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Histo Technician - Alpharetta, GA

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Advantage Resourcing is seeking a Histo Technician to work at our client site in Alpharetta, GA.  The appropriate candidate for this position would have experience with a microtome (an instrument used to cut small specimens at various microns, the thickness of a sheet of paper for diagnostics). These positions are not of a research or clinical lab (blood, urine, etc.) testing. This is surgical specimens with at high turnaround time on results. 

- Have anatomic pathology (histology) experience with human tissue
- Microtomy experience cutting specimens section at 4 microns or smaller
- Experience handling biopsy size specimens
- Experience Accessioning, grossing or special staining experience in a histology lab
- Experience in a high volume hospital or reference lab setting 

Key Responsibilities
This position is tasked with the preparation of microscope slides to enable the pathologist to render a quality diagnosis. 
• Accession surgical pathology specimens into the Laboratory Information System (LIS)
• Properly label Specimens components (jars, cassettes, slides, etc.) in accordance to laboratory procedures.
• Embed formalin fixed tissues in accordance to the Standard Operating Procedure (SOP) tissue orientation protocols
• Perform microtomy of formalin fixed paraffin embedded (FFPE) in accordance to SOP protocols. 
• Performs routine maintenance and cleaning of instruments and document findings
• Maintains a clean working environment
• Maintains working inventory required for tissue sectioning of FFPE blocks
• Prepare reagents, including stains solutions, graded alcohols and bulk reagents according to proper specifications
• Perform more complex procedures for processing and staining tissues, including special stains (SS), immunohistochemistry (IHC), and other special projects as assigned
• Print slides using the slide printer 
Ensure that all stained slides are distributed to pathologists in an efficient and timely manner
• Perform and document all equipment quality control and preventive maintenance
• Support Histology Management by communication supply needs. Document receipt of supplies and the date reagents are put in use
• Practice good documentation practice
• Maintain filing systems to include specimen, FFPE tissue blocks, prepared slides and related documents
• Enforce proper chemical and biological hygiene practices to ensure a safe and compliant working environment
• Perform chemical hazardous waste disposal in accordance to regulatory guidelines
• Assist in duties as deemed necessary by the Histology Supervisor, Pathology Manager, or Medical Director
• Quality Assurance: Complies with quality control policies and SOPs to ensure all aspects of laboratory operation are performed in accordance with accepted standards and applicable laws for clinical laboratories

Quality Systems Duties and Responsibilities:
Build Quality into all aspects of their work by maintaining compliance to all quality requirements.

• AA, AS or BS degree from a regionally accredited college/university, or an equivalent combination of education and/or experience required
• Must satisfy CLIA regulations to perform high complexity testing
• HT(ASCP) certification is required within 18 months of beginning employment in the state of Georgia 
• HTL (ASCP) certification, preferred

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Alpharetta, GA
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Posted Date:6/26/2018



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Job Title: Histo Technician

Location: Alpharetta, GA

Job Type: Temp Position

Reference ID: 326801

Posted Date: 6/26/2018

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