Grossing Technician

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We are seeking Grossers/Embedders – One (1) Full Time Day Shift

Perform duties that relate to the histology specimen grossing of surgically removed tissue under the supervision of the Pathology Assistant/Pathologist and/or laboratory supervisor.

We offer a competitive compensation and benefits package,

Position Summary

  • Ensure specimen integrity upon arrival and throughout the entire process. Dictate a gross description for each biopsy specimen, dissect and prepare tissue for cassettes
  • Gross core needle biopsy and all anatomical pathology specimens (under the supervision of a Pathologist Assistant and/or pathologist)
  • Prepare dissected tissue specimens and place into cassettes
  • Load prepared cassettes in Tissue Processors
  • Operation of all tissue processors
  • Familiar with safety procedures and standard operating procedures
  • Compliance with all Federal and State regulations pertaining to Grossing
  • Adhere to workload requirements
  • Maintenance of accurate work records (i.e. Maintenance, Logs, Filter Logs, Bench Excerpts, etc.)
  • Able to evaluate new laboratory equipment and procedures
  • Working knowledge and understanding of TPS/Lab Manager IS system
  • Assist in the professional development of laboratory aides
  • Daily housekeeping

Qualifications

  • Completion of one of the following:
    • Associate’s degree program in Biology or Chemistry
    • Successful completion of a NAACLS accredited Histotechnology program
    • Associate’s degree with 12 semester hours of biology or chemistry
    • NY State Licence for CLT or HT
  • 1+ years of grossing experience
  • Ability to work with hazardous chemicals
  • Familiarity with computers and strong typing skills
  • Knowledgeable in the handling of specimens from accessioning to final specimen storage
  • Working knowledge of laboratory organization, operational procedures, quality control and assurance and laboratory safety
  • Dependable and flexible