HISTOLOGY SPECIALIST B / 40 HOURS / DAY / BWH DERMATOLOGY
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POST DATE 8/10/2016
END DATE 10/22/2016
Brigham & Women's Hospital(BWH)
Jamaica Plain, MA
JOB DESCRIPTIONGENERAL SUMMARY/OVERVIEW STATEMENT:
Under general supervision, handles and prepares surgical tissue for microscopic analysis. Maintains diagnostic viability of all specimens received. Embeds sections and stains a wide variety of routine tissue. Performs routine special stains, cover slips slides, and accurately labels slides and blocks. Responsible for sign out of slides and filing of blocks. Records work in laboratory log books and in hospital computer with a high level of accuracy. Maintains laboratory equipment and working solutions for staining. Identifies problems and brings to the attention of more senior staff. Assists with day-to-day training of new laboratory staff.
PRINCIPAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Receive tissue specimens and enter accurately into the log book.
Process tissue for frozen sectioning.
Section tissue, stain slides, coverslips and labels slides.
Review ALL slides and maps before taking them to the physician.
Cover slips prepared slides manually and utilizing automated systems. Records in laboratory logbooks all slides and stains prepared. Verifies match of surgical slides, file all slides.
Prepares and maintains working solutions for routine staining on automatic stainers.
Maintain order in the laboratory and compliance to safety regulations.
Documents daily QC/QA for laboratory equipment.
Identifies problems and troubleshoot under supervision.
Appropriately dispose of biohazardous waste.
Maintains established department policies, procedures and objectives, including the areas of quality assurance, safety, environmental and infection control.
Follows all JCAHO National Patient Safety Goals and related BWH Laboratory and Hospital policies.
Participates in continuing education/in-service training sessions sponsored by the department.
High school diploma or equivalency required.
A.S., B.S or B.A in a biological or chemical science and/or completion of a NACLS accredited histology technician training program highly desired.
1 year of experience as a histology technician.
HT (ASCP) certification eligible.
Must demonstrate the ability to embed, section and stain routine tissue with acceptable quantity and quality.
Must possess manual dexterity and good visual acuity.
Good organizational skill, detail oriented.
Ability to methodically record data with a very high level of accuracy.
Ability to embed section and stain routine tissue with acceptable quantity and quality.
Good interpersonal skills to interact effectively with co-workers and department staff.
Ability to identify problems.
Ability to work under general supervision.
Normal laboratory environment.
Potential cuts from microtome knives and other cutting implements. Also, may be exposed to chemical and other hazardous materials, all under controlled conditions. Minimal risk when proper protocols are observed and followed.
Assists the Office Coordinator with the selection of new candidates, is responsible for the orientation, and training of Histology Specialists.
Brigham and Womens Hospital is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, creed, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, ancestry, age, veteran status, disability unrelated to job requirements, genetic information, military service, or other protected status.
BRIGHAM AND WOMENS HOSPITAL I CARE STANDARDS
The I CARE Standards guide me in my interactions with patients, family members, visitors, colleagues, and neighbors in my workplace and surrounding community to optimize the Brigham experience and help fulfill my role in our mission of providing seamless, high quality patient and family centered care.
C. I WILL COMMUNICATE MY COMMITMENT TO HIGH QUALITY PERFORMANCE
A. I WILL APPEAR AND ACT AS A PROFESSIONAL
R. I WILL RESPECT ALL INDIVIDUALS
E. I WILL EXTEND MYSELF