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Histotechnologist

Boston 27 - 40 p/h Permanent

Job Responsibilities:

  • Maintains diagnostic viability of all specimens received. Ensures correct patient labeling of all materials received. Interprets results of special studies, distinguishing negative results from failed studies. Uses independent judgment in tissue fixation issues.
  • Embeds routine and complex tissue in paraffin, orienting according to tissue type indicated on the worksheet.
  • Sections of paraffin blocks of routine and complex tissue from 2 to 50 microns using a microtome. Mounts paraffin section on microscopic slide and transfers surgical case number to slide.
  • May perform other specialized histologic procedures such as nerve teasing, limited routine immunohistochemistry, and microtomy utilizing a sliding microtome.
  • Performs H&E staining, and routine and complex special staining of paraffin-embedded tissue according to instructions on requisition paperwork.
  • Coverslips prepared slides manually and utilizing automated systems. Records in laboratory logbooks all slides and stains prepared.


Qualifications:

  • A.S., B.S., or B.A. in a Biological or Chemical science and/or completion of a NAACLS-accredited histology technician training program highly desired.
  • Minimum 2 years experience in Histology required. May take 3+ years of experience and training to be competent to perform work at this level
  • HT, HLT, or ASCP is recommended
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