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HISTOLOGY TECH (HT), PATHOLOGY

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Schedule: 8 HR DAY
Facility: MAIN CAMPUS
Date Posted: Jul 16, 2024

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Description

Location: Main Campus
Department: PATHOLOGY/HISTOLOGY
Schedule: Full Time, 8 HR Day Shift, 600AM-230PM

POSITION SUMMARY 

Prepare surgical, cytological and autopsy material for microscopic examination by pathologist in an accurate, efficient and expeditious manner within the limits of laboratory policy and procedure according to The Joint Commission, CAP and OSHA regulations. Prepare and maintain equipment for all types of tissue processing, embedding, cutting and mounting: label, record and verify quality of slides. Provide technical assistance and training to laboratory personnel as required. 

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & ABILITIES 

  • Qualifies as a Histology Technician according to CLIA-88 standards and the Georgia Clinical Laboratory Licensure Law. 
  • Registered with the American Society of Clinical Pathologists as a HT (ASCP) or eligible for the registry. 
  • Six months after employment is the maximum time given an individual to become registered. 
  • Good human relations skills are necessary. 
  • Laboratory equipment operated includes: balance, microtome, cryostat, tissue processor, autostainer, coverslipper, pH meter, pipette and water bath. 
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality in all Medical Center business. 
  • Adaptable to routine work, which involves repetitive operations, carried out in accordance with department procedures. 

WORKING CONDITIONS - ADA INFORMATION 

Modern hospital Laboratory with access to patient areas and physician offices. Work activities will include: moderate lifting (not to exceed 50 pounds), walking, sitting, standing, stooping, bending, twisting and pushing objects. Must be able to operate office equipment, computer terminals and keyboards, and computerized lab equipment. Works with blood and body fluids where exposure to infections disease is a risk. Must have knowledge of Material Safety Data Sheets (MSDS) and training in handling of hazardous chemicals such as Xylene and Formaldehyde. Complies with biohazard/radiation safety standards and laboratory policy and procedures through proper handling of potentially hazardous chemical, biological agents and/or radiation sources in the workplace. Uses universal safety precautions to protect self and co-workers from biohazardous materials, including blood-borne pathogens. Certain procedures will require knowledge in and the correct use of eye protection, face shields, gas masks, lab coats, and/or gloves. 



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