at Kent General Hospital in Dover, Delaware, United States
The Histology Assistant, under the general supervision of the Histology Supervisor, is responsible for accessioning and transport of tissue specimens and slides, preparing tissue for further testing, performing maintenance on laboratory equipment and disposing of hazardous materials (specimens, chemicals) as necessary. Performs data entry and maintains records such as accession and temperature logs. Maintains slide and block files, matches slides and reports and troubleshoots and resolves inquiries and problems. The Histology Assistant may participate in fine needle aspiration (FNA) procedures at the patient bedside to prepare and stain slides for the Pathologist. They may also assist the Histotechnologist and/or the Pathologist by providing support during grossing activities. They may assist in cytology specimen preparation. Performs all duties and procedures in a prompt, accurate, and reliable manner according to established hospital and departmental policies and procedures and in compliance with all applicable standards and regulations.Minimum Education and Experience: High school graduate or equivalent required; Associates or Bachelor’s degree in a biological science preferred. Must have knowledge of anatomy, physiology and medical terminology. At least one (1) year experience in a hospital laboratory (preferably in a histology lab) preferred. Must have basic computer literacy. Special Knowledge, Skills, and/or Abilities · Normal color perception. · Fluently speaks, reads and writes in the English language · Strong learning and memory skills; ability to process verbal communications efficiently · Ability to collect data, problem solve, establish facts, and draw conclusions · Ability to perform under stress when confronted with emergency or critical situations · Ability to perform a variety of duties and multi-task, without loss of efficiency or composure · Ability to clearly communicate, present ideas, facts, and clinical information · Ability to maintain interpersonal relationships, facilitating task accomplishments, cooperating and resolving conflicts, recognizing needs and being sensitive to others.