RE: [Histonet] RE: IHC and State requirements

From:Kim Tournear

To all you HTLs out there...
  Please except my apology if my response to another email was offensive...What I meant was HTL vs HT doesn't mean one or the other can do the job better than the other just because of the title....and I do realize that the test has to be passed in order to obtain the title regardless of the route of entry...If I offended anyone out there, please except my apology...Sorry....

"Horn, Hazel V"  wrote:
  Being grandfathered in did not mean they just gave you the title of HTL.
The grandfathered HTL's had to pass the tests just like anyone else!

Hazel Horn
Hazel Horn, HT/HTL (ASCP)
Supervisor of Histology
Arkansas Children's Hospital
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Little Rock, AR 72202

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-----Original Message-----
[] On Behalf Of Kim
Sent: Thursday, September 13, 2007 9:27 AM
Subject: [Histonet] RE: IHC and State requirements

Hi Michelle,
A lot employers will except either HT or HTL. And of course, how much
experience you have under your belt is also a big consideration. I
think a lot of employers are finding out just how hard it is to find
techs (registered or not) that can do the job and do it well, although
there are a few states with their own state requirements which would
require the tech to be ASCP certified either way. 

I have found that being an HTL vs HT doesn't necessarily mean that one
or the other can do the job better...I know a few HTL's that were
grandfathered in and have done only a handful IHCs in their whole
career, can't trouble shoot anything, and produce poor quality slides
and yet they hold the title of an HTL and the same goes for the
HTs...(makes you wonder how they keep a job)...LOL....and I have taught
and worked with students right out of college programs that were
absolutely awesome and knew their stuff....go figure.....I say go for
it.....Good Luck....

Kim Tournear, HT (ASCP), QIHC ( ASCP)
Specialists in Dermatology
Histology/Mohs Supervisor
Tucson, AZ

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