Samaritan Health System Watertown , NY 13601

Posted 4 days ago

Histotechnologist -

Education: Bachelor of science in medical technology, biology, chemistry or related field.

License requirement: Histotechnician AAS NY State license required.

Job Summary:
Qualified candidate will assume responsibility for the processing, embedding, cutting and staining of surgical and autopsy tissue, and for preparation and staining of cytopathology specimens according to established policies and procedures for Pathologist's examination and interpretation.

Assumes responsibility for actively contributing to the sections productive and cost effectiveness. Assumes responsibility for recognizing results or problems that require referral to Section Supervisor, Pathologist or Administrative Director. Assumes responsibility for the correct management of the patient's body tissue which includes preparing microscopic sections for diagnosis by Pathologist.

Takes care of section administration including documentation and maintenance of supplies and equipment. Performs specialized, selective techniques required for diagnostic purposes. Participates in the Quality Assurance program.

Qualified candidate must demonstrate knowledge of growth and developmental needs of the various age groups to which service is provided and demonstrate ability to deliver diagnostic procedures effectively. Proficient in the use of a personal computer including word processing.

Excellent interpersonal, organizational, and written and verbal communication skills required. Ability to independently take initiative and exercise good judgment in decision-making. Ability to work efficiently and effectively under deadline pressures and to simultaneously handles multiple projects.

Professional maturity that daily sets the tone in carrying out the responsibilities of the position. Demonstrates flexibility and willingness to undertake new responsibilities as assigned. Samaritan is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. Women, Minorities, Disabled, and Veterans are encouraged to apply.

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