Histotechnologist Specialist - Pathology FT Days

Laboratory 75200 - Laboratory Pathology Full-Time Days 8 Hour 0430


Description

Under general supervision prepares tissue specimens for routine and special procedures for interpretation by the Pathologists.

Core Competencies

  • Performs routine and complex histochemical and/or immunohistochemistry procedures according to established policies and procedures.
  • Assists in training and orienting new employees.
  • Assists in establishing new work flow processes and procedures
  • Assists in problem troubleshooting. Recognizes basic problems in test methodology, quality control and instrument functions.
  • Performs validation of new antibodies and tests. Stores documents and slides for future reference appropriately.
  • Provides input for employee performance evaluation.
  • Participates in daily Histology functions including but not limited to: embedding tissue sample, cutting paraffin and frozen sections, staining and coversliping tissue section.
  • Performs preventative maintenance on equipment, documents PM appropriately, makes minor repairs and immediately contacts appropriate personnel for problems requiring repairs that are more complex. Follows-up to ensure repairs are completed.
  • Performs validation of new antibodies and tests. Stores documents and slides for future reference appropriately.
  • Distributes specimens to appropriate work area in a timely manner.
  • Disposes chemical and laboratory waste according to established procedures.
  • Receives, restocks, delivers supplies, and notifies appropriate personnel of potential and/or actual stock shortages while maintaining appropriate inventory to ensure all required work can be performed.
  • Labels reagents and supplies with appropriate information.
  • Maintains inventory of supplies.
  • Demonstrates an active problem solving attitude & positive approach to all aspects of job

  • Maintains safe work area by observing all safety procedures and reporting any unsafe conditions or practices to the appropriate personnel.
  • Participates in hospital performance improvement activities (kaizens, lean initiatives) when appropriate.

Department Specific Competencies

Education

DegreeProgram
N/AN/A
Additional Information
High School Diploma, GED or Higher Education

Experience

Number of Years ExperienceType of Experience
N/A
Additional Information
Five years or more of current and progressive IHC/histology/pathology experience.

License / Certification Requirements

HT/HTL (ASCP) certified.