01 Pathology Department
1.0, Req # - 16971
- 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.
- 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.
- Education: N/A Experience: N/A Licensure/Certification/Registration: N/A
- 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
- 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.
- 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)
- 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)