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

Date Posted: 11/30/2022

Job Snapshot

  • Location:
    8403 Fallbrook Avenue
    Los Angeles, CA
  • Date Posted:
  • Function
  • Job Family
    Laboratory Operations
  • Remote
  • Position Type
    Regular Full-Time
  • Shift

Job Description

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. 

  • Performs 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 Histotechnologist I.  
  • 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.  
  • Prepare solutions and reagents for special stain procedures.  
  • Obtain and validate control 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.  
  • Provide training and guidance to Histotechnicians/Histotechnologists, students and lab aides.  
  • 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 documents all quality control activities; has the ability to recognize outliers and correct them.  
  • Differentiate acceptable and unacceptable processing, embedding, cutting and staining of tissue specimens.   
  • May be required to develop, execute, or validate new procedures.  
  • Capable of identifying problems that may affect test performance or reporting of test results and resolve or immediately report to histology supervisor/manager, technical supervisor or director.   
  • Capable of completing daily, routine histology functions without supervision.  
  • 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.  
  • AA or AS degree or equivalent training and experience
  • 1-3 years experience as a Histotechnician
  • Special Requirements: HT (ASCP) or HTL (ASCP)