Histology Technician

Published March 20th, 2024

Histology Technician 
*Temp to hire

Location: Portsmouth, New Hampshire
*Must be open to potentially float between Dover, Exeter, and Portsmouth offices 
Pay: $30 – $35 DOE
Schedule: 7-5p Monday to Friday

Qualifications:

  • High school diploma or equivalent is required
  • Associate’s Degree in science related field is preferred.
  • HT/L ASCP certification or completion of Histology Technician training course and eligible to sit for the exam is required. 
  • Certification required within 1 year of hire.
  • Would take someone with path lab/pathology experience
  • 2-4 years of experience in the field or in a related area is preferred.
  • Ability to differentiate between all colors is required
  • Prior surgical experience required
  • MOHS experience highly preferred but not required
  • COVID vaccination not required

Essential Duties:

  • Prepares microscopic slides for patient diagnosis to include: tissue processing, embedding and tissue orientation, sectioning of tissue blocks with preparation of microscopic slides, staining and submission of slides to Pathologist for diagnosis and reporting
  • Performs procedures within the scope of practice for a Histotechnician to include special staining procedures, immunohistochemistry and various other special procedures.
  • Strives to meet established parameters such as departmental turnaround time
  • Utilizes the Laboratory Information System for processing and tracking, printing slide labels, ordering stains, and a variety of QA and reporting functions.
  • Monitors inventory of the department and routinely restocks supplies and alerts leadership of the need for reordering.
  • Maintains laboratory records and documentation as required by laboratory procedures and/or hospital record retention policies.
  • Follows the chemical and recycling program
  • Follows established safety and biohazard procedures and standard precautions at all times. Disposes biohazardous wastes following laboratory protocols.
  • Quality Assurance: Ensure compliance with quality control policies and procedures to ensure that all aspects of laboratory operation are performed in accordance with accepted standards and applicable laws for clinical laboratories.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.
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