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Senior Histology Specialist-$3,000 Sign on bonus

Company: Massachusetts General Hospital
Location: Boston
Posted on: June 12, 2021

Job Description:

The Senior Histology Specialist reports to the Laboratory Supervisor of Histology and assists the Lab Supervisor in training of other histotechnologists, maintains quality control standards for the laboratory and is able to assume daily operations as necessary.

Trains new technologists on proper procedures and techniques, evaluates new technology for clinical application and assists in updating procedure manuals for laboratory inspections and accreditations such JC.

Receives blocks, helps account for all blocks received, helps with any problems associated with slides and blocks.

Makes sure the work is done in the assigned area.

Reports any issues to the Supervisor.

Embed specimens ensuring proper orientation. Produces 4 micron sections using a microtome and appropriate knives; floats sections on a water bath; collects sections on a glass slide; dries in a slide dryer for a specified time.

Stains slides, with routine H&E and frozen special stains according to approved procedures to enhance certain tissue elements required for diagnosis. Coverslips and labels stained slides. Examines slides with a microscope to ascertain that the results are satisfactory.

Ensures all blocks and slides are clerically correct. Assembles and collates slides. Distribute slides to residents and staff pathologists.

Determines when prescribed techniques and apparatus should be modified in order to meet required quality standards.

Prepares specimens for a rapid frozen section diagnosis using liquid nitrogen and a cryostat microtome. Stains frozen sections using various stains.

Able to program and utilize all laboratory equipment.

Maintains quality control logs and monitors daily completion of logs.

Maintains inventory and orders supplies as needed.

Responsible for quality control of all reagents.

Learn to use LIS system to perform daily lab operations and troubleshoot issues.

Shares responsibility for preparation of solutions and reagents in accordance with approved procedures. Maintains quality control records. Keeps accurate records of blocks and slides produced. Files tissue blocks, ensuring each is properly labeled.

Will be required to rotate through the duties of an Immunohistochemistry Sr. Histology Technician.

Must be able to correctly and accurately embed all human tissue to include skin and or animal tissues. Must follow minimum national cutting standards of 50 blocks per hour embedding and 30 slides per hour cutting.

Must be able cut artifact free two micrometer sections

Must be able to perform a high quality manual H&E stain

Must be able to competently perform all special and immunohistochemistry stains with minimum supervision using both manual and automated methodologies

Must have the ability to follow established technical, safety and clerical procedures

Must have manual dexterity and motor coordination

Be attentive to detail and precise in performing technical tasks

Must have thorough understanding of the theories, practice and techniques used in histology to include fixation, decalcification, processing, embedding, microtomy, routine and special stains and frozen sections.

Must be able to impart this knowledge to others including junior technical or clerical staff and residents.

Must be able to trouble shoot and rectify problems without supervisory intervention.

Must be fully competent with all laboratory instrumentation to include pH meter, balances, microtomes, tissue processors, cryostats, coverslippers, etc.

Must be able to prepare percent, molar and normal solutions and stains.

Current topics review and explanation of theory highly encouraged.

Various other duties as assigned such as special projects assigned by Laboratory Supervisor or Technical Director.

Must be registered HT(ASCP) or HLT(ASCP)

Minimum of a high school degree or graduate of a NCCALS approved school of Histotechnology or Associates Degree; Bachelors Degree preferred.

Six to ten years clinical based experience.

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