Minneapolis, MN 55405
Prepares histologic slides from human tissue sections for microscopic examination and diagnosis
Essential Key Responsibilities:
Prepares sections of human tissue for microscopic examination and patient diagnosis,
using techniques to gross (dissect tissue), embed (orient specimen in paraffin block),
section (cut thin sections of tissue), stain (enhance contrast of tissue and highlight
specific features of interest with routine hematoxylin and eosin stains), and mount tissue
(adhere tissue onto glass slides), from surgical procedures.
Performs recuts and additional stains including special and immunohistochemistry stains,
as requested by a Pathologist.
Operates computerized laboratory equipment to fix, dehydrate, and infiltrate with wax,
tissue specimens to be preserved for study by Pathologist.
May label requisitions, specimen containers, cassettes and/or slides and affixes coverslip
Maintains laboratory equipment and tracks all routine maintenance and quality controls
Files, retrieves, and distributes blocks, slides, and pathology reports.
Operates, cleans, and sterilizes laboratory equipment, glassware, instruments and
Disposes of hazardous chemical wastes per regulatory guidelines.
Maintains strictest confidentiality.
Complies with all State, Federal, professional regulations as well as company and
departmental rules, polices, and procedural manuals.
Adherence to CAP, CLIA, State Regulations, HIPAA, Safety and OSHA Regulations.
Performs other duties as assigned.
Associate’s Degree in the field of Laboratory Science or equivalent under the 1988
Clinical Laboratory Improvement Amendments (CLIA) guidelines of high complexity
State licensure, if applicable.
Certified or eligible for Board of Certification (BOC) by the American Society of
Clinical Pathologists (ASCP).
Completion of a Histology program accredited by the National Accrediting Agency for
Clinical Laboratory Sciences (NAACLS) or minimum of one (1) year experience as a
Histology Technician Trainee and competent in the areas of embedding, microtomy,
and special stains.
Successful completion of an Online Medical Terminology Program upon
commencement of employment.
Successful completion of a pre-employment visual color discrimination test.
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