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HISTOLOGY TECHNICIAN

Department Name GENERAL CHEMISTRY Job Description POSITION SUMMARYTo prepare the laboratory specimens for microscopic evaluation by the pathologist through the use of microtomy, special training, histochemistry and other appropriate techniques.
Nonexempt (Hourly - Eligible for overtime)MINIMUM REQUIREMENTSWork experience may substitute for minimum education requirement.
Associate's degree in Science related field preferred and one (1) year of related experience required.
CORE JOB RESPONSIBILITIES AND SKILLSAdheres to established turn-around times on both frozen sections and routine specimens.
Complies with established laboratory and hospital policies for universal precautions and safety procedures.
Maintains work area by cleaning benches, re-stocking supplies and notifying supervisor of low stock.
Assists with the orientation of new histology lab employees.
Troubleshoots equipment, reagents or procedural technique when problems occur.
Notifies the supervisor if unable to solve the problem.
Performs maintenance on equipment routinely used in specimen preparation.
Ensures that supplies are sufficient for on-going testing.
Notifies supervisor if not.
Prepares specimen using the appropriate technique required to produce an acceptable sample for evaluation by the pathologist.
Follows established procedures for histology quality control and reports discrepancies to the histology supervisor.
Other Requirements CONTACTSGeriatric:
60 years and 1 day or older Preschool:
3 years and 1 day - 5 years Adult:
28 years and 1 day - 60 years Adolescent:
12 years and 1 day - 18 years School:
5 years and 1 day - 12 years Toddler:
1 year and 1 day - 3 years Young Adult:
18 years and 1 day - 28 years Neonate:
Birth - 1 yearPHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS / ENVIRONMENTStand Frequently, from 21% to 50% of the time Walk Occasionally, up to 20% of the time Twist Occasionally, up to 20% of the time Carry/Lift 10-25 lbs.
Occasionally, up to 20% of the time Kneel Occasionally, up to 20% of the time Carry/Lift Body Fluid Exposure:
Yes Push/Pull Occasionally, up to 20% of the time Bend Occasionally, up to 20% of the time Reach Occasionally, up to 20% of the time Sit Frequently, from 21% to 50% of the timeSUPERVISORY / BUDGET RESPONSIBILITIESNo fiscal responsibility.
No supervisory responsibility.
Preferred Qualifications LICENSES / CERTIFICATIONS / REGISTRATIONSNone requiredKNOWLEDGE / SKILLS / ABILITIESAbility to multi-task Ability to problem-solve Organizational skills Written and verbal communication skills Knowledge and experience in healthcare Ability to operate various office machines including printers, computers and various software packagesPosition Status Temporary Shift Days Hours of Work 7a - 330p Full-Time/Part-Time Flexipool Hours Per Week 1 Location Walker Baptist Medical Center Address Line 1 P.
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Box 3547 State Alabama City Jasper Zip Code 35502 Auto req ID 1289BR Removal Date 27-Mar-2015

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