HISTOLOGY TECHNICIAN II
Position Summary: This position is responsible for coordination of all laboratory activities in the grossing laboratory including trimming-in biopsy and mail-in necropsy cases, preparing and submitting samples for further processing, maintenance of the laboratory trimming-in area, and organization/storage of cases.
Responsibilities: A. Cutting in representative sections of formalin fixed tissues and submitting these tissues to the histology laboratory for further processing; Maintenance of the trimming-in area and organization/storage of cases b. Specfic Duties * Coordination of laboratory activities * Trimming-in biopsy and mail-in necropsy cases on a daily basis, and transporting the resultant cassettes to the histology laboratory for further processing * Recording specific case information (number of tissues submitted, number of cassettes and tissues within the cassettes, drawings of samples as needed for clarification for the pathologists) on the submission form and daily case list * Determining and assigning case distribution and distributing case folders (submission forms, ancillary paperwork) to the pathologists * Maintenance of open cases and retention of closed cases for specified time period * Decalcification of mineralized tissues * Entering case information (number of slides, case coordinator, reported by) in VetView; Entering numbers of masses submitted as appropriate when greater than 2 masses are received in a single submission * Assisting in necropsy as needed * Disposal of formalin fixed tissues from cases that have been closed a minimum of four weeks Provide specimen containers to clients as needed
Qualifications: Graduation from a standard high school, including course work in the natural sciences; previous laboratory experience; or any equivalent of training and experience.
About UGA: The University of Georgia (UGA), a land-grant and sea-grant university with statewide commitments and responsibilities is the state's oldest, most comprehensive, and most diversified institution of higher education (http://www.uga.edu/). UGA is currently ranked among the top 20 public universities in U.S. News & World Report. The University's main campus is located in Athens, approximately 65 miles northeast of Atlanta, with extended campuses in Atlanta, Griffin, Gwinnett, and Tifton. UGA was founded in 1785 by the Georgia General Assembly as the first state-chartered University in the country. UGA employs approximately 1,800 full-time instructional faculty and more than 7,600 full-time staff. The University's enrollment exceeds 36,000 students including over 27,500 undergraduates and over 8,500 graduate and professional students. Academic programs reside in 17 schools and colleges, as well as a medical partnership with Augusta University housed on the UGA Health Sciences Campus in Athens.
Full time/Part time: Full Time
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