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Histologic Technician II

Company: Kaiser Permanente Zion Medical Center
Location: Berkeley
Posted on: January 10, 2022

Job Description:

Under the general direction of the Pathologist or Laboratory Manager, performs immunohistochemical stains and all other special procedures as required. Cuts, embebs, and stains histology specimens. Essential Responsibilities:

  • Performs tasks related to fixation and processing of specimens.
  • Cuts, prepares, and stains slides from histology specimens.
  • Correctly prepares special stains, immunohistochemistry stains and solutions.
  • Performs Quality Control on all stained slides.
  • Orders reagents, antibodies, and tool parts to ensure adequate supplies for the work.
  • May train new employees and students as assigned.
  • Operates and Evaluates equipment and reagent systems. Maintains equipment with documentation and reports repairs to manager.
  • Also maintains logbooks, Block and slide files.
  • Keeps abreast with company's current policies and immunohistochemistry technical updates.
  • Writes and updates evaluation reports as well as procedures using the NCCLS format.
  • Perform other related duties as assigned. Supervisory Responsibilities
    • This job has no supervisory responsibilities.Grade: 745Basic Qualifications: Experience
      • Minimum (12) twelve months of experience as histologic technician or completion of the 12 month Histology training. Education
        • Associate's degree in science. License, Certification, Registration
          • Certified as a Histologic Technician or Histologic Technologist by the American Society of Clinical Pathologists (ASCP) or the equivalent society, as approved by the Chief of Pathology. Additional Requirements:
            • Must demonstrate aptitude for work as Histologic Technician to the Chief of Pathology's satisfaction.
            • Demonstrated ability to perform all special stains, immunohistochemical stains used in the routine practice of pathology.
            • Demonstrated ability to perform histochemical stains and all other special procedures as required by the Chief of Pathology including knowledge of the biochemical nature of reaction.
            • Ability to read and comprehend simple instructions, short correspondence, and memos. Ability to write simple correspondence.
            • Ability to effectively present information in one-on-one and small group situations to customers, clients, and other employees of the organization.
            • Previous experience with lab information systems
            • Must be willing to work in a Labor Management Partnership environment.

Keywords: Kaiser Permanente Zion Medical Center, Berkeley , Histologic Technician II, Professions , Berkeley, California

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