Histology Tech

MedStar Health Central Recruiting Clinton, MD

About the Job

Job Description

Job Summary
  • Responsible for the preparation and preservation of surgical tissue specimen and cytopathology specimens submitted to the Laboratory for gross examination, fixing, embedding, sectioning and staining before being submitted to the Pathologists for microscopic examination and diagnosis.
Minimum Qualifications
  • Education/Experience
    • Associates degree or equivalent in Laboratory Science or Biological Sciences
    • One year experience in histology techniques is required.
  • License/Certification/Registration
    • ASCP certification or equivalent preferred.
  • Knowledge, Skills & Abilities
    • Ability to comprehend and follow the policies and procedures for Southern Maryland Hospital Center.
    • Ability to read, write and speak or communicate in English to successfully accomplish the essential duties of the position.
    • Ability to demonstrate ethical behavior that supports the hospital’s mission, values and commitment to compliance with all federal, state and regulatory laws. Inspires trust and exhibits honesty and integrity within the scope of daily activities.
    • Exhibits professionalism, courtesy and excellent customer service, while interacting with patients, guests and co-workers.
    • Ability to work effectively with people from a variety of culturally diverse backgrounds.
    • Ability to maintain patient confidentiality.
  • Primary Duties and Responsibilities
    • Prepares blocks of tissue for slide mounting in order to facilitate diagnosis.
    • Embeds cuts and stains processed tissue.
    • Log in specimens.
    • Perform tissue embedding in paraffin, cutting, sectioning, staining, and mounting on slides.
    • Prepare regular and special reports on procedures performed on individual specimens and processing of tissues through the laboratory.
    • Maintain logs and prepares regular reports regarding the maintenance of equipment.
    • Accessions specimens into the laboratory information system.
    • Prepare specimens for processing and perform quality control on a daily basis.
    • Assist on bone marrow procedures.
    • Assist with autopsy preparation performance and clean up.
    • Maintain chemical inventory.
    • Assist with specimen grossing as needed.
    • Accurately file slides and blocks and prepares routine reagents in compliance with universal precautions.
    • Processes phone requests and questions in order to provide timely, effective laboratory information services.
    • Direct proper processing of human derived tissue and fluids to ensure preservation of cellular structure and microscopic elements.
    • Processes and stains human derived fluids for cytological evaluation.
    • Obtain specimens from surgery and documents specimen by logging in and assigning accession numbers.
    • Responsible for all specimens requiring special handling, processing or staining when necessary in order to arrive at a more accurate diagnosis.
    • Distribute results to primary and referral physicians.
    • Order all supplies, reagents and equipment necessary for completion of histology and cytology.
    • Responsible for maintenance and cleaning of all lab and Histology equipment.
    • Perform other duties as assigned.
About MedStar Health
MedStar Health is dedicated to providing the highest quality care for people in Maryland and the Washington, D.C., region, while advancing the practice of medicine through education, innovation and research. Our 30,000 associates and 5,400 affiliated physicians work in a variety of settings across our health system, including 10 hospitals and more than 300 community-based locations, the largest visiting nurse association in the region, and highly respected institutes dedicated to research and innovation. As the medical education and clinical partner of Georgetown University for more than 20 years, MedStar is dedicated not only to teaching the next generation of doctors, but also to the continuing education and professional development of our whole team. MedStar Health offers diverse opportunities for career advancement and personal fulfillment.