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Histotechnician

Clinical Pathology Associates
601 W Hwy 6, Waco, TX 76710
$22 - $32 an hour - Full-time

Location

601 W Hwy 6, Waco, TX 76710

Benefits
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  • 401(k)
  • Dental insurance
  • Disability insurance
  • Health insurance
  • Life insurance
  • Paid time off

Full job description

Histotechnician / Histotechnologist

Clinical Pathology Associates, Waco Division

Clinical Pathology Associates, Waco Division has an immediate fulltime position for a Histotechnician / Histotechnologist.

GENERAL DESCRIPTION: The Histotechnician / Histotechnologist assigned to the Histology Department is responsible for the preparation of high-quality histology and immunohistochemistry slides for microscopic examination and diagnosis by the pathologist, by performing the following essential duties and responsibilities. Responsible for freezing, cutting and staining tissue submitted for frozen section analysis.

FLSA STATUS: Non-Exempt TYPE OF POSITION: Full Time

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES AND ACCOUNTABILITIES

  • Embed and cut permanent tissue sections that are consistently high quality, being well sectioned and stained.
  • Operate computerized equipment to process tissue sections, and to stain and cover slip histology and immunohistochemistry (IHC) slides.
  • Maintain Quality Assurance documentation of equipment.
  • Perform special stains on tissue sections as requested by pathologist.
  • Perform daily Quality Assurance procedures for routine, special stain and IHC staining procedures.
  • Accurately file slides and blocks daily.
  • Cut specimens submitted for frozen section using a Cryostat, preparing the frozen section slide for staining, and staining with the appropriate stain.
  • Assist Pathologists with frozen section procedures, both in town and at out-of-town locations.
  • Performs ancillary procedures and duties to facilitate the operations of the Histology Laboratory.
  • Log and accession tissue specimens into the computer system.
  • Load slides in the automated stainer for Hematoxylin & Eosin (H&E) staining.
  • Ensure that the automated stainer is maintained and filled with staining solutions, buffer, and stains.
  • Prints patient(s) slide labels from the Anatomic Pathology computer system.
  • Coverslip H&E stained slides and labels with the preprinted patients label from the computer system, carefully matching the appropriate specimen, block, and slide identification.
  • Ensures that CPA Waco Division cases are correctly separated for assignment and distribution.
  • Print and label special stained patient slides and distribute to the ordering Pathologist.
  • Pick-up and deliver specimens and reports, when required.
  • Assists the IHC Section in the maintenance, operation and troubleshooting of the automated staining instrument.
  • Preforms microtomy and prepares unstained slides for IHC staining from IHC requisitions.
  • Prepare and load solutions, buffers, and other items on the IHC automated staining instrument.
  • Performs routine maintenance on laboratory equipment and spaces recording pertinent maintenance data
  • Research cases, retrieve slides, blocks, and reports as needed.
  • Assist with the Histology supply inventory.
  • Performs other duties as assigned by Supervisor or Management.

The above statements are intended to describe the essential responsibilities being performed by people assigned to this job. They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of the responsibilities assigned to these people.

WORK EXPERENCE REQUIREMENT

  • Prefer three (3) year of experience working in an Anatomic Pathology Laboratory as an ASCP registered Histotechnician or Histotechnologist.
  • Prefer IHC staining experience.
  • Knowledge of healthcare and Pathology terminology.
  • Ability to communicate effectively with physicians, staff, and management.
  • Ability to read and write.
  • Strong ability to communicate verbally.
  • Ability to work with biological and potentially biohazardous tissue and fluid specimens in a safe manner using prescribed PPE.

EDUCATIONAL REQUIREMENTS

  • Complete the board certification examination by the American Society of Clinical Pathology, registered as a Histotechnician or Histotechnologist; HT (ASCP) or HTL (ASCP).
  • Associates degree or higher, commensurate with the requirements of ASCP registration as a Histotechnican or Histotechnologist.

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS

  • Must be able to perform all procedures required to obtain slides from fixed and unfixed tissue and fluids to enable a pathologist to render a diagnosis.
  • Requires corrected vision and hearing to normal range.
  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee is required to stand and walk, occasionally required to stoop, kneel, or crouch—some bending and stretching are required.
  • Use of the telephone is required.
  • Occasionally lifts and carries items weighing up to 25 pounds.

EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER

Clinical Pathology Associates is an Equal Opportunity Employer. CPA does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, non-disqualifying physical or mental disability, national origin, veteran status or any other basis covered by appropriate law. All employment is decided on the basis of qualifications, merit, and business need. We encourage all to apply.

APPROVED BY:

NAME: Clinical Pathology Associates, Waco Division

TITLE: Chief Operating Officer, Waco Division

DATE LAST UPDATED: January 18, 2022

Job Type: Full-time

Job Type: Full-time

Pay: $22.00 - $32.00 per hour

Benefits:

  • 401(k)
  • Dental insurance
  • Disability insurance
  • Health insurance
  • Life insurance
  • Paid time off

Schedule:

  • 8 hour shift
  • Monday to Friday

Ability to commute/relocate:

  • Waco, TX 76710: Reliably commute or planning to relocate before starting work (Required)

Work Location: In person