Histotechnologist II- MOHS Dermatology, FT Days
Vanderbilt University - Nashville, TN

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Prepares tissue specimens for microscopic examinations to include inking, embedding, processing and staining of tissue. Performs MOHS frozen sections and immunostains in support of MOHS surgeons.. Will be responsible for leading a group of histotechnicians and the day-to-day operation of the MOHS lab.Quality control/assurance, maintenance of CLIA certification,and compliance with safety and training. This is an academic practice comprised of four MOHS surgeons in a new, modern, spacious facility. The working environment is very positive and the staff are energetic and friendly.

Key Functions and Expected Performances:
Organizes and prepares specimens for Microscopic Examinations

Performs routine and pre-routine maintenance of instruments for processing tissue.

Embeds Tissue as specified by Pathologist for correct orientation.

Sections Tissue (including frozen sections) according to established protocols for specimen type.

Staining (including histo and immunocyto chemical procedures)

Performs general stain for H&E following Laboratory protocol.

Performs Histochemical procedures following Laboratory protocol (i.e., special staining/elastin).

Performs immunocytochemistry (Immunoproxidase) procedures following Laboratory protocol.

Maintains quality standards as outlined in Departmental Procedure Manuals.

Maintains records related to:
Daily worksheets.

Embedding data (tissue).

c. Histochemistry (Special Stains) data and quality control.

Immunocytochemistry (Immunoperoxidase) data and quality control.

Performs routine and pre-routine maintenance

Performs corrective and preventive maintenance and instrument function checks and documents results per department policy and protocol.

Recognizes instrument malfunction and promptly takes corrective action by performing repairs or notifying a supervisor.

Completes periodic maintenance as per established protocols.

Records instrument Temperatures and reports to Supervisor of Malfunctions each day.

Responsible for Research and Development (R&D) on new instrumentation and procedures as approved by departmental Director.

Trains and documents proficiency of resident/staff assigned by supervisor and provides on-going in-service as appropriate

Instructs employees/students in procedure, technique and theory and documents individual checklist.

Informs supervisor immediately of problems noted in an individual's training process.

Continuously provides lead assistance to new resident/staff to troubleshoot, problem solve and integrate into work team.

May be asked to supervise Histotechnician and Histotechnician I.

Maintains department supplies

Restocks items used to insure availability to next person/schedule.

Documents receipt and opening of supplies and items; stocks per department policy.

Monitors expiration dates of supplies and reagents and discards old items per department policy.

Recognizes depletion of items and notifies responsible person for ordering.

Basic Qualifications

Job requires an Associates degree and a minimum of 5 years of MOHS experience or the equivalent.

Licensure, Certification, and/or Registration (LCR):
ASCP Certification strongly preferred.

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