Laboratory Corporation of America Histotechnologist in Bloomington, Illinois
Performs gross following established procedures.
Performs tissue embedding following established procedures.
Performs routine cutting of paraffin blocks on a rotary microtome.
Prepares reagents following established procedures.
Receives specimens, maintains documentation of workload volume, quality control data and all appropriate records as required by the department, company and various regulatory agencies.
Maintains block files. Store specimens for future retrieval if necessary.
Matches slides and reports to ensure correct information is reported.
Stains, coverslips and labels slides (automated and manual). Performs special staining procedures offered in the histology laboratory (automated and manual).
Researches, troubleshoots and resolves inquiries or problems within the laboratory and with LabCorp clients. Assists less experienced employees in researching, resolving and documenting problems.
Performs reagent QC on routinely used reagents. Runs parallel checks on reagents used on instruments for routine lab work. Troubleshoots reagent failures.
Performs specimen QC to ensure specimen is appropriate and properly identified for each bench. Note and resolve all specimens not in compliance.
Develops stain troubleshooting skills and develops assay trouble shooting skills. Records and determine causes for assay failure. Develops plans with the supervisor/manager to rectify problems.
Assists with other non-technical duties within the laboratory as requested by the supervisor/manager to meet immediate needs of laboratory.
Performs routine maintenance on laboratory equipment in designated area. This includes cleaning equipment, minor troubleshooting and reporting any irregularities in operation to supervisor/manager.
Maintains appropriate records as required by laboratory, company and various regulatory agencies.
Adheres to the laboratory's safety policies.
Maintains adequate stock of working supplies, notifies team leader or supervisor of shortage. Helps with inventory procedures.
Participates in required continued education activities.
Additional duties as assigned.
Requires a Bachelor's Degree w/2-5 years of experience in Histology and meet all licenses necessary for Histology or Associates Degree with 5+ years' experience.
Microtomy experience required.
Must be CLIA '88 gross eligible
Experience in a histology lab setting.
Administrative experience: filing experience, maintain logs/records, use of computerized databases, verbal and written communications.
1st Shift Monday-Friday 9:00am-5:30pm
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