Histology Tech II - Pathology FT Days

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


Description

Under direct supervision, performs all steps required to process and prepare tissue slides for interpretation by the Pathologists.

Core Competencies

  • Embeds, cuts, stains and cover slips microtome sections for microscopic examination.
  • 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 tasks required for routine and special stains according to established departmental procedure.
  • Prepares cytospins and needle aspirations.
  • Prepares renal biopsies for processing.
  • Assists with frozen sections.
  • Prepares specimens for transport to reference laboratories and storage.
  • Labels reagents and supplies with appropriate information.
  • 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.
  • Performs validation of new antibodies and tests. Stores documents and slides for future reference appropriately.
  • Disposes chemical and laboratory waste according to established procedures.
  • Disposes of samples according to department specimen retention policy.
  • Maintains quality assurance functions for the histology department.
  • 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
Two years or more of current and progressive histology/pathology experience.

License / Certification Requirements

ASCP registration or Canadian RT certification in Histotechnology.