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State of Washington Classified Job Specification

HISTOTECHNOLOGIST

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HISTOTECHNOLOGIST
315L
Category: Health Care

Definition

Perform complex histologic procedures; assist in the technical operation of a laboratory.

Distinguishing Characteristics

Under general direction, perform complex procedures in all anatomic laboratories such as flow cytometry and immunocytochemistry and assist in the technical operation of a laboratory.

Typical Work

Implement, monitor, and perform quality control of specimens; determine disposition of improperly handled specimens; identify problems, take corrective action, notify supervisor of action taken and monitor follow-up solutions; 

Develop and assess the impact of new procedures in the laboratory; implement and evaluate the requirements to comply with CAP standards; 

Train new employees in histologic procedures, preparation of reagents/stains, and proper use and theory of standard laboratory equipment; orient pathologists and residents to complex histologic procedures; 

Perform complex histologic functions in all anatomic laboratories such as flow cytometry and immunocytochemistry as assigned; 

Perform the work of Histologic Technician 2; 

Perform related duties as required.

Legal Requirement(s)

There may be instances where individual positions must have additional licenses or certification. It is the employer’s responsibility to ensure the appropriate licenses/certifications are obtained for each position.

Desirable Qualifications

Certified as a Histotechnologist by the American Society of Clinical Pathologists 

OR 

Certified as a Histologic Technician by the American Society of Clinical Pathologists 

AND 

Three years of experience in a clinical or research laboratory. 

Experience/education which demonstrates comparable skills may substitute for the certification requirement. 

Equivalent education/experience will substitute for all minimum qualifications except when there are legal requirements, such as a license/certification/registration.

Class Specification History

New Class: 3-3-89
Revise MQ: 7-2-90
Revised new class code: (formerly 6379) effective July 1, 2007

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