Position Summary: We have an exciting opportunity to join our team as a Clinical Histology Tech I.
In this role, the successful candidate prepares tissue specimens for pathological examination
Participation in supply inventory management and ordering if applicable: Participates in inventory management by identifying and notifying supervisor when items are low in stock. Puts supplies away where they belong in a timely fashion. Ensures that solutions in use are not expired. Ensures that solutions are marked when received and opened and secondary containers are labeled correctly
QC/QA Participation: Adheres to laboratory QA/QC policy with regards to lot and control testing. Assesses controls before distribution. For special stains acquires Lead Tech, Supervisor or MD approval of controls daily. Keeps workstation clean/changes solutions as required by lab protocols. Reports any known problems regarding quality to the supervisor.
Proper use of LIS; Powerpath and Omni-Trax: Demonstrates ability to use the LIS(PowerPath) correctly. Demonstrates ability to use Omnitrax (HRM and GRM) correctly. Demonstrates ability to use Matrax to sign out slides and distribute to resident or attending pathologist correctly. Capable of logging in, reviewing, and printing daily laboratory work lists and labels. Able to use PP and Omnitrax to troubleshoot problems between grossing and histology labs. Adept to trouble shoot any problems related to the Slidemate and Zebra Label Printer
Utilizing, maintaining, and troubleshooting all equipment; tissue processors (VIP & Peloris), H&E Stainer, Coverslipper, Special Stainers (Ventana Nexus and Benchmark), microtomes, embedding centers and all other histology equipment. Troubleshoots error messages appropriately. Performs daily, weekly, and monthly maintenance on machines/equipment. Follows preventive maintenance schedules; notifies supervisor of out of range issues.
Filing of blocks and slides
Slide coverslipping, labeling and distribution: Correctly operates the Coverslipper. Ensures the Coverslipper is dispensing the proper amount of xylene, tape is loaded, tape size selected properly and correctly placing the coverslip over the tissue section and not over ventana labels. Able to trouble shoot any problems related to the Coverslipper. Able to coverslip manually without air bubbles in a timely fashion. Accurately labels all slides; checking against the block and histology orders. Ensures that all slides have a legible label. Distributes slides to the appropriate individual in a timely fashion according to priority lists; notifies supervisor of delays
Staining and preparation of solutions: H/E and special staining (both automated and manual) and preparation of solutions. Review of controls for acceptable staining
Specimen Embedding and Microtomy: Orients and embeds various types of surgical specimens properly and according to grossing instructions. Able to meltdown and re-embed the tissue when necessary to optimize tissue material (consults/controls). Cuts paraffin blocks correctly to produce slides of high quality, following standard protocols. Cuts thin (2-3 micron) sections skillfully and consistently according to standard histological technique. Orients the block face to the knife exactly to cut no trim serial sections. Able to produce multiple slides without exhausting tissue. Verifies the accuracy of the accession number on the slide against the cassette.
Minimum Qualifications: To qualify you must have a NYSOP Licensed as a Certified Clinical Laboratory histotechnician, histotechnologist, technician, or technologist. An Associates Degree from a relevant course of study as defined by NYS clinical laboratory licensing requirements. A highschool degree will only be accepted if the individual has the designated experience defined by NYS and has obtained their NYS license through the grandparenting pathway defined by NYS. Experience required is 3 6 months in a histology laboratory performing technical duties. The clinical experience in a formal histology program is considered acceptable experience. Exposure to Computer systems. Good communication skills..
Required Licenses: Clinical Lab Technologist-NYS
Preferred Qualifications: Bachelor's Degree. One-year experience in a surgical pathology laboratory. HTL(ASCP) Certification.
Qualified candidates must be able to effectively communicate with all levels of the organization.
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