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Histology Technician

US-TX-Austin
3 months ago
Type
Regular Full-Time
Shift
Third shift

Overview

Promotes quality client/patient relations and creates supportive climate by serving as a role model for behavior.  Respects and maintains the confidentiality of information relative to the laboratory.  Adheres to all laboratory policies and regulations.  Works with minimal direction; consults with technologists and general supervisor as needed.  Functions as a liaison between the laboratory and laboratory clients.  Operates general laboratory equipment, including by not limited to:  telephones, computer keyboards and CRT, and microscopes.  Effectively communicates via written, verbal, face-to-face, telephone, and computer methods

Responsible for skillfully preserving, cutting, staining, and mounting tissue sections onto microscopic slides.

Responsibilities

Typical

  • Embeds specimens
  • Routine microtomy, cuts and mounts paraffin sections onto microscopic slides
  • Prepares slides for routine H & E and special stain procedures
  • Cover slips and routes slides and protocols to pathologists
  • Performs and documents scheduled preventative maintenance
  • Files paraffin blocks and microscopic slides
  • Maintains records and documentation required to manage the daily workflow and provide QC/QA  monitors
  • Must be able to troubleshoot areas of processing,embedding, cutting, staining
  • Must have the capability of flexing schedule to accommodate workload to include weekend coverage
  • Performs and documents scheduled preventative maintenance
  • Immunohistochemistry and special stains
  • Understands and follows ALL safety and OSHA guidelines
  • Communicates with laboratory staff and its clients to ensure quality patient care
  • Maintains and supports a service oriented relationship with customers
  • Respects and maintains the confidentiality of information relative to clients and patients
  • Strives to maintain a positive work environment
  • Demonstrates interpersonal skills required to successfully perform as a team member in a constantly changing environment

Periodic

  • Participates in all continuing education programs required to keep certification current in addition to continuing education programs provided by CPL

 

Qualifications

Education: 

Required – High school graduate or equivalent.  Graduation from a school of histotechnology accredited by CAHEA/NAACLS or two years experience training and certification requirements.

 

Preferred – H.T. (ASCP) or HTL (ASCP)

 

Experience:  

Minimum – Certification or certification eligible and two years experience in a fast paced, high volume laboratory with documented  Immunohistochemistry and special stain experience

Preferred – Certification and two plus years in a fast paced, high volume laboratory with documented Immunohistochemistry and special stain experience.

 

Skills: 

Ability to work as a team member.  Ability to communicate effectively at all levels within the laboratory and with laboratory clients.  Ability to adapt to a changing work environment by organizing and prioritizing time and resources in order to produce the most effective work performance.  Ability to assess work tasks, recognize limitations and request assistance when appropriate. Must be able to meet department standards for cutting and embedding within the probationary period.

 

Additional Information

Must be able to successfully complete pre-employment background check and drug screen, EOE.
 
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