Histology Technician – 3rd Shift

  • Location: Alpharetta, GA
  • Type: Direct Hire
  • Job #35076

Schedule: Monday – Friday, 11PM – 7:30AM
Pay range: $26/hr.- $35/hr. + shift differential
Must have:

  • HT (ASCP) Histotechnician certification required; HTL (ASCP) Histotechnologist preferred
  • A minimum of 2 years of general histology lab experience,

Job Summary:

Responsible for various techniques involved with preparation, processing and staining of tissue specimens for examination and diagnosis. Prepares microscopic slides for diagnostic purposes; performs diagnostic tests; maintains laboratory, equipment and records.

Summary of Essential Job Functions:

  • 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 (TAT).
  • Utilizes the Laboratory Information System for processing and tracking, printing slide labels, ordering stains, and a variety of QA and reporting functions.
  • Participates in the on-call program as needed and call back for off-shifts, weekends and holidays.
  • 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 for xylene and formalin.
  • Follows established safety and biohazard procedures and standard precautions at all times. Disposes biohazardous wastes following laboratory protocols (see laboratory safety manual and chemical hygiene plan.
  • 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.

Minimum Requirements:

  • AA Degree OR Equivalent combination of Education/Experience required.
  • Bachelor's degree in Biological /Physical sciences preferred.
  • HT (ASCP) Histotechnician certification required; HTL (ASCP) Histotechnologist preferred.
  • Laboratory personnel participating in licensure or certification maintenance programs must complete the number of continuing education hours prescribed by their licensing or certifying agency.
  • Technical laboratory personnel whose certification has been grandfathered and does not require participation in a certification maintenance program must complete at least twelve hours of continuing education annually
  • A minimum of 2 years of general histology lab experience, with immunohistochemistry experience preferred.
  • Must satisfy CLIA regulations to perform high complexity testing.


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