The Histotechnician is responsible for accession, gross and describe small surgical specimens, maintain automated tissue processors, process tissue, and perform all basic histologic functions to prepare slides for diagnosis by a pathologist.
Job Relationships Reports to the Histology Manager
Assist the histology manager in solving problems including discrepancies in specimens, requisitions, demographic and billing information.
Perform basic histology functions including grossing of small/uncomplicated specimens, embedding, sectioning, routine staining, and coverslipping using manual techniques and automated instruments.
Operate and maintain all instrumentation including automated coverslippers and stainers, automated tissue processors, embedding instrumentation, and microtomes and cryostats.
Assist pathologists with preparation of frozen sections including microtomy and staining.
Assist in all documentation and clerical functions in the histology lab including accessioning specimens into the computer system, maintaining quality assurance and control records, function logs, workload logs, and slide and cassette files.
Assist in ordering and maintaining supplies for the department.
Interpret and solve common problems with staining, reactions, protocols, and procedures associated with processing and preparation of surgical specimens for diagnosis by a pathologist.
Comply with the Springfield Clinic incident reporting policy and procedures.
Adhere to all OSHA and Springfield Clinic training & accomplishments as required per policy.
Provide excellent customer service and adhere to SC Way customer service philosophy.