Asst, Lab II - Histology in Irving, TX at Quest Diagnostics

Date Posted: 11/27/2022

Job Snapshot

  • Location:
    4770 Regent Boulevard
    Irving, TX
  • Date Posted:
  • Function
  • Job Family
    Laboratory Operations
  • Remote
  • Position Type
    Regular Full-Time
  • Shift

Job Description

Performs routine and limited non-routine functions to assist in the preparation of histopathology samples. 
  • Perform routine and limited non-routine activities involved in the preparation of slides for microscopic evaluation by pathologist(s) (under general supervision and according to policies and procedures). 

  • Receive/collect, label and prepare tissue specimens for gross dissection. 

  • Perform routine maintenance and cleaning of equipment. 

  • Perform cover slipping of stained slides either manually and automated. 

  • Perform routine H&E staining either manually or automated. 

  • Prepare reagents for tissue processing and routine slide staining, under direct supervision. 

  • Process paperwork associated with accessioning and reporting. 

  • Responsible for all assigned clerical duties. 

  • Run and/or monitor pending lists, if applicable. 

  • Generate and maintain department statistics, if applicable. 

  • Monitor inventory, requisition supplies prior to depletion; stock and maintain laboratory supplies. 

  • Clean, sterilize, organize and maintain work area, glassware and laboratory equipment (e.g., refrigerators, freezers and supply cabinets, as needed). 

  • Comply with all health, quality and safety policies, procedures and practices. Required to use personal protective equipment. 

  • May assist technical staff with limited technical functions, with appropriate education and training. (Contact MQA-AP for specific guidance). 

  • Other duties as assigned. This is not an exhaustive list of all duties and responsibilities, but rather a general description of work performed by the position. 


Required Work Experience:   One (1) year of histopathology or other laboratory experience  One (1) year of experience handling PHI and other patient information using an LIS  Preferred Work Experience:   Three (3) years of histopathology or other laboratory experience, including providing support to pathologists.  Physical and Mental Requirements:  

  • The normal performance of duties may require lifting and carrying objects: Objects 1 to 10 pounds are lifted and carried frequently; objects 11 to 25 pounds are lifted and carried occasionally; objects 36 to 50 pounds are seldom lifted or carried and objects over 50 pounds are not to be lifted or carried without assistance. 
  • Ability to stand and work at the bench for long periods of time. 
  • Frequent walking and/or standing. 
  • May be required to use a wide variety of laboratory instruments and apparatuses all of which demand significant manual dexterity. 


  • Basic knowledge of operating non-complex instrumentation. 


  • Must demonstrate the ability to follow a series of steps without confusion or errors on an ongoing basis and retain the information once learned. 
  • Must be detail-oriented, have the ability to work independently, establish work priorities and handle several tasks simultaneously for maximum department efficiency. 
  • Communication and interpersonal skills necessary to deal courteously and effectively with supervisors, co-workers and clients. 
  • Ability to deal with client information in a confidential manner. 
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office (Word, Excel and Outlook) and Laboratory Information Systems. 
  • Ability to enter 6,000 alphanumeric keystrokes/hour. 

High School Diploma or Equivalent(Required)
Some College Courses