Req Number 001U94
Job Category Laboratory
As a Histology Technician you will perform routine cutting and staining of surgical specimens including frozen sections and special stains.
Performs procedures necessary for the processing specimens for microscopic histological examination including performing gross examination and dictation of biopsy and non-complex surgical specimens requiring indirect supervision by a Pathologist.
Assist pathologist in performing procedures necessary for the processing and interpretation of frozen section specimens.
Assists physicians to perform Fine-Needle-Aspiration (FNA) procedures
Utilizes computer systems for processing Histology and/or Immuno-histo-chemistry specimen information according to departmental procedures.
Notifies Supervisor of problems and unusual specimens as they occur
Performs routine and special staining procedures, as directed
Maintains equipment in operating condition by performing and documenting routine preventative maintenance Troubleshoots equipment malfunctions and documents action taken
Performs and documents Histology and Immuno-histo-chemistry quality control procedures.
Maintains cleanliness of workbench and surrounding area, and follows established safety and infection control procedures.
Assists in revision and update of Standard Operating Procedure (SOP) manual
Maintains inventory of chemical reagents and supplies
Prepares solutions for Histology procedures when necessary.
Prepares Immuno-histo-chemistry specimens that are to be sent out to reference labs and maintains a supply of packing materials and forms. Documents the return of slides and blocks from reference •PHYSICAL DEMAND: Occasional pushing, stooping, stretching, pulling lifting (objects 5-10 lbs). Frequent standing, sitting, walking, carrying of small objects.
A.A.S. degree preferred. High school diploma or equivalent required. ASCP certification preferred.
Licensed by New York State Education Department (NYSED) as a Certified Histology (or Clinical Laboratory) Technician, required.
Minimum of one (1) year experience in laboratory histological procedures.