Histotechnologist I - CA in Los Angeles, CA at Quest Diagnostics

Date Posted: 10/30/2022

Job Snapshot

  • Location:
    8403 Fallbrook Avenue
    Los Angeles, CA
  • Date Posted:
    10/30/2022
  • Function
    Operations
  • Job Family
    Laboratory Operations
  • Remote
    On-site
  • Position Type
    Regular Full-Time
  • Shift
    Evening

Job Description

Histotechnologist

Department: Histology

Schedule: Monday-Friday Second Shift

$10K Sign On Bonus offered and Relocation Assistance if applicable.

Benefits/Perks:

  • Day 1 Medical/Dental/Vision for FT
  • 15 PTO days first year + a free diversity day!
  • Annual Bonus Opportunity
  • 401K matching
  • Tuition Reimbursement for undergraduate and graduate programs for FT employees who work 30+ hours
  • Opportunities for career advancement
  • Training provided!

The Histotechnologist I position is intended for individuals with prior experience working as a histotechnician or histotechnologist and possess ASCP certification in Histotechnology. The individual in this position will perform all routine histopathology functions, as well as handle some more complex tasks. 

    • Perform routine and non-routine activities involved in the preparation of slides for microscopic evaluation by pathologist(s), according to policies and procedures.
  • Capable of performing all the duties/responsibilities of a Histotechnician I and II.
  • Ensure proper accessioning and labeling of all tissue samples.
  • Process paperwork associated with accessioning and reporting.
  • Ensure proper tissue processing.
  • Embed processed tissue in paraffin.
  • Perform microtomy of embedded tissue.
  • Prepare slides for routine Hematoxylin and Eosin staining.
  • Perform cover slipping of stained slides either manually or automated.
  • Prepare solutions and reagents for special stain procedures.
  • Obtain and validate tissue used in special stains.
  • Perform all special stain procedures.
  • May prepare solutions and reagents for IHC procedures.
  • May obtain and validate control material used in IHC procedures.
  • May perform IHC testing.
  • Perform filing of finished blocks and slides.
  • Perform routine maintenance and cleaning of equipment and troubleshoot minor equipment failures. Document remedial actions such as repairs or 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.
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  • AA or AS degree or equivalent training and experience
  • 1-3 years experience as a Histotechnician
  • Special Requirements: HT (ASCP) or HTL (ASCP)