Millennium Physician Group Fort Myers , FL 33912
The Histotechnologist / Histotechnician (Histo Tech) is responsible for cutting, staining and preparing tissue samples for the pathologist to review. They are also responsible for prioritizing testing procedures and completing those procedures in an accurate and timely manner and maintaining proper accurate records of all tests done in accordance with established policies, procedures and regulations. All other duties as assigned.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities include the following. Other duties may be assigned.
Use automated equipment and instruments including microscopes, microtomes and other lab equipment.
Receive specimen/tissues from procedures, operating room, diagnostic procedures and/or from autopsy.
Prepare tissue sections for immediate examination using rapid tissue processing and frozen section technique to freeze, cut, mount and stain tissue.
Assist in gross specimen examination.
Trim tissue specimens into blocks and fix tissue into fixing solution or formalin.
Prepare slides of specimens using specified stain to enhance visibility under microscope.
Examine slides under microscope to ensure tissue preparation meets laboratory requirements.
Examine/study slides under microscope to detect deviations from norm and report abnormalities which may require further study.
Fix, dehydrate, and infiltrate with wax tissue specimens to be preserved for study by Pathologist.
Prepare media, chemicals, reagents and solutions.
Maintain accurate documentation, including computerized documentation, in accordance with established policies, procedures and regulations.
Establish and monitor quality control programs.
Maintain inventory of supplies, material and equipment.
Maintain and clean equipment and instruments as per established procedures and manufacturer's instructions.
Responsible for performing tasks that are within the scope of his/her educational preparation, knowledge and permitted by the policies and procedures of Supplemental Health Care, and other local, state, and federal guidelines; and the policies of the facility requesting the services.
This job has no supervisory responsibilities.
To perform the job successfully, an individual should demonstrate the following competencies:
Being courteously respectful of others. Awareness of oneself in relation to others, having a clear perspective and respect for one's place in context and of others. Integrity
Maintaining and promoting social, ethical, and organizational norms is conducting internal and external business activities.
Judgement/ Problem Solving
Patient Service Orientation
Quality Orientation/ Attention to detail
Results Driven& Execution
Team work/ Collaboration
Technological /Professional knowledge
To 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 essential functions.
Education and/or Experience
One year certificate from college or technical school; or three to six months related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.
Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals. Ability to write routine reports and correspondence. Ability to speak effectively before groups of customers or employees of organization.
Ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals. Ability to compute rate, ratio, and percent and to draw and interpret bar graphs.
Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out detailed but uninvolved written or oral instructions. Ability to deal with problems involving a few concrete variables in standardized situations.
To perform this job successfully, an individual should have knowledge of Athena/LIS Database software; Microsoft Excel Spreadsheet software and Microsoft Word Processing software.
Certificates, Licenses, Registrations
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
While performing the duties of this Job, the employee is regularly required to stand; walk; sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms; climb or balance; stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl and talk or hear. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus.
The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
While performing the duties of this Job, the employee is occasionally exposed to moving mechanical parts; fumes or airborne particles; toxic or caustic chemicals and risk of electrical shock. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate depending on the business activities of the office.