Histopathology Technician

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Prepare tissue specimens for microscopic study by pathologists .
Prepare frozen sections of surgical material , including sectioning and staining .
Create Hematoxylin and Eosin ( H&E ) stained slides .
Prepare and stain cytology specimens .
Perform complex staining procedures , which illustrate tissue components .
Initiate corrective actions to improperly handled histology and cytology specimens .
Perform special stains such as Trichrome , Mucicarmine , AFB ( acid-fast bacilli ) , PAS ( Periodic Acid-Schiff ) , PAS with Digestion , Methenamine Silvers , Reticulin , Grams Stain , etc. .
Identify tissue structure for proper orientation in embedding process .
Document observations of body anomalies .
Process special tissue samples such as gout specimens and non-formalin fixed tissues .
Prepare cell blocks , smears , and cytospin preps for cytology specimens .
Cut embedded tissue samples .
Cut paraffin sections from surgical , autopsy , and research specimens .
Perform complex staining procedures , which illustrate microorganisms .
Orient tissue samples precisely during embedding .
Assist Pathologists and Residents throughout the autopsy examination by removing Nasal Gastric ( G ) & feeding tubes , IVs , and Foley catheters .
Assist in cutting the body open using scalpel and assist in removal of body organs .
Return organs to body cavity and seal the body post autopsy .
Use appropriate fixation solutions ( e.g. , formalin , formaldehyde , alcohol , Bouin 's , 5 , Decal , etc. ) that are essential to demonstrate the entity to be studied .
Independently remove organs such as the brain , large & small intestines , bladder , prostate , etc. .
Troubleshoot inconsistent staining in H&E stained slides .
Take body measurements , measures and record weights of organs and volumes of fluids removed from body .
  • Prepare tissue specimens for microscopic study by pathologists.
  • Cut embedded tissue samples.
  • Prepare and stain cytology specimens.
  • Cut paraffin sections from surgical, autopsy, and research specimens.
  • Perform complex staining procedures, which illustrate tissue components.
  • Perform complex staining procedures, which illustrate microorganisms.
  • Initiate corrective actions to improperly handled histology and cytology specimens.
  • Prepare frozen sections of surgical material, including sectioning and staining.
  • Perform special stains such as Trichrome, Mucicarmine, AFB (acid-fast bacilli), PAS (Periodic Acid-Schiff), PAS with Digestion, Methenamine Silvers, Reticulin, Grams Stain, etc.
  • Process special tissue samples such as gout specimens and non-formalin fixed tissues.
  • Create Hematoxylin and Eosin (H&E) stained slides.
  • Troubleshoot inconsistent staining in H&E stained slides.
  • Prepare cell blocks, smears, and cytospin preps for cytology specimens.
  • Use appropriate fixation solutions (e.g., formalin, formaldehyde, alcohol, Bouin's, 5, Decal, etc.) that are essential to demonstrate the entity to be studied.
  • Identify tissue structure for proper orientation in embedding process.
  • Orient tissue samples precisely during embedding.
  • Document observations of body anomalies.
  • Assist Pathologists and Residents throughout the autopsy examination by removing Nasal Gastric (G) & feeding tubes, IVs, and Foley catheters.
  • Take body measurements, measures and record weights of organs and volumes of fluids removed from body.
  • Assist in cutting the body open using scalpel and assist in removal of body organs.
  • Independently remove organs such as the brain, large & small intestines, bladder, prostate, etc.
  • Return organs to body cavity and seal the body post autopsy.