American Esoteric Laboratories

Histotechnologist

US-TN-Memphis
Type
Part-Time (< 30 hrs)
Weekends
Occasional
Start
3 pm
Shift
Evening
End
7 pm

Position Summary

Purpose of Position and Scope of Responsibility:

 

Preparing tissue for microscopic evaluation using clinical standards to correlate test results

and assess the need for additional testing and/or referral to pathologist to assure accurate diagnosis.  Under

the general direction of the Histology Supervisor and responsible for 1 shift, 8 hours/day,

5 days/week.  Incumbents are subject to overtime and call back if required.

 

Principle Accountabilities/Responsibilities:

 

  1. Maintaining specimen identity and integrity at all times during specimen processing.
  2. Operate and maintain an automated tissue processor. Understands how to program, load and trouble shoot the tissue processor.
  3. Knows how to correctly embed and orient tissue blocks so that high quality sections will be produced to meet the pathologist’s requirements for microscopic evaluation.
  4. Operate a rotary microtome and maintain and keep the instrument clean.          
  5. Performs hematoxylin and eosin staining. Troubleshoots staining problems and maintains instrument and maintenance records.
  6. Operate and maintain the automated coverslipper.
  7. Ensures all quality assurance and quality control policies and procedures are documented and completed.
  8. Researches, troubleshoots, and resolves histology related inquiries and problems within the histology laboratory. 
  9. Performs related accountabilities/responsibilities as required or directed.

 

 

Knowledge/Education:

Associate Degree or be HT, HTL

 

Experience:

Licensure, Registration, Certification:

American Society for Clinical Pathologists certification or eligible (ASCP).

 

Physical Requirements:

Work requires the physical demands of standing, bending, lifting, stooping or performing other work

requiring light physical exertion (up to 30 pounds) on an occasional basis (up to 15% of time) and

frequent walking; or moderate physical exertion (up to 50 pounds) on an intermittent basis (not a routine

part of the job).

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