Job Functions, Duties, Responsibilities and Position Qualifications:Position Summary:Prepares histologic slides from human tissue sections for microscopic examination and diagnosis by Pathologist.Duties & Responsibilities:Exercises independent judgment in dealing with procedural and technical problems. Examines slides and/or blocks to ensure tissue preparation is meeting laboratory requirements. Trains or directs Laboratory Assistants and Histology Technicians engaged in laboratory testing and processing techniques. Prepares sections of human tissue for microscopic examination and patient diagnosis, using techniques to gross (dissect tissue), embed (orient specimen in paraffin block), section (cut thin sections of tissue), stain (enhance contrast of tissue and highlight specific features of interest with routine hematoxylin and eosin stains), and mount tissue (adhere tissue onto glass slides), from surgical procedures. Performs recuts and additional stains including special and immunohistochemistry stains, as requested by a Pathologist. Operates computerized laboratory equipment to fix, dehydrate, and infiltrate with wax, tissue specimens to be preserved for study by Pathologist. May label requisitions, specimen containers, cassettes and/or slides and affixes coverslip to slides. Maintains laboratory equipment and tracks all routine maintenance and quality controls performed. Files, retrieves, and distributes blocks, slides, and pathology reports. Operates, cleans, and sterilizes laboratory equipment, glassware, instruments, and workstation. Disposes of hazardous chemical waste per regulatory guidelines. Maintains strictest confidentiality. Complies with all State, Federal, professional regulations as well as company and departmental rules, polices, and procedural manuals. Adherence to CAP, CLIA, State Regulations, HIPAA, Safety and OSHA Regulations. Performs other duties as assigned.Education and Experience:Bachelor’s Degree in the field of Laboratory Science or equivalent under the 1988 Clinical Laboratory Improvement Amendments (CLIA) guidelines of high complexity testing. State licensure, if applicable. Certified or eligible for Board of Certification (BOC) by the American Society of Clinical Pathologists (ASCP). Completion of a Histology program accredited by the National Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Sciences (NAACLS) or minimum of one (1) year experience as a full-time Histology Technician Trainee and competent in the areas of fixation, processing, embedding, microtomy, grossing, special stains, immunohistochemistry, and lab operations. Successful completion of a pre-employment visual color discrimination test is required. Successful completion of annual education units per state licensure and/or ASCP guidelines.Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities: Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing. Ability to work independently, be attentive to detail, and provide quality work. Ability to handle difficult situations involving patients, physicians, or others in a professional manner. Ability to establish and maintain positive relationships with employees, physicians, vendors, clients, and external agencies. Ability to demonstrate knowledge of medical terminology related to blood collection. Ability to operate medical tools and equipment in carrying out phlebotomy procedures. Ability to maintain the confidentiality of employee, patient, client, and company information at all times. Ability to demonstrate commitment to compliance with applicable laws: federal and state regulations, including CAP, CLIA, HIPAA, Safety, and OSHA Regulations. Proficient with Microsoft Office Suite or related software.Physical Requirements: Frequent standing, walking, grasping, carrying, and talking. Occasional sitting, reaching, bending, stooping, and handling objects with hands and/or fingers. Light to medium lifting and carrying of objects weighing up to 30 pounds. Requires visual acuity.Work Conditions: Environmentally controlled laboratory and medical office environment with constant exposure to biological, sharp instruments, and chemical hazards. Fast-paced environment with occasional high pressure or emergent situations. Ability to adapt easily to changing work schedules and work overtime occasionally, as needed.Reporting Structure: Reports to the Histology Manager; no direct reports.Scheduled Weekly Hours:40Work Shift:1st Shift (United States of America)Company:Pathology Laboratories, IncSonic Healthcare USA is an equal opportunity employer that celebrates diversity and is committed to an inclusive workplace for all employees. We prohibit discrimination and harassment of any kind based on race, color, sex, religion, age, national origin, disability, genetics, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state, or local laws.