Performs slide based histological assays, tests, and procedures and any other such tests conducted by a clinical histology laboratory; including sectioning, staining, macrodissection, FISH, ISH and IHC for use in diagnosis, treatment and prevention of cancer.
- Reviews test results and verifies their accuracy.
- Prepares and examines specimens using a variety of instruments and histologic techniques.
- Sets up and works with laboratory equipment in order to test tissue for various indicators of clinical conditions.
- Performs routine maintenance on instruments and equipment in order to ensure that they are in working order.
- Utilizes Laboratory Information Systems (LIS) and Clinical Laboratory Information Management System (C-LIMS) for tracking, documenting and reporting patient test results.
- Provides input in the preparation of standard operating procedures.
- Maintains a safe and well-stocked work environment.
- Maintains established departmental policies and procedures, objectives, quality assurance programs, safety and compliance standards.
- Enhances professional growth and development by participating in educational programs, reading current literature and participating in in-service meetings and workshops.
- Prepares other written documentation as required by the profession and the department; maintains, distributes, analyzes and projects information for required records, reports and statistics as directed.
- Attends meetings as required.
- Performs other related duties as assigned or requested.
OTHER DESCRIPTIVE ELEMENTS
The Histotechnician I typically reports to the Clinical Laboratory Supervisor/ Assistant Clinical Laboratory Supervisor. The incumbent has limited authority to make decisions or commitments directly related to the performance of the job. Authority to make decisions or commitments within the limits of Company policies and procedures that are clearly specified. Decisions are varied and based on well-defined guidelines and practices.
RELATIONSHIP WITH OTHERS
The Histotechnician I has contact within the department and some routine contact outside the department. The incumbent has limited or no external contact.
- Must be familiar with a personal computer and the Laboratory Information Management System.
- Must have knowledge of laboratory test procedures.
- Must demonstrate the ability to prioritize tests to be performed in emergency situations.
- Must have a working knowledge of instrumentation/procedures and performs preventive maintenance and troubleshooting.
- Must have good knowledge of laboratory safety precautions.
- Must have a working knowledge of clinical and molecular laboratory terminology.
- Must have a working knowledge of staining, fixing, and mounting procedures used in preparing slides of clinical specimens.
MACHINES, TOOLS, AND EQUIPMENT USED
- Personal computer
- Laboratory Information Management System
- Various laboratory equipment
While performing the duties of this job, the Histotechnician I is frequently required to talk or hear and use hands or fingers to manipulate, touch or handle. The incumbent is regularly required to sit. He/she is occasionally required to stand, walk, and reach with hands or arms. The incumbent is occasionally required to lift and/or move up to ten (10) pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth vision and the ability to adjust focus. The physical demands described here are not job requirements, but are representative of those demands that are typically expected of employees to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to successfully perform the essential functions.
The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.
REQUIRED EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE
- Associate’s degree in Histotechnology or a related health care discipline and License to practice as a Certified Histological Technician in the State of New York; or
- License to practice as a Certified Histological Technician in the State of New York with 1-3 years’ experience.
NOTE: Required degrees must have been granted by an accredited college or university or one recognized by OmniSeq, Inc as following acceptable educational practices.
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