Chief Histology Technician Duties
This is a high supervisory and technical position in the
preparation of tissue specimens for pathological examinations.
The incumbent of this position is responsible for planning and
supervising the work activities of other Histology Technicians.
Work involves instructing other technicians in histologic
techniques when there are difficult work assignments. Work also
involves the training of new technicians and assigning work
areas and duties. The incumbent is responsible for getting work
out on time and without error. Work is reviewed by a pathologist
and instructions are received from same.
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Plans and supervises the work activities of seven other
Instructs technicians in histologic techniques and procedures
when there are difficult work assignments.
Checks each slide microscopically for quality before they leave
the laboratory, therefore assuming full responsibility for work
being done in the laboratory.
Terminates and recommends replacements of technicians; trains
all new technicians and gives theoretical instructions to
technicians preparing to take the certification examination for
membership in the American
Society of Clinical Pathologists.
Orders all supplies and equipment for the laboratory, and has
control of expenditures with budgetary allocation.
Consults with doctors and students concerning proper fixation
and staining methods of tissue for diagnosis.
Performs related work as required.
EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE
Graduation from a standard high school and a minimum of two
years of college with major course work in Chemistry. At least
five years experience in a department of pathology, or any
equivalent combination of training and experience.
Candidates for this position must possess, at the time of
appointment, certification as a Histology Technician from the
Registry of the American Society of Clinical Pathologist.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES
Extensive knowledge of the principles and procedures of
Extensive knowledge of the principles and practices of
Thorough knowledge of the proper fixation and staining methods
Some knowledge of budgetary procedures.
Some knowledge of ordering supplies and equipment.
Ability to plan and organize work schedules for subordinates.
Ability to supervise technical personnel.