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Histologic Technologist

at University of South Alabama

Posted: 9/10/2019
Job Status: Full Time
Job Reference #: 2519573

Job Description

Overall Job Objective

About Us

The University of South Alabama is one of the fastest growing universities in the South, providing quality academic programs, innovative classroom experiences, and a campus rich in diversity and student life.

Essential Functions

Places tissues in appropriate fixative or recognizes receipt of tissue in appropriate fixative (i.e., fromalin, decalcifying agents, etc.) for paraffin processing; uses rotary microtome to section paraffin tissue blocks to a four micron thickness at a rate of one block per minute; uses rotary mircotome to prepare serial sections, levels and step sections to four mircons; performs routine and special histological stains by standard procedures; cover slips and labels stained slides; judges quality of stained slide by microscope examination; prepares and reagents as necessary; collects specimens from locations in the hospital; handles tissues correctly for electron microscopy, histochemistry, and immunofluorescence; maintains a neat, clean and efficient work area; operates and utilizes necessary program on LIS and HIS; requires minimal supervision to safely perform patient care/essential functions; utilizes proper body mechanics when positioning and transferring patients without assistance or with assistance when needed for patient safety and when moving equipment and supplies necessary to perform essential functions; abides by and enforces all compliance requirements and policies and performs these responsibilities in an ethical manner consistent with the organizations values; adheres to hospital policies including confidentiality; communicates and uses appropriate customer relation skills with physicians, patients, families, and healthcare team in person and via telephone; responds to overhead pages; maintains accurate and complete records by performing and documenting preventive maintenance on histology equipment; accessioning specimens in the computer or manually; documenting customer complaints, ordering and registration errors and reporting to supervisor for corrective action; accepts and completes all duties positively and without conflict; cooperates, helps others and improves the performance of the unit; completes all mandatory unit, educational and hospital requirements; utilizes cost effective practices in performing all aspects of the job; adheres to current Infection Control and Safety Standards; demonstrates the ability to provide competent patient care to the following patient population: Neonate, Pediatric, Adolescent, Adults and Geriatric; participates in continuing education activities; orients and trains new employees or students; regular and prompt attendance; ability to work schedule as defined and overtime as required; related duties as required. 

Minimum Requirements

Bachelor's degree in a physical or natural science from an accredited institution as approved and accepted by the University of South Alabama and registry eligible with the American Society of Clinical Pathologists as a Histologic Technologist.

Working Days and Hours

Monday - Friday
8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.