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Histotechnician

Company: Quest Diagnostics
Location: Irving
Posted on: November 22, 2022

Job Description:

The position is intended for individuals with prior experience working as a histotechnician to perform technical functions within the histopathology laboratory. The individual will work under the general supervision of experienced histotechnologists.

  • Under general supervision and according to policies and procedures, performs routine and non-routine activities involved in the preparation of slides, for microscopic evaluation by pathologist(s)
  • Capable of performing all of the duties/responsibilities of a Histotechnician I.
  • Prepare solutions and reagents for special stain procedures.
  • Perform special stain procedures.
  • Perform limited QA/QC functions and identify issues requiring troubleshooting.
  • Train and perform limited immunohistochemistry staining under the general supervision of a qualified histotechnologist, technical supervisor or other qualified pathologist.
  • Prepare immunohistochemistry solutions and reagents for IHC procedures under the direct supervision of a qualified histotechnologist, technical supervisor or other qualified pathologist.
  • Perform specimen preparation on non-gynecological specimens, including cytopreparation, staining, coverslipping, etc. after completing training on non-gynecological specimen types. This includes specimen preparation of Fine Needle Aspiration (FNA) specimens
  • Perform routine maintenance and cleaning of equipment and troubleshoot minor equipment failures. Document remedial actions such as repairs and repeated tests.
  • Adhere to laboratory's quality control policies, and document all quality control activities.
  • Ensure all corporate safety, quality control and quality assurance standards are met.
  • Ensure compliance with all local, federal, CLIA and CAP regulations.
  • Maintain a clean and well-organized work area.
  • Other duties, as assigned by supervisor. QUALIFICATIONS Required Work Experience:
    • A.S. degree and one year of experience within the last 10 years, OR H.S. education or
    • equivalent and 5 year's full-time acceptable experience as a Histotechnician within the last 10 years.
    • ASCP eligible OR five years of full-time experience in the last 10 years
    • Current state licensure, if applicable
    • Meets all requirements as outlined in corporate Policy for Minimum Qualifications for Histotechnician and Histology Supervisor.
    • If performing Immunohistochemistry testing, meet all requirements as outlined in corporate Minimum Qualifications for Personnel Performing Immunohistochemistry Testing SOP. Preferred Work Experience:
      • HT (ASCP)
      • Graduate of a NAACLS accredited Histotechnology program
      • 2 years of histopathology experience Physical and Mental Requirements:
        • The normal performance of duties may require lifting and carrying objects: Objects 1 to 10 pounds are lifted and carried frequently; objects 11 to 25 pounds are lifted and carried occasionally; objects 36 to 50 pounds are seldom lifted or carried and objects over 50 pounds are not to be lifted or carried without assistance.
        • Ability to stand and work at the bench for long periods of time.
        • Frequent walking and/or standing.
        • May be required to use a wide variety of manual tools and laboratory instruments and apparatuses all of which demand significant manual dexterity Knowledge: N/A Skills: N/A EDUCATION Associates DegreeBachelor's DegreeHigh School Diploma or Equivalent(Required) LICENSECERTIFICATIONS ASCP CertificationCurrent state licensure, if applicable(Required)NAACLS accredited Histotechnology program

Keywords: Quest Diagnostics, Irving , Histotechnician, Other , Irving, Texas

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