Note: This position is not eligible for Visa sponsorship.
The incumbent will use established standard operating procedures to receive and process tissue specimens. The work on the specimen is independent and judgment is required to assure the accuracy of the tissue section quality per the Pathologist specification. The incumbent is responsible for following all safety and quality protocol and knowing what to do in the event of an occurrence. Position is supervised by the lab manager but serves as a resource for students, residents, faculty and staff. The incumbent will have regular contact with physicians, research personnel and other miscellaneous personnel. This contact provides information relative to testing results, inquisitions into specimen integrity, and advice and recommendations concerning specimen collection and slide preparation.
Perform all necessary routine duties and procedures required for the processing of human and/or animal tissue specimens for diagnostic, teaching, and research purposes. Demonstrates knowledge of the scientific principles involved in the diagnostic procedures. Assist in researching and developing new procedures and techniques for diagnostic purposes. Demonstrate knowledge of neurohistology and related techniques as well as immunohistochemistry.
Primary Duties and Responsibilities:
* Prepares tissue specimens for paraffin sectioning, frozen sections, or other appropriate methods for diagnostic, teaching, and research. Including: Routine sectioning and cutting of tissue. Non-standard size sectioning and cutting of tissue and tissue blocks. Preparation of slides. Both routine and developmental histochemical stains.
* Prepares human and animal tissue for microtomy which involves fixation, dehydration, processing, decalcification, embedding, and machine maintenance. Receives and logs cases. Organizes and stores fixed and frozen tissue. Prepares and maintains reagents.
* Change or modify procedures to demonstrate specific cellular or tissue components of diagnostic importance. Maintains guidelines and standard operating procedures. Maintains regulatory compliance and quality control. Produces letters and documentation as well as other duties as assigned. Assist in researching and developing new procedures and techniques for diagnostic purposes.
* Other duties as assigned.
ASCP Certified Histotechnician (HT).
Ability to follow standard operating procedures and testing techniques. Proficiency at computer entry and experience with database entry. Analytical skills to make quantitative and qualitative observations. Ability to maintain accurate and legible records. Self-driven and able to function both independently and as well as a part of a team. Ability to perform physically demanding and repetitive tasks. Ability to handle constant interruptions. Ability to handle stressful environments and adapt to change. Ability to handle concurrent tasks. Ability to effectively communicate and exchange information.
Working Conditions / Demands
Ability to stand for extended periods of time and perform repetitive tasks. Ability to lift 20 pounds. Ability to work in confined spaces.
Must be able to perform essential functions of the job with or without an accommodation.
Salary Plan: TE
Salary Grade: 07
Job Function: Health Services
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