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    Classified Staff Job Description

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    Classified Staff Employee Job Description

    Job Code: 020080
    Title: Histotechnologist
    Pay Grade: 31
    Pay Range

    Purpose of Classification:
    Prepares microscopic slides of tissue and bone marrow for pathological study. Assists the pathologist in preparing for dissection of surgical specimens.

    Distinguishing Characteristics:
    This is first in a series of two classifications and is distinguished from the Histotechnologist, Senior in that incumbents do not have coordinating or quality control responsibilities. Incumbents may be exposed to hazardous material.

    Example of Duties:
    • Identifies and records tissue samples.
    • Processes tissue samples by dehydration, embedding, cutting, staining, special staining procedures, decalcification and frozen cryostat method.
    • Maintains slide storage and filing systems.
    • Assists the pathologist in preparing for dissection of surgical specimens.
    • Requisitions supplies and maintains inventory for laboratory.

    Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
    • Knowledge of principles and practices of tissue processing and slide development.
    • Skill in maintenance of slide filing systems.
    • Ability to effectively communicate.

      Minimum Qualifications:
      • Two years of college with courses in Biology and Chemistry or eligibility for registration as a Histotechnologist with the American Society of Clinical Pathologists (ASCP) AND one year of experience sectioning and staining tissue and bone marrow; OR,
      • Any equivalent combination of experience, training and/or education approved by Human Resources.


      Revised: 03/13/2006

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