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Histology Technologist

Company: Surgical Pathology Laboratories
Location: Pinellas Park
Posted on: January 16, 2022

Job Description:

Histotechnologist -
If you're looking for a friendly environment, a new state-of-the-art facility and an employer of choice, Surgical Pathology Laboratories is the place for you!

We are Florida's largest provider of frozen section coverage for surgery centers and doctors' offices, and have been providing frozen section coverage for over 15 years. CLIA and Florida licensed, Surgical Pathology is proud to be a College of American Pathologists accredited laboratory.

SPL offers competitive pay and for qualified full-time employees, a comprehensive benefits package including a retirement plan with a match, supplemental Insurance, and SPL pays 100% of the employee premiums for medical, dental, vision, life and LTD and an employee assistance program.

The SPL Histotechnologist is responsible for cutting, staining and preparing tissue samples for the pathologist to review. Performs all routine and special staining, immunohistochemical assays (HTL) and frozen sections in accordance with accepted practices and procedures. 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.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities include the following. Other duties may be assigned.
Perform all routine and special staining, immunohistochemical assays and frozen sections in accordance with accepted practices and procedures
Perform gross examination and description of surgical specimens; inspects, measures and describes pathology specimens to obtain the initial diagnostic information
Prioritize testing procedures and completes those procedures in an accurate and timely manner and maintains proper accurate records of all tests done in accordance with established policies, procedures and regulations
Use automated equipment and instruments including microscopes, microtomes and other lab equipment
Receive specimen/tissues from procedures and prepares sections for immediate examination using rapid tissue processing and frozen section technique to embed, freeze, cut 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
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
Participate in established quality control programs
Maintain inventory of supplies, material and equipment; maintain and clean equipment, instruments and mobile laboratory unit as per established procedures and manufacturer's instructions.
Requirements:
ASCP histotechnologist (HTL) certification and Florida Histo Tech license
Bachelor's degree in Histotechnology or an equivalent science or Associates degree with courses needed to meet grossing/high complexity testing requirements, as outlined by CAP and CLIA
Educated on and compliant with HIPAA regulations; maintains strict confidentiality of client/patient information
Complies with Infection Control, Standard Precautions and OSHA standards for the healthcare professional
Ability to work effectively within role independently and with other team members
Ability to organize and complete work in a timely manner
Ability to work at least 24 hours per week on a consistent and routine basis
Ability to read, write and effectively communicate in English and understand medical/surgical terminology
Preferred:
Prior Grossing experience a plus

Keywords: Surgical Pathology Laboratories, Pinellas Park , Histology Technologist, Other , Pinellas Park, Florida

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