The Histology Technician preserves patient specimens and prepares them for cytology and histological examination for the pathologist.
The ideal candidate will have excellent communication skills. Demonstrates a team approach to working with others. Ability to analyze instrument problems. Good knowledge of information systems.
Maintains adequate laboratory supply inventory by checking stock to determine inventory level and informing supervisor or coordinator of needs, verifying receipt of supplies, and putting away stock in appropriate storage area.
Sets priorities based on changing workloads to meet expected turn around times without diminished accuracy or loss of composure.
Consistently and accurately identifies and records all specimens, blocks, and slides used for examination while investigating and correcting any errors.
Strives for excellence through high quality in preparing, cutting, staining, and mounting tissue sections to assist pathologists in making correct diagnosis of patient's disease.
Consistently completes assigned and required proficiency, competency, and procedural reviews on time.
Regularly performs quality control testing to monitor instrument operation and follows quality control rules to initiate troubleshooting.
Consistently performs and documents all required instrument maintenance and calibrations at defined intervals.
Problem solving skills demonstrated by using professional judgment when interpreting data and making knowledge based decisions and involving management when appropriate.
Consistently and effectively applies high level of patient safety through following patient and specimen identification procedures, following infection control policies, and verifying unclear orders.
HT (ASCP) or HTL (ASCP) or obtain within 2 years of employment
SSM Health St. Mary’s Hospital – Centralia, operating in partnership with the Felician Sisters, has over a 100 year history in serving the community. The hospital is currently going through a $21 million renovation to better serve its patients. The facility is a 124 inpatient bed hospital (including behavioral health), specializing in cancer care. For six consecutive years, Healthgrades has presen...ted SSM Health St. Mary’s Hospital–Centralia with the Outstanding Patient Experience Award and with the Critical Care Excellence Award. In 2014, Quest by Premier Inc. recognized SSM Health St. Mary’s Hospital–Centralia with the Citation of Merit Award for High-Value Healthcare.