Summary: Cuts, stains, mounts, and studies specimens of human tissue to provide data on functioning of tissues and organs, causes and/or progress of disease, following established standards and practices. Assists customers with information regarding laboratory testing in a pleasant and professional manner.
1. Performs specimen triage handling procedures, and assists with gross room examinations when necessary.
2. Performs routine tissue processing functions.
3. Performs standard tissue embedding and microtomy techniques.
4. Performs and understands both routine and cytologic preparation and staining procedures.
5. Performs frozen section techniques, including cutting and staining.
6. Performs and understands immunhistochemistry (IHC) and special stain techniques, and prepares all associated reagents/solutions.
7. Performs routine maintenance on department instrumentation.
8. Demonstrates adherence to biohazard procedures.
9. Performs clerical and billing functions within the Pathology Department.
10. Demonstrates competency in all necessary hospital and LIS modules/functions.
Education: High School diploma/GED preferred or equivalent experience required/Associate degree in biology, chemistry or related field preferred/
Experience: Training in the field of histology in a clinical setting.
Skills: Ability to read, communicate, and document effectively through oral, written, or electronic means. Medical terminology, computer experience, and excellent service skills. Demonstrates the constant ability to prioritize and respond promptly to a changing workload.
Licenses/Certifications: Preferred: Histology Technologist (ASCP) or registry eligible.
Northwest Medical Center is comprised of a 300-bed hospital, four urgent care facilities, a freestanding emergency center and a large physician group, offering you a variety of settings in which to work. Every location is dedicated to providing safe, quality patient care, but more than that is the commitment to employees. It strives to provide a culture of teamwork, respect and appreciation for all staff, whether they care for patients directly or work in a support role. With employee appreciation celebrations throughout the year, opportunities for growth and the satisfaction that you are part of a hospital leading the way with accessible, convenient healthcare in Tucson, Northwest is a great place to work. NMC is accredited by The Joint Commission and is an equal opportunity employer: race, gender, disability and Veteran status, and VEVRAA Federal Contractor – priority referral Protected Veterans requested.