Responsible for preparing microscopic slides from surgical, cytology and autopsy specimens by using microtome, special stains and cytology fluid processing techniques to aid Pathologist in making diagnostics. Performs decalcification of bone specimens, special procedures such as immunoflourescent and immunohistochemical studies. Prepares frozen section slides to provide immediate diagnosis; assists in morgue; enters cytology into LIS; inventories and pulls slides as needed. Performs equipment and instrument maintenance. Pick up specimens from Labor and Delivery (Placenta). Assist the Pathologist/PA in the grossing room. Performs daily cleaning of the working area before and after use. Performs daily temperature check.
Associate s degree in Histology or other closely related field and two to three years of previous work related experience required. ASCP certification as a Histology Technician is preferred. Work requires the analytic ability to resolve problems that require the use of basic scientific, mathematical, or technical principles. Work requires occasional contact with patients, their family members, and/or visitors which requires courtesy and tact.