The Histology Technologist provides quality service, in a manner timely for neonates through adolescence, and the adult and geriatric patients in the Laboratory in compliance with CAP, JCAHO, OSHA, and CLIA Standards. He/she functions within the philosophy, policies and procedures of The Medical Center of Aurora, and represents the hospital within and outside the organization with a general feeling of positive support. A thorough understanding and application of the Histo-Technology Practice are essential due to the intense field of critical patient testing. Therefore, the Laboratory employees must continuously strive to improve clinical testing, confidence and knowledge through formal and informal education, and knowledge of age-related (neonates, pediatrics, adolescents, adults, and geriatrics) quality of patient care.
A. Licensure/Certification/Registration: ASCP Registry for Histo Technology/ or eligible ASCP candidate.
B. Education: High school diploma or GED. Two years training in a Histology Training Program/ASCP preferred.
C. Experience: One (1) year experience in histology section. Must have thorough knowledge of methods and procedures for fixing, cutting, and embedding tissue sections; cutting properties of various types of tissues; staining procedures; methods of mounting sections for microscopic examination; the use of various types of microtomes and other histology equipment.
1.The Histo-Technologist shall integrate current scientific knowledge with technical competency, which relates to the Laboratory Department.
a.The Histo-technologist shall participate in establishing and following written policies and procedures for ordering, inventory allowances, monitoring inventory supply, maintenance program, and performing the maintenance program.
b. She/he demonstrates knowledge, responsibility and participates in the implementation of all aspects of the Safety/Chemical Hygiene Plan, Infectious/Exposure control Plan, Electrical Safety, Disaster Plan, Code Blue Plan, Fire Plan, Computer Systems, Ethical policies, and the Compliance Program.
2. The Histo-Technologist shall currently be technically and theoretically knowledgeable of instruments and tests in Histo-Technology.
a.The Histo-Technologist will participate in the evaluation, introduction, and implementation of new procedures.
b.The Histo-Technologist will participate in the evaluation, introduction, and implementation of new equipment.
c. The Histo-Technologist disp