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The Senior Histology Certified Technologist is responsible for acting as the Lead Technologist in the department and has specific lead duties, in addition, to preparing and processing surgical and autopsy tissue specimens for microscopic examination by a Pathologist. Processing includes embedding, cutting, staining, accessioning and mounting on a slide so that the presence or absence of disease may be effectively demonstrated to the Pathologist responsible for reading the slide and making a diagnosis. Performs special stains to make samples more visible as needed.
Essential Functions and Responsibilities of the Job
Operates and maintains section laboratory equipment and ensures that all equipment is in working order.
Performs equipment, reagent, and process calibrations / validations, where appropriate.
Evaluates, validates, and implements new tests as requested by the Pathologists or as needed for operational benefit for improved patient care.
Maintains technical knowledge. Orients / trains / evaluates the competencies of new and / or seasoned employees.
Maintains AP staff scheduling and submits draft schedule to supervisor for approval.
Attends department education and training inservices
Processes surgical and autopsy specimens for evaluation. Prepares varied stains, solutions, and other compounds used in Histologic processes following laboratory procedures.
Identifies and records tissue samples. Processes tissue and bone marrow samples by dehydration, embedding, cutting, staining, special staining procedures, decalcification, and frozen section cryostat method.
Assures that all required solutions and chemicals are properly prepared and in place.
Complies with any quality control policies and procedures as established and maintains necessary documentation. Creates, revises, updates, & maintains established facility and department policies and procedures including quality assurance, safety, environmental and infection control SOPs.
Complies with requirements of accreditation and regulatory agencies.