Company: Adena Health System
Posted on: May 6, 2021
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.
- 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
- 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
- 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
Keywords: Adena Health System, Columbus , Histology Technician, Professions , Chillicothe, Ohio
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