Histology Technician

Location
Duluth, MN
Posted
Jul 13, 2017
Industry
General

Department:
01 Pathology Department

Schedule:
Full-time

Shift:
As scheduled

Hours:
1.0, Req # - 16971

Job Details:

  • Associates degree required
  • JOB SUMMARY
      Works with Histology Technical Specialist as a resource for advanced technical knowledge. Responsible for the performance of repetitive high volume tests in a modern anatomic pathology lab; identify direct causes of problems (technical or instrumental) and make the corrections using present guidelines; monitor quality control procedures within predetermined parameters. Performs immunocytochemical stains on cytologic and histologic specimens and evaluates quality and adequacy of each test. Acts as a resource in the department to help solve quality and technical problems.
  • MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS
      Education: Successful completion of an associate degree in Histotechnology from an accredited college or    completion of a certificate program approved by NCCLS or proper credentialing prior to 2005. Experience: N/A Licensure/Certification/Registration: Within six (6) months of hire, ASCP certification as Histo-Technologist.
    PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS
      Education: N/A Experience: N/A Licensure/Certification/Registration: N/A
    KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES
      Knowledge of various paraffin Microtomes and Cryostats and how they operate; various tissue types and the processing schedules for various procedures; procedures to process tissues using both automated and manual methods of equipment; procedures for preparation of microscopic slides of all embedded tissue; procedures for special stains; ability to communicate effectively with other Hospital personnel; exercise professional discretion with patient information rigid accuracy in the identification of specimens; skilled at maintaining and troubleshooting equipment; establish and maintain good working relationships with other people; organize work and meet deadlines; ability to maintain records and inventories. READING - Intermediate: Ability to read and interpret documents such as operating and maintenance instructions and procedure manuals. WRITING - Intermediate: Ability to write routine reports, correspondence, or procedures. SPEAKING - Basic: Ability to speak simple sentences. MATHEMATICAL SKILLS - Basic Skills: Ability to add and subtract two-digit numbers and to multiply and divide with 10's and 100's. Ability to perform these operations using units of American money and weight measurement, volume, and distance. REASONING ABILITY - Intermediate Skills: Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out instructions furnished in written, oral, or diagram form. Ability to deal with problems involving several concrete variables in standardized situations.
    PHYSICAL DEMANDS AND ENVIRONMENT
      PHYSICAL DEMANDS
        Stand - ContinuouslyOver 2/3(5.5 - 8 hours) Walk - ContinuouslyOver 2/3(5.5 - 8 hours) Sit - Frequently1/3 to 2/3(2.5 - 5.5 hours) Use hands to finger, handle, or feel - ContinuouslyOver 2/3(5.5 - 8 hours) Reach with hands and arms - Frequently1/3 to 2/3(2.5 - 5.5 hours) Stoop, Squat, Kneel, or Crouch - OccasionallyUnder 1/3(1-2.5 hours) Bending-repetitive forward - OccasionallyUnder 1/3(1-2.5 hours) Talk or hear - Continuously Over 2/3 (5.5 - 8 hours)Color Vision.
      LIFTING REQUIREMENTS
        Up to 10 pounds - ContinuouslyOver 2/3(5.5 - 8 hours) Up to 25 pounds - Frequently1/3 to 2/3(2.5 - 5.5 hours) Up to 35 pounds - Occasionally Under 1/3 (1-2.5 hours)
      WORK ENVIRONMENT
        Regularly exposed to risk of bloodborne diseases. Exposed to reagents used in laboratory testing; may be exposed to/occasionally exposed to unpleasant patient elements. Exposed to hazards from electrical and mechanical equipment.Typical Noise Level - Moderate noise (examples: business office with computers and printers, light traffic)

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