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Hospital: Cleveland Clinic Main Campus & Family Health Centers
Department: HISTOLOGY
Job Code: E22004
Pay Grade: 11
Schedule: Full Time
Shift: Days
Hours: 8-5
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Summary: Performs processing, describing, dissecting small tissue specimens requiring independent medical judgement and minimal supervision. Prepares frozen section slides for rapid diagnosis. Accessions and performs data entry of patient and specimen information, performs general lab functions, maintains laboratory equipment, supplies and records

Job Responsibilities: Using independent medical judgement and minimal supervision identifies, measures, weighs, and describes tissue specimens under direction and supervision of the pathologist. Processes special tissue studies per protocol, i.e., muscle, nerve, kidney or lymphoma. Prepares frozen sections for rapid diagnosis; prepares specimens for processing. Receives tissue specimens, assigns accession number, distributes per protocol; performs patient and specimen data entry; completes quality assurance documentation for requisition, specimen, and processing problems Performs radiographs of gross specimens and develops film. Prepares specimens for storage; transports and processes specimens; maintains specimen records. Assists with the instruction of residents, visiting physicians, technician trainees and new employees regarding surgical pathology techniques and procedures. Other duties as assigned.

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Licensure/Certification/Registration: Medical Technologist (MT) certification eligible or two years experience as a medical technician in a complex hospital or clinical laboratory or have one year experience as a surgical pathology tech. trainee with bachelors degree in a biological science.

Physical Requirements: Requires manual dexterity and visual acuity required when handling gross specimens and utilizing instrumentation, ability to safely handle potentially infectious patient specimens, carcinogenic substances, odorous and other hazardous materials to which they may be regularly exposed. Typical physical demands include ability to sit or stand extensively and frequent walking, occasional lifting or carrying of 5 to 40 pounds.


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