Histotechnician: Pathology Lab Marietta, GA 30060

Summary of Duties: 
Duties include but are not limited to:
  • Maintains diagnostic viability of all specimens received, and ensures correct labeling of all materials.
  • Performs routine immunohistochemically studies with appropriate controls for cell markers on paraffin sections using a variety of both monoclonal and polyclonal antibodies and a wide variety of specialized techniques. 
  • Embeds tissue in paraffin, sections paraffin blocks, performs H&E staining, Cover slips prepared slides manually or utilizes automated cover slipping systems 
  • Prepares all reagents, buffers and stains utilized in laboratory and maintain acceptable working volumes. 
  • Organizes slides for distribution to the Pathologist.
  • Maintains inventory of a large number of reagents and other supplies in Lab. Follows established protocols for proper storage and maintenance of quality control for all reagents and other supplies. 
  • Maintains equipment in proper working order and obtains maintenance as necessary. 
  • Identifies problems and brings to the attention of more senior laboratory staff. Troubleshoots with supervision. 
  • Assists in safety training of all laboratory personnel. This includes maintaining appropriate documentation and protocols.
  • Participates in continuing education/in-service training sessions.
  • Maintains established department policies, procedures and objectives, including the areas of quality assurance, safety, environmental and infection control. 
  • Follows all CLIA Patient Safety Goals. 
  • Performs all other duties and responsibilities as directed.  
REQUIRED EDUCATION, SKILLS & EXPERIENCE
High school diploma or equivalency required. A.S., B.S. or B.A. in a biological or chemical science and/or completion of a NAACLS accredited histology technician training program.  1 year of experience as a histology technician.  HT (ASCP), certification eligible.

ADDITIONAL SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE
  • Must demonstrate the ability to embed, section, and stain routine tissue with acceptable quantity and quality. 
  • Knowledge of biology, chemistry, histology, immunology, mathematics, and basic computer use.
  • Must have excellent organizational skills to cope with an extremely busy work schedule associated with wide variety of techniques which must be handled accurately and expeditiously.
  • Must function independently in dealing with specimens and their proper handling. 
  • On own initiative, ability to identify potential problems and trouble shoot problems as necessary. 
  • Good interpersonal skills to interact effectively with co-workers and department staff. 
  • Ability to work under general supervision. 

PHYSICAL/MENTAL/ENVIRONMENTAL DEMANDS
Requires sitting and standing associated with a normal office environment; travel within the Northern Metro area required.

DRUG FREE WORKPLACE
AGA, LLC is a drug free workplace. All offers of employment are contingent upon passing a pre-employment drug screening.

EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER
AGA, LLC is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, military or veteran status, gender, color or national origin in its employment practices.
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