Beaumont Health System Histotechnologist in Royal Oak, Michigan
GENERAL SUMMARY:The role of the Histotechnologist is to perform all of the specialized procedures performed in the Histopathology lab. These technologists perform IHC and DIF procedures, Enzyme Histochemistry, grossing of small biopsies, and are involved in laboratory education.ESSENTIAL DUTIES:1. Embeds and properly orients surgical, autopsy and cytology cell block tissue for microtomy.2. Cuts routine tissue specimens according to defined protocols.3. Performs routine and special staining of microscopic tissue sections.4. Assists the Pathologist with OR frozen section cases5. Depending on campus location may:Independently perform Immunoperoxidase staining, microtomy of FFPE tissue. Independently6. perform Direct Immunofluorescent staining, including flash freezing and cutting, of fresh7. biopsies. Procedures use both manual techniques and complex equipment.Prepare fresh tissue biopsies for enzyme histochemical procedures using cryotechniques.8. Performs and troubleshoots all enzyme histochemical procedures.Under the supervision of the pathologist performs grossing of small biopsies.Assists in teaching in the Histotechnologist school to include: Laboratory Demonstrations,9. Lectures, preparation for laboratory assignments.This document represents the major duties, responsibilities, and authorities of this job, and is not intended to be a complete list of all tasks and functions. It should be understood, therefore, that incumbents may be asked to perform job-related duties beyond those explicitly described.STANDARD QUALIFICATIONSTo perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily.The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill and/or ability required.Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essentialduties.A. Education / Training:Minimum Bachelor of Science Degree in Biology, Clinical Laboratory Sciences or equivalentPreferred attendance of an accredited NAACLS Histotechnology programB. Work Experience:NoneC. Certification, Licensure, Registration:Histotechnologist (ASCP) certification or certification eligible. Must pass exam within one year of hire.D. Other Qualifications:Participates in:o Q.I.rocess improvements, data collection, QC documentation, and/or CAP surveys aso applicable to the assigned department.o Staff activities of a High Reliability Organization (HRO)o Assists in training new hires as applicable/assignedo Staff meetings and committee meetings as assignedCost effectiveness: Efficient use of time in completing tasks accurately and timely. Mindful ofappropriate use of laboratory funds through purchase requests and the observance of wasteful use of supplies.Beaumont Health is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, status as a protected veteran, or status as a qualified individual with a disability.