Department: Pathology Work Schedule/Hours: Monday-Friday some week-ends 8:30a.m.-5:00p.m. 40 hrs.
Under the direct supervision of the Laboratory Supervisor/Manager or Medical Director or Principal Investigator or designee, performs a variety of both routine and complex laboratory tests in accordance with established standards and procedures. This individual will perform a variety of technical procedures on clinical and research specimens in the histology laboratory. *Required attendance employee. In the event of unexpected university closings including inclement weather, the employee in this position is required to report to work and/or remain at work.
Duties and Responsibilities:
% of Time Duties 80% The qualified individual will be responsible for performing the day-to-day histological technical procedures on clinical and research specimens including the following activities: * prepares tissue samples for microscopic examination by a pathologist or investigator * accessions and bills specimens * maintains laboratory equipment * programs tissue processors * performs routine histology on human and animal samples including sectioning, special stain techniques; embedding specimens; prepares various staining solutions; decalcification and staining of bone specimens using a modified H&E stain technique; operating automated tissue processors, strainers, slide and cassette printers * performs quality assurance procedures such as block and slide match, reports discrepancies per standard operating procedure.
10% Maintains and troubleshoots equipment, routine repairs or notifying service personnel when more complex problems occur. Performs related general duties such as ordering supplies, general lab housekeeping, and maintaining safety records. 10% Maintain accurate and detailed records. Provide accurate information on work conducted for client billing purposes.
Associates degree from an accredited Histotechnology Certification program with 3 years of laboratory that includes some experience with histology. HT (ASCP) certification eligible. May consider high school diploma with 5 years of histology, or related experience. One or more years of work experience in a laboratory environment.
Computer experience including MS Office, database, and email. Telephone and Fax. Experience with laboratory tools and equipment.
Work produced is subject to precise measure of quantity and quality; Attention to detail is critical to the successful performance of this job as it directly affects research outcomes.
Knowledge of normal human tissue morphology is essential. Able to perform paraffin as well as frozen sectioning, H&E staining, and to recognize discrepancies and take corrective action.
Individual should have strong written communication and interpersonal skills. Must have the ability to read and interpret direction, both oral and written, organize and prioritize work and follow through on assignments. Must be able to work successfully as part of a team in a high volume, dynamic laboratory.
Bachelor's degree in related field (Clinical Laboratory Science, Biology, Chemistry, etc). HTASCP certification.
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