Provides high quality results from all types of tissue using various histological techniques in order to facilitate diagnosis.
EDUCATION: High School diploma or equivalent.
CERTIFICATION/LICENSES: HT (ASCP) Registry certification eligible.
SKILLS: Must be able to embed, stain and cut thin (3 micron) paraffin sections. Must be able to produce high quality special stains and have a basic knowledge of immunohistochemistry. Ability to operate lab equipment and information system. Must have problem-solving skills.
EXPERIENCE: Two years experience: HT (ASCP) Registry Certification eligible.
NATURE OF SUPERVISION:
-Responsible to: Lab Director
- Bloodborne pathogen (Routine exposure in daily duties. Exposed to potentially infectious material on a regular basis and is part of the expected job risk.)
May be exposed to disagreeable odors and fumes, high noise levels and fluctuations in temperatures. Exposed to carcinogenic, hazardous and flammable chemicals; biohazardous and radioactive materials; sharp needles and blades; infectious diseases; toxic fumes. Mental stress from working with infectious materials and reporting results that directly affects patient care.
PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS: May be required to work more than a standard shift as dictated by workload, staffing, and equipment failure. Requires standing, sitting, ambulating, and lifting of laboratory supplies and equipment up to 50 pounds.