Histotechnician II 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

The position is intended for individuals with prior experience working as a histotechnician to perform technical functions within the histopathology laboratory.  The individual will work under the general supervision of experienced histotechnologists. 
  • Under general supervision and according to policies and procedures, performs routine and non-routine activities involved in the preparation of slides, for microscopic evaluation by pathologist(s)  
  • Capable of performing all of the duties/responsibilities of a Histotechnician I. 
  • Prepare solutions and reagents for special stain procedures.  
  • Perform special stain procedures. 
  • Perform limited QA/QC functions and identify issues requiring troubleshooting. 
  • Train and perform limited immunohistochemistry staining under the general supervision of a qualified histotechnologist, technical supervisor or other qualified pathologist.   
  • Prepare immunohistochemistry solutions and reagents for IHC procedures under the direct supervision of a qualified histotechnologist, technical supervisor or other qualified pathologist. 
  • Perform specimen preparation on non-gynecological specimens, including cytopreparation, staining, coverslipping, etc. after completing training on non-gynecological specimen types.  This includes specimen preparation of Fine Needle Aspiration (FNA) specimens 
  • Perform routine maintenance and cleaning of equipment and troubleshoot minor equipment failures.  Document remedial actions such as repairs and repeated tests.  
  • Adhere to laboratory’s quality control policies, and document all quality control activities.    
  • Ensure all corporate safety, quality control and quality assurance standards are met. 
  • Ensure compliance with all local, federal, CLIA and CAP regulations.  
  • Maintain a clean and well-organized work area. 
  • Other duties, as assigned by supervisor.  

Required Work Experience:  

  • A.S. degree and one year of experience within the last 10 years, OR H.S. education or  
  • equivalent and 5 year’s full-time acceptable experience as a Histotechnician within the last 10 years. 
  • ASCP eligible OR five years of full-time experience in the last 10 years  
  • Current state licensure, if applicable 
  • Meets all requirements as outlined in corporate Policy for Minimum Qualifications for Histotechnician and Histology Supervisor. 
  • If performing Immunohistochemistry testing, meet all requirements as outlined in corporate Minimum Qualifications for Personnel Performing Immunohistochemistry Testing SOP. 

Preferred Work Experience:  

  • HT (ASCP)  
  • Graduate of a NAACLS accredited Histotechnology program 
  • 2 years of histopathology experience 

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 manual tools and laboratory instruments and apparatuses all of which demand significant manual dexterity 

Knowledge:   N/A Skills: N/A

Associates Degree
Bachelor’s Degree
High School Diploma or Equivalent(Required)

ASCP Certification
Current state licensure, if applicable(Required)
NAACLS accredited Histotechnology program