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HISTOTECHNOLOGIST

The Histotechnologist position will be located Anatomic Pathology and Histopathology section of the Pathology & Laboratory Medicine Service, VA Connecticut Healthcare Systems, West Haven, CT.
Duties include but are not limited to the following;Perform a variety of procedures, including micro-sections of tissue, stain slides etc.
;Prepare specimens for analysis, ensuring that the optimal conditions for cell preservation are maintained;Process all cytological specimens to include sputa, body secretions, fluids and/or fine needle aspirates;Perform all elements of gross examination and sectioning of all types of surgical pathology specimens;Receive and/or obtain specimens using appropriate techniques, maintaining proper identifications;Handle all types of human tissues which may include; receiving, checking, accepting, timing, logging, storing, and/or shipping;Stain tissue sections using special stains such as Acid Fast, Alcian Blue, Congo Red, Fontana-Masson, etc;Prepare frozen tissue sections for special histologic studies to include; selecting, freezing, cutting (microtomy) and staining tissue for Rush (Frozen Section) exam by the pathologis;Perform complex immunohistochemical stains and procedures such as special treatment procedures, antigen retrieval, enzymatic digestion, antibody diluting, etc;Teach and train other laboratory personnel to perform immunohistochemical and stains;Establish and monitor quality control systems and measures;Evaluate the validity of patient data in relation to the test procedure and expected results;Provide technical guidance to ensure all tissues are properly oriented when embedding them; andOther duties as assigned.
Work Schedule:
Monday - Friday - 8AM - 4:
30 PM

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