Histotechnician (HTL) : in the Healthcare Industry is also known as a Certified Histologic Technician, Histologic Aide and Histology Specialist.
IHistotechnician process and prepare tissue specimens from surgery and other patient service areas. The HTL prepares tissue blocks and slides with skill and accuracy for evaluation by Pathologists. The Histotechnician must continually employ judgment gained from knowledge, practice, and experience to adjust technique for proficient execution of the manual skills of microtomy, embedding and staining. The HTL must demonstrate knowledge of tissue specimens, anatomy and dissection techniques
Histotechnician should have the ability to understand and follow complex technical instructions, ability to pay close attention to detail, ability to effectively use computer applications such as spreadsheets, word processing, ability to read, write, speak, understand, and communicate in English sufficiently to perform the essential duties of the position, familiarity with the techniques of maintaining a filing system, accuracy, good dexterity, dependability, initiative, good judgment, physical condition commensurate with the demands of the position.