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Histotechnologist/Histotechnician

Location Ft. Washington, Maryland Job ID 19-77632

Responsibilities:

  • Performs grossing following established procedures.
  • Performs tissue embedding following established procedures.
  • Performs routine cutting of paraffin blocks on a rotary microtome.
  • Prepares reagents following established procedures.
  • Receives specimens, maintains documentation of workload volume, quality control data and all appropriate records as required by the department, company and various regulatory agencies.
  • Maintains block files. Store specimens for future retrieval if necessary.
  • Matches slides and reports to ensure correct information is reported.
  • Stains, coverslips and labels slides (automated and manual). Performs special staining procedures offered in the histology laboratory (automated and manual).
  • Researches, troubleshoots and resolves inquiries or problems within the laboratory and with LabCorp clients. Assists less experienced employees in researching, resolving and documenting problems.
  • Performs reagent QC on routinely used reagents. Runs parallel checks on reagents used on instruments for routine lab work. Troubleshoots reagent failures.
  • Performs specimen QC to ensure specimen is appropriate and properly identified for each bench. Note and resolve all specimens not in compliance.
  • Develops stain troubleshooting skills and develops assay trouble shooting skills. Records and determine causes for assay failure. Develops plans with the supervisor/manager to rectify problems.
  • Assists with other non-technical duties within the laboratory as requested by the supervisor/manager to meet immediate needs of laboratory.
  • Performs routine maintenance on laboratory equipment in designated area. This includes cleaning equipment, minor troubleshooting and reporting any irregularities in operation to supervisor/manager.
  • Maintains appropriate records as required by laboratory, company and various regulatory agencies.
  • Adheres to the laboratory's safety policies.
  • Maintains adequate stock of working supplies, notifies team leader or supervisor of shortage. Helps with inventory procedures.
  • Participates in required continued education activities.
  • Additional duties as assigned.

Requirements

License/Certification/Education:

  • Experience working in Histology.
  • Microtomy experience required.
  • Must be CLIA '88 gross eligible

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience in a histology lab setting.
  • Administrative experience: filing experience, maintain logs/records, use of computerized databases, verbal and written communications.

Shift

1

Schedule

Monday-Friday 6:00am-2:30pm

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