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Histology Tech

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Location: Boston, Massachusetts

Date Posted: 14 Feb, 2020

Position Title: Histology Tech
Position Type: Temp 
Location: Boston
Resource ID: 38191
Department: Histology/Pathology

M-F hours tbd.

Duration of Assignment: Open
Under general supervision, performs specialized techniques for immunohistochemical studies.  Immunohistochemical testing is primarily done on paraffin-embedded and frozen surgical specimens, as well as fluids or fine needle aspirations, using many different antisera. Embeds and sections of routine tissue and IHC positive control tissue. Performs routine H & E stains, coverslips slides, and accurately labels slides. Responsible for sign in and sign out of clinical slides for IHC studies. Records work in laboratory daily work log and in hospital computer with a high level of accuracy. Maintains laboratory equipment and makes all working solutions. Identifies problems and brings to the attention of more senior staff.  Assists in the orientation and training of new laboratory staff.
1, Performs routine immunohistochemical studies with appropriate controls for cell markers on paraffin sections using a     variety of both monoclonal and polyclonal antibodies and a wide variety of specialized technique.
2, Embeds tissue in paraffin, sections paraffin blocks, performs H&E staining, Coverslips prepared slides manually or utilizes automated coverslipping systems
3, Prepares all reagents, buffers and stains utilized in laboratory and maintain acceptable working volumes.
4, Organizes slides for distribution to residents, fellows and/or senior pathologists according to requisition paperwork and worksheets.
5, Responsible for documentation of daily QA/QC charts for all laboratory equipment. Verifies that all QA/QC has been done.
6, Maintains inventory of a large number of reagents and other supplies in Lab. Follows established protocols for proper storage and maintenance of quality control for all reagents and other supplies.
7, Maintains equipment in proper working order and obtains maintenance as necessary.
8, Identifies problems and brings to the attention of more senior laboratory staff. Troubleshoots under supervision.
9, Assists in safety training of all laboratory personnel. This includes maintaining appropriate documentation and protocols.

Must possess a minimum of Bachelor of Science or Bachelor of Arts in a biological/physical science or equivalent, with courses in immunology and histology or equivalent training. Previous experience in a laboratory setting is highly desired.  Computer skills highly desired. 
Other qualification as described in the Federal Register, 42 CFR, Subpart M 493.1351 -1495.
1 year of experience as a histology technician.
HT (ASCP) certification eligible.