Histotechnician I-Mohs - Part Time

Job Locations US-MA-West Roxbury
Posted Date 2 months ago(2/14/2021 9:40 PM)
Job ID
2021-1129
# of Openings
1
Category
Clinical Support

Overview

The Histotechnician I - Lab is responsible for grossing, embedding, sectioning and staining of tissue and slides for microscopic diagnosis while maintaining critical focus on quality.

Qualifications

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, & ABILITIES:  The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skills and/or abilities required.

 

Education:

  • An earned associate degree in a chemical or biological science or medical laboratory technology, obtained from an accredited institution.
  • 60 semester hours or equivalent from an accredited institution. This education must include 24 semester hours of medical laboratory technology courses OR 24 semester hours of science courses that includes 6 semester hours of chemistry, 6 semester hours of biology and 12 hours of chemistry, biology or medical laboratory technology in any combination.

Experience:

  • One year of anatomic pathology laboratory experience preferred.

Certifications & Licenses: NA

 

Technology Applications: Basic Computer Skills including proficiency with Microsoft Applications

 

PHYSICAL AND MENTAL DEMANDS:

 

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential job responsibilities.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is occasionally required to stand; walk; sit for extended periods of time; use hands to finger, handle or fell objects, tools, or controls; reach with hands and arms; climb stairs; balance, stoop, kneel, bend, crouch or crawl; talk or hear; taste or smell.  The employee must occasionally lift, push, pull and/or move up to 25 pounds.  Repetitive motion of upper body required for extended use of computer.  Required specific vision abilities include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus.

 

WORK ENVIRONMENT AND TRAVEL REQUIREMENTS:

  • Laboratory work environment with exposure to various chemicals and equipment.
  • Prolonged sitting, frequent walking, standing, bending, stooping and lifting up to fifty (50) pounds.
  • Safety equipment and personal protective equipment provided and required. Requires normal range of hearing and manual dexterity enough to operate office and laboratory equipment.
  • Noise level in the work enviornment is typical for an office and/or medical clinic environment. 

Responsibilities

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS: To perform this job, an individual must perform each essential function satisfactorily with or without a reasonable accommodation.

  • Grosses tissues, embeds tissues and cuts blocks/tissue performing all technical procedures required to prepare tissue and slides in a timely and accurate manner while maintaining the highest standard of quality in tissue embedding, cutting of blocks (microtomy), H&E staining, special stains and immunohistochemistry staining.
  • Follows all protocols of quality and accuracy.
  • Maintains laboratory equipment in proper working order to ensure consistent, high quality function.
  • Monitors equipment functionality and provides timely reports on variables or degraded quality to laboratory management for prompt attention.
  • Improves laboratory efficiencies by detecting and communicating technical and logistical problems to laboratory management for resolution.
  • Disposes of hazardous chemical waste per regulatory guidelines (limited function – will be assigned to specific trained personnel).
  • Supports, with assistance, the performance of other laboratory functions/tasks as needed to enhance operational flow.
  • Keeps company integrity by maintaining security and confidentiality of all data, procedures and data system components.
  • Regular and reliable attendance.
  • Perfom other duties as assigned. 

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