RE: [Histonet] RE:JOB DESCRIPTION FOR HISTOLOGY ASSISTANT
POSITION: HISTOLOGY ASSISTANT
SUPERVISOR: Histology Supervisor
Performs histology preparation, entry and recording functions in accordance
with departmental procedures and policies.
NATURE AND SCOPE
Reports directly to the histology supervisor.
Requires patient contact when obtaining specimens in a high stress
environment for the patient because of the nature of the test. Extensive
contact with clients, laboratory and hospital personnel is experienced in
person, by phone or in written communication.
This position description includes only essential functions of the position.
This in no way states or implies that these are the only duties to be
performed by the incumbent. The incumbent may be required to follow other
job related instruction and to perform other job-related duties requested by
. Accession specimens
. Coverslip and label slides following guidelines outlined in the
Histology Procedure Manual.
. Maintain a clean and safe prep work area according to LCP
Infection/Exposure Control and Chemical Hygiene guidelines.
. Assist pathologist and/or histotechnologist with specimen grossing.
Supply And Maintenance Responsibilities
. Prepares and labels necessary stains and reagents according to
procedures outlined in the procedure manual.
. Maintains record keeping logs according to policy manual guidelines.
. Maintains equipment according to company procedures
. Enters and prints necessary labels.
. Prints necessary patient history information
. Files histology requisitions and slides
. Fills client supply orders
. Wash and maintain glass and plastic ware
. Ensures proper disposal of wet tissue and chemicals as per company
. May assist with the orientation and training of other employees.
. Maintains confidentiality regarding all phases of laboratory work
. High school diploma or equivalent
. Demonstrate accurate attention to detail
PHYSICAL DEMANDS AND WORKING ENVIRONMENT
This position requires mental agility and physical dexterity along with the
ability to follow through with often times mundane tasks. Attention to
detail is required. Must be able to exercise patience and accuracy in the
face of multiple interruptions.
Observes strict safety precautions when handling biological specimens and
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Sent: Thursday, March 23, 2006 8:11 AM
Subject: [Histonet] RE:JOB DESCRIPTION FOR HISTOLOGY ASSISTANT
Can someone be so kind as to share a job description with me for a histology
dept.assistant/aide (Non Registered).
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