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Histology Tech - Anatomic Pathology

Company: Phoebe Putney Memorial Hospital
Location: Albany
Posted on: May 19, 2019

Job Description:

Job SummaryHistology Technicians (HT) are responsible for the preparation of body tissue samples used to identify and diagnose abnormalities that indicate disease. They are responsible for the preservation and handling of tissue material through a variety of techniques. These may include rapid tissue processing and frozen techniques to freeze, cut mount and stain tissue during a surgical procedure. They may assist pathologists with gross description of specimens (tissue or organs) surgically removed for examination. An HT routinely processes tissue in preparation for cutting and staining. HT's imbed, cut, and mount tissue sections on slides. They stain tissue using common histochemical techniques and/or immunohistochemical techniques as appropriate. They maintain identification and documentation of all specimens and slides or blocks prepared. An HT maintains equipment used in the department, performing and documenting all maintenance activities. They prepare, label, and store reagents and supplies in accordance with lab and regulatory guidelines. They may assist in training of students and other staff as needed. All activities will be performed in support of the strategy, vision, and values of Phoebe. Nothing in this job description restricts management's right to assign or reassign duties and responsibilities to this job at any time. All activities must be in compliance with Equal Employment Opportunity laws, HIPAA, ERISA, and other regulations, as appropriate.General requirements* Performs all job responsibilities in alignment with the core values, mission and vision of the organization* Performs other duties as required and completes all job functions as per departmental policies and procedures* Maintains current knowledge in present areas of responsibility (i.e., self education, attends ongoing educational programs)* Attends staff meetings and completes mandatory in-services and requirements and competency evaluations on time.* Demonstrates competency at all levels in providing care to all patients based on age, sex, weight, and demonstrated needs. For non-clinical areas, has attended training and demonstrates usage of age- specific customer service skills.* Wears protective clothing and equipment as appropriate.* Adheres to the hospital and departmental attendance and punctuality guidelinesWorking Conditions* General environment: Works in a well-lighted, air-conditioned area, with moderate noise levels.* May be exposed to limited hazardous substances or body fluids, or infectious organisms.* May be required to change from one task to another of different nature without loss of efficiency or composure.* Periods of high stress and fluctuating workloads may occur.Education Requirements* Vocational / Technical Degree in Accredited Histotechnology Program (Required)Experience Requirements* 0 - 1 year Processing tissue in preparation for cutting and staining. Imbedding, cutting, and mounting tissue sections on slides.(Preferred)General Skills* Organizational Skills,Communication Skills,Interpersonal Skills,Customer Relations,Analytical,Grammar / Spelling,Read / Comprehend Written Instructions,Follow Verbal Instructions,Basic Computer Skills.Physical Requirements* Have near normal hearing; Hear alarms/telephone/tape recorder/normal speaking voice* Have near normal vision: Clarity of vision (both near and far), ability to distinguish colors* Have good manual dexterity* Have good eye-hand-foot coordination* Ability to perform repetitive tasks/motionPhysical Demands* Occasionally within shift (1-33%) : Standing,Walking,Bending/Stooping,Twist at waist,Pushing/Pulling,Lift/carry > 20 lbs with assistance,Reaching above shoulder.* Frequently within shift (34-66%) : Sitting.Certifications and Licensures* Required Certifications/Licensures : Histotechnician (HT-ASCP).

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