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Histology Technician

Company: Adena Health System
Location: Chillicothe
Posted on: May 6, 2021

Job Description:

Position Summary--Position: Histology Technician Status: Full Time (100%/40 hours per week)Schedule: Days - variable.Department: Pathology LaboratoryLocation: Adena Regional Medical Center ----272 Hospital Road, Chillicothe, OH 45601------------------This position reports to the Histology Team Lead. Prepares tissue for microscopic examination by a Pathologist according to established protocols. In doing so, processes specimens by freezing and cutting tissue sections, selecting optimal tissue sections and floating them onto glass slides and staining or treating the tissue with reagents so as to reveal specific structural details under microscopic analysis. Position is responsible for preparing and maintaining solutions and reagents as needed, according to established protocols. Shows attention to detail, knowledge of chemical rationale of the staining procedures performed, and the skills required to recognize and remedy technical difficulties encountered with the processing of tissue samples. This position has access to confidential patient information.--It does not have direct patient care or access to funds.
Duties/Responsibilities

  • Ensure effective communication with all customers.
  • Obtain and distribute acceptable laboratory specimens and required information in a timely manner.
  • Performs all procedures required for the preparation of pathology specimens in a manner consistent with department and regulatory standards.
  • Demonstrates personal competency by successful completion of annual department competency program.
  • Evaluates the validity of the pathology specimen preparation process and may consult with pathologist or supervisor before taking corrective action.
  • Performs accurate test ordering, and patient information gathering within the organization's information system.
  • Ensures proper functioning or pathology instrumentation and methods.--Troubleshoots and resolves malfunctions in methods and instruments.
  • Participates in the development of new laboratory methods and special projects.Position Specific Knowledge, Skills and AbilitiesAnalytical skills necessary to ascertain physician needs and determine appropriate specimen preparation method, to determine suitability of stains on specimens and the like.Minimum/Required Qualifications --------------Must have an Associate's Degree or higher in Histotechnology from an accredited program OR must have an Applied Science or Biological Science related degree and--two years of work experience as a Histology Technician.--------------Certification by Board of Registry of American Society of Clinical Pathology is required within 18 months of employment.--Preferred Qualifications ----Bachelor's Degree from a CLSI (clinical and laboratory standards institute) accredited Histotechnology program.

Keywords: Adena Health System, Columbus , Histology Technician, Professions , Chillicothe, Ohio

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