Histology Extern

Histology Extern


Histology Extern

Details of the offer

Histology Extern Program begins the next day after Labor Day, Sept 8th.

Contribute to the support of the Histology department while becoming proficient in the job functions of a Histology Technician, to include embedding processed tissues, cutting tissue sections, preparing microscopic slides, doing frozen sections on fresh tissues, performing special stain procedures, immunoperoxidase stains, electron microscopy, MOHs Techniques and other related duties.

Position Requirements:
Associates degree in Biology or related field.
No experience needed See above None required Contact with infectious biological specimens and sharps
Must operate all equipment necessary to perform the duties of the job
Must have fine motor skills to manipulate minute, irreproducible specimens
Must be able to concentrate on minute details with frequent interruptions
Must be able to sit, stand, and walk for prolonged periods of time in order to complete required data entry, filling, embedding, and cutting of tissue distribution of materials and other relate functions
Must be able to continuously use a keyboard
Occasionally lifts items weighing up to 20 lbs.
Must have functional speech, vision, and hearing.


Develops proficiency and knowledge in the theory of Histology through lectures, reading assignments, and demonstrations.

Participates in the preparation of surgical pathology specimens.

Identifies tissue, their functions and structures both macroscopically and microscopically.

Maintains, cleans and trouble shoots equipment.

Ascertains and maintains accurate patient and specimen identification. Participates in data entry and editing of cases in the Anatomic Pathology computer system.

Becomes skilled at the Histology module functions in the Anatomic Pathology computer system and other computer functions as needed.

Develops the skills of embedding tissue, cutting sections for placement on slides, staining, cover slipping, labeling and distributing slides and cases.

Develops the skill of cutting fresh tissue for frozen section slides with accuracy and speed.

Gains skill in theory and practical knowledge of Special Stains and Immunohistochemistry.

Maintains filing systems for tissues, slides, blocks, productivity, and records documentation.

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