Histotechnologist I - On-Call in Newtown Square, PA at Quest Diagnostics

Date Posted: 11/27/2022

Job Snapshot

  • Location:
    3805 West Chester Pike
    Newtown Square, PA
  • Date Posted:
  • Function
  • Job Family
    Laboratory Operations
  • Remote
  • Position Type
    On Call
  • Shift

Job Description

The 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 of the duties/responsibilities of a Histotechnician I and II. 
  • Prepare solutions and reagents for special stain procedures. 
  • Obtain, verify and/or validate tissue used in special stains. 
  • Perform all special stain procedures, both manual and automated. 
  • May prepare solutions and reagents for IHC procedures. 
  • May obtain, verify and/or validate control material used in IHC procedures. 
  • May perform IHC testing. 
  • May perform gross tissue examination (high complexity testing) if meets personnel qualifications set forth by the 1988 CLIA CFR 493.1489 and the corporate Minimum Qualifications for Non-Pathologist Performing Gross Tissue Examinations SOP. 
  • Perform routine maintenance and cleaning of equipment and troubleshoot minor equipment failures. Document remedial actions such as repairs or repeated tests. 
  • Provide training and guidance to Histotechnicians, students and lab aides. 
  • Perform limited QA/QC functions and identify issues requiring troubleshooting. 
  • 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 
  • 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:  

  • AS degree or equivalent training and experience 
  • HT (ASCP) 
  • 1-year Histology experience 
  • Current state licensure, if applicable 
  • Meet 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:  

  • BS degree 
  • HTL (ASCP) 
  • Graduate of a NAACLS accredited Histotechnology program 
  • 3 years of histopathology experience 
  • Immunohistochemistry 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 





Associates Degree(Required)
Bachelor’s Degree

NAACLS accredited Histotechnology program