• To log required and regulated temperatures and reagents maintenance of all equipments as required by CLIA and other regulating agencies on the equipments’ log with dates and initials.* • To embed at least more than 20% of the total blocks accurately as instructed by the policies and procedures.* • To prepare blocks for cutting including facing, cooling and printing of slides.* • To cut at least more than 20% of the total blocks accurately as instructed by the policies and procedures. • To prepare slides for staining.* • To perform special staining and IHC (Immunohistochemistry) procedures as instructed by the reagents/equipments manufacturer’s and laboratory policies and procedures.* • To prepare slides for Quality Control.* • To perform blocks and slides Quality Control.* • To deliver slides for microscopic examination.* • To receive, and log specimens on the laboratory computer program system for gross examination.* • To perform gross examination of specimens as instructed by the policies and procedures in the presence of a Pathologist in the building or campus.* • To diligently follow all lab procedures in the preparation of tissue samples for pathological testing.* • To prepare slide preps specimens for microscopic within the same day of receipt.* • To be aware of and strictly comply with all OSHA (safety) and CLIA (lab certification and registration) and HIPAA (patient confidentiality) regulations in the performance of all aspects of the position. * • To efficiently organize, file and be able to locate all specimen blocks, containers and log reports and dispose them as necessary per CLIA regulations.* • To appropriately maintain all solutions and stains used in the pathological testing process according to manufacturer’s recommendations. * • To operate, clean and sterilize laboratory equipment, glassware and instruments, ensuring a clean work area at all times. * • To courteously, professionally and in a timely manner, respond to routine laboratory inquiries both internal and external, whether in writing, in person or over the phone. * • To maintain an adequate supply of all items necessary for laboratory operations by maintaining an accurate and timely inventory and ordering supplies bi-weekly. * • To continually update the laboratory manuals by staying abreast of new product/chemical and other new laboratory information and ensuring all updates are made in the manual and communicated appropriately.* • To participate in continuing education through required meeting attendance, including in-service meetings and educational programs. * • To participate in cross-training for other employees as requested.* • To provide feedback to supervisors regarding laboratory policies and procedures to ensure continual improvement of processes. • To contribute to a fair and positive work environment by treating patients, peers, superiors, subordinates, vendors and all others with professionalism and respect.* • To perform other duties as assigned.
• Requires Associate Degree. • Requires program trained or on-the-job trained through graduation from technical institute or college or as a result of more than one year experience as a Pathology Tech. • Requires valid ASCP laboratory certification for HT. • Requires maintaining ASCP certification by attending Continuing Medical education meetings, in-service meetings and educational programs. • Requires knowledge of medical terminology and standard diagnostic laboratory protocols. • Requires ability to lift and carry items weighing up to 50 pounds. • Requires visual acuity and normal color perception. • Requires ability to stand for extended periods of time to access and operate diagnostic equipment. • Requires ability to communicate clearly in person and on the phone, and establish/maintain cooperative relationships with physicians, staff and other customers. • Requires ability to maintain confidentiality in strict adherence to HIPAA patient confidentiality regulations. • Requires ability to interact in a consistently professional and courteous manner with co-workers, patients, physicians and all others with whom contact occurs in the workplace. • Requires ability to read, understand and follow oral and/or written instructions in English.
Additional Salary Information: Rate based on number of experienced years
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