Under the direction of a Histologist or Supervisor this position is accountable to produce diagnostic slides in a timely, accurate manner to facilitate diagnosis by Pathologists. The incumbent in this position will support the mission, vision, values and strategic initiatives of Mary Washington Healthcare and must demonstrate a commitment to quality service to patients, physicians, the public and co-workers.
As an EOE/AA employer, the organization will not discriminate in its employment practices due to an applicant's race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, and veteran or disability status.
Essential Functions & Responsibilities:
Accessions specimens into the laboratory information system.
Prepares blocks of tissue for slide mounting in order to facilitate diagnosis.
Performs histochemical stains under the direction of the Histology Supervisor.
Performs daily quality control under the direction of the Histologist or Supervisor.
Assists on Bone Marrow procedures.
Accurately files slides and blocks and prepares routine reagents in compliance with universal precautions.
Processes phone requests and questions in order to provide timely, effective laboratory information services.
Performs other functions and duties as assigned and/or required.
Requires a high school diploma with documentation of appropriate training for laboratory testing that the individual has been performing prior to April 24, 1995, and qualifies under CLIA '88 to perform duties as a Histotechnician prior to September 1997. (Note: After September 1997, requires education and training equivalent to an Associate Degree in Laboratory Science or 60 semester hours.)
Six months to one-year relevant experience
HT certification (ASCP) preferred