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Histology Technologist

Vanguard Healthcare Staffing

This is a Contract position in South Brunswick, NJ posted March 26, 2020.

Job Title: Histology Technician Department: Laboratory Reports To: Laboratory Supervisor FLSA : Non-exempt Supervises : N/A Purpose and Scope: The science of histology deals with the formation of tissues and organs from cell structures.

Histology technicians, also known as histotechnicians, prepare tissue slides for microscopic examination by pathologists to diagnose disease.

Histology technicians are responsible for cutting, staining and preparing tissue samples for the pathologist to review.

They are also responsible for prioritizing testing procedures and completing those procedures in an accurate and timely manner and maintaining proper and accurate records of all tests done in accordance with established policies, procedures and regulations.

Principle Duties and Responsibilities: The histotechnician removes the tissue from a preservative solution, removes water from the sample and replaces it with paraffin wax.

Next, the technician embeds the sample in a larger block of wax to prepare it for slicing, before mounting it on an instrument known as a microtome.

The technician then slices, or sections, the sample with a very sharp knife.

The sample then is stained with special dies and mounted on a slide for viewing with a microscope.

The sample then is given to a pathologist to diagnosis the slides with a microscope.

Physical Demands and Working Conditions: Able to wear personal protective equipment (e.g.

face mask, goggles, latex/non-latex gloves) as needed.

Must be able to work in laboratory environment.

Stooping, turning, bending, squatting kneeling and the ability to lift up to 20 pounds Education/Experience: Ability to read, write and effectively communicate.

Ability to understand medical/surgical terminology.

Licensed by New York State Education Department (NYSED) as a Clinical or Histology Technician 2-4 years laboratory experience as Technician ASCP Certified preferred