Histology Technician

January 26, 2024 |

Department: Laboratory

Status/Schedule: Full Time

Shift: Day Shift

Location: Hartford, KY

For more information contact: Hilliary Edelen, hedelen@ochcares.com

Qualifications:

  • Education:
    • High school diploma or equivalency or higher in a related field
  • Experience:
    • 2 years relevant experience required
  • Other Requirements:
    • Requires critical thinking skills and decisive judgment.
    • Work under minimal supervision.
    • Must be able to work in a stressful environment and take appropriate action.

Job Description: Responsible for performing complex testing on a wide variety of tissue to produce high quality microscopic slides for diagnosis and treatment of diseases.

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:

  • Maintains accurate and complete records for all histology testing, quality control, and results.
  • Verifies accuracy of specimen identity and test order.
  • Files all slides, and tissue blocks according to procedure.
  • Maintains adequate supply inventories by rotating stock and checking for expiration dates.
  • Prepares solutions and reagents in accordance with standard procedures.
  • Transports and processes tissue specimen of embedding, staining, cover slipping, and labeling according to procedures.
  • Performs frozen sections of specimens selected by physicians or pathologists.
  • Assist in delivery of physician reports via phone or internal distribution in a timely manner. Copies and distributes pathology reports and mails out report copies and slides for consultation according to protocol.
  • May perform grossing procedures once competency and training has been completed.
  • Practices proper telephone techniques by identifying self, department, and directing calls and messages to correct destination.

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