Histology Technicians (HT) are responsible for the preparation of body tissue samples used to identify and diagnose abnormalities that indicate disease. They are responsible for the preservation and handling of tissue material through a variety of techniques. These may include rapid tissue processing and frozen techniques to freeze, cut mount and stain tissue during a surgical procedure. They may assist pathologists with gross description of specimens (tissue or organs) surgically removed for examination. An HT routinely processes tissue in preparation for cutting and staining. HT's imbed, cut, and mount tissue sections on slides. They stain tissue using common histochemical techniques and/or immunohistochemical techniques as appropriate. They maintain identification and documentation of all specimens and slides or blocks prepared. An HT maintains equipment used in the department, performing and documenting all maintenance activities. They prepare, label, and store reagents and supplies in accordance with lab and regulatory guidelines. They may assist in training of students and other staff as needed.
Adheres to the hospital and departmental attendance and punctuality guidelines
Performs all job responsibilities in alignment with the core values, mission and vision of the organization
Performs other duties as required and completes all job functions as per departmental policies and procedures
Maintains current knowledge in present areas of responsibility (i.e., self education, attends ongoing educational programs)
Attends staff meetings and completes mandatory in-services and requirements and competency evaluations on time.
Demonstrates competency at all levels in providing care to all patients based on age, sex, weight, and demonstrated needs. For non-clinical areas, has attended training and demonstrates usage of age- specific customer service skills.
Wears protective clothing and equipment as appropriate.
General environment: Works in a well-lighted, air-conditioned area, with moderate noise levels.
May be exposed to limited hazardous substances or body fluids, or infectious organisms.
May be required to change from one task to another of different nature without loss of efficiency or composure.
Periods of high stress and fluctuating workloads may occur.
Vocational / Technical Degree in Accredited Histotechnology Program (Required)
0 - 1 year Processing tissue in preparation for cutting and staining. Imbedding, cutting, and mounting tissue sections on slides. (Preferred)
Have near normal hearing - Hear alarms/telephone/tape recorder/normal speaking voice
Have near normal vision - Clarity of vision (both near and far), ability to distinguish colors
Have good - manual dexterity and eye-hand-foot coordination
Ability to perform - repetitive tasks/motion
Standing - Occasionally within shift (1-33%)
Walking - Occasionally within shift (1-33%)
Sitting - Continuously within shift (67-100%)
Bending/Stooping - Occasionally within shift (1-33%)
Twist at waist - Occasionally within shift (1-33%)
Pushing/Pulling - Occasionally within shift (1-33%)
Lift/carry > 20 lbs with assistance - Occasionally within shift (1-33%)
Reaching above shoulder - Occasionally within shift (1-33%)
Additional Salary Information: Eligible for $5,000 Sign-On Bonus
Internal Number: 19370
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