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Histotechnician I

Category Laboratory Location Tampa, Florida Job function Operations Job family Laboratory Operations
Shift Night Employee type Regular Full-Time Work mode On-site

Histotechnician I - Tampa,FL - Monday - Friday 10:00pm-6:30am

The Histotechnician I position is an entry level position for individuals with previous histology or other laboratory experience (i.e., laboratory assistant, cytology prep tech, etc.).  The individual will receive on the job training to perform specific technical histology functions under the general supervision of a qualified histotechnicianII / histotechnologist or higher. This position can also be used for individuals who recently graduated a NACCLS accredited histotechnology program and have not obtained their ASCP certification.

  • Under general supervision and according to policies and procedures, performs limited activities involved in the preparation of slides, for microscopic evaluation by pathologist(s)
  • Process paperwork associated with accessioning and reporting.
  • Performs limited embedding and microtomy under direct supervision.
  • Prepare slides for routine Hematoxylin and Eosin staining.
  • Graduates of a NAACLS accredited histotechnology program can perform special stains.
  • Perform coverslipping of stained slides either manually or automated.
  • 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 non-complex equipment.
  • Perform filing of finished blocks and slides.
  • Ensure all corporate safety, quality control and quality assurance standards are met.
  • Ensure compliance with all local, federal, CMS and CAP regulations.
  • Maintain a clean and well-organized work area.
  • Other duties, as assigned by supervisor.


Required Work Experience:

1 year of experience in a histology or related laboratory setting

Preferred Work Experience:

Previous experience as a histotechnician

Physical and Mental Requirements:

Ability to sit and/or stand for long periods of time


Basic medical terminology



High School Diploma or Equivalent(Required)
Some College Courses

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



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