DCH Health System - Tuscaloosa, AL

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Performance Planning Responsible for accuracy in the process and preparation of tissue specimens for pathological examination. Must have a working knowledge of histology, histology equipment/instruments and computers.

Key Responsibilities/Essential Functions
  • Possess a working knowledge of histology procedures, including embedding and microtomy.
  • Possess a working knowledge of special stains and can perform manually.
  • Possess a working knowledge and can perform immunohistochemical stains.
  • Perform and assist pathologists with frozen sections.
  • Assist Histology Technician in the gross room on a weekly rotation, including specimen retrieval and/or accurate accessioning and labeling of specimens/cassettes.
  • Ability to “troubleshoot” instrument, reagent or procedural problems.
  • Be adaptable, flexible and have excellent time management skills
  • Available for “On-Call” weekend rotations for Frozen Sections.

    • Maintains performance, patient and employee satisfaction and financial standards as outlined in the performance evaluation.
    • Performs compliance requirements as outlined in the Employee Handbook
    • Must adhere to the DCH Behavioral Standards including creating positive relationships with patients/families, coworkers, colleagues and with self.
    • Requires use of electronic mail, time and attendance software, learning management software and intranet.
    • Must adhere to all DCH Health System policies and procedures.
    • All other duties as assigned.
    Minimum Knowledge, Skills, Experience Required Must be certified by the American Society of Clinical Pathologists (ASCP) as an HT or HTL or be certification eligible. Must become certified within eighteen months of employment.

    Must possess excellent human relation skills and the ability to perform at a high degree of efficiency, accuracy and effectiveness. Must be able to perform the duties of a Histologist to include age specific laboratory needs of the neonatal, pediatric, adolescent, adult and geriatric patients.

    Must be able to read, write legibly, speak, and comprehend English.

    Working Conditions Must possess manual dexterity and motor coordination skills. Must be able to stand, walk and sit for extended periods of time. Must possess good communication skills (listening, reading, writing, and speaking). Must be able to perform medium work that requires lifting 50 lbs maximum, with frequent lifting and/or carrying objects weighing up to 25 lbs. Possess normal color vision. Includes exposure to human body fluids, disease, infection, laboratory chemicals and hazardous material. Requires wearing common protective or safety equipment.

    Physical presence onsite is essential. Vision and hearing must be normal or corrected to within normal. Able to perform the duties with or without reasonable accommodation.

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