Histotechnologist

Job ID: J123614
Company: West Penn Allegheny Health System
Location: Pittsburgh, PA, United States
Facility: Allegheny General Hospital
Full/Part Time: Full time
Job Type: Regular
Posted at: May 30, 2018

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Description

GENERAL OVERVIEW:

Independently works to perform routine and special histological procedures on patient tissue specimens.

ESSENTIAL RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Embeds, sections, accurately labels and processes tissue sections in accordance with department policies and procedures to produce slides for pathologist's review. Performs routine and special staining procedures. (45%)
  • Operates, calibrates, checks and maintains instrumentation. Recognizes and troubleshoots problems with quality control and test procedures and takes appropriate action to ensure quality clinical information. (25%)
  • Serves as a consultant to histotechnicians and other health care providers as needed. (5%)
  • Maintains the cleanliness of the work area and adequate supplies for efficient laboratory operations. (15%)
  • May assist with collection of anatomic pathology specimens. (5%)
  • May mentor students and new employees in laboratory testing following WPAHS policies and procedures. (5%)
  • Performs other duties as assigned or required.

QUALIFICATIONS:

Minimum

  • Bachelor's degree in ASCP eligible program or equivalent
  • HTL (ASCP) or equivalent certification or eligible

Preferred

  • Clinical histology experience

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