Position requires significant technical expertise and a high level of responsibility in handling delicate specimens. Must demonstrate competency in all job-related tasks, including technical expertise in tissue processing, organization in storage of slides and efficiency in ordering and restocking supplies or reagents. Provides support in ongoing expansion and quality improvement process a must. Knows the informal and formal department goals, standards, policies and procedures, which may include some familiarity of other departments within the school/division. Is sensitive to the interrelationship of both people and functions within the department. Functions as a member of a team, working to promote an atmosphere of respect, collegiality, integrity and discovery.
Prepare equipment for use in frozen specimens (setting up water bath, stainer, cover slips, and other instruments) and embed tissue and cut frozen blocks.
Prepare slides (staining slides, reviewing stain for adequacy, labeling and distributing slides).
Recut blocks as requested by the Mohs surgeon or pull slides from storage as needed.
Clean embedding center and stainer in compliance with credentialing policies.
Change frozen section stains (preparing reagent, preparing special stains).
Participate in quality assurance activities (maintain up-to-date documentation for QA and report QA problems to supervising physician, participate in facility-wide continuous quality improvement activities, safety and disaster activities and other QA activities).
Empty hazardous waste materials and follow all rules of safety according to institutional procedure.
Attend continuing education and mandatory training sessions and participate in unit staff meetings.
Maintain accurate information on each patient.
Work with others in a team environment.
AA degree in histology or Bachelor's degree in biology, chemistry, or related field with some histology coursework/work experience.
High school degree/GED with 2 years histology laboratory experience may substitute.
Experience working in Mohs unit preferred.
Certification as a histotechnician helpful.
One or more years related work experience preferred.
Special Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
Effective verbal and written communications skills.
Effective interpersonal skills and detailed oriented.
Practices service recovery and demonstrates service excellence in all aspects of the job.
Classified title: Histotechnology Technician
Working title: Histotechnology Technician
Role/Level/Range: ACRO 40/E/02/CE
Starting Salary Range: $18.67 - $25.68 (commensurate with experience)
Employee group: Full time
Employee Status: Non-Exempt
Schedule: Monday-Friday – 8-hrs/day 40hrs/Wk
Location: 601 N. Caroline Street, Baltimore, MD – East Baltimore
Department name: 60009226-SOM Admin JHOC Practice Ops-Dermatology
Personnel area (School): SOM – School of Medicine
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