The VA Northeast Ohio Healthcare System is recruiting for a Histopathology Technologist. The Histopathology Technologist will function in Pathology and Laboratory Medicine Service. The purpose of this position is to perform highly specialized tasks which require special knowledge in, but not limited to lmmunohistochemistry in conjunction with routine histopathology duties; aids and assists the Lead Histopathology Technologist with validation studies and lot to lot comparisons; independently performs both routine and complex specialized histology techniques and procedures/tests; performance of specialized decontamination, maintenance and troubleshooting procedures on complex histopathology equipment. The primary function includes performing advanced complex techniques on surgical, autopsied, hematopoietic and cytological specimens; utilizing specialized techniques for the examination and handling of tissue, cell buttons, bones, marrows and needle biopsies; and preparing technically adequate slides of tissue sections by processing tissue blocks, embedding tissue, cutting, staining and cover slipping. Aids lead technologist in with research and development of tests. Optimizes and validates complex histochemical stains, immunohistochemistry (IHC) processes and/or in situ hybridization (ISH) protocols. Additionally, the incumbent operates computerized laboratory equipment to fix, dehydrate and infiltrate with wax tissue specimens to be preserved for study by Pathologists. The Incumbent sets and monitors workflow for all bench staff members ensuring that all essential tasks are performed orderly and efficiently to aid in the accomplishment of the unit's goals. Work Schedule: Monday-Friday, 9:00 am - 5:30 pm Financial Disclosure Report: Not required
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