Histotechnologist I - CA in Los Angeles, CA at Quest Diagnostics

Date Posted: 6/1/2022

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Job Description

Histotechnologist I - CA - West Hills, CA - Tuesday-Saturday 

JOB RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Perform routine and non-routine activities involved in the preparation of slides for microscopic evaluation by pathologist(s), according to policies and procedures.
  • Capable of performing all of the duties/responsibilities of a Histotechnician I and II.
  • Ensure proper accessioning and labeling of all tissue samples.
  • Process paperwork associated with accessioning and reporting.
  • Ensure proper tissue processing.
  • Embed processed tissue in paraffin.
  • Perform microtomy of embedded tissue.
  • Prepare slides for routine Hematoxylin and Eosin staining.
  • Perform cover slipping of stained slides either manually or automated.
  • Prepare solutions and reagents for special stain procedures.
  • Obtain and validate tissue used in special stains.
  • Perform all special stain procedures.
  • May prepare solutions and reagents for IHC procedures.
  • May obtain and validate control material used in IHC procedures.
  • May perform IHC testing
  • Perform filing of finished blocks and slides.
  • Perform routine maintenance and cleaning of equipment and troubleshoot minor equipment failures. Document remedial actions such as repairs or repeated tests.
  • Provide training and guidance to Histotechnicians, students and lab aides.
  • Adhere to laboratory's quality control policies and document all quality control activities.
  • Ensure all corporate safety, quality control and quality assurance standards are met.
  • Ensure compliance with all local, federal, CLIA and CAP regulations.
  • Maintain a clean and well-organized work area.
  • Other duties, as assigned by supervisor.

JOB REQUIREMENTS:

Education:

  • AA or AS degree or equivalent training and experience

Work Experience:

  • 1-3 years’ experience as a Histotechnician

Special Requirements:

  • HT (ASCP) or HTL (ASCP) If performing Immunohistochemistry testing, meet all requirements as outlined in corporate Minimum Qualifications for Personnel Performing Immunohistochemistry Testing SOP.

Key Word Search:

  • Histology, IHC, Grossing, Embedding, Microtomy, Histotechnician, Histotechnologist

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