Histotechnologist

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Job Overview

(Only QUALIFIED Healthcare Professionals accepted) Medical Technologist – Histology – Prepares histologic slides from human tissue sections for microscopic examination and diagnosis by Pathologist.

Exercises independent judgment in dealing with procedural and technical problems.
Examines slides and|or blocks to ensure tissue preparation is meeting laboratory
requirements.
Trains or directs Laboratory Assistants and Histology Technicians engaged in laboratory
testing and processing techniques.
Prepares sections of human tissue for microscopic examination and patient diagnosis,
using techniques to gross (dissect tissue), embed (orient specimen in paraffin block),
section (cut thin sections of tissue), stain (enhance contrast of tissue and highlight
specific features of interest with routine hematoxylin and eosin stains), and mount tissue
(adhere tissue onto glass slides), from surgical procedures.
Performs recuts and additional stains including special and immunohistochemistry stains,
as requested by a Pathologist.
Operates computerized laboratory equipment to fix, dehydrate, and infiltrate with wax,
tissue specimens to be preserved for study by Pathologist.
May label requisitions, specimen containers, cassettes and|or slides and affixes coverslip
to slides.
Maintains laboratory equipment and tracks all routine maintenance and quality controls
performed.
Files, retrieves, and distributes blocks, slides, and pathology reports.
Operates, cleans, and sterilizes laboratory equipment, glassware, instruments, and
workstation.
Disposes of hazardous chemical waste per regulatory guidelines.
Maintains strictest confidentiality.
Complies with all State, Federal, professional regulations as well as company and
departmental rules, polices, and procedural manuals.

Bachelors Degree in the field of Laboratory Science or equivalent under the 1988
Clinical Laboratory Improvement Amendments (CLIA) guidelines of high complexity
testing.
State licensure, if applicable.
Certified or eligible for Board of Certification (BOC) by the American Society of
Clinical Pathologists (ASCP).

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  • Job IDnchcr-2245621
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  • StateFlorida
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