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

Date Posted: 10/27/2022

Job Snapshot

  • Location:
    8403 Fallbrook Avenue
    Los Angeles, CA
  • Date Posted:
    10/27/2022
  • Function
    Operations
  • Job Family
    Laboratory Operations
  • Remote
    On-site
  • Position Type
    Regular Full-Time
  • Shift
    Day

Job Description

Department:  Histotechnology

Schedule:  Monday-Friday Days

Location: 8403 Fallbrook Avenue, West Hills, CA 91304

$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!

As the world’s leading clinical laboratory, Quest Diagnostics played a central role in the national response to COVID-19. Our nearly 50,000 employees banded together to support each other and the thousands of patients we serve every day. We prioritized the health and safety of our frontline workers, enabled timely and effective decision-making and collaborated with each other across functions.

The Histotechnologist II position is intended for individuals with prior experience working as a histotechnologist and possesses ASCP certification in Histotechnology. The individual in this position will perform all routine histopathology functions, as well as handle some more complex tasks.  The individual will work under limited supervision, provide guidance to technical staff and may lead some projects. 

    • 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.
  • AA or AS degree or equivalent training and experience
  • 1-3 years experience as a Histotechnician
  • Special Requirements: HT (ASCP) or HTL (ASCP)