Clinical Technologist 2
Reporting to the Manager of Developmental Histology / Tissue Microarray Facility, work with lead technologist and staff to perform Histology and specialized tissue microarray techniques requested from the Yale community, commercial entities, and other academic institutions.
Position Focus / Duties:
- Utilize Tissue microarray technique using a TMA arrayer to construct specialized tissue microarrays on animal and human tissues.
- Section specialized tissue microarray slides.
- Identify and properly process animal and human tissues.
- Section tissues from animal and human tissue onto microscope slides for analysis.
- Prepare and use special stains.
- Adapt known and novel staining and tissue processing procedure to new and unusual situations.
- Determine, upon microscopic exam, the acceptability of a slide based on evaluation of proper processing, embedding, cutting, and staining reactions.
- Cut and stain frozen sections on animal and human tissues utilizing a cryotome.
- Prepare and stain tissue for immunological procedures which include, immunofluorescent, immune-peroxidase, and double IHC staining techniques on animal and human tissues.
- Perform additional tasks upon request of the manager and lead technologist incidental to the position and work requested.
- Performs specialized laboratory tests and procedures in such areas as histology, cytology, cytogenics, medical technology, and histocompatibility. Records results. Interprets and analyzes results of test and procedures.
- Tests for and ensures quality control of slides, specimens and cultures. Sets up, operates and maintains laboratory equipment.
- Oversees and instructs support staff. Serves as a source of information on specialized laboratory techniques and equipment operation.
- Prepares specimens, tissue, bodily fluid samples, and other matter for analysis and diagnosis using specialized laboratory techniques.
- Stains and mounts slides, prepares specialized solutions and media; and cultures tissues.
- Develops and modifies laboratory techniques and procedures. Orders and maintains inventory of supplies. May photograph specimens and other matter and develop film.
- Performs additional functions incidental to laboratory activities.
Required Education and Experience
Six years of related work experience, four of them in the same job family at the next lower level, and high school level education; or four years of related work experience and an Associate's degree, or little or no work experience and a Bachelor's degree in a related field; or an equivalent combination of experience and education.
Required Skill/Ability 1:
Excellent interpersonal, organizational and verbal / written communication skills with fellow staff and clients.
Required Skill/Ability 2:
Ability to manage several projects concurrently, while balancing their priority.
Required Skill/Ability 3:
Ability to handle and maintain confidential / sensitive material.
Required Skill/Ability 4:
Demonstrates ability to work in a fasted paced laboratory.
Required Skill/Ability 5:
Proven dependability with a willingness to learn new skills.
Preferred Licenses or Certifications:
HT (ASCP) certification
Background Check Requirements
All candidates for employment will be subject to pre-employment background screening for this position, which may include motor vehicle, DOT certification, drug testing and credit checks based on the position description and job requirements. All offers are contingent upon the successful completion of the background check. Please visit www.yale.edu/hronline/careers/screening/faqs.html for additional information on the background check requirements and process.
The intent of this job description is to provide a representative summary of the essential functions that will be required of the position and should not be construed as a declaration of specific duties and responsibilities of the particular position. Employees will be assigned specific job-related duties through their hiring departments.
Affirmative Action Statement:
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