barnes-Jewish Hospital's staff is composed of full-time academic faculty and community physicians of Washington University School of Medicine, supported by a house staff of residents, interns, fellows and other medical professionals. Recognizing its excellence in nursing care, Barnes-Jewish Hospital was the first adult hospital in Missouri to be certified as a Magnet Hospital by the American Nurses Credentialing Center.

    No other organization offers an opportunity for exploration and discovery like Barnes-Jewish Hospital. As a laboratory professional with Barnes-Jewish Hospital, you'll have exposure to the most advanced testing protocols and processes in medical diagnostics, and one of St. Louis' widest varieties of disciplines and specialties in laboratory careers. Our full-service, 24/7 laboratory is known for its leading-edge technology and the most progressive clinical techniques in practice today. you'll be working with the best, in a supportive atmosphere that will encourage your growth and advancement. Plus, you'll have opportunities to share your skills and knowledge by participating in clinical trials and research in conjunction with leading organizations such as the Washington University School of Medicine.


    Role Purpose

    Responsible for providing a variety of routine and/or complex tests and procedures on tissue and related surgical specimens submitted for histological examination that aid in the confirmation of patient diagnosis. This role has specialized expertise in technical processes and procedures and proposes improvements to these processes. The position provides subject matter guidance to less experienced employees and may act as a lead.


  • May assist supervisor in maintaining quality plan, procedure manual, variance management, interdepartmental functionality, and writing policies/procedures. Actively participates in process improvement initiatives. Performs competency assessments and provides training of complex procedures and processes. Acts as a lead to provide subject matter expertise as needed.
  • May be trained to perform tissue gross examination as needed. (Must meet the High Complexity qualifications as written in CLIA 42CFR493). Performs validation of new histochemical and immunohistochemical stains.
  • Processing, microtomy and staining of non-decalcified bone for metabolic bone disease. Processing, microtomy and staining of ophthalmic specimens and whole orbit pathology. Advanced technical and critical thinking skills to embed, cut and stain tissue from a variety of body sites. Advanced knowledge of neuropathology, pediatrics and subspecialized anatomic pathology.
  • Tasks to include, but not limited to light, frozen, and fluorescent microtomy, embedding, staining, reagent preparation. Performs immunohistochemistry and immunofluorescent staining Performs and documents quality controls. Selects tissue for control library and maintains control library inventory.
  • Provides slides, tissue sections and ribbons for a variety of research and clinical trial protocols. Prepare slides for whole slide digital imaging during frozen section procedures
  • BJC has determined this is a safety-sensitive position. The ability to work in a constant state of alertness and in a safe manner is an essential function of this job.

  • Minimum Requirements



  • High School Diploma or GED


  • <2 years

    Supervisor Experience

  • No Experience

    Licenses & Certifications

  • HTL-ASCP or equiv


    Preferred Requirements and Additional Job Information



  • Bachelor's Degree
  • - Physical/Life Science/related



  • 2-5 years

    Benefits Statement

    Note: not all benefits apply to all openings

    -  Comprehensive medical, dental, life insurance, and disability plan options
    -  Pension Plan*/403(b) Plan
    -  401(k) plan
    -  Tuition Assistance
    -  Health Care and Dependent Care Reimbursement Accounts
    -  On-Site Fitness Center (depending on location)
    -  Paid Time Off Program for vacation, holiday and sick time

    *Pension does not apply to Memorial Hospital, Memorial Hospital East, Memorial Medical Group, Alton Memorial or Parkland Health Center

    Legal Statement

    The above information on this description has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by employees in this position. It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and qualifications required of employees assigned to this job.


    Equal Opportunity Employer