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GENERAL DESCRIPTION OF CLASS
The HISTOTECHNOLOGIST prepares slides of human or animal tissue used by pathologists in the evaluation, study and diagnosis of disease or other medical disorders or to determine cause of death.
This is a single classification and not currently part of a series of classes.
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
1. Tissue Processing.
Typical tasks: assigns accession numbers to tissue specimens received from pathologist; determines best method
to embed tissue so it can be sectioned as thinly as needed to provide best preparation of tissue; operates and
monitors automatic tissue processors that automatically remove water from tissue and infiltrate tissue with paraffin;
checks processors for adequate solution and correct temperature and time schedule and makes all necessary adjustments;
processes, by hand, tissue that must be sectioned very thinly (2 microns); embeds tissue in plastic media.
Employees in this class have daily in-person or telephone contact with pathologist, hospital residents or staff of other laboratories to provide requested slides and to obtain information regarding any special stains required or to receive any special directions on the fixation, cutting or embedding of tissue.
Employees in this class work under the general supervision of a histology
laboratory supervisor or other administrative superior who assigns work verbally and in writing. Work assignments
are also received from pathologist submitting tissue samples for slide preparation. Work is reviewed on a daily
basis for, quality of work performed and to insure that proper embedding, sectioning and staining techniques are
used. The quality of slides prepared is also reviewed by the pathologist requesting slides.
Positions in this class are primarily found in hospitals and health institutions. They require the willingness to work in the environment associated with the position's location and purpose.
NOTE: Preference will be given to candidates who are ASCP registered or eligible to become ASCP registered.