Reporting to the Lab Supervisor and Lab Manager, the Histotechnologist will be responsible for providing technical support in Dermatopathology, particularly in embedding, microtomy, staining, grossing and processing of tissue samples.
Accessioning and lab support: primarily opening bags, data entry and labeling specimen bottles; also includes filing of blocks and slides, dumping dated specimens, and prepare slides for microtomy; trains new staff of laboratory procedures.
Grossing and Processing: Performs daily grossing of tissue samples including proper identification and measurement of each case; timely loading of all cassettes into the tissue processor and prepare daily specimen log.
Embedding and microtomy: Performs embedding of tissue samples; performs microtomy on regular, deeper sections, control sections and other requests for special stains and Immunohistochemistry.
Staining: Prepares slides for special stains like PAS, GMS and Trichrome; checks all chemical reagents for validity and expiration; maintains daily log with quality control results; checks laboratory equipment for maintenance.
Compliance and Proficiency Testing: Performs all compliance training as required by the department and university; performs proficiency testing by the department and complies with continuing education as required by the State Department of Health; aids supervisor and manager in preparing laboratory for CAP and State inspections.
Bachelor's degree (or equivalent in education, training and experience required) plus at least two years’ of experience in a Histopathology and/or Immunohistochemistry lab.
Must be able to work independently and accurately in a fast-paced environment, action-oriented environment.
Must possess a New York State Department of Education (NYSED) license as Histotechnologist, Clinical Laboratory Technologist, Clinical Laboratory Technician or Pathologist’s Assistant.