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Histotechnologist I
Ref No.: 20-00019
Category: Biotechnology
Location: West Hills, California
JOB RESPONSIBILITIES:
  • The Histotechnologist will perform routine and non-routine activities involved in the preparation of slides for microscopic evaluation by pathologist(s), according to policies and procedures.
  • Ensure proper accessioning and labeling of all tissue samples.
  • Process paperwork associated with accessioning and reporting.
  • Ensure proper tissue processing.
  • Embed processed tissue in paraffin.
  • Perform microtomy of embedded tissue.
  • Prepare slides for routine Hematoxylin and Eosin staining.
  • Perform cover slipping of stained slides either manually or automated.
  • Prepare solutions and reagents for special stain procedures.
  • Obtain and validate tissue used in special stains.
  • Perform all special stain procedures.
  • May prepare solutions and reagents for IHC procedures.
  • May obtain and validate control material used in IHC procedures.
  • May perform IHC testing
  • Perform filing of finished blocks and slides.
  • Perform routine maintenance and cleaning of equipment and troubleshoot minor equipment failures.
  • Document remedial actions such as repairs or repeated tests.
  • Provide training and guidance to Histotechnicians, students and lab aides.
  • 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, CLIA and CAP regulations.
  • Maintain a clean and well-organized work area.

JOB REQUIREMENTS:
  • AA or AS degree or equivalent training and experience
  • 1-3 years' experience as a Histotechnician or Histotechnologist 
  • HT (ASCP) or HTL (ASCP)