The Histotechnologist/Histotechnician will be responsible for various techniques involved in the processing of tissue specimens for examination and diagnosis by the pathologist. Responsibilities may include accessioning, embedding, cutting, macrodissection, and staining,-both basic Hematoxylin and Eosin (H&E) staining as well as Immunohistochemical (IHC) staining. In addition, he or she will be involved with accurate reporting of results, quality control, and maintenance of laboratory equipment.
Schedule: Monday - Friday 8:00 AM to 4:30 PM
Each employee’s specific job responsibilities are uniquely defined by their individual training plan and assigned duties, but are generally defined as follows: 1.1. Complying with the laboratory’s technical, administrative and safety policies and procedures. 1.2. Participating in the laboratory’s quality assurance plan, adhering to quality control and preventive maintenance policies and appropriately documenting these activities. 1.3. Following the laboratory’s policies and procedures whenever test systems are not within acceptable limits and documenting the problem and any corrective action. 1.4. Troubleshooting and identifying problems that may adversely affect test performance and/or reporting of test results by initiating corrective action and using the defined electronic system to make the required management notification. 1.5. Performing proficiency testing in the same manner as routine samples. 1.6. Actively participating in successful and timely completion of training and competency ssessment as outlined in the laboratory and departmental training programs. 1.7. Where competency has not been approved by supervision, will work under the direct supervision of an employee competent on the task. 1.8. Participating in continuing education according to accepted laboratory standards. 1.9. Participates in departmental and cross-functional teams to resolve problems or implement projects. 1.10. Can serve as a trainer on technical processes within the group.
1.1. Board Certified Histotechnologist (HTL)/Histotechnician (HT) by a national certification agency, such as the American Society of Clinical Pathologists (ASCP), AND
1.2. Bachelor’s degree in a chemical, biological or clinical laboratory/medical technology science with at least 1 year of relevant clinical laboratory experience.
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to sit; talk; or hear. The employee is occasionally required to stand; walk; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms; and stoop; kneel; or crouch The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision and depth perception.