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Prepares and processes tissue specimens for microscopic examination. Inputs information into the LIS. Maintains equipment and prepares special stains and immunostains. Files surgical pathology blocks and slides. Has a working comprehension of the technical and procedural aspects of histopathology. Comprehends and follows procedure guidelines. Recognizes unexpected results and instrument malfunction and takes appropriate action. Demonstrates laboratory technical skills to other laboratory personnel.
- 1. Prepares Tissue Specimens for Processing
- 1.1 Adheres to the procedure manual for proper handling of specimens, and quality results in other situations.
- 2. Special and Immunohistochemistry Staining
- 2.1 Maintains log of specimens to be decaled. Checks each bone specimen for level of decalcification. Wash in water and place in container for processing.
- 3. Equipment Maintenance
- 3.1 Daily rids microtome of paraffin by cleaning exterior with an antiseptic solution.
- 4. Related Responsibilities
- 4.1 Assist in cutting room as needed.
- 5. Continued Medical Education
- 5.1 Takes initiative to update knowledge of and skills in new procedures, equipment, methods, tools, techniques, and so forth.
High school deploma and completion of two years of clinical laboratory experience in histopathology OR completion of an accredited histotechnology (2 year) program OR associates degree and one year histopathology experience. ASCP certification (HT) required.
One to two years experience as Histotechnician preferred.
ASCP (HT) required unless grandfathered into position.
Extreme manual dexterity required. Excellent attention to detail, hand-eye coordination, technical, communication and organization skills required. Comprehends and follows procedural guidelines. Recognizes unexpected results and takes appropriate action.
Position requires steady hands and excellent dexterity. Extended hours sitting at a microtome are required.