• Performs routine and special histological procedures on patient specimens.
  • Prepares sides of surgical tissues for pathological diagnoses.
  • Embeds, sections, accurately labels and processes tissue sections in accordance with departmental policies and procedures.
  • May assist pathologist in gross dissection.
  • Performs frozen sectioning procedures.
  • Operates, calibrates, check, and maintains instrumentation.
  • May provide assistance with cytology processing.
  • Adheres to all departmental policies and procedures.
  • Other duties as applicable.

Required Skills/Abilities

  • Set Appropriate example in the achievement of the above mentioned standards.
  • Work in a variety of situations.
  • May work alone or in various groups on any shift on any day of the week under direct supervision of the Anatomical Pathology Supervisor.
  • Effectively operate laboratory equipment, unassisted.
  • Knowledge of medical terminology.
  • Possess a great work ethic.
  • Must be able to handle the stress of working efficiently with frequent interruptions.
  • Must be able to multi-task.
  • Possess strong communication skills.

Education and Experience

  • HT/HTL ASCP certification/eligible preferred
  • Minimum of Associates with 24 combined semester hours of chemistry, biology, and science required.
  • Previous grossing of small specimens required.

Physical Requirements\

  • Sitting, standing, and walking 3-6 hours per day.
  • Repetitive motions due to embedding and microtomy 3-6 hours per day.
  • Occasionally lifting up to 50 pounds.
  • Close eye work (small fragments of tissue).
  • Daily exposure to Bloodborne pathogens, biohazardous material, and body fluids.