Histology Technician

Owensboro Health - 42303
April 27, 2021
HISTOLOGY TECHNICIAN Allied Health Hours: 6a - 2:30p Days - Full-time Paygrade/Wages/Salary Info: OH 2013-74 - 40020A
Job Summary Performs complex testing on a wide variety of tissue to produce high quality microscopic slides for diagnosis and treatment of diseases. # Job Responsibilities Assists in delivery of physician reports via phone or internal distribution. Copies and distributes pathology reports and mails out report copies and slides for consultation according to protocol. Maintains accurate and complete records for all histology testing, quality control, and results. Performs pertinent quality control procedures to validate test results. Verifies accuracy of specimen identity and test order. Files all slides and tissue blocks according to procedure. Maintains adequate supply inventories by rotating stock and checking for expiration dates. Prepares solutions and reagents in accordance with standard procedures. Transports and processes tissue specimens for embedding, staining, cover slipping, and labeling according to procedures. Performs frozen sections on specimens selected by physicians or pathologists. Transports and processes histology specimens according to procedures. May perform grossing procedures once competency and training has been completed. Qualifications High school diploma, General Equivalency Diploma (GED) or higher required upon hire No experience required No licensure/certification/registration required Skills and Attributes Requires critical thinking skills and decisive judgment. Works under minimal supervision. Must be able to work in a stressful environment and take appropriate action. Physical Demands Standing: Occasionally Walking: Occasionally Sitting: Frequently Lifting 0-25 lbs: Rarely Lifting 25-75 lbs: Never Lifting over 75 lbs: Never Carrying 0-25 lbs: Rarely Carrying 25-75 lbs: Never Carrying over 75 lbs: Never Pushing/Pulling 0-25 lbs: Rarely Pushing/Pulling 25-75 lbs: Never Pushing/Pulling over 75 lbs: Never Climbing: Rarely Bending/Stooping: Rarely Kneeling: Rarely Crouching/Crawling: Rarely Reaching: Occasionally Talking: Frequently Hearing: Occasionally Repetitive Foot/Leg Movements: Never Repetitive Hand/Arm Movements: Frequently Keyboard Data Entry: Frequently Running: Never Vision: Depth Perception: Frequently Vision: Distinguish Color: Frequently Vision: Seeing Far: Frequently Vision: Seeing Near: Frequently Owensboro Health Core Commitments INTEGRITY - We conduct ourselves with a high level of responsibility, reliability and honesty because we take seriously the trust of our patients and coworkers. RESPECT - We value and accept the unique talents and contributions of every patient, customer and team member in the Owensboro Health community. TEAMWORK - We build a spirit of connectivity and fellowship by striving together to overcome obstacles, surpass goals, celebrate accomplishments and plan the future. INNOVATION - We foster original ideas and creative solutions that improve our daily work and promote the mission of Owensboro Health. SERVICE - We focus on service to patients, customers and team members by anticipating their needs, thoughtfully meeting those needs and continually improving the quality of everything we do. EXCELLENCE - We reach beyond basic expectations to expand our knowledge and awareness, produce exceptional work and provide outstanding service.