Histology Technician

Westerly, RI
Dec 12, 2019

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Job Description

Overview

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.

Receive, accession, process, embed, cut,stain,mount and label surgical specimens for examination by the pathologist

EEO/AA/Disability/Veteran

Responsibilities

  • 1. Technical Duties
    • 1.1 Prepares gross surgical specimens for Pathology Assistant or Pathologist
  • 2. Other duties
    • 2.1 Maintains accurate records of incoming and outgoing specimens and slides.
  • 3. Quality
    • 3.1 Investigates and documents problems with unacceptable specimens
  • 4. Problem solving
    • 4.1 Follows established quidelines for troubleshooting instrument, reagent or specimen problems
  • 5. Regulation Compliance
    • 5.1 Complies with established laboratory and hospital policies for universal precautions and safety
  • 6. People
    • 6.1 Participates in staff meetings, helps promote effective working relationships
  • 7. Customer Service
    • 7.1 Uses Patient/Family center values/Conducts all work activities with respect to the rights and wishes of patients, visitors and patients families

Qualifications

EDUCATION


Successfully completed a NAACLS accredited histotechnician program within the last 5 years. This requirement is waived for individuals who have a current HT(ASCP) certificationOR At least 60 semester hours (90 quarter hours) of academic credit from a regionally accredited college/university, with a combination of 12 semester hours (18 quarter hours) of biology and chemistry (must include credit hours in both), or an associate degree from a regionally accredited college/university, with a combination of 12 semester hours (18 quarter hours) of biology and chemistry (must include credit hours in both), AND one year full time acceptable experience in a histopathology laboratory.


EXPERIENCE


Three years of Histology experience preferred


LICENSURE


ASCP certification (HT-ASCP) preferred.


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Job Info

Job: 164

Department: Lab Pathology
Category: TECHNOLOGIST/TECH
Sub Category: CLINICAL TECH
Status: Per Diem Non-Benefits Eligible
Shift: AS NEEDED
Hours: .04

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