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Histology technician
Ref No.: 17-00260
Category: Medical / Health
Location: Berkeley Heights, New Jersey
Position Summary: The Histology Technician performs the routine tasks associated with making stained slides from surgically excised tissue for the purpose of diagnosis by a pathologist.

Essential Job functions:
  • Embeds, cuts, stains and performs other tasks required to process tissue in the Histology lab.
  • Performs necessary tests for each sample as required. Follows standard operating procedures for all testing.
  • Performs accurate gross description on tissue samples.
  • Operates all instruments/equipment according to accepted written procedures.
  • Registers and processes cases in the LIS; prints worksheets and labels.
  • Meets acceptable turnaround time and productivity standards for the section.
  • Recognizes testing errors/discrepancies or problems and notifies appropriate personnel; assists in problem resolution.
  • Demonstrates proficiency in the use of the LIS and its application to all aspects of job-related functions.
  • Recognizes and resolves computer problems. Recognizes and resolves other problems or inconsistencies.
  • Ensures that records are accurate, complete, legible, and appropriately filed and stored.
  • Operates all instruments/ equipment according to accepted written procedures.
  • Recognizes and identifies instrument/ equipment problems.
  • Resolves instrument/ equipment problems or contacts appropriate technical service.
  • Performs and documents all routine and non-routine maintenance according to Standard Operating Procedures.
  • Maintains a clean, neat and orderly workplace including instrument and general laboratory equipment.
  • Performs and documents Quality Control daily according to established laboratory protocol.
  • Performs proficiency testing, as requested.
  • Reviews quantities and expiration dates of all supplies. Verifies receipt, labels records and stores supplies received.
  • Has knowledge of other SMG computer systems in order to obtain clinical information.
  • Prepares reagents as needed.
  • Assists with training new employees.

General Job functions:
  • Other job duties as required.

Physical Job Requirements:
  • Endurance (e.g. continuous typing, prolonged standing/bending, walking)
  • Dexterity of hands and fingers

Education, Certification, Computer and Training Requirements:
  • Associate's degree required.
  • 2-4 years experience required.
  • HT or HTL (ASCP) preferred.
  • Ability to communicate in English, both orally and in writing required.
  • Ability to use critical thinking skills; develop, plan, and organize successful projects required.
  • Ability to function autonomously and is an independent decision maker required.
  • Experience with performing gross descriptions on biopsy specimens preferred.
  • Experience with Standard Office Equipment (Phone, Fax, Copy Machine, Scanner, Email/Voice Mail) preferred.
  • Experience with Standard Office Technology in a Window based environment preferred.
  • Experience with Laboratory Information Systems (LIS) preferred.

Kristin Noonan

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