Perform all the functions of an experienced Histotechnologist with a high degree of proficiency. Perform a variety of histology laboratory functions. Produce quality tissue processing and histologic specimens to the expectations of pathologists and clients.
Perform histology laboratory procedures with a high degree of proficiency and efficiency. Meet departmental productivity standards.
Operate laboratory equipment, interfaces and instruments, perform and document basic and advanced maintenance and complex calibration procedures. Serve as Key Operator for assigned instrument(s) as needed or directed.
Perform routine logging for Quality Control (QC)/Quality Assurance (QA) purposes. Collect and compile QA data as directed. Monitor QC for trends and take corrective action as needed or directed. Participate in QC/QA tracking.
Follow through on problems; develop appropriate solutions using defined guidelines.
Coordinate, compile and prepare QA data and perform audits as necessary.
Review and prepare monthly QC reports.
Assist with the development of procedure documents and job aids as needed.
Perform all troubleshooting procedures. Identify problems and develop appropriate solutions using defined guidelines.
Under general supervision, perform research and development tasks to include research and validation testing.
Actively participate in preparation for regulatory inspections, taking responsibility for section and/or department as assigned.
Participate in training new employees and students where appropriate:
Provide instruction and information regarding protocols and theory as appropriate.
Track progress of trainees.
Assess trainee competency in specified areas.
The above statements describe the general nature and level of work being performed by individuals assigned to this classification. This is not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities and duties required of personnel so classified.
High School diploma or equivalent and one of the following:
· Completion of an accredited NAACLS histology training program or completion of Tricore’s Histology Apprentice program.
· Equivalent combination of on-the-job training and experience accepted in lieu of training program.
3 years of relevant Histology lab experience without ASCP certification
2 years of relevant Histology lab experience with HT – ASCP certification
1 year of relevant Histology lab experience with HTL – ASCP certification
ASCP certification preferred.
Internal Number: 9094
About TriCore Reference Laboratories - Albuquerque, New Mexico
TriCore Reference Laboratories is an independent, not-for-profit full-service reference laboratory serving hospitals, physicians, medical groups and nursing homes throughout the southwest. TriCore offers an extensive menu of laboratory tests with more than 1,700 different options ranging from routine screens for cholesterol and blood sugar to highly specialized – or esoteric – services, such as DNA testing. Services cover clinical pathology, anatomic pathology and drug testing. TriCore employs more than 1300 people throughout its labs and patient care centers. TriCore is more than a lab; we are the Southwest’s clinical information company offering expertise in population health management and targeted intervention. We play an active role in New Mexico’s community by offering quality lab outreach, innovative research technologies, and a data repository that enables actionable clinical knowledge. Our Six Sigma Laboratory provides timely, accurate results, giving physicians more time to spend with their patients, and enabling the best care for New Mexico. TriCore has emerged as a leader in reference laboratory services, performing a full range of tests – from the routine to the highly esoteric – under the direction of more than 30 pathologists and scientific directors.