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.
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)
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.
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.