Histotechnologist Ihc

Bridgeport, CT
Feb 27, 2019


Job Description

To be part of our organization, every employee should understand and share in the YNHHS Vision, support our Mission, and live our Values. These values-integrity, patient-centered, respect, accountability, and compassion - must guide what we do, as individuals and professionals, every day.

Performs diversified routine and complex technical tests. Exercises initiative and judgement while implementing solutions to solve problems. Possess thorough knowledge of instrumentation reagents and safety. Essential duties and responsibilities include the following. Other duties may be assigned.

  • 1. Maintains a thorough understanding of technical and procedural aspects of the department.
  • 1.1 Evaluates, implements, and practices new methodologies per department guidelines as noted by manager.
  • 1.2 Investigates methods used by peers and reviews technical articles when appropriate as noted by manager.
  • 2. Performs tests with theoretic understanding of Q.A. to be able to monitor results.
  • 2.1 Identifies and handles technical and procedural problems within lab policy Q.C. and Q.A. guidelines with little supervision as noted by direct observation.
  • 2.2 Corrects temperature and reagent problems per department policies as noted by weekly chart inspection.
  • 2.3 Communicates technical or procedural problems outside expertise to superior as noted by feedback of specials tech and observed by manager.
  • 2.4 Corrects transcription discrepancies per procedure manual policy as noted by Q.A. record weekly checks.
  • 3. Performs routine maintenance of equipment and instruments.
  • 3.1 Attends necessary training on new and existing equipment for proper usage instruction as noted in equipment file.
  • 3.2 Familiarizes self with service manuals and technical support calls on all equipment as noted by feedback to manager.
  • 3.3 Oversees daily reagent levels and temperatures in accordance with departmental guidelines as noted by periodic review of record log.
  • 4. Solves problems and makes decisions as required in day-to-day activities.
  • 4.1 Analyzes and resolves problems independently as appropriate as noted by Pathologist feedback and supervisory observation.
  • 5. Communicates with other health care professionals to contribute to a team effort.
  • 5.1 Actively involves self in staff discussions and meetings as noted by observation and feedback.
  • 5.2 Communicates in a professional manner with other health care professionals as noted by peer feedback and Section Chief comments.
  • 5.3 Completes all assigned tasks in current rotation with ability to help others as needed and noted by observation.
  • 6. Continues professional development.
  • 6.1 Interacts with peers at state conventions and hospital seminars when possible as noted by attendance records and feedback.
  • 6.2 Attends mandatory laboratory and hospital inservices as observed by manager.
  • 7. Provides instruction in basic theory, technical skills, and application of test procedures to staff and students.
  • 7.1 Provides in-service to staff after attendance of workshop/conference as noted by staff feedback.
  • 7.2 Instructs students and new staff in bench techniques when assigned as noted by observation.
  • 8. Serves as the clinical expert in the area of Immunohistochemistry.
  • 8.1 Researches new antibodies and evaluates for patient testing using accepted mathematical development techniques.
  • 8.2 Creates new protocols and procedures for immunohistochemistry following established department guidelines as observed by manager.
  • 8.3 Maintains immunohistochemistry procedure manual using NCCLS guidelines and assures compliance with all regulatory agencies as evidenced by supervisory review of manual.
  • 8.4 Performs all specialized tests for QC and QA associated with IHC testing within laboratory and regulatory guidelines.
  • 8.5 Organizes, stocks, and maintains the IHC area including making solutions and keeping par values of reagents.
  • 8.6 Investigates, implements, and trouble shoots new IHC instrumentation, taking immediate corrective action with minimal direction as observed by manager.
  • 8.7 Instructs staff with applications of IHC testing as indicated by feedback from staff and supervisory observation.
  • 8.8 Assists manager when necessary with next level supervision in the Histology Laboratory.

    Other information:

    Bachelors degree in related science with national registry or registry eligible and no less than 5 years in Histology.
    No less than 3 years IHC experience.
    Qualification in Immunohistochemistry, preferred
    While performing the duties of this job, the employee is required to use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms; talk or hear. The employee is required to stand and walk. The employee must frequently stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl; talk or hear. The employee must regularly lift and/or move up to 25 pounds, occasionally move and/or lift up to 50 pounds. The specific vision abilities required include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate. Incumbents as well as external and internal applicants who become disabled must be able to perform the essential job functions with or without the assistance of reasonable accommodation as determined on a case by case basis.

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    Job Info

    Job: 413

    Department: Lab Histology
    Category: Technologist/tech
    Sub Category: LABORATORY MED
    Status: Full Time
    Shift: DAYS
    Hours: 37.28