Histology Technician

Job ID: J121559
Company: West Penn Allegheny Health System
Location: Monroeville, PA, United States
Facility: Forbes Hospital
Full/Part Time: Full time
Job Type: Regular
Posted at: Apr 19, 2018

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Description

GENERAL OVERVIEW:

Works under supervision to perform routine and special histological procedures on patient specimens.  Prepares slides of surgical and post mortem tissues for pathological diagnosis and assists the pathologist in gross dissection and postmortem examinations.

ESSENTIAL RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Embeds, sections, accurately labels and processes tissue sections in accordance with department policies and procedures to produce slides for pathologist's review. (35%)
  • Operates, calibrates, checks and maintains instrumentation. Recognizes problems with quality control and test procedures and takes appropriate action to ensure quality clinical information. (25%)
  • Performs routine and special staining procedures. (15%)
  • Assists Pathologist in operation room with intraoperative consultations, with or without frozen section.  Performs frozen sections; sections bones for decalcification. (5%)
  • Maintains the cleanliness of the work area and adequate supplies for efficient laboratory operations. (5%)
  • May assist with collection of anatomic pathology specimens. (5%)
  • May mentor student and new employees in laboratory testing following WPAHS policies and procedures. (5%)
  • Performs other duties as assigned or required.

QUALIFICATIONS:

Minimum

  • HT (ASCP) (American Society of Clinical Pathologists-Histology Technician), or HT (ASCP) eligibility.

Preferred

  • One year of clinical histology experience.

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