St. Mary's General Hospital, located in Passaic, NJ, is a community-based tertiary medical center focused on providing quality, compassionate care. It is an acute care hospital providing a broad range of services including cardiovascular services as well as a comprehensive program for cancer care. The hospital is also a center of excellence for maternal-child health and outpatient behavioral health services. It is the only hospital in Passaic and with over 550 physicians and 1,000 employees, and is one of the largest employers in the county. Every member of the St. Mary's General team is committed to providing respectful, personalized, high-quality care. St. Mary's General Hospital is a member of Prime Healthcare, which has been lauded as a "Top 15 Healthcare System" by Truven Health Analytics. For information, visit www.smh-nj.com.
Unlicensed personnel require direct and constant supervision by the Laboratory Director or licensed designee (Business and Professions Code 1269). The duties of the Histotechnician consist of but are not limited to, 1) preparation of specimens for microscopic evaluation by the Pathologist through the use of a microtomy, special staining, histochemistry, and other appropriate techniques in accordance with the Pathology policy and procedures, 2) must be versed in a range of procedures including processing, cutting, embedding of all types of tissue and body fluid samples, 3) the performance of routine and special staining procedures, 4) knowledge of immunohistochemical staining procedures if applicable to job duties, 5) use and maintenance of histology equipment, 6) maintenance of manuals, logs and files appropriate to the department. 7) other tasks or responsibilities may be assigned by the department manager/director..
Education and Work Experience
1. High School Diploma or Equivalent required
2. Minimum 1 year experience as a Histotechnician (Non-Certified) required
3. Certified Histotechnician (HT/ASCP) - preferred.
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