Piedmont Augusta Hospital - Augusta, Georgia
The Histotechnician/Histotechnologist is responsible for cutting, staining and preparing tissue samples for the pathologist to review. They are also responsible for prioritizing testing procedures and completing those procedures in an accurate and timely manner and maintaining proper accurate records of all tests done in accordance with established policies, procedures and regulations.
MINIMUM EDUCATION REQUIRED:
High school diploma or equivalent required plus a sufficient number of college/technical school courses and/or clinical training in Histology to satisfy the requirements for testing and certification through ASCP (HT or HTL).. Must meet the requirements for a Histology Technician or Technologist as specified by the Rules of Regulations of the Georgia Department of Human Resources Laboratory Licensure Division (refer to GDHR Department of Community Health Healthcare Facility Clinical Laboratory regulations).
MINIMUM EXPERIENCE REQUIRED:
Recent graduate from an accredited histology program and/or one year of technical experience in a surgical pathology laboratory.
MINIMUM LICENSURE/CERTIFICATION REQUIRED BY LAW:
Certification as a Histotechnologist or Histotechnician by the American Society for Clinical Pathology (ASCP) or other acceptable agency, according to the qualifications through the State of Georgia Department of Community Health, Healthcare Facility, Clinical Laboratory regulations. A person who recently moved into the state of Georgia or recently completed the academic and training/experience requirements may be temporarily classified as technologist or technician for eighteen (18) months only to afford the person an opportunity to successfully complete an approved qualifying examination.
Three years experience in a surgical pathology laboratory preferred.
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