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Cleveland Clinic Histo technologist - PRN in Cleveland, Ohio

Job ID: 94394

Responsibilities:

  • Transports tissue specimens to the Laboratory.

  • Performs immunohistochemical and in-situ hybridization procedures including handling and storage of probes and antibodies.

  • Analyzes and evaluates assays for sensitivity and specificity.

  • Embeds and prepares sections by cutting frozen or paraffin embedded tissue for immunohistochemistry, in-situ hybridization or other special procedures.

  • Mounts, labels and distributes prepared microscope slides to pathologists or to appropriate areas for interpretation.

  • Prepares reagents buffers, solutions and stains.

  • Replaces reagents and performs daily maintenance on automated instrumentation.

  • Files surgical and autopsy blocks used for immunohistochemical techniques.

  • Other duties as assigned.

Education:

  • Bachelor's Degree in biology, microbiology, chemistry or related field; or meets the CLIA qualifications for Histotechnologist (HTL)

  • Working knowledge of OSHA requirements concerning chemical hygiene and bloodborne pathogens.

Certifications:

  • Histotechnician (HT) or Histotechnologist (HTL) certification or certification eligible by American Society for Clinical Pathology (ASCP).

Complexity of Work:

  • Requires critical thinking skills, decisive judgment and the ability to work with minimal supervision.

  • Must be able to work in a highly technical, stressful environment and take appropriate action.

Work Experience:

  • Prior hands on laboratory experience from an accredited Histotechnology school or one year of prior histology laboratory experience preferred.

Physical Requirements:

  • Requires manual dexterity and visual acuity when handling specimens, slides and utilizing instrumentation.

  • Ability to safely handle potentially infectious patient specimens, carcinogenic substances, odorous and other hazardous materials to which they may be exposed.

  • Typical physical demands include ability to sit, stand or walk extensively.

Personal Protective Equipment:

  • Follows standard precautions using personal protective equipment as required.

Cleveland Clinic is pleased to be an equal employment/affirmative action employer: Women/Minorities/Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities.

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