A Histotechnician (HT) prepares human body tissue for examination by other laboratory professionals. The person in this position performs embedding, microtomy, and all related histology tasks. This position also performs special stain and IHC procedures as directed.
Embed all types of tissue
Section all types of paraffin embedded tissue
Follow set protocols and procedures for embedding and microtomy
Keep embedding area, microtome, and workstation clean and clutter free and maintain proper QC
Maintain fresh solutions, stains and/or re-agents
Perform special stain and/or IHC procedures as directed
Assist with case assembly and distribution as needed
File blocks and slides as needed
Properly handle and dispose of hazardous waste
Assists in documentation and maintaining effective department QA programs and monitors.
EDUCATION & LICENSURE:
High school diploma or GED required.
Must have either formal Histology training or on-the-job Histology training experience.
Maintains appropriate continuing education for certification if applicable
Minimum of one year experience working in a histology lab, performing microtomy and/or embedding is required.