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Category: Allied Health
Facility: Ephraim McDowell Regional Medical Center
Department: PATHOLOGY
Schedule: Full-time
Shift: 1st
Hours: 6a-430p/6a-530p
Job Details:
  • Job Summary
    • Under moderate direction of the pathologists and director, clinical laboratory, the Histotech performs technical processing and related clerical functions to prepare specimens for evaluation by pathologists and cytotechnologist. Exhibits the F.I.R.S.T. values (Friendliness, Innovation, Respect, Service, and Trust).
  • Working Conditions, Hazards and Physical Effort
    • Works standard work week with overtime as necessary. Staffing may require alteration to regularly scheduled shift. Works in a well lit laboratory area with adequate ventilation. Works with formalin, xylene, and other chemicals and reagents that are toxic, caustic, or flammable. Physical exertion is light to moderate with lifting of supplies and large reagent containers required. The task of this job involves exposure to blood, body fluids, and tissues. Must be able to lift 25 lbs.
  • Minimum Qualifications or Equivalents
    • Education: High school diploma or equivalent with basic understanding of chemistry and laboratory mathematics. Associate or Bachelor’s Degree of Science is preferred.

      Experience: Approved training in histology techniques and procedures is required.

      EQUIPMENT USED/SPECIAL SKILLS REQUIRED:
      Requires skilled use of microtome and use of tissue embedding equipment. Good manual dexterity necessary to manipulate thin tissue sections and to embed minute tissue specimens. Color discrimination required to verify quality of staining reactions.
  • Licenses, Certifications, and/or Registrations
    • ASCP registration as HT or HTL is preferred.



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