The Histology Technologist will perform the various tasks required for receiving, processing and preparing patient tissue specimens for microscopic examination and analysis by the Pathologist. This may include logging, batching, cutting, mounting and staining procedures. Tissue specimens received from surgical or diagnostic cases are sorted, logged and prioritized according to the standards required.
Retrieves and / or receives specimens
Sorts specimens according to priority and difficulty of procedures and records in the Pathology log
Emends specimens into blocks
Operates instrumentation for tissue dehydration, section clearing impregnation with paraffin, cutting tissue sections and staining of slides
Prepares solutions, stains and reagents in accordance with written procedures
Operates and maintains all histology lab equipment in proper state of readiness and cleanliness
Records number of tissue blocks verifying proper identification and label
Performs and monitors inventory of supplies, equipment and reagents used; places orders for replacements as required
Assists the Pathologist in gross examination of surgical specimens and in frozen section procedures
Maintains that quality tissue specimen slides and stain results are obtained and delivered to the Pathologist within established quality standards
Performs routine and complex laboratory procedures. Maintains proficiency and competency in performance for the testing menu of the division or section.
Adheres to internal controls and reporting structure. Coordinates review and revision of the Laboratory Safety Procedures
DECISION MAKING This incumbent demonstrates the ability to make good decisions and / or lead a sound decision-making process
EXPERTISE / COMPETENCE This role understands and exhibits exemplary knowledge of their industry
Performs tasks of high complexity
Delivers quality work during allotted time frames
Demonstrates appropriate knowledge and proficiency in Laboratory settings
Presents commitment to core values of the organization and ensures Laboratory employees do the same
QUALIFICATIONS AND REQUIREMENTS
Bachelor's degree with 1 year related experience
Associate's degree (60 credit hrs. in science or biology) with 2+ years related experience
Technologist level certification from the (ASCP) American Society of Clinical Pathologist is preferred; however, a 60 day contingency is available for those that register and pass the certification.
HTL certified with 2+ years recent related experience preferred
HT certified with 2+ years recent related experience required
Experience / Abilities:
Spatial ability is required to perceive three-dimensional and geometric relationships when cutting paraffin blocks and making embedding molds
Finger dexterity required to manipulate the micro-thin tissue sections and to mount onto microscopic slides
Color discrimination required to verify diagnostic quality of staining processes in order that essential features of tissue sections can be properly defined
Requires thorough understanding off all aspects of the Histology area
Standing required for extended periods of time
Demonstrates a high degree of integrity
EQUIPMENT & WORKING ENVIRONMENT
Standard laboratory equipment & environment; potential exposure to blood borne pathogens, chemical, radiation, electrical and fire hazards.
TRAVEL AND HOURS
This position is full-time, Monday through Friday, 5:00 am - 1:30 pm
No travel is required with this position
It is the policy of Arbor Diagnostics, Inc. to provide equal employment opportunities to all individuals regardless of their race, creed, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, disabilities, veteran status, marital status, sexual orientation, military status or any other characteristic prohibited by state or federal law.
Internal Number: 706
About Arbor Diagnostics
Arbor Diagnostics, Inc. is a pathology practice focused on women’s healthcare.
Our practice offerings, which include diagnostic and laboratory services, are centered around cutting-edge technology and are structured to drive enhanced cost containment and unsurpassed customer service.
We simplify patient care for better accuracy and ease of access by consolidating results for clinicians.
We are passionate about women’s health, science, evidence-based medicine and ethical delivery of results to our patients.
It is Arbor’s commitment to focus on the quality, accuracy and care of patients, while constantly evaluating new technologies to develop diagnostic capabilities that drive the evolution and progress of the healthcare system.