Histotechnologist Job Description Sample
Histotechnologist Nights Sign On Bonus Eligible
Your Career. Made Better. Barnes-Jewish Hospital at Washington University Medical Center is the largest hospital in Missouri and is ranked as one of the nation's top hospitals by U.S. News & World Report. Barnes-Jewish Hospital's staff is composed of full-time academic faculty and community physicians of Washington University School of Medicine, supported by a house staff of residents, interns, fellows and other medical professionals. Recognizing its excellence in nursing care, Barnes-Jewish Hospital was the first adult hospital in Missouri to be certified as a Magnet Hospital by the American Nurses Credentialing Center. No other organization offers an opportunity for exploration and discovery like Barnes-Jewish Hospital. As a laboratory professional with Barnes-Jewish Hospital, youll have exposure to the most advanced testing protocols and processes in medical diagnostics, and one of St. Louis widest varieties of disciplines and specialties in laboratory careers. Our full-service, 24/7 laboratory is known for its leading-edge technology and the most progressive clinical techniques in practice today. You'll be working with the best, in a supportive atmosphere that will encourage your growth and advancement. Plus, you'll have opportunities to share your skills and knowledge by participating in clinical trials and research in conjunction with leading organizations such as the Washington University School of Medicine. Join Us! Role Purpose Responsible for performing routine and complex histology and immunohistochemistry procedures on tissue and related surgical specimens submitted for histological examination. Responsibilities
Tasks to include, but not limited to, microtomy, embedding, staining, reagent preparation and procedure validation. Performs, prepares, and documents quality controls for all equipment and troubleshoots malfunctioning instrumentation as necessary.
May assist supervisor in maintaining quality plan, procedure manual, variance management, interdepartmental functionality, and writing policies/procedures.
Understands test principles, theory, maintenance, troubleshooting, and operation of all instrumentation in assigned areas.
Ability to utilize critical thinking skills to perform above tasks and responsibilities. Minimum Requirements Degree
High School Diploma or GED Experience
No Experience Supervisor Experience
No Experience Licenses & Certifications
HTL-ASCP or equiv Preferred Requirements Degree
Bachelor's Degree - Physical/Life Science/related Experience +
112846BR Position Title
Bon Secours Hampton Roads
Posting Facility BSHR - SHARED SERVICES
BON SECOURS HAMPTON ROADS LABORATORY SERVICES
POSITION SUMMARY Receives and accessions surgical specimens, assists Pathologists with grossing and frozen section procedures as needed, able to assess proper specimen handling requirements for special procedures, performs grossing for non-Pathologist examination of specimens per procedure, provides assistance to clerical duties and stains related to each of these functions.
JOB REQUIREMENTS 1. Must have HT/ HTL qualifications and certified as “high complexity” testing personnel or completion of a NAACLS accredited Histology School Program with the appropriate science credits established per CLIA guidelines The minimum training/experience required of such personnel is:
An earned associate degree in a laboratory science or medical laboratory technology, obtained from an accredited institution, OR
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.
In addition, the individual must have laboratory training including either completion of a clinical laboratory training program approved or accredited by the ABHES, NAACLA, or other organization approved by HHS (note that this training may be included in the 60 semester hours listed above), OR at least 3 months documented laboratory training in each specialty in which the individual performs high complexity testing.
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Schedule 8.5 Hour Shifts Weekends?
By Profession Laboratory At Bon Secours, we believe in Right Relationships and as an organization we are fully committed to equal employment opportunity. In keeping with federal, state and local laws, Bon Secours Health System, Inc. policy forbids employees and associates to discriminate against anyone based on race, religion, color, gender, age, marital status, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, veteran status, disability or any other characteristic protected by law. Bon Secours also provides reasonable accommodations to disabled employees and applicants as required by law.
POSITION SUMMARY: The Histology Technician performs the various procedures employed to generate microscopic slides for our Pathologists. EDUCATION/CERTIFICATION · Must have completed 12 months training in an approved and accredited school of histology · Must be American Society of Clinical Pathologists registered or eligible EXPERIENCE
Have at least two (2) years of histology experience COMPETENCIES
Must be able to read, speak and write using the English language ESSENTIAL DUTIES and RESPONSIBILITES: Disclaimer: Job descriptions are not intended, nor should they be construed to be, exhaustive lists of all responsibilities, skills, efforts or working conditions associated with the job.
They are intended to be accurate reflections of the principal duties and responsibilities of this position. These responsibilities and competencies listed below may change from time to time. Job-Specific Competency 1.
Processes specimens according to identified procedures in the gross area. Properly identifies patients throughout the accessioning process. Enters and verifies correct patient demographic information from the requisition. 2.
Performs tissue embedding. Properly identifies patients throughout process. 3. Prepares slides and stains according to SOP. 4.
Maintains equipment and reagents as identified on maintenance schedules. 5. Documents all equipment maintenance. 6. Troubleshoots equipment and procedures and demonstrate a good working knowledge of equipment functions. 7.
Performs Quality Control according to established procedures. 8. Meets or exceeds the quality guidelines and turnaround times as established by our Pathologists.
Lead Histotechnologist (821932)
Position: Lead HistotechnologistLocation:
Indianapolis, IN.Hours: 1st shift (Monday - Friday)SummaryApex Life Sciences is searching for a Lead Histotechnologist. This position is a 1st shift Direct Hire opportunity for a company in the Pharmaceutical industry. This will be a senior level role that will provide leadership and mentor other members of the team. This is a great opportunity for Histology candidates looking to take the next step in their careers with a well-known company in the Pharmaceutical industry.DutiesLead training activities within the department to ensure accuracy, quality, and consistency.Deliver training to team.Track all employee training.Ensure competency is completed for team.Lead the development of training materials and checklists for the department/sites.Provide ongoing guidance, and support to department staff for training needs.May provide feedback to management on staff performance evaluations.Act as a consultant to the lab management, internal customers, and clients in all technical/scientific facets relating to departmental activity.Manage inquiries/requests for supporting documentation regarding data, test methodologies, new test codes, worksheets, and other internal customer/client needs.Attend customer team meetings, and participate in client conference calls where needed.Serve as site resource to provide guidance/direction when implementation of new processes/changes are needed
Drive timely implementation of new assay validations, instruments, and equipment according to SOPsRequirementsMinimum of 4-7 years of histology technical experience1-2 years of experience in a senior role providing technical assistance and training for staff is preferred
Must have completed an accredited histotechnology course
Must have an ASCP certification (HT or HTL)VEVRAA Federal ContractorWe request Priority Protected Veteran and Disabled Referrals for all of our locations within the state.We are an equal opportunity employer. We evaluate qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran status, or any other protected characteristic. The EEO is the Law poster is available here. https://www1.eeoc.gov/employers/upload/eeoc_self_print_poster.pdf
Histotechnologist Requisition ID: 136204 Department: 200290 Pathology Facility: Renown Regional Medical Center Schedule:
Full Time – Eligible for Benefits Shift: Day Hours: 4:00 am to 12:30 pm Category: Allied Health Location:
Reno, NV Under the administrative direction of the Clinical Laboratory Histology Supervisor and under technical supervision and clinical consultation of the Clinical Laboratory Medical Director or assigned Pathologist(s) provides operational control and performs histological procedures on body tissue, body fluids, bone marrow and blood. The Lead Clinical Laboratory Histology Technologist is responsible for the technical processes, instrument operation, quality control, and slide quality per established policies and procedures. The Lead Clinical Laboratory Histology Technologist is accountable for the timely preparation and submission of slides to the Pathologist(s) on duty.
Ensures hospital staff and physicians are treated in a courteous and professional manner. Some support tasks will be required at times to maintain the Histology Section of laboratory operations and may include specimen collection, sample handling, information system procedures, customer support, and common clerical duties. Scheduling of hours may be changed, as company deems necessary.
Cover “on-call” hours as requested. NATURE AND SCOPE: The Clinical Laboratory is a 24-hour/7-days a week operation, providing laboratory services to an inpatient and outpatient population of all ages.
The major challenge in this position is to ensure quality and timely slide preparation through appropriate organization of workload, assignment of workload, completion of quality control procedures, proper specimen identification, and ensuring proper instrument/equipment operational status. Any operational delays or quality failures must be communicated to the Pathologist(s) on duty. The incumbent must ensure that all accreditation and licensure standards are achieved.
The extent of responsibility in the Histology Section of the clinical laboratory includes the frozen rooms in surgical areas, grossing room activities, tissue processing/embedding/cutting areas, hospital morgue, the viewing room, and histology specimen/record storage sites. The incumbent must maintain the technical knowledge and skills necessary to meet the operational needs of the Histology Section and promote staff development and training. The incumbent will be responsible for staff scheduling and will assist with annual performance reviews of the Histology Section staff.
Approximately 80% of working time will be spent on the bench performing as a clinical laboratory histology technologist. The incumbent must consider the age of the patient when grossing and processing specimens, setting up the viewing room, setting up an autopsy, or releasing a body to the coroner’s office or a mortuary. Must be able to communicate with a diverse patient population and their family when performing special procedures.
Positive customer service behavior is expected at all times. Must be knowledgeable of and observe all safety requirements in the laboratory and hospital. A comprehensive knowledge must be maintained in all procedures for which performance is required.
Competency in work related skills must be demonstrated annually. Accessions specimens in the appropriate Laboratory Information System(s) and accesses the Hospital Information System to collect clinical and demographic information as required by policies and procedures. Maintains corporate compliance by observing and enforcing the related policies and procedures with emphasis on confidentiality.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: Education: Requires the ability to read, write and speak the English language. Appropriate education to obtain and maintain Nevada Clinical Laboratory Histotechnologist, Cytotechnologist or Clinical Laboratory Scientist licensure.
Experience: One-year experience in the histology department of a clinical laboratory is required. License(s)/Certification(s): Requires current licensure as a Nevada Clinical Laboratory Histotechnologist, Cytotechnologist or Clinical Laboratory Scientist. Requires ability to obtain a Nevada General Supervisor’s license within 6 months of hire.
Requires national certification as HT (ASCP), CT (ASCP) or equivalent or ability to obtain national certification within one year. EEO/M/F/Vet/Disabled Renown’s Values As the area’s only not-for-profit and locally-governed healthcare network, we pride ourselves on quality care for the community. In order to do that, we provide employees with an environment and culture that supports growth and empowers you to do their best every day.
Our employees share our commitment through our mission, vision and values. Our Mission: To make a genuine difference in the health and well-being of the people and the communities we serve.
Our Vision: With our partners, we will inspire better health in our communities. Our Values:
We are caring and compassionate. We demonstrate respect and integrity. We collaborate with our patients, families, physicians and communities.
We strive for excellence in all we do. Quality care for our patients requires the contributions of every person on the team. We can’t do it alone. We’re looking for employees with a winning spirit whose values are aligned with Renown Health.
This company provides customers with a comprehensive menu of routine and specialty laboratory tests and services.
With the consolidated capabilities of our regional laboratories and expanding international presence, we are able to offer
unequaled convenience in utilizing one laboratory for all diagnostic and prognostic clinical testing needs.
LOCATION: Las Vegas, NV- 89119
1. The Histotechnologist II performs routine and non-routine
activities involved in the preparation of slides for microscopic
evaluation by pathologist(s), according to policies and
2. Capable of performing all of the duties/responsibilities of a
3. Ensure proper accessioning and labeling of all tissue samples.
4. Process paperwork associated with accessioning and
5. May perform gross tissue examination (high complexity
testing) if meets personnel qualifications set forth by the 1988
CLIA CFR 493. 1489 and the corporate Minimum Qualifications
for Personnel Performing Gross Tissue Examinations SOP.
6. Ensure proper tissue processing.
7. Embed processed tissue in paraffin.
8. Perform microtomy of embedded tissue.
9. Prepare slides for routine Hematoxylin and Eosin staining.
10. Perform cover slipping of stained slides either manually or
11. Ability to prepare solutions and reagents for special stain
12. May be required to obtain and validate control tissue used
in special stains.
13. Maybe required to perform special stain procedures.
14. Prepare solutions and reagents for IHC and ISH procedures.
15. Obtain and validate control material used in IHC, FISH and
16. Perform IHC and ISH testing.
17. Perform filing of finished blocks and slides.
18. Perform routine maintenance and cleaning of equipment.
19. Provide training and guidance to
Histotechnicians/Histotechnologists, students and lab aides.
20. Adhere to laboratory's quality control policies, and
documents all quality control activities; has the ability to
recognize outliers and correct them.
21. Differentiate acceptable and unacceptable processing,
embedding, cutting and staining of tissue specimens.
22. May be required to develop, execute, or validate new
23. Capable of identifying problems that may affect test
performance or reporting of test results and resolve or
immediately report to histology supervisor/manager, technical
supervisor, or director.
24. Capable of providing coverage in the absence of the
histology supervisor/manager or lead Histotechnologist for a
limited period of time.
25. Ensure all corporate safety, quality control and quality
assurance standards are met.
26. Ensure compliance with all local, federal, CLIA and CAP
regulations along with GLP and GCP practices.
27. Maintain a clean and well-organized work area.
28. Other duties, as assigned by supervisor. Career
opportunities for individuals whose talent, initiative and
dedication will complement our belief that the patient comes
first and that values do matter. We work to earn our customers'
trust every day.
1. AA, AS or BS degree or equivalent training and experience
2. HT (ASCP) or HTL (ASCP)
3. 3 years Histology experience minimum, preferably five years
4. Demonstrates knowledge of and can perform IHC testing.
Qualification in Immunohistochemistry (QIHC) obtained through
ASCP is preferred.
5. Knowledge of in-situ hybridization (ISH) procedures
6. Meets all requirements as outlined in corporate Minimum
Qualifications for Histotechnician SOP.
7. Demonstrates knowledge of computer skills in word
processing, excel and database entry.
HOURS: Tuesday- Saturday, 3am- 11:30am
EDUCATION: AA, AS or BS degree or equivalent training and experience
HT (ASCP) or HTL (ASCP)
Histotechnologist - Full-Time Day Shift
Job Details APPLY REFER A FRIEND BACK Histotechnologist - Full-Time Day Shift
Suburban Hospital, Bethesda, MD
Work Week: Full Time (40 hours)
Weekend Work Required:
Date Posted: Jan. 3, 2018 Suburban Hospital is part of the prestigious Johns Hopkins Health System that employs more than 20,000 people. Upon joining Johns Hopkins, you become part of a diverse organization dedicated to its patients, their families, and the community we serve, as well as to our employees.
Johns Hopkins career opportunities are available in academic and community hospital settings, home care services, physician practices, international affiliate locations, and the health insurance industry. We provide a competitive total compensation package, are located just outside of the D.C metro area, and offer exciting career opportunities in a caring environment that recognizes individual talent, ability and contribution. The
Histotechnologist accurately performs routine and special laboratory procedures involving body tissues and/or cellular material, utilizing embedding, microtomy, staining, and immunologic techniques. Educational Requirements/Preferences:
- Bachelor’s of Science degree and Histotechnologist certification, HTL (ASCP) + Associates degree in Histotechnology (general science or allied health) with one year experience (clinical internship counts as one year of clinical experience) and HT(ASCP) + College coursework with at least 60 semester hours of academic credit from a an accredited college /university, with a combination of 12 semester hours of biology and chemistry (must include credit hours in both), and successful completion of a NAACLS accredited Histotechnician program with one year of clinical histology work experience, eligibility for HT (ASCP) + High school diploma with successful completion of a NAACLS accredited histotechnician program with 2 years of clinical histology work experience. Successful completion of HT(ASCP) registry exam within one year of employment at this level. Experience/
Preferably three (3) years full time experience in the discipline, however recent graduation with one year experience is acceptable. Hours:
Schedule is Monday-Friday 6a-2:30p.
Occassional weekend work required. Johns Hopkins Health System and its affiliates are drug-free workplace employers.
Johns Hopkins Health System and its affiliates are an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action employers. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, age, national origin, mental or physical disability, genetic information, veteran status, or any other status protected by federal, state, or local law.
LabCorp is seeking a Histotechnologist to join their team in South Jersey, Marlton, NJ. Perform gross on human tissue, operate/maintain tissue processors, embed tissues, perform routine & special microtomy procedures, perform specimen pick up and log in procedures, specimen discard, equipment preventative & routine maintenance, receive and unpack supplies, perform special stains both manual & automated, maintain & archive files of slides & paraffin blocks, lab documents such as histotech microtomy totals, special stain logs & spreadsheets, prepare reagents, discard reagents and other duties as required by the department.
Principal functional responsibilities:
Performs gross following established procedures.
Performs tissue embedding following established procedures.
Performs routine cutting of paraffin blocks on a rotary microtome.
Prepares reagents following established procedures.
Receives specimens, maintains documentation of workload volume, quality control data and all appropriate records as required by the department, company and various regulatory agencies.
Maintains block files. Store specimens for future retrieval if necessary.
Matches slides and reports to ensure correct information is reported.
Stains, coverslips and labels slides (automated and manual). Performs special staining procedures offered in the histology laboratory (automated and manual).
Researches, troubleshoots and resolves inquiries or problems within the laboratory and with LabCorp clients. Assists less experienced employees in researching, resolving and documenting problems.
Performs reagent QCon routinely used reagents. Runs parallel checks on reagents used on instruments for routine lab work. Troubleshoots reagent failures.
Performs specimen QC to ensure specimen is appropriate and properly identified for each bench. Note and resolve all specimens not in compliance.
Develops stain troubleshooting skills and develops assay trouble shooting skills. Records and determine causes for assay failure. Develops plans with the supervisor/manager to rectify problems.
Assists with other non-technical duties within the laboratory as requested by the supervisor/manager to meet immediate needs of laboratory.
Performs routine maintenance on laboratory equipment in designated area. This includes cleaning equipment, minor troubleshooting and reporting any irregularities in operation to supervisor/manager.
Maintains appropriate records as required by laboratory, company and various regulatory agencies.
Gains knowledge of department operations and procedures.
Adheres to the laboratory's safety policies.
Wears proper PPE when handling and processing specimens and hazardous waste.
Discards biohazard waste properly.
Discards hazardous waste properly.
Notifies supervisor immediately of any lab accident or exposure incident.
Maintains adequate stock of working supplies, notifies team leader or supervisor of shortage. Helps with inventory procedures.
Participates in required Continue education activities.
Adheres to lab policies and protocols.
Shows a high level of respect for all lab personnel, supervisors and directors.
Attends all required meetings and represents laboratory in a professional manner
License/Certification/Education: Requires a Bachelor's Degree w/2-5 years of experience in Histology and meet all licenses necessary for Histology or Associates Degree with 5+ years' experience.
Microtomy experience required.
- Must be CLIA '88 gross eligible
Experience in a histology lab setting.
Administrative experience: filing experience, maintain logs/records, use of computerized databases, verbal and written communications.
Schedule Monday-Friday, 9am-5:30p As an EOE/AA employer, the organization will not discriminate in its employment practices due to an applicant's race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability or veteran status.
Histotechnologist (Pathology) - Full Time - Detroit/Midnights
Under general supervision and following established procedures, prepares specimens of tissue for microscopic evaluation by a physician in order to provide information on the functioning of tissues and organs and other information relative to the cause and progress of the disease.
Prepares dyes and chemical solutions, processes frozen sections, and performs other related duties as required. EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:
Completion of accredited Bachelor's Degree program in chemical, physical, biological science, medical technology or clinical laboratory science.
Certification by the American Society of Clinical Pathologists as a histotechnologist, preferred.
At least one (1) year of supervised training in a clinical laboratory in histologic techniques to perform tissue staining procedures and the processing of bone marrow specimens preferred. Overview Henry Ford Health System, one of the largest and most comprehensive integrated U.S. health care systems, is a national leader in clinical care, research and education.
The system includes the 1,200-member Henry Ford Medical Group, five hospitals, Health Alliance Plan (a health insurance and wellness company), Henry Ford Physician Network, a 150-site ambulatory network and many other health-related entities throughout southeast Michigan, providing a full continuum of care. In 2015, Henry Ford provided $299 million in uncompensated care. The health system also is a major economic driver in Michigan and employs more than 24,600 employees.
Henry Ford is a 2011Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award recipient. The health system is led by President and CEO Wright Lassiter III. To learn more, visit
HenryFord.com. Benefits Whether it's offering a new medical option, helping you make healthier lifestyle choices or making the employee enrollment selection experience easier, it's all about choice.
Henry Ford Health System has a new approach for its employee benefits program - My Choice Rewards. My Choice Rewards is a program as diverse as the people it serves. There are dozens of options for all of our employees including compensation, benefits, work/life balance and learning - options that enhance your career and add value to your personal life.
As an employee you are provided access to Retirement Programs, an Employee Assistance Program (Henry Ford Enhanced), Tuition Reimbursement, Paid Time Off, Employee Health and Wellness and access to day care services at Bright Horizons Midtown Detroit, and a whole host of other benefits and services. Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer Equal Employment Opportunity / Affirmative Action Employer Henry Ford Health System is committed to the hiring, advancement and fair treatment of all individuals without regard to race, color, creed, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability, veteran status, size, height, weight, marital status, family status, gender identity, sexual orientation, and genetic information, or any other protected status in accordance with applicable federal and state laws.
Histotechnologist - PRN Days
Histotechnologist PRN Days
Texas Health Huguley Hospital Fort Worth South
Texas Health Huguley Hospital located in Burleson, TX is looking for a PRN Histotechnologist to join their team! If you have experience as a Histotechnologist and are passionate about patient care, this could be your next opportunity!
Histotechnologist PRN Days
Top Reasons why you want to work at Texas Health Huguley Hospital as a Histotechnologist:
Gallup Great Workplace Award winner six years in a row
Recognized as one of 150 Great Places to Work by Beckers Hospital Review
Attractive benefit and compensation plan
Friendly, faith-based working environment
Career growth and advancement potential
Histotechnologist PRN Days
PRINCIPAL DUTIES AND JOB RESPONSIBILITIES:
Histology technicians prepare tissue for microscopic examination by the Pathologist to diagnose, detect and identify disease.
Properly identifies, processes, and prepares specimens, then delivers them to the pathologist for diagnostic interpretation.
Determines identity and suitability of specimens when received, according to procedure manual, as documented on requisition 100% of the time.
Assigns received specimens on appropriate accession number and in a timely manner; prepare them according to the procedure manual, as observed by the pathologist. *
According to stated procedures, embeds, sections and stains tissue daily preparing them in a timely manner as observed by the pathologist.
Immediately prepares sections and stains frozen section specimens according to stated procedure, as observed by the pathologist.
Prepares solutions and stains as specified in procedure manual, as evidenced by control slide results.
Prepares and sets up specimens to be sent out in a timely manner as observed by the pathologist with no more than 4 variances per year.
Histotechnologist PRN Days
WHAT YOU WILL NEED:
Two-year college degree or equivalent
ASCP registry or equivalent
Three to six months of experience preferred
Histotechnologist PRN Days
Histotechnologist PRN Days
Texas Health Huguley Hospital Fort Worth South
Operated as a joint venture between Texas Health Resources and Adventist Health System, we believe that total health is achieved through a balance of physical, mental, social and spiritual well-being. With each patients unique circumstances in mind, our multi-disciplinary care teams provide a vast array of services, combining state-of-the-art technology with a personal commitment to creating an exceptional patient experience.
Our 224-bed hospital includes a medical ICU, cardiovascular ICU, PCU, open heart surgery center and behavioral health. In addition, we have accredited programs in orthopedics, chest pain, and inpatient diabetes, plus an award-winning emergency department.
Histotechnologist PRN Days
This facility is an equal opportunity employer and complies with federal, state and local anti-discrimination laws, regulations and ordinances.
Histotechnologist PRN Days
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