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Histology Technician
Ref No.: 17-00214
Category: Medical / Health
Location: Durham, North Carolina

Perform routine histopathological tests in a clinical laboratory for use in the treatment and diagnosis of disease.


Responsibilities
· Perform routine and special paraffin sections of surgical and autopsy tissue for microscopic examination in the diagnosis and treatment of disease.
· Prepare equipment and reagents for processing, embedding, microtome cutting and mounting of tissue; perform routine and special staining techniques.
· Label, file, discard and maintain records of tissue samples and containers, tissue processing cassettes, final paraffin blocks and slides.
· Label and record slides of specimens received; provide specimens for microscopic examination and diagnosis by the pathologist.
· Obtain and log specimens from the operating rooms and other areas as required.
· Perform frozen cytostat sectioning.
· Set up equipment, instruments, reagents and apparatus for specific laboratory techniques.
· Perform various Quality Control procedures to maintain compliance with internal and external regulations.
· Utilize various hospital information systems and software.
· Perform other related duties incidental to the work described herein.
Qualifications
· BS/BA preferred
· HT/HTL ASCP Certification
· 1+ year of year experience
· Demonstrated competency in histological laboratory skills.
· Ability to perform assigned tasks on routine and special material