Histologist III (FT), Lab-Histology

Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center, Lebanon New Hampshire

To provide high quality products to Pathology to aid in diagnosis.  Performs routine tasks and a menu of more advanced tests, such as Immunohistochemistry (including prognostic markers), DIF, Enzyme Histochemistry, Special Stains and Nerve Teasing in a fast paced, high volume laboratory.  Values quality patient care, a positive work environment and teamwork.

 

Responsibilities: A listing of the key responsibilities:

  1. Performs processing, embedding & microtomy of routine specimens efficiently with highest quality.

  2. Performs grossing of specific specimen types if qualified by CLIA regulation.

  3. Performs staining; routine & special stains efficiently with highest quality.

  4. Performs immunohistochemistry efficiently with highest quality.

  5. Operates and maintains processing and staining equipment.

  6. Ensures accurate results by following established quality control practices.

  7. Identifies when a QC problem exists and notifies appropriate technical staff.

  8. Trains in routine areas; processing, embedding, microtomy & staining.

  9. Performs other duties as required or assigned.


Minimum Qualifications:

  • Three or more years of work experience in a clinical histology laboratory.

  HT Qualifications:

Route 1: Successful completion of a NAACLS accredited Histotechnician program within the last five years prior to the date of application for examination.

 

The education received from NAACLS accredited HT program is acceptable for a period of five (5) years from the date of completion of that program.  After five years, the applicant’s eligibility will be based on clinical laboratory experience as stated in the current examination eligibility requirements.

 

Route 2: At least 60 semester hours (90 quarter hours) of academic credit from a regionally accredited college/university, with a combination of 12 semester hours (18 quarter hours) of biology and chemistry (must include credit hours in both), or an associate degree from a regionally accredited college/university, with a combination of 12 semester hours (18 quarter hours) of biology or chemistry (must include credit hours in both), AND one year of full time acceptable experience in a histopathology (clinical, * veterinary, industry or research) laboratory in the U.S., Canada or an accredited laboratory* within the last five years.

 

*CMS CLIA certificate of registration, compliance, accreditation; OR JCI accreditation; OR Accreditation under ISO 15189.  Source: ASCP Website.

  HTL Qualifications:

Route 1: Baccalaureate degree from a regionally accredited college/university with a combination of 30 semester hours (45 quarter hours) of biology and chemistry (must include credit hours in both), AND successful completion of a NAACLS accredited Histotechnician or Histotechnology program within the last five years.

 

The education received from a NAACLS accredited HT/HTL program is acceptable for a period of five (5) years from the date of completion of that program.  After years, the applicant’s eligibility will be based on laboratory experience as stated in the current examination eligibility requirements.

 

Route 2: Baccalaureate degree from a regionally accredited college/university with a combination of 30 semester hours (45 quarter hours) of biology and chemistry (must include credit hours in both), AND one year of full time acceptable experience in a histopathology (clinical, * veterinary, industry or research) laboratory in the U.S., Canada or an accredited laboratory* within the last five years.

 

*CMS CLI certificate of registration, compliance, accreditation; OR JCI accreditation; OR Accreditation under ISO 15189.  Source: ASCP Website.

 

Required Licensure/Certification Skills:

  • HT/HTL (ASCP) certification or eligible.

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