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Part-Time Histologist

  • Ref: 304756
  • Type: Contract
  • Location: Valhalla, NY
  • Industry: Laboratory/Pathology
  • Job Level: Entry Level
  • Pay: Negotiable

Opportunity Description

***Part-time*** Monday - Thursday, 8:30am - 1:30pm

Under the supervision of a Medical Examiner, main responsibility is to prepare slides for microscopic study of the structure of the tissues or organisms, and perform other tests and procedures, as part of the autopsy process. 

Job Duties

  • Receives, trims and processes tissues from the autopsy room 
  • Prepares paraffin blocks of processed tissues
  • Cuts slides on microtome
  • Stains slides by Hematoxylin-Eosin technique
  • Performs special staining
  • Prepares frozen sections
  • Subjects bone tissue to decalcifying process
  • Records autopsy tissues in log book
  • Maintains cross-indexing system of tissues processed daily
  • Maintains quality of solutions by periodic testing
  • Maintains inventory of reagents and stains
  • Maintains filing system of slides and paraffin blocks and checks for accuracy; 
  • Maintains all records, updates, standard operating procedures, etc. as required by NYSDOH regulations
  • Uses computer applications or other automated systems such as spreadsheets, word processing, calendar, e-mail and database software in performing work assignments

Experience & Skills Required

  • Thorough knowledge of modern laboratory techniques and procedures in the field of histology
  • Good knowledge of related laboratory terminology
  • Skill in the operation of standard laboratory equipment and apparatus
  • Bachelor's Degree in one of the chemical, physical or biological sciences and one year of experience in histological techniques and laboratory procedure in a recognized laboratory; or five years of histological techniques and laboratory procedure in a recognized laboratory