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Histotechnologist
Ref No.: 19-00755
Category: Biotechnology
Location: New York City, New York
The Histotechnologist will performs slide based histological assays, tests, and procedures on human tissue and any other such tests conducted by a clinical histology laboratory. Duties can include maintaining equipment and records and performing quality assurance activities relating to procedure performance. The histology technician will perform only those specialties or subspecialties in which they are qualified by education, training and experience.

Responsibilities:
  • Under general supervision and according to policies and procedures, performs routine and non-routine activities involved in the preparation of slides, for microscopic evaluation by pathologist(s).
  • Capable of performing all of the duties/responsibilities of a Histotechnician.
  • Ensure proper accessioning and labeling of all tissue samples.
  • Process paperwork associated with accessioning and reporting.
  • Ensure proper tissue processing, embedding and microtomy.
  • Perform cover slipping of stained slides either manually or automated.
  • Prepare solutions and reagents for special stain procedures.
  • Perform limited special stain procedures, under general supervision.
  • Perform filing of finished blocks and slides.
  • Perform routine maintenance and cleaning of equipment and troubleshooting minor equipment failures. Document remedial actions such as repairs and repeated tests.
  • Adhere to laboratory's quality control policies and document all quality control activities.
  • Ensure all corporate safety, quality control and quality assurance standards are met.
  • Ensure compliance with all local, federal, NY State, CLIA and CAP regulations.
  • Maintain a clean and well-organized work area.
  • Other duties, as assigned by supervisor.

Requirements:
  • Successful completion of at least two years (64 semester hours or equivalent) in an accredited college or university with a distribution of courses as shown below:
    • 24 semester hours must have been science courses, including chemistry and biology. Mathematics at the university level is a plus. And in addition;
    • Successful experience in medical laboratory work of such a length (not less than a year), and of such quality that this experience or training when combined with the education, will have provided the individual with exposure to many facets of histology as well as different settings where histology is used.
  • Performance of the duties of a clinical laboratory histotechnician for more than one year:
  • License by NY State Education Department (NYSED) Professions for Histology Technician.
  • Knowledge and documented experience in cutting and processing frozen tissue sections.
  • Ability to perform work in an organized fashion, with a focus on completing assigned tasks in an orderly fashion and in compliance with stated process and procedure.
  • Ability to work as part of a team to complete assigned tasks when necessary.
  • The ability to accept direction, work independently and complete work on time.