Position Summary A Histotechnologist is a licensed Medical Technologist with knowledge and expertise in biology, anatomy and physiology and chemistry. The histotechnologist performs very specialized tests and procedures to ensure proper identification of biopsy and surgical tissue specimens throughout a very arduous process. This responsibility requires experience, knowledge and superior judgement. The tasks performed by the histotechnologist also include the aspect of grossing biopsies under the supervision of a pathologist. The histotechnologist contributes to the overall efficiency of the pathology laboratory by performing gross examination of biopsy specimens. Additional tasks are tissue processing, embedding, microtomy, routine hematoxylin and eosin staining and immunohistochemistry staining of all tissue specimens. In order for the pathologist to make a diagnosis they must rely on the competence, knowledge and experience of the histotechnologist, as they are responsible for the correct management of the patient tissue specimen. The quality of the diagnosis is directly related to the quality of laboratory preparation. Duties of a TH Clinical Laboratory Technologist/Technician may include but are not limited to the following: As assigned, assists Pathologist by grossing biopsy specimens. Follow all appropriate protocols for all LIS systems. Ventana Vantage patient identification barcoded system and Laboratory Information System – Copath. Ensure accurate patient identification is confirmed. Will paraffin and embed the following: biopsy, routine surgical specimens, placenta, and autopsy. Perform paraffin microtomy techniques which include the use of the microtome to produce 2-5 micron sections. Will perform all routine and special staining to include, IHC, Special Stains, Electron Microscopy and verify all to completion. In addition will complete all routine and special requests for additional levels, recuts; verifying each upon completion in Copath and documenting the above for QA purposes. Coverslip and case assemble, label and distribute all prepared histology sections. Follow all appropriate protocols for all LIS systems: Copath (accession surgicals and histology protocols), Ventana Benchmark, Ultra, Symphony, Vantage. Rotate responsibility for the above and perform the necessary maintenance of all laboratory instrumentation, including but not limited to the changing of instrument reagents used to process, stain and coverslip tissue. Responsible for daily QA documentation with regard to maintenance and temperature logs. Follow all laboratory procedures and protocols with interpretation of such policies as necessary to ensure proper patient care and safe work practices which include using appropriate engineering and administrative controls and/or wearing the appropriate personal protective equipment. Report any discrepancies to supervisor immediately, must understand and comply with all relevant regulatory agency standards. Assist all Histology Technologists and Lab aides with additional tasks. Qualifications: Required Qualifications: BS degree in Biology, Medical Technology or other life science. A minimum of two years histology experience. NYS License with certification as a Clinical Laboratory Technologist or Technician, or Certified Histological Technician to include grossing. Preferred Qualifications: Proficient with microtomy, immunohistochemistry, special staining, and grossing. Special Notes: Stony Brook Medicine is a smoke free environment. Smoking is strictly prohibited anywhere on campus, including parking lots and outdoor areas on the premises. All Hospital positions are subject to changes in pass days and shifts as necessary. This position may require the wearing of respiratory protection, which may prohibit the wearing of facial hair. The selected candidate must successfully clear a background investigation. Prior to start date, the selected candidate must meet the following requirements: Successfully comple
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