The Histotechnologist at St. Joseph Hospital is responsible for performing technical duties in preparation of surgical, autopsy and cytology specimens for microscopic examination.
Receive and accession tissue and cytology specimens and prepare specimens for processing.
Cut thin sections and stain according to established procedures for routine, special stains, immunohistochemistry and coverslip and label finished slides for the pathologists review.
Assist the pathologist with cutting and staining of tissues for frozen sections.
Maintain equipment, instruments and cleanliness of working area and maintain a safe, clean work environment including proper labeling and storage of chemicals and specimens (and disposal of same).
Prepares written documentation as required by regulatory agencies, the profession and the department. Regulatory agencies include, but are not limited to, FDA, JCAHO, CAP, CLIA, OSHA and the state in which this facility is located.
Associates degree required
At least two years on-the-job training or experience is required
Experience with personal computers is required
Bachelors degree preferred
Certified as HTL/HT (ASCP) or equivalent preferred or eligible for certification as HTL/HT (ASCP)
St. Joseph Hospital offers an exceptional benefit package including but not limited to:
Health, Vision, and Dental plans effective first day of hire
Generous Paid time off for work/life balance
About St. Joseph Hospital:
Located in the heart of Berks County in Reading, PA, St. Joseph Medical Center first opened its doors in 1873. The new 204 bed state of the art hospital, located on Bernville Road, opened in 2004 and in 2015 became the first hospital to join the Penn State Health organization. Penn State Health St. Joseph is dedicated to the health, education and wellness of the community.
This job description is a general outline of duties performed and is not to be misconstrued as encompassing all duties performed within the position. All individuals (including current employees) selected for a position will undergo a background check appropriate for the position’s responsibilities.
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