Histology Technician

US-GA-Decatur
Employee Type
PRN
Department
107060 - Laboratory
Shift
Day
Days of the Week for Employee
Must be flexible
2701 North Decatur Road
Posted on Monster
No

Responsibilities

JOB SUMMARY:

 

The Histology Technician works with fresh and fixed tissue samples in order to process a diagnostic preparation for Pathologists' interpretation.

 

Provides patient care, treatment, and services within the scope of their license, certification, registration, and/or assessed competencies.  Practice will be in accordance with laws and regulations and will adhere to established policies, procedures and practice guidelines.

 

JOB RESPONSIBILTIES:

  1. Checks on all reagents and supplies daily to ensure uninterrupted service.  Communicates to appropriate personnel for reordering and restocking as needed.
  2. Assists Pathologists with frozen sections. Cuts and stains sections in timely manner. 
  3. Organizes necessary paperwork.
  4. Assists Pathologists in grossing specimens. 
  5. Prepares and labels cassettes, organizes tissues in order of priority in fixation rack.
  6. Embeds fixed specimens in paraffin in correct orientation and in a timely manner. 
  7. Cuts and stains high quality thin tissue sections.
  8. Ensures that finished slides are mounted, properly labeled and organized with protocols for examination by Pathologist.
  9. Prepares solutions and reagents in accordance with standard protocols.
  10. Prepares tray and fixative solutions for fine needle aspirates. Stains slides upon receipt.
  11. Sets up cytology smears and stains according to procedure.  Prepares slides and paperwork for send out to cytology lab. Performs special stains and immunohistochemical stains in rotation through Immunoperoxidase area.
  12. Prepares specimens for Flow Cytometry, DNA, lymph node studies, hormone receptor slides, according to procedure.
  13. Performs computer functions as necessary for proper Histology and Accessioning processing, reporting and charging.
  14. Performs and documents equipment checks and routine maintenance according to procedure manual.
  15. Adheres to confidentiality of information requirements as specified by DMC Confidentiality Agreement. 
  16. Participates in continuous quality improvement teams and activities.
  17. Participates in supporting the organization’s vision, mission and values and adheres to DeKalb Medical Standards of Behavior.
  18. Performs other duties as assigned to meet the goals and objectives of DeKalb Medical.

 

QUALIFICATIONS

Minimum Education, Experience and Licensure Required:

  • Must be a graduate of an approved school of histological technique. 
  • Must be ASCP registered or registry eligible.

 

Skills, Knowledge and Abilities:

  • Must have overall knowledge of lab policies and procedures. 
  • Must know where to find specific answers to customer's questions.
  • Must have comprehensive working knowledge of all procedures performed in assigned area. 
    • Performs skills and competencies as defined in orientation checklist and annual departmental competency checklist if applicable.
    • Demonstrates and maintains competencies specific to patient population served.

 

REPORTING RELATIONSHIPS:

Reports to: Histology Supervisor, Pathology Manager and Pathologists

Positions Supervised: None

Qualifications

Must be a graduate of an approved school of histological technique. Must be ASCP registered or registry eligible.

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