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TECHNICIAN, HISTOLOGY

Company: the brookdale hospital e medical center
Location: Brooklyn
Posted on: November 22, 2021

Job Description:

Examine and classify tissue samples. + Receive fixed tissues from autopsies and surgical specimens; utilizes automated tissue processors to dehydrate; clears and infiltrates tissues with paraffin prior to embedding and cutting sections. + Embed paraffin, infiltrated tissues, in paraffin to produce paraffin blocks. + Prepare tissue sections of paraffin blocks with a microtome. + Stain and coverslips tissue sections and distributes slides to pathologist. + Prepare frozen sections utilizing a cryostat, type slide labels. + Performs descriptions, gross findings of biopsies and small specimens not requiring dissection. + Clean equipment, sharpen microtome knives, prepare and periodically changes staining solutions. Periodically changes solutions in automated tissue processors; measures temperature of water, paraffin baths, and refrigerators. Performs other laboratory maintenance as specified (and scheduled) by the Histology Supervisor. + Decalcify bone specimens. + Perform histochemical and immunochemical "special stains". + Participate in intradepartmental continuing education programs. + Performs descriptions, gross findings of biopsies and small specimens not requiring dissection. + Perform other duties that may be assigned by the Supervisor. Education: + Graduate of a two (2) year medical technology training program. Experience: + No experience required, at least six (6) months experience in similar job is preferred. Knowledge and Skills: + Ability to fully utilize BHMC's electronic record systems, equipment and other healthcare and billing systems relevant to this position. Licenses, Certification: + NYS Certification as a Histological Technician. + Or are eligible for a provisional permit where the applicant must meet all requirements outlined by the New York State Department of Health. . The provisional permit is valid for a period of not more than one year, and may be renewed, at the discretion of the department, for one additional year. Physical Requirements: + Consistent with that necessary to work in a variety of patient care and office settings. + Position requires prolonged periods of standing, reaching, walking throughout the working day. + Position will be required to stoop, bend, lift, and carry items weighing up to 25 pounds. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. The statements herein are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by employees, and are not to be construed as an exhaustive list of responsibilities, duties, and skills required of personnel so classified. Furthermore, they do not establish a contract for employment and are subject to change at the discretion of The Brookdale Hospital Medical Center. BHMC is an equal opportunity employer, it is our policy to provide equal opportunity to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, marital status, military status, age, gender, sexual orientation, disability or handicap or other characteristics protected by applicable federal, state, or local laws. ID: 2021-10098 External Company URL: rookdalehospital.org/home.html Street: 1 Brookdale Plaza

Keywords: the brookdale hospital e medical center, New York , TECHNICIAN, HISTOLOGY, Professions , Brooklyn, New York

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