Job Title: Histology Supervisor
Reports To: Histology Manager
Job Summary: Supervises and coordinates activities of laboratory personnel engaged in preparing histologic slides from human tissue sections for microscopic examination and diagnosis by Pathologist.
Essential Key Responsibilities:
Supervises the daily operations of the histology department and personnel to ensure
adherence to quality standards, deadlines, and established procedures.
Assists the Manager in developing, implementing, revising, interpreting, and enforcing the
Standard Operating Procedures (SOP’s), company policies and procedures, and service
Advises Manager of problems and concerns in the department and laboratory.
Complies data and prepares reports and may work on special assigned projects.
Assists Manager with budgetary requirements for staffing, purchasing supplies, and
procurement of equipment, financial report preparation, and monitoring and adhering to
the departmental budget.
Assists Manager in recruiting, interviewing, selecting, orienting, training, monitoring,
evaluating, and supervising assigned personnel, delegates work activities, and recommends
merit increases, promotions, transfers, and disciplinary actions.
Attends required meetings and participates in committees as requested.
Participates in professional development activities and maintains professional affiliations.
Performs all necessary functions required of a Histology Technician including:
o Ensures compliance with all regulatory agencies.
o Coordinates the proper storage of hazardous materials and the laboratory safety
o Examines slides and/or blocks to ensure tissue preparation is meeting laboratory
o Performs and documents daily quality control and quality assurance measures,
o Prepares sections of human tissue for microscopic examination and patient
diagnosis, using techniques to gross (dissect tissue), embed (orient specimen in
paraffin block), section (cut thin sections of tissue), stain (enhance contrast of tissue
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and highlight specific features of interest with routine hematoxylin and eosin
stains), and mount tissue (adhere tissue onto glass slides), from surgical procedures.
o Performs recuts and additional stains including special and immunohistochemistry
stains, as requested by a Pathologist.
o Operates computerized laboratory equipment to fix, dehydrate, and infiltrate with
wax, tissue specimens to be preserved for study by Pathologist.
Maintains strictest confidentiality.
Complies with all State, Federal, professional regulations as well as company and
departmental rules, polices, and procedural manuals.
Adherence to CAP, CLIA, State Regulations, HIPAA, Safety and OSHA Regulations.
Performs other duties as assigned.
Associate’s Degree in the field of Laboratory Science or Medical Laboratory technology
obtained from an accredited institution or equivalent under the 1988 Clinical Laboratory
Improvement Amendments (CLIA) guidelines of high complexity testing.
OR if Grossing:
Education/training equivalent to the above that includes at least 60 semester hours or equivalent from an accredited institution. This education must include 24 semester hours of medical laboratory technology courses, or 24 semester hours of science courses that includes 6 semester hours of chemistry, 6 semester hours of biology, and 12 semester hours of chemistry, biology or medical laboratory technology in any combination.
State licensure, if applicable.
Board of Certification (BOC) by the American Society of Clinical Pathologists (ASCP).
Minimum of 5 years’ experience as a Histology Technician or Histotechnologist and/or 2 years’ experience as a Histology Supervisor.
Successful completion of a pre-employment visual color discrimination test.
Successful completion of annual education units per state licensure and/or ASCP guidelines.
Computers, computer programs, information system(s), scanners, forceps, rulers, tissue
dyes, scalpel or razor blades, microtomes, cryostats, water baths, slide rack, tissue
processors, drying ovens, automatic stainer, cover slippers, and personal protective
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