Histology Tech, Pathological Laboratory - Per Diem/Variable (8hr)
MemorialCare Health System
Location: Long Beach, California
Internal Number: LON008383
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The Histology Certified Technician Per Diem is responsible for preparing and processing surgical and autopsy tissue specimens for microscopic examination by a Pathologist. Processing includes embedding, cutting, staining, accessioning and mounting on a slide so that the presence or absence of disease may be effectively demonstrated to the Pathologist responsible for reading the slide and making a diagnosis. Performs special stains to make samples more visible as needed.
Essential Functions and Responsibilities of the Job
Processes surgical and autopsy specimens for evaluation.
Operates and maintains section laboratory equipment and ensures that all equipment is in working order.
Attends department education and training inservices.
Maintains technical knowledge and assists in training and orientation of new employees.
Identifies and records tissue samples. Processes tissue and bone marrow samples by dehydration, embedding, cutting, staining, special staining procedures, decalcification, and frozen section cryostat method.
Assures that all required solutions and chemicals are properly prepared and in place.
Complies with any quality control policies and procedures as established and maintains necessary documentation. Maintains established facility and department policies and procedures, quality assurance, safety, environmental and infection control, and complies with requirements of accreditation and regulatory agencies.
Prepares varied stains, solutions, and other compounds used in histologic processes following laboratory procedures.