0600-1430, 3 days/week. No weekends or holidays.
Using technical skills and knowledge, the Histology Technician prepares slides of body tissues to be used by the pathologist for analysis and diagnostic purposes.
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COVID-19 and Flu Vaccination Requirement: It is required to be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 and Influenza. Exemption requests based on medical or religious reasons may be submitted, but must be approved for active employment.
Demonstrates technical skills required to log and accession Histology specimens.
Demonstrates technical skills required to assist the pathologist or pathologist assistant with gross dissection.
Demonstrates technical skills required to embed, section, stain and label tissue specimens.
Participates in support activities necessary to ensure a smooth and efficiently run operation
High School Diploma /GED Preferred
1-3 years of experience in/with full-time histology and background in biology, chemistry, mathematics, the metric system Required.
License and Certification
Additional Information: ASCP certified (HT or HTL). Effective 6/16/08, a candidate may be considered when eligible for certification by one of the following routes: 1) Successful completion of a NAACLS accredited histotechnician program within the last five years AND one year full-time experience in histology within the last ten years under the supervision of a pathologist; 2) Associate degree (or at least 60 semester hours) with a combination of 12 semester hours of biology and chemistry AND one year full time acceptable experience in histology within the last ten years under the supervision of a pathologist.
Required English Skills
Basic reading skills
Basic writing skills
Basic oral skills
Ability to respond appropriately to customer/co-worker
Interaction with a wide variety of people
Maintain confidential information
Ability to communicate only the facts to recipients or to decline to reveal information
Ability to project a professional, friendly, helpful demeanor
Basic computer knowledge: Uses word processing, spreadsheet, e-mail application, and web browser. Comfortable within a Windows OS and learning new applications.