Histotechnologist- KM

Job description

Prepares histologic slides from tissue sections for microscopic examination and diagnosis by Pathologist by

performing the following duties.


 Accessioning and grossing of specimens.

 Prepares sections of human tissue for examination. Operates computerized laboratory equipment to fix,

dehydrate, and infiltrate with wax, tissue specimens to be preserved for study by Pathologist. Appropriately

stains slides.

 Stains and labels specimens.

 Performs special stains and immunohistochemistry procedures.

 Responsible for preventative maintenance and troubleshooting of equipment and laboratory computers.

 Keeps accurate records including but not limited to: equipment preventative maintenance and repair, QA and QC

records, temperature and equipment charts, safety procedures, training, exposure and waste management.

 Prepares slides of specimens to enhance visibility under microscope. Examines slides under microscope to ensure

tissue preparation meets laboratory requirements. Studies slides under microscope to detect deviations from

expected results and reports abnormalities for further study.

 Assumes responsibility for keeping work area clean, neat and organized. Completes thorough cleaning at the end

of work period.

 Prepares chemicals and stains for performing tests. Uses all chemicals following safety procedures. Maintains

accurate and adequate inventory of reagents and supplies. Tracks utilization and expiration dates.

 Understands and follows all laboratory accreditation standards, OSHA, EPA and CLIA standards. Maintains

educational credits and other requirements for licensure.

Associate's degree (A. A.) or equivalent from two-year college or technical school; or six months to one year related
experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience. See CLIA Regulations, 42CFR493,
1489 and 1491.