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Histotechnologist I (Entry Level)

Posted: 27-Apr-2017

Position Title: Histotechnologist I (Entry Level)
Location: Aliso Viejo, CA

Kelly Scientific Resources, a division of Kelly Services, is currently seeking an Histotechnologist I to work with an established company in the molecular diagnostic field in Aliso Viejo, CA.

Summary: Histotechnologist I works under general supervision precisely and accurately performs a variety of routine and specialized histology techniques and procedures

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Research, troubleshoot, and resolve histology related inquiries and problems within the laboratory.
  • This position requires the production of the highest quality of embedding, microtomy, tissue grossing, tissue processing, and H&E staining, special staining and equipment maintenance.
  • Receives specimens of tissue and ensures proper accessioning and labeling of all tissue samples
  • Processes paperwork associated with accessioning and reporting
  • Performs routine and non-routine activities involved in the preparation of slides for microscopic evaluation by pathologists, according to established SOP's Prepares tissue specimens with chemicals, slicing, and mounting on glass slides for microscopic examination and analysis
  • Embeds processed tissue in paraffin
  • Performs coverslipping of stained slides either manually or automated
  • Performs all special stain procedures according to established guidelines
  • Performs filing of finished blocks and slides Helps maintain acceptable productivity, TAT and workflow
  • Reports problems concerning individual cases, tests, equipment, and supplies to the department supervisor or lead technologist to ensure timely resolution
  • Responds promptly to pathologists, technologists, and administrative requests
  • Maintains laboratory in a clean, functional state, as well as cleaning, performing or scheduling equipment and instrument maintenance/calibration/certification, as required.
  • Documents remedial actions such as repairs or repeated tests
  • Demonstrates initiative in making suggestions to improve efficiency and productivity and provides consistent feedback
  • Attends monthly department and any additional training/educational meetings
  • Participates in quality control initiatives.
  • Prepares lab for inspection from regulatory institutions

Job Requirements:

  • Associates degree in field and completed one year internship or completed a long-term training program in histophatology.
  • Nationally: HT ASCP or HTL ASCP
  • 1+ years of equivalent experience as a Histotechnician preferred.

Why Kelly?

As a Kelly Services employee, you will have access to numerous perks including:

  • Exposure to a variety of career opportunities as a result of our expansive network of client companies
  • Career guides, information, and tools to help you successfully position yourself throughout every stage of your career
  • Access to more than 3,000 online training courses through our Kelly Learning Center Weekly pay and service bonus plans
  • Group-rate insurance options available immediately upon hire*

*Available for purchase and administered by a designated third-party vendor

Apply Today! Questions? Call Kevin at 602.548.1774 or email at kevin.lau@kellyscientific.com


Histotechnician / Histotechnologist

Posted: 16-Feb-2017

Position Title: Histotechnician / Histotechnologist
Location: West Dermatology/Las Vegas Skin & Cancer Clinics - Placentia, CA

Job Summary:
The West Dermatology Pathology Laboratory is seeking a Certified Histotechnician or Histotechnologist. Competitive salary and benefits. Growth opportunities and leadership ancillary duties possible based your education and training.

Key Competencies:
Demonstrated in-depth knowledge and understanding of all technical aspects in the areas of histology and pathology, laboratory techniques, and quality control. Demonstrated ability to embed, cut, stain, and mount tissue specimens following established polices and procedures and laboratory standards. Strong interpersonal skills for interacting with superiors, peers, physicians, and others. Strong organizational and computer skills. Must pass a color vision test.

A minimum of two years working as a Histotechnician or Histotechnologist. Grossing experience is a plus.

Histotechnologist (HTL, ASCP) or Histotechnician (HT, ASCP) certification required. Associate’s or Bachelor’s Degree in Science or related field.

West Dermatology offers a comprehensive and affordable benefits package including medical, dental, vision, 401(k), short term disability, long term disability, and other voluntary products.

West Dermatology is an equal-opportunity employer.

Job Type: Full-time

Minimum Required education:
Associate's Degree

Instructions for applying:
To be considered for this position, please go to: https://home.eease.adp.com/recruit/?id=15540211 to submit your resume.



Posted: 13-Jan-2017

Position Title: Histotechnician
Location: California

HISTOTECHNICIAN for State-of-the-art PATHOLOGY LAB – California

The most progressive in instruments and technology
JCAHO accredited
Devoted to excellence in patient care, education and research

Located in a community with breathtaking surrounding scenery and short distance to California Coast. Beautiful sunsets, walkways, and ideally situated offering employees affordable housing options. Perfect weather all year, universities and community colleges, restaurants, coffee shops, art galleries, taverns with outdoor music, running/biking trails, rock climbing

This organization focuses on Pay, Benefits, & Incentives along with Staff Development & Growth
If you are seeking to work amongst high-level healthcare professionals, this is the place to be.
It’s a team-oriented department where there is true support amongst each other.  
Come and grow with us, and bring your career to the next level!


  • Accessioning, grossing, processing, embedding, routine staining
  • Manual and automated special staining, Manual and automated immunohistochemistry staining techniques
  • Frozen sectioning
  • Quality control and quality assurance
  • Perform simple maintenance on histology instruments
  • Career development and advancement

COMPENSATION: top dollar in California!

  • Mid of the Salary Range is ~$40/hour (range up to $47/hour)
  • Fully benefited includes medical, dental, vision, 401(k)


  • Qualified in Immunohistochemistry

Please reach for further details. 

Patty Wyatt - patty@clinipost.com / direct 469.626.5161


Histology Technician

Posted: 12-Jan-2017

Job Title: Histology Technician
Company Name: Northwest Pathology (NWP)
Status: Nonexempt
Supervises: NA
Reports to: Histology Supervisor

Job Summary

The Histology Technician performs routine and specialized laboratory procedures to support the production of microscopic slides for diagnostic purposes.

Essential Job Duties

  1. Demonstrates timelines and skill in appropriate paraffin embedding procedure.
  2. Appropriately prepares paraffin block microtomy; demonstrating knowledge and skill of proper use of a microtome; follows cutting guides and ensures that tissue is mounted on the appropriately labeled slide.
  3. Selects appropriate positive controls and demonstrates proficiency in performing Special Stains and the preparation of reagent and staining solutions.
  4. Utilizes Laboratory Information System to generate work lists, labels and to order tests as required.
  5. Performs Quality control by documenting the results of positive and negative control results.
  6. Performs instrument maintenance and records temperatures.
  7. Assists in training new employees or co-workers in laboratory tasks.
  8. Supports in developing, standardizing, evaluating, and modifying procedures and techniques used in the Histology laboratory.
  9. Organizes daily blocks for cutting and long-term storage.
  10. Maintains work area cleanliness.
  11. Restocks supplies.
  12. Performs other duties as assigned.

Performs other duties as assigned and may also assist others to complete tasks and work assignments.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  1. Ability to recognize and orient specimens appropriately; insure proper staining of microscopic slides.
  2. Ability to use, read, and comprehend the English language.
  3. Proficient in the use of histology machines, tools and their maintenance.
  4. Excellent communication skills (both written and verbal).
  5. Ability to interact and build a team environment, collaboratively working together to solve issues.
  6. Ability to multitask and meet daily workload demands.
  7. Understanding and use of personal protective equipment and universal precautions.
  8. Strong client service proclivity including client/physician needs assessment, meeting quality standards for services and evaluating client/physician satisfaction; determining cause of errors and how to resolve issues.
  9. Understanding of arithmetic/algebra, basic anatomy and chemistry are beneficial.

Education and Experience:

  1. High School Diploma or equivalent (GED) required.
  2. One year of experience working in an Anatomic Pathology laboratory setting is preferred.

Licenses and Certificates:

  • HT or HTL (ASCP) certified, registry eligible or relevant experience preferred.
  • A current Washington State driver’s license required for occasional client services.

Working Conditions

Incumbent will be exposed to chemicals and requires the use of personal protection equipment and universal precautions.

Physical Requirements

Manual/wrist/finger dexterity for fast, simple and repeated movement required for embedding and microtomy; near vision for accuracy of tissue embedding and microtomy; aptitude to be exacting in repetitive tasks; ability to sit for long periods of time; ability to hear and respond to alarms and buzzers; ability to lift up to 25 pound boxes of supplies.


Interested individuals should contact:

Jeremy Johnston, BS, HT, QIHC
Laboratory Manager
Northwest Pathology
3614 Meridian Street, Suite 100
Bellingham, WA 98225
Phone: 360-527- 4513 Fax: 360-734- 3818
Email: Jeremy.Johnston@nwpathology.com
Web: www.nwpathology.com



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