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Histotechnologist - PAML (Pathology Associates Medical Laboratories)

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Location: Pasco, WA
Full-time position
This position is open to undergraduates.
Closing Date: open until filled
Job #11216
Posted: March 8, 2017
Summary Job Description

The Histotechnologist performs all routine procedures in orienting, sectioning, and staining tissue and Non-gyn specimens, to produce slides which will aid the pathologist in diagnosis.  Recognize problems, identify the cause (technical and instrumental) and make simple corrections. Use and monitor quality control procedures. Confirm results through in-depth knowledge of techniques, principles, and procedures.

  • Set up for Surgical Gross Exam and Assist with Gross (years 1-3)
  • After adequate training perform gross processing
  • Demonstrate positive communication skills with Inter-and Intra-departmental personnel
  • Embed, Cut and Stain Tissue Blocks according to designated procedures
  • Following Prescribed Procedures, Perform All Special Stain Procedures
  • Follow All Departmental Maintenance and Quality Control Procedures
  • Maintain a Clean and Orderly Work Environment
  • Perform All Other Duties as Assigned, to Include but Not Limited to Time Management, Supply Inventory Disposal of specimens
  • Maintain Professionalism in All Facets of Laboratory Environment
  • Perform and record routine instrument checks/maintenance procedures
  • Participate in the preparation and presentation of inspections
  • Baccalaureate degree in a Chemical, Physical or Biological Science with (1) year histology internship.
  • Registry eligible, OR
  • Nationally recognized certification as Histotechnologist (HTL, ASCP) or equivalent, OR
  • HT(ASCP) or equivalent with minimum 2 years experience.
  • Requires fine motor coordination, clear speech, normal hearing, and good visual acuity, including color perception
  • Requires fine motor coordination, clear speech, normal hearing, and good visual acuity, including color perception.
  • Absolute integrity in the accurate performance.
  • Reasoning ability and good independent judgment.
  • Effective written and verbal communication.
  • Assist pathologists and intervention radiologists by preparing and staining FNAs (fine needle aspirates) and staining frozen section slides
  • Ability to work well in handling high volume requests in an organized manner, being attentive to detail and stipulated deadlines.
  • Ability to handle stressful situations.
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