The Department of Dermatology, Cosmetic Center seeks a Histotechnologist. This position requires significant technical expertise and a high level of responsibility in handling delicate specimens. Must demonstrate competency in all job-related tasks, including technical expertise in tissue processing, organization in storage of slides and efficiency in ordering and restocking supplies or reagents. Provide support in ongoing expansion and quality improvement process a must.
Specific Duties and Responsibilities:
Process tissue in the Mohs Dermatologic Surgery/Dermatopathology units.
May involve occasional travel to other Dermatology clinic sites to provide histotechnician coverage and support for Mohs surgeons.
Prepare equipment for use in frozen and fixed specimens (setting up water bath, stainer, Coverslipper and other instruments).
Embed tissue and cut frozen/paraffin blocks.
Gross fresh tissue specimens.
Prepare slides (staining slides, reviewing stain for adequacy, labeling and distributing slides).
Recut blocks as requested by the Mohs surgeon/ Dermpath attending.
Clean embedding center and stainer in compliance with credentialing policies.
Pull slides/blocks from storage, as requested; change frozen section stains (preparing reagent, preparing special stains).
Train and orientate new staff in the laboratory.
Monitor Divisional staff mandatory health and safety training and ensure their attendance at training sessions and ensure continuing staff compliance.
Ensure all lab staff understand the yearly National Patient Safety Goals, especially the Laboratory Services National Patient Safety Goals.
Participate in quality assurance activities.
Maintain documentation for QA and report QA problems to supervising physician.
Participate in facility-wide continuous quality improvement activities, safety and disaster activities and other QA activities.
Attend continuing education and mandatory training sessions.
Position may require travel to other Dermatology clinic sites.
Perform miscellaneous related duties as assigned.
Bachelor's degree in Biology, Chemistry, Histology or related field. One (1) year laboratory experience in histology.
Associate's degree from an accredited Histotechnology certification program may be acceptable with 3 years of histology laboratory experience.
Experience working in a Mohs surgical unit.
HT (ASCP) certification.
Experience with laboratory tools and equipment.
Additional Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
Work produced is subject to precise measure of quantity and quality.
Attention to detail is critical to the successful performance of this job as it directly affects patient diagnoses or research outcomes.
Knowledge of normal human tissue morphology is essential.
Able to perform paraffin as well as frozen sectioning, H&E staining, and to recognize discrepancies and take corrective action.
Equipment, Machine, or Tool Requirements:
Computer, Copier, Fax, Telephone. Laboratory tools and equipment including but not limited to scales, balances, ph meters, microtomes, cryostats, various tissue processors, automated strainers and cover slippers.
Working Conditions: Position may require travel to other Dermatology clinic sites.
Classified Title:Histotechnologist Role/Level/Range: ACRO40/E/02/CF Starting Salary Range: $21.43 - $29.49/Hour; Commensurate with experience Employee Group: Full Time Schedule: Monday - Friday, 8:30am - 5:00pm Exempt Status: Non-Exempt Location: JH at Greenspring Station Department Name: Dermatology, Cosmetic Center Personnel Area: School of Medicine
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