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Histology Technician

Company: Pretorian Labs
Location: Cleveland
Posted on: May 26, 2023

Job Description:

About Pretorian Labs Pretorian Labs is a CLIA certified High Complexity Laboratory that specializes in Toxicology, Infectious Disease (PCR), Pharmacogenetics and blood testing in Valley View, Ohio. We provide innovative diagnostic tools to improve providers' capabilities through our exceptional service and precise results. We strive in providing a patient centered atmosphere by delivering quick and reliable turnaround times and top-notch customer service. At Pretorian labs we are dedicated to addressing the unique requirements of each medical professional to ensure the utmost personalized service by offering: Toxicology, Pharmacogenetics (PGX), Women's Health, Gastrointestinal (GPP), Respiratory (RPP), Wound, Urinalysis (UA), Urinary Tract Infection(UTI) and Hematology. Overview: Performs a variety of Anatomic Pathology laboratory procedures of various complexities with technical supervision while following procedural guidelines. Ensures all procedures and protocols adhere to departmental guidelines, safety and regulatory requirements, and quality control standards. Coordinates with a diverse group of people and skill levels in performing daily operational tasks. Responsibilities: Retains all of the responsibilities of a histology technician including grossing, processing, cutting, embedding and staining of slides. Proficiency in all of these areas is required. Processes specimens, embeds and sections embedded specimens using a microtome. Performs routine stains, special stains procedures and enzyme histochemistry stains. 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 processors. Performs tests, data entry of patient and specimen information and collect statistics or review patient information through computer programs. Maintains cleanliness and quality of assigned instrumentation and equipment. Troubleshoots problems with staining and processing systems. Insures high quality output of all testing modalities. Understanding of the technical aspects of the staining procedures including immunohistochemistry, ISH, H&E, Wright and other special stains is a plus. If this skill is not current, independent learning and acquisition of these skills would be expected. Repairs instruments/equipment or initiates requests for instrument/equipment repair or service through vendors or Clinical Engineering. Sections frozen tissue specimens using the cryostat. Files surgical and autopsy blocks as required. Interaction with vendors for maintenance and troubleshooting of instruments and possible purchase of new equipment. Development and implementation of new testing modalities such as digital slide imaging and cytology. Acts as a resource to internal and external customer Ensures that the histology department is always CAP ready. Participates in quality assurance meetings. Other duties as assigned. Education: A. Minimum of an associate degree in laboratory science or medical laboratory technology from an accredited institution or B. Education and training equivalent to the above which includes at least 60 credit hours or equivalent from an accredited institution that at a minimum include either 1) 24 semester hours of medical laboratory technology courses or 2) 24 semester hours of science courses that include a. Six semester ours of chemistry b. Six semester hours of biology and c. Twelve semester hours of chemistry, biology, or medical laboratory technology in any combination and C. Have laboratory training that includes either of the following 1) Completion of a clinical laboratory training program approved or accredited by the ABHES, the CAHEA, or other organization approved by HHS (This training may be include in the 60 semester hours included above 2) At least 3 months documented laboratory training in histology Requirements: Must be American Society for Clinical Pathology (ASCP) certification eligible in the field of Histology (HT). 2 years' work experience in a laboratory setting. We believe diversity, equity and inclusion is key in serving our mission to provide compassionate patient care. Our commitment to Diversity, Equity and Inclusion ensures we bring the full range of skills, perspectives, cultural backgrounds, and experiences to our work - and that our teams align with the people we serve to build trust and understanding. We are dedicated to fostering a community that embraces diversity - in ideas, backgrounds, and perspectives; this is reflected in our work and represented in our people.

Keywords: Pretorian Labs, Cleveland , Histology Technician, Professions , Cleveland, Ohio

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