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Histology Technician

Company: Lowell General Hospital
Location: Lowell
Posted on: May 7, 2021

Job Description:

A Histology Technician performs all technical duties related to the production of surgical and cytological blocks and slides from tissue and body fluid samples, such as embedding, cutting, and staining.# Duties # Responsibilities: Accurately identifies patient specimens, blocks, and slides per policy. Ensures accurate order entry of surgical and cytology cases, including editing of processing tasks and associated billing in Laboratory Information System, and clarifies confusing or incomplete orders. Embeds surgical specimens, insuring proper orientation.# Performs microtomy, producing high quality sections which meet pathologist standards. Performs routine and special stains, as well as immunohistochemical stains, with the highest quality, with appropriate controls. Prepares and maintains equipment in proper operating condition in accordance with specific policy and procedure, and follows Lab guidelines when test systems are not within acceptable limits. Prepares and evaluates needed reagents and controls for diagnostic testing, ensuring accurate and complete labeling. Investigates and corrects pH inaccuracies. Assists with inventory management by documenting opened dates on supplies, storage of supplies as recommended by manufacturers, and promptly notifying supervisor of low inventory. Maintains an organized work environment to enable another to take over job duties. Demonstrates proficient use of the Laboratory Information System. Participates in training of new staff members.# Qualifications: Associate#s Degree required HT(ASCP) preferred Some experience required #

  • Accurately identifies patient specimens, blocks, and slides per policy.
  • Ensures accurate order entry of surgical and cytology cases, including editing of processing tasks and associated billing in Laboratory Information System, and clarifies confusing or incomplete orders.
  • Embeds surgical specimens, insuring proper orientation.
  • Performs microtomy, producing high quality sections which meet pathologist standards.
  • Performs routine and special stains, as well as immunohistochemical stains, with the highest quality, with appropriate controls.
  • Prepares and maintains equipment in proper operating condition in accordance with specific policy and procedure, and follows Lab guidelines when test systems are not within acceptable limits.
  • Prepares and evaluates needed reagents and controls for diagnostic testing, ensuring accurate and complete labeling.
  • Investigates and corrects pH inaccuracies.
  • Assists with inventory management by documenting opened dates on supplies, storage of supplies as recommended by manufacturers, and promptly notifying supervisor of low inventory.
  • Maintains an organized work environment to enable another to take over job duties.
  • Demonstrates proficient use of the Laboratory Information System.
  • Participates in training of new staff members.

Keywords: Lowell General Hospital, Lowell , Histology Technician, Professions , Lowell, Massachusetts

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