Clinical Laboratories of Hawaii, LLP

  • Histology Assistant

    Job Location US-HI-Aiea
    Posted Date 3 weeks ago(7/27/2018 6:00 AM)
    Shift
    40 hrs/wk, Primary: Variable (Days, Eves, Nights)
  • Overview

    Histology Assistant:

    Performs tasks to support the pathology technical staff in the areas of specimen procurement, processing and special staining.  Assists pathologist as required.

    Responsibilities

    Histology Assistant:

    • Processes tissue specimens for microscopic examination and diagnosis by using appropriate, predetermined methods for fixing, embedding, sectioning, staining and mounting.
    • Prepares reagents and stains to meet departmental quality standards.
    • Maintains equipment used for tissue processing and staining, performing troubleshooting and minor maintenance repair.
    • Maintains open communication with supervisor, pathologists, and co-workers to ensure optimal operation of the department.
    • Practices strict adherence to standard operating procedures, laboratory safety and infection control policies.
    • Develops knowledge through on-the-job training.  Participates in examinations to test proficiency.
    • Prepares tissues for gross examination.  Assists pathologist in dictation and dissection of tissues. 
    • Performs related procedures including obtaining cultures, taking photographs, and saving tissue. Ensures proper labeling and storing of all specimens.
    • Maintains all instruments in clean and working order and ensures servicing or replacement if needed.
    • Ensures accurate patient information, accession numbers and records on all surgical, autopsy and bone marrow specimens. 
    • Maintains filing system for rapid and accurate retrieval of all blocks and slides.
    • Assists with biohazard waste disposal; including tissue disposal. 
    • Picks-up, and distributes supplies as needed.
    • Adheres to confidentiality, safety, compliance, and legal requirements.
    • Maintains consistent and reliable attendance and complies with company guidelines on attendance.
    • Cleans laboratory glass/plastic-ware according to procedures.
    • Performs other duties as assigned.

     

    Qualifications

    Histology Assistant:

    • High School Diploma or equivalent.
    • Minimum one (1) year prior experience in a pathology laboratory preferred.
    • Medical terminology experience highly desirable.
    • Successfully pass Company pre-employment drug test and periodic and random thereafter
    • For hospital settings, additional requirements may apply and change without notice, including, but not limited to, criminal background check, health clearance and hospital compliance training.
    • Effective oral and written communication skills, excellent organizational and interpersonal skills, and computer literacy required

     

     

    All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability, or protected veteran status.  Clinical Laboratories of Hawaii, LLP/Pan Pacific Pathologists, LLC takes affirmative action in support of its policy to and advance in employment individuals who are minorities, women, protected veterans, and individuals with disabilities.

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