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Histology Technologist or Histotechnician

Reno, NV 89501

Job ID: KMC39 Job Type: Laboratory Jobs (Histology)

Job Title: Histotechnologist

 

JOB#:KC28

 

Job Summary:

 

Prepares histologic slides from human tissue sections for microscopic examination and diagnosis by Pathologist.

 

Essential Key Responsibilities:

  • Exercises independent judgment in dealing with procedural and technical problems.
  • Examines slides and/or blocks to ensure tissue preparation is meeting laboratory requirements.
  • Trains or directs Laboratory Assistants and Histology Technicians engaged in laboratory testing and processing techniques.
  • 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 to slides.
  • Maintains laboratory equipment and tracks all routine maintenance and quality controls performed.
  • Files, retrieves, and distributes blocks, slides, and pathology reports.
  • Operates, cleans, and sterilizes laboratory equipment, glassware, instruments, and workstation.
  • Disposes of hazardous chemical waste 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.

 

Education/Licensure/Certification:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in the field of Laboratory Science or equivalent under the 1988 Clinical Laboratory Improvement Amendments (CLIA) guidelines of high complexity testing.
  • State licensure, if applicable.
  • Certified or eligible for Board of Certification (BOC) by the American Society of Clinical Pathologists (ASCP).

 

Experience:

 

  • 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, grossing, special stains, and immunohistochemistry.

 

Requirements:

 

  • Successful completion of an Online Medical Terminology Program upon commencement of employment.
  • Successful completion of a pre-employment visual color discrimination test.
  • Successful completion of annual education units per state licensure and/or ASCP guidelines.

 

Equipment:

 

  • Computers, computer programs, information system(s), scanners, forceps, rulers, tissue dyes, scalpel or razor blades, microtomes, cryostats, water baths, slide rack, tissue processors, drying ovens, automatic stainers, cover slippers, and personal protective equipment.

 

Knowledge/Skills/Abilities:

 

  • Knowledge of CLIA regulations regarding proficiency testing, quality assurance and quality control.
  • Knowledge of laboratory policies and procedures, equipment, and testing to monitor control checks.
  • Knowledge of medical terminology to communicate with laboratory staff.
  • Knowledge of English grammar, spelling, and punctuation.
  • Skill in using computer programs and applications.
  • Skill in performing a full range of laboratory tests and operating a variety of laboratory instrumentation and equipment.
  • Ability to listen, read, understand, and follow oral, and written instruction.
  • Ability to communicate clearly and concisely.
  • Ability to establish and maintain positive relationships with employees, physicians, vendors, clients, and external agencies.

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Kristin Campbell
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