Histotechnician (Path Lab)

Job Locations US-MA-Westford
ID
2022-2305
Category
Clinical
Type
Regular Full Time
Weekly Hours
40
Days per Week
5
Weekly Schedule
Tuesday-Saturday 5AM to 1:30 PM

Overview

Responsible for cutting, staining and preparing tissue samples for the pathologist to review. This position is also responsible for prioritizing testing procedures and completing those procedures in an accurate and timely manner and maintaining proper accurate records of all tests done in accordance with established policies, procedures and regulations.

 

Responsibilities

 

  •  Use automated equipment and instruments including microscopes, microtomes and other lab equipment.
  •  Receive specimen/tissues from procedures.
  •  Prepare slides of specimens using specified stain to enhance visibility under microscope.
  •  Examine slides under microscope to ensure tissue preparation meets laboratory requirements.
  •  Examine/study slides under microscope to detect deviations from norm and report abnormalities which may require further study.
  •  Prepare media, chemicals, reagents and solutions.
  •  Maintain accurate documentation, including computerized documentation, in accordance with established   policies, procedures and regulations.
  •  Establish and monitor quality control programs.
  • Maintain inventory of supplies, material and equipment.
  • Maintain and clean equipment and instruments as per established procedures and manufacturer’s instructions.
  • Responsible for performing tasks that are within the scope of his/her educational preparation, knowledge and permitted by the policies and procedures of Supplemental Health Care, and other local, state, and federal guidelines; and the policies of the facility requesting the services.
  • Embed Processed tissue in paraffin wax.
  • Section embedded tissue using micrtome to prepare slides for staining procedures.
  • Automated and manual special stains and Immunohistochemistry stains.

 

Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree required
  • American Society of Clinical Pathologist (ASCP) Histotechnologist (HTL) or Histotechnician (HT) certificate required.
  • Unless otherwise indicated, one year of current experience within the last three years in a comparable job classification required.
  • Maintenance of current Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) for HealthCare Workers or Basic Cardiac Life Support (BCLS) certification for HealthCare workers
  • Educated on and compliant with HIPAA regulations; maintains strict confidentiality of client information.
  • Complies with Infection Control, Standard Precautions and OSHA standards for the healthcare professional.
  • Working knowledge of OSHA standards, office procedures, and protocols.
  • Complete administrative proficiency (MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Web-based applications, email, HRIS systems)

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