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HISTOLOGY TECH II
Job Title: HISTOLOGY TECH II
Job Code: 4073
Job Level: E1
Revised Date: 07/01/2016
Supervisory Responsibility: No
General Description of the Job Class
Perform routine histopathological tests in a clinical laboratory for use in the treatment and diagnosis of disease.
Duties and Responsibilities of this Level
ul> *Perform routine and special paraffin sections of surgical and autopsy tissue for microscopic examination in the diagnosis and treatment of disease.
*Prepare equipment and reagents for processing, embedding, microtome cutting and mounting of tissue; perform routine and special staining techniques.
*Label, file, discard and maintain records of tissue samples and containers, tissue processing cassettes, final paraffin blocks and slides.
*Label and record slides of specimens received; provide specimens for microscopic examination and diagnosis by the pathologist. *Obtain and log specimens from the operating rooms and other areas as required.
*Perform frozen cytostat sectioning.
*Set up equipment, instruments, reagents and apparatus for specific laboratory techniques. *Perform various Quality Control procedures to maintain compliance with internal and external regulations.
*Utilize various hospital information systems and software.
*Perform other related duties incidental to the work described herein.
Required Qualifications at this Level
BS/BA preferred. Registered or registry eligible as Histology Technician ASCP (American Society for Clinical Pathology).
One year experience with BS/BA or AS/AA. No experience needed for NAACLS (National Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Sciences) Program.
Degrees, Licensure, and/or Certification
Registered or registry eligible as Histology Technician ASCP
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
*Demonstrated competency in histological laboratory skills.
*Ability to perform assigned tasks on routine and special material.
Distinguishing Characteristics of this Level
The intent of this job description is to provide a representative and level of the types of duties and responsibilities that will be required of positions given this title and shall not be construed as a declaration of the total of the specific duties and responsibilities of any particular position. Employees may be directed to perform job-related tasks other than those specifically presented in this description.
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