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Histotechnologist / Histology Technician - Histology

Company: Cleveland Clinic
Location: Cleveland
Posted on: September 24, 2022

Job Description:

Performs routine and developmental immunohistochemistry and molecular laboratory techniques. Analyzes and evaluates assays for sensitivity and specificity. Embeds and prepares sections for various procedures. Responsibilities:

  • Transports tissue specimens to the Laboratory.
  • Performs immunohistochemical and in-situ hybridization procedures including handling and storage of probes and antibodies.
  • Analyzes and evaluates assays for sensitivity and specificity.
  • Embeds and prepares sections by cutting frozen or paraffin embedded tissue for immunohistochemistry, in-situ hybridization or other special procedures.
  • Mounts, labels and distributes prepared microscope slides to pathologists or to appropriate areas for interpretation.
  • Prepares reagents buffers, solutions and stains.
  • Replaces reagents and performs daily maintenance on automated instrumentation.
  • Files surgical and autopsy blocks used for immunohistochemical techniques.
  • Other duties as assigned.Education:
    • Bachelor's Degree in biology, microbiology, chemistry or related field; or meets the CLIA qualifications for Histotechnologist (HTL)
    • Working knowledge of OSHA requirements concerning chemical hygiene and bloodborne pathogens.Certifications:
      • Histotechnician (HT) or Histotechnologist (HTL) certification or certification eligible by American Society for Clinical Pathology (ASCP).Complexity of Work:
        • Requires critical thinking skills, decisive judgment and the ability to work with minimal supervision.
        • Must be able to work in a highly technical, stressful environment and take appropriate action.Work Experience:
          • Prior hands on laboratory experience from an accredited Histotechnology school or one year of prior histology laboratory experience preferred.Physical Requirements:
            • Requires manual dexterity and visual acuity when handling specimens, slides and utilizing instrumentation.
            • Ability to safely handle potentially infectious patient specimens, carcinogenic substances, odorous and other hazardous materials to which they may be exposed.
            • Typical physical demands include ability to sit, stand or walk extensively.Personal Protective Equipment:
              • Follows standard precautions using personal protective equipment as required.

Keywords: Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland , Histotechnologist / Histology Technician - Histology, Professions , Cleveland, Ohio

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