Histotechnician

Date: Jul 9, 2024

Location: Indianapolis, IN, US, 46202

Organization: HHC

Division:Eskenazi Health  

Sub-Division: Hospital  

Req ID:  20643 

 

Schedule: Full Time 

Shift: Days 

 

Eskenazi Health serves as the public hospital division of the Health & Hospital Corporation of Marion County. Physicians provide a comprehensive range of primary and specialty care services at the 333-bed hospital and outpatient facilities both on and off of the Eskenazi Health downtown campus including at a network of Eskenazi Health Center sites located throughout Indianapolis.

 

 

 

FLSA Status

Non-Exempt

Job Role Summary

The Histotechnician prepares tissue specimens for surgical pathology examination. This includes evaluating the acceptability of the specimens, properly embedding the processed tissue, cutting/sectioning the specimens, and staining/coverslipping the slides using automated or manual methods. The histotechnician also performs special staining as requested by the pathologists. The histotechnician works closely with the Pathology residents, PA students, and medical staff to ensure optimal specimen quality.

Essential Functions and Responsibilities

  • Prepares tissue specimens appropriately for surgical pathology examination, including embedding, microtomy, staining, and coverslipping
  • Prepares and evaluates reagents and solutions. Ensures sufficient supply inventory for the section.
  • Operates and maintains laboratory instruments and equipment, documenting quality control activities and minor repairs.
  • Evaluates the acceptability of specimens, slide preparations, and stains. Labels slides and verifies accuracy of patient information on the slides. Documents problems when necessary.
  • Maintains surgical pathology slide, block, and specimen storage for the required retention period
  • Assists laboratory management in training/competency of new employees, medical staff, residents, and PA students
  • Functions as a self-starter, arrives to work on time and on scheduled days, begins work promptly
  • Follows section/departmental policies and procedures to ensure minimal errors during all phases of testing
  • Completes assignments/mandatories according to policies and procedures, with complete documentation and within the designated time frames, including, but not limited to : Procedure and policy reviews, read and signs, annual TB testing and flu shots, section competencies, proficiency testing, Eskenazi Health annual education
  • Effectively communicates with team members, laboratory management, physicians, students, and other hospital staff. Ensures that laboratory management is informed of existing and/or potential problems that may require decisions or intervention to resolve.
  • Performs other job duties as assigned

Job Requirements

  • Associate's or Bachelor's degree in Histology or other related life science and one year of relevant experience in histopathology, or at least 60 semester hours of academic college credit (including 12 semester hours of biology and chemistry) and one year of relevant experience in histopathology. Certification by the American Society of Clinical Pathologists HT(ASCP) preferred or equivalent histology experience

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities

  • Knowledge of principals, concepts, and methodology sufficient to perform the full spectrum of histologic preparation of specimens for microscopic evaluation
  • Knowledge of staining procedures, fixatives, dehydrants, clearing agents, filtration techniques, and preparation techniques common to histology laboratories
  • Knowledge of laboratory safety including standard precautions for handling hazardous chemicals and solutions
  • Knowledge of CAP/CLIA/TJC/ISDH regulations as they pertain to histopathology

 

 

 

Accredited by The Joint Commission and named as one of Indiana’s best employers by Forbes magazine for two consecutive years and the top hospital in the state for community benefit by the Lown Institute, Eskenazi Health’s programs have received national recognition while also offering new health care opportunities to the local community. As the sponsoring hospital for Indianapolis Emergency Medical Services, the city’s primary EMS provider, Eskenazi Health is also home to the first adult Level I trauma center in Indiana, the only verified adult burn center in Indiana and Sandra Eskenazi Mental Health Center, the first community mental health center in Indiana, just to name a few.

 


Nearest Major Market: Indianapolis