Perform gross of simple biopsies (if CAP qualified) , processing of tissue, embedding, microtomy, staining, coverslipping, and frozen sectioning in an efficient manner according to established policies, procedures and protocols in a high volume academic environment
Perform immunohistochemical stains, direct immunofluorescence, musclehistochemistry and histochemical stains
Maintains accurate records of quality assurance and quality control
Maintains all lab equipment in a safe, efficient manner, in accordance with established guidelines
Perform specimen accessioning to include all manual and computerized data entry
Performs other duties as assigned
High School Diploma and 2 years of related experience or have gone through an accredited histotechnology program or High School Diploma with equivalent experience (will be considered)
Knowledge of general laboratory practices and programs.
Knowledge of all aspects of Surgical Pathology (i.e. grossing, microtomy, immunohistochemistry, special stains, electron microscopy, etc.).
Professional and collegial communication skills necessary to work closely with peers in an academic teamwork environment.
Receptive to and ability to adapt quickly to change.
Strong analytical and problem solving skills.
Ability to maintain confidentiality.
College course work, Associate or Bachelor's degree preferred. HT (ASCP) or HTL (ASCP) certification preferred. Lean knowledge and application desirable
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