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Histotechnician

Posted on May 4, 2021 by CHI Saint Joseph East

Lexington, KY 40598
Research
Immediate Start
Annual Salary
Full-Time


Overview:

CommonSpirit Health was formed by the alignment of Catholic Health Initiatives (CHI) and Dignity Health. With more than 700 care sites across the U. S. , from clinics and hospitals to home-based care and virtual care services, CommonSpirit is accessible to nearly one out of every four U.S. residents. Our world needs compassion like never before. Our communities need caring and our families need protection. With our combined resources, CommonSpirit is committed to building healthy communities, advocating for those who are poor and vulnerable, and innovating how and where healing can happen, both inside our hospitals and out in the community.


Responsibilities

Performs tasks associated with the preparation of human tissue for microscopic investigation and analysis by pathologist including sectioning, reagent and other treatment, slide placement, drying, and staining.

Essential Key Job Responsibilities
  • Accurately performs accessioning and other clerical functions when required with minimal errors.

  • Assist pathologist as required with cutting tissue, frozen sections, and autopsies.

  • Cut proper tissue sections and prepare appropriate slides for examination including routine staining, coverslipping, and labeling.

  • Perform cytochemical procedures for assessing cellular constituents (special stains, immunoperoxidase stains, etc.)

  • Maintain all required records, reports, logs, etc.

  • Ensures appropriate usage, storage, and disposal of all flammable, corrosive, or hazardous chemicals used in the department.

  • Ensures proper disposal of tissue samples following completion of appropriate retention period.

  • Demonstrates a working knowledge of the appropriate hospital and lab information systems for which the employee has access.

  • Complies with all policies regarding the operation and security of the laboratory's information system assets.

  • Delivers laboratory reports to nursing units, physicians, and other clients in an accurate, timely, and efficient manner.

  • Other duties as assigned by management.

  • Qualifications


    Required Education


    • High School Diploma or equivalent education plus apprenticeship training in Histotechnology


    Required Licensure and Certification


    • ASCP Histotechnician - Preferred but not required.



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