Company: Renown Health
Posted on: June 12, 2021
Under the administrative guidance of the Supervisor, the Histology
Technician assists the Clinical Pathologist with specimen grossing
and fine needle aspirations. Additional responsibilities include
embedding of tissue, microtomy, staining, equipment maintenance,
cytology preparation and assisting the hospitalist with bone marrow
procedures. Performs delegated histological procedures on body
tissue, body fluids and bone marrow samples under the scrutiny of
the Pathologist on-duty. Clerical duties include: specimen
accessioning, specimen storage, report storage and clerical
functions. Some support tasks will be required at times to support
the Histology Section of laboratory operations and will include
specimen collection, sample handling, send outs to reference labs,
documentation of quality control, setting up autopsies and other
common clerical duties.
Nature and Scope
The Clinical Laboratory is a 24-hour/7-days a week operation,
providing laboratory services to an inpatient and outpatient
population of all ages.
The major challenge in this position is to complete a one to
two-year training program and qualify for licensure as a Specialty
Technician - Histology by the State of Nevada. The Histology
Technician will complete assigned work tasks, ensure proper
specimen identification and data entry and assist the Clinical
Pathologists when performing their primary functions in the
Histology Section of the Laboratory. Any problems must be
communicated to the Histology Supervisor Position and/or
Pathologist(s) on duty. The areas of routine responsibility
includes 1) assisting the Pathologist with specimen grossing and
when performing clinical procedures on patients 2) receiving and
logging specimens 3) specimen/record storage 4) delegated technical
histology procedures 5) general clerical duties and 6) training
clinical laboratory histology staff as assigned.
The incumbent must maintain technical knowledge and skills
necessary to perform their daily work tasks. When performing
clinical procedures, the incumbent must consider the age of the
patient when assisting the pathologist. Must be able to communicate
with a diverse patient population and their family when performing
special procedures. Positive customer service behavior is expected
at all times.
Must be knowledgeable of and observe all safety requirements in the
laboratory and hospital. A comprehensive knowledge must be
maintained in all procedures for which performance is required.
Competency in work related skills must be demonstrated
Accessions specimens in the appropriate Laboratory Information
System(s) and accesses the Hospital Information System to collect
clinical and demographic information as required by policies and
procedures. Maintains corporate compliance by observing and
enforcing the related policies and procedures with emphasis on
This position does provide direct patient care.
The foregoing description is not intended and should not be
construed to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, skills
and efforts or work conditions associated with the job. It is
intended to be an accurate reflection of the general nature and
level of the job.
Requirements - Required and/or Preferred
Associates degree or higher is preferred. Courses in
anatomy/physiology, chemistry and biology are preferred. Must have
working-level knowledge of the English language, including reading,
writing and speaking English.
No previous experience required. Experience as a Clinical
Laboratory Assistant in
Histology or a Clinical Laboratory Histology Technician is
Requires a current or individual application of Nevada Laboratory
licensure to be submitted to the State of Nevada within 30 days of
hire. (this does not need to be maintained once the individual has
their Histology Technician licensure).
Requires the ability to obtain and maintain a State of Nevada
license for Laboratory Assistant within 7 months of hire.
Requires the ability to obtain and maintain licensure as a Nevada
Histologic Technician (NAC 652.437) within 30 months of
National accreditation as a Histotechnician is preferred.
Computer / Typing:
Must possess, or be able to obtain within 90 days, the computers
skills necessary to complete online learning requirements for
job-specific competencies, access online forms and policies,
complete online benefits enrollment, etc.
Keywords: Renown Health, Reno , Lab Technician_Histology, Other , Reno, Nevada
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