Re: [Histonet] Temporary Histology Position Open (South Dakota State University)

From:Hadi Yaziji

I believe this is the largest histotechnology email list on record. It 
is interesting that few are justifying the race-to-the-bottom approach 
taken by the job ad. Someone who failed the HT exam and has no formal 
education and has little experience should be working at McDonald 
flipping burgers and not be sitting behind a microtome that he/she 
doesn't know how to use.

Histotechs are as important as Medtechs, ICU nurses and other 
healthcare professionals who make decent money because the importance 
of their profession is more visible to the public than people in 
histology labs.

I hope ads like that one won't be abundant. But it is probably the 
responsibility of the Histotechnology community (including NSH) to 
insure that the issue of pay is being monitored. There's no reason any 
licensed histotech should  agree to such insulting job requirements. 
After all, there's more national shortage in histotech jobs than 
nursing jobs. This ad still sounds ironic to me, where the number of 
histotech schools that are currently operating keeps dropping.

As pathologists (recently described as "elitists"), most of us feel 
that histotechs should be extremely well compensated in order for us to 
adequately carry out our daily practice.

Hadi Yaziji, M.D.
PhenoPath Laboratories

On Dec 8, 2003, at 7:55 AM, Ron Martin wrote:

>
> From my experience I can say that vet. pathology does not pay the same 
> as
> human path. Also this is advertised as a technician position with no 
> formal
> education or certification. I can also say from experience that many
> universities do not pay well at all. I'm sure that there is someone out
> there who cannot pass the HT exam, has no formal education and has 
> little
> experience who will fulfill their requirements. You must also consider
> geographical location when considering salaries. Just my two cents 
> worth.
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Robert Schoonhoven" 
> Cc: 
> Sent: Saturday, December 06, 2003 10:57 AM
> Subject: Re: [Histonet] Temporary Histology Position Open (South Dakota
> State University)
>
>
> This must be some kind of joke..   My teenage son makes more at the
> local mall.
>
> Robert Schoonhoven
>
> Geoff McAuliffe wrote:
>
>> $9.39 an hour for a responsible, skilled postion? It's an insult. AND
>> I'll bet the administration gripes about "how hard it is to get good
>> help these days". Our Housekeeping staff starts at more than that, and
>> they have no training.
>>
>> SDSU HISTO wrote:
>>
>>> LABORATORY TECHNICIAN - VETERINARY SCIENCE
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>> This is a full-time, temporary position to last approximately three
>>> (3) months.
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>> Salary Range N11:  $9.39 per hour
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>> POSITION PURPOSE:  To prepare histology and immunohistochemistry
>>> slides for pathologic examination by faculty and to assist with
>>> general laboratory maintenance such as filing microscope slides and
>>> blocks, cleaning equipment and loading the tissue processor or
>>> automated stainers.
>>>
>>>
>>> KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES:
>>>
>>> Knowledge of:
>>>
>>>         methods, materials, equipment and techniques of laboratory
>>> testing, analysis and media preparation;
>>>
>>>         basic principles, practices, and procedures of laboratory
>>> testing;
>>>
>>>         laboratory equipment, procedures, operation, and
>>> terminology; and
>>>
>>>         safe laboratory practices;
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>> Skill and ability to:
>>>
>>>         perform basic microtome;
>>>
>>>         prioritize work;
>>>
>>>         follow detailed directions and instructions;
>>>
>>>         use and maintain laboratory equipment;
>>>
>>>         perform laboratory tests or analysis;
>>>
>>>         accurately record data onto computer; and
>>>
>>>         lift up to 50 lbs.
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>> COMMENTS:  Some work with potentially noxious chemicals is performed
>>> in the laboratory under a class II fume hood.
>>>
>>>
>>> Deadline: Open Until Filled
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>> Submit SD Job Application Form to:                      SDSU Human
>>> Resources
>>>
>>>
>>>             Box 2201
>>>
>>>
>>>             Brookings, SD  57007
>>>
>>>
>>>             (605) 688-4128
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>
>
>
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