Riverside Regional Medical Center in Newport News, VA is currently seeking a labor pool (as needed) Histology Tech.
Job Summary: This position performs procedures in the Histology department according to established protocols and standard operating procedures. The Histotech is responsible for the preservation of tissue samples in the proper preservative/fixative. The Histotech also is responsible for the embedding, cutting and staining of tissue per specialized techniques. The Histotech is involved in the routine maintenance of departmental equipment and procedures to include inventory control, preventive maintenance and troubleshooting. In some cases the Histotech will be involved in the grossing/dissection and dictation of gross descriptions of surgical and/or autopsy specimens. The position participates in all aspects of Proficiency testing and in maintaining a constant state of readiness in the department to meet all Standards for accreditation from College of American Pathologist (CAP), Joint Commission, State, OSHA, CLIA, etc. The Histotech assists in the training of new and existing personnel as well as students. The Histotech adheres to hospital and departmental policies and procedures; maintains a professional demeanor and exhibits a positive attitude. May perform other duties as assigned.
Education: Bachelor's degree preferred.
Certification: HT(ASCP) or equivalent certification preferred.
Experience: Minimum of 1-2 years of experience is preferred. Ability-operate technology/equipment consistent with current industry standards. Working knowledge of Computers