Reading Hospital
At a glance
Location: US-PA-Reading Map
Posted: 10/28/2020
Closing: 11/27/2020
Degree: 2 Year Degree
Type: Full-Time
Experience: Not Specified
Reading Hospital
Job description
  • Processes tissues on processing equipment to ensure proper fixation for examination.
  • Identifies and determines proper orientation of tissue specimens and embeds specimens in paraffin to ensure proper alignment for sectioning.
  • Performs microtomy at proper micron thickness to render quality sections for diagnoses.
  • Produces consistently good quality microscopic slides that can be readily reviewed and interpreted by the Pathologist.
  • Performs routine and special staining procedures as required for diagnostic examination.
  • Maintains equipment, including established preventive maintenance programs.
  • Assists in proper handling and storage of supplies.
  • Assists with department's Quality Improvement program through active participation in patient specimen identification and quality tracking measures.
  • Assists in the evaluation and validation of new instruments and new technologies as needed.
  • Participation in completion of assigned initial and subsequent competency assessment examinations as required.
  • Maintains working knowledge of applicable Laboratory Information System programs and system changes.
  • Participates in the training and orientation of new employees.



Associate's Degree (Required)

Graduate from Specialty Training Program (Highly Preferred)
Certified Histotechnician - American Society for Clinical Pathology (ASCP) (Required)