This incumbent will receive a variety of specimens to process in the histopathology department at the Gulf Coast Veterans Healthcare System in Biloxi, MS. The purpose of the position is to assist the pathologists in getting an acceptable specimen to view any abnormalities. Duties and responsibilities may include any combination of those found at the GS-7 grade level; however, individuals in these assignments work under close supervision and are given some of the freedom of action typically found at the higher level. The duties and responsibilities of the Histopathology Technician include but are not limited to the following: Recognize and identify as to type and origin, pieces of wet tissue and to select those which will demonstrate the lesion known or suspected to be present.
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