Under limited supervision of the Laboratory Manager and with a thorough knowledge of histological techniques, process and prepare high quality microscopic slides for medical diagnosis. Work with all areas of routine and special histology.
Performs the following regular functions:
- Identify tissue from any part of the body.
- Recognize origin and type tissue.
- Section tissue specimens of any size and condition from all parts of the body.
- Prepare and perform all special stains.
- Adapt known staining procedures to new and unusual situations.
- Determine, upon microscopic exam, the acceptability of slides based on evaluation of proper staining reaction.
- Sets up, operates and maintains laboratory equipment.
- Performs additional functions incidental to position.
- 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:
Ability to work under pressure.
Required Skill/Ability 2:
Ability to effectively communicate with pathologists/staff while working independently and with limited supervision.
Required Skill/Ability 3:
Demonstrated excellent manual dexterity.
Preferred Education, Experience and Skills:
Minimum of 1 year of histology lab experience.
Required Licenses or Certifications
Certification as HT (ASCP)
Ability to lift up to 50 pounds.
Preferred Licenses or Certifications:
Certification as HT (ASCP) required; HTL certification
Weekend Hours Required? Occasional
Evening Hours Required? Occasional
Drug Screen: No
Health Screening: No
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.
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