Histology Technician II

Company Name:
St. Luke's Hospital
Histology Technician II
Department: 01 PATHOLOGY
Schedule: Full-time
Shift: Days, other shifts as needed
Hours: 1.0, M-F, as scheduled,Req # - 12394
Job Details:
Successful completion of an accredited program


Works with Histology Technical Specialist as a resource for advanced technical knowledge. Responsible for the performance of repetitive high volume tests in a modern anatomic pathology lab; identify direct causes of problems (technical or instrumental) and make the corrections using present guidelines; monitor quality control procedures within predetermined parameters. Performs immunocytochemical stains on cytologic and histologic specimens and evaluates quality and adequacy of each test. Acts as a resource in the department to help solve quality and technical problems.


Education: Successful completion of an associate degree in Histotechnology from an accredited college or completion of a certificate program approved by NCCLS or proper credentialing prior to 2005.

Experience: N/A

Licensure/Certification/Registration: Within six (6) months of hire, ASCP certification as Histo-Technologist.


Education: N/A

Experience: N/A

Licensure/Certification/Registration: N/A


Knowledge of various paraffin Microtomes and Cryostats and how they operate; various tissue types and the processing schedules for various procedures; procedures to process tissues using both automated and manual methods of equipment; procedures for preparation of microscopic slides of all embedded tissue; procedures for special stains; ability to communicate effectively with other Hospital personnel; exercise professional discretion with patient information rigid accuracy in the identification of specimens; skilled at maintaining and troubleshooting equipment; establish and maintain good working relationships with other people; organize work and meet deadlines; ability to maintain records and inventories.

READING- Intermediate: Ability to read and interpret documents such as operating and maintenance instructions and procedure manuals.

WRITING- Intermediate: Ability to write routine reports, correspondence, or procedures.

SPEAKING- Basic: Ability to speak simple sentences.

MATHEMATICAL SKILLS- Basic Skills: Ability to add and subtract two-digit numbers and to multiply and divide with 10''s and 100''s. Ability to perform these operations using units of American money and weight measurement, volume, and distance.

REASONING ABILITY- Intermediate Skills: Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out instructions furnished in written, oral, or diagram form. Ability to deal with problems involving several concrete variables in standardized situations.



Stand - ContinuouslyOver 2/3(5.5 - 8 hours)

Walk - ContinuouslyOver 2/3(5.5 - 8 hours)

Sit - Frequently1/3 to 2/3(2.5 - 5.5 hours)

Use hands to finger, handle, or feel - ContinuouslyOver 2/3(5.5 - 8 hours)

Reach with hands and arms - Frequently1/3 to 2/3(2.5 - 5.5 hours)

Stoop, Squat, Kneel, or Crouch - OccasionallyUnder 1/3(1-2.5 hours)

Bending-repetitive forward - OccasionallyUnder 1/3(1-2.5 hours)

Talk or hear - Continuously Over 2/3 (5.5 - 8 hours)Color Vision.


Up to 10 pounds - ContinuouslyOver 2/3(5.5 - 8 hours)

Up to 25 pounds - Frequently1/3 to 2/3(2.5 - 5.5 hours)

Up to 35 pounds - Occasionally Under 1/3 (1-2.5 hours)


Regularly exposed to risk of bloodborne diseases. Exposed to reagents used in laboratory testing; may be exposed to/occasionally exposed to unpleasant patient elements. Exposed to hazards from electrical and mechanical equipment.Typical Noise Level - Moderate noise (examples: business office with computers and printers, light traffic)

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