Company: Yale New Haven Health
Posted on: May 16, 2020
OVERVIEW To be part of our organization, every employee should
understand and share in the YNHHS Vision, support our Mission, and
live our Values. These values - integrity, patient-centered,
respect, accountability, and compassion - must guide what we do, as
individuals and professionals, every day.
At Bridgeport Hospital, we are committed to providing quality
medical care and treatment that is coordinated and centered on the
patient's specific needs. We strive to achieve benchmarks as a
Patient Centered Medical Home and provide health care in a setting
where patients are at the center of their care team. All employees
of Bridgeport Hospital are part of the patients care team and
contribute to the team approach of promoting access, continuous,
comprehensive care and work to provide quality improvement in the
care provided to their patients.
Performs diversified routine and technical procedures. Exercises
initiative and judgement to solve problems. Prepares and processes
tissue specimens for microscopic examination. Inputs information
into the LIS. Maintains equipment and prepares special stains and
immunohistochemistry stains. Files surgical pathology blocks and
slides. Has a working comprehension of the technical and procedural
aspects of histopathology. Comprehends and follows Procedure
guidelines. Recognizes unexpected results and instrument
malfunction and takes appropriate action. Demonstrates laboratory
technical skills to other laboratory personnel.
* 1. Prepares Tissue Specimens for Processing
* 1.1 Adheres to the procedure manual for proper handling of
specimens, and quality results in other situations.
* 2. Special and Immunohistochemistry Staining
* 2.1 Maintains log of specimens to be decaled. Checks each bone
specimen for level of decalcification. Wash in water and place in
container for processing.
* 3. Equipment Maintenance
* 3.1 Cleans microtome daily of paraffin by cleaning exterior with
an antiseptic solution.
* 4. Performs other related responsibilities
* 4.1 Assist in cutting room as needed.
* 5. Participates in continuing education
* 5.1 Takes initiative to update knowledge of and skills in new
procedures, equipment, methods, tools, and techniques
Associates degree in a related field is with HT certification ASCP
One (1) to two (2) years' experience in accredited Anatomic
Pathology Laboratory preferred.
HT (ASCP) certification or equivalent or eligibility.
Extreme manual dexterity required. Excellent attention to detail,
hand-eye coordination, technical, communication and organization
skills required. Comprehends and follows procedural guidelines.
Recognizes unexpected results and takes appropriate action.
Position requires steady hands and excellent dexterity. Extended
hours sitting at a microtome are required. While performing the
duties of this job the employee is regularly required to sit; use
hands to fingers, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms; and
talk or hear. They are occasionally required to stand, walk, stoop,
or kneel. They must lift and /or move up to 25 pounds. Specific
vision abilities include close vision, distance vision, depth,
perception and ability to focus. They are occasionally exposed to
moving mechanical parts and fumes or airborne particles. The noise
level in the work environment is usually moderate.
Keywords: Yale New Haven Health, Bridgeport , Histotechician Technologist, Other , Bridgeport, Connecticut
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