Histotechnologist I- Newtown Square, PA - req27995 in Newtown Square, PA at Quest Diagnostics

Date Posted: 8/27/2019

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Job Description

Histotechnologist I- Newtown Square, Pennsylvania - Mon-Fri 11:30pm-730am

  • 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)

Physical and Mental Requirements:  

  • Ability to stay focused under stressful conditions

  • Can receive constructive feedback

  • Respond to unexpected change without loss of motivation

  • Can work with a team with diversified backgrounds

  • Accept additional responsibilities with a positive attitude

  • Self-discipline

  • Ability for tolerance and stamina

  • Ability to sit in one position for long periods of time.

  • Good motor skills.

  • Hand eye coordination

  • Ability to maintain repetitive motion tasks.

Key Word Search: Histology,   IHC, Grossing, Embedding, Microtomy, Histotechnician, Histotechnologist

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