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Histology Technician 5 Years

Full/Part Time: Full Time
Location/Affiliates: The Mount Sinai Hospital
Department: 174 - Anatomic Pathology
Requisition Number: 14-1618792

Job Description:

The Histology Technician processes specimens leading to production of stained slides for diagnostic purposes.

Duties and Responsibilities:
1. Performs histologic techniques*:
a.Processing tissues: manual, microwave and automatic
b.Embeds different types and sizes of tissues
c.Section different types and sizes of tissues in preparation for stain
d.Stains: routing and special stain for confirmatory reasons
e.Cover slips stained tissue sections for archival purposes
f.Labels stained slides for proper identifications and diagnostic purposes
2. Files and retrieves blocks and slides.*
3. Quality control and Quality assurance activities
4. Chemical supplies inventory.
5. Manages chemical and biological wastes.*
6. Performs other related duties.

Job Qualifications:

High School diploma/GED.

5 + years experience on the bench doing the basics in histotechnology such as fixation, processing, embedding, cutting, staining, cover slipping and simple special stains.
Exerts up to 10-15 lbs of force
Must be able to work on dead bodies or body parts
Must meet the general requirements of the Medical Center as defined in personnel policy 13.2
Maintains a neat and orderly appearance and must be punctual in attendance
Follows the policies of the Medical Center
Works with and handles Biohazard (TB, HIV, Hepatitis, etc.) and toxic chemicals
Tolerates allowable limit of chemical odor
Follows written and verbal instruction accurately and with good judgment
Learns new procedures as required
Maintains orderliness and cleanliness in working area

1. Clinical Laboratory Technician

Mount Sinai Medical Center is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. We recognize the power and importance of a diverse employee population and strongly encourage applicants with various experiences and backgrounds. Mount Sinai Medical Center--An EEO/AA-D/V Employer.

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