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Job Code: Histotechnician
Department: Laboratory
Shift: Day Shift
Job Type:

Job Description:

DEPARTMENT: Laboratory

DUTIES: Prepares sections of human tissue for immediate examination, using rapid tissue processing and frozen section technique to freeze, cut, mount and stain tissue specimen received from surgery. Operates computerized laboratory equipment to fix, dehydrate, and infiltrate with wax, tissue specimens to be preserved for study by Pathologist. Examines slides under microscope to ensure tissue preparation meets laboratory requirements. Performs processing, embedding, sectioning, staining, and cover slipping of tissue and cytology specimens. Accessions specimens, sets up for grossing, and assists with frozen sections. Maintains inventory control program for histology reagents and supplies and disposes of tissues and reagents within OSHA guidelines.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: Associates Degree (AA) or equivalent from a two-year college or technical school; or equivalent combination of education and experience (High School diploma with on-the-job experience under the direction of a qualified pathologist). BS degree in Medical Technology with histotechnology certification preferred.

CONTACT: [email protected]


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