Assists the Pathology Assistant or Pathologist in the gross processing of tissue specimens. Performs accessioning labeling and computer entry of demographic and specimen information. Performs order entry, processing specimens for send out to referral lab. Performs frozen sections, slide staining, instrument maintenance and morgue maintenance. Prepares reagents and handles hazardous chemical and carcinogens.
The skills set required for this position involves extensive training to develop the knowledge and skill level necessary for independent, safe work performance. The extended training involves developing expertise in frozen sections, reagent preparation, safe handling of hazardous chemicals and carcinogens and gross assisting.
May not perform any duties or tasks that require a California Clinical Laboratory Scientist License.
Major Position Responsibilities:
Safety and Infection Control Responsibilities
Responsible to maintain a safe and clean work environment, including unit based specific safety and infection control requirements.