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Histology Tech - HT/HTL
Ref No.: 19-00675
Category: Biotechnology
Location: Skyline, Minnesota
The Histology Tech (HT/HTL) is responsible for obtaining and preparing tissue specimens from various body tissues to perform microscopic examination. This position performs and demonstrates proficiency and understanding of grossing the specimen, fixation, cutting, mounting on slides and staining of tissue samples for the Pathologist to examine. The Histology Technician is responsible for prioritizing testing procedures and completing those procedures in an accurate and timely manner and maintaining proper and accurate records of all tests done in accordance with established policies, procedures and regulations.

  • Accessioning and grossing the tissue which includes measuring, inking and cutting, and entering the information into the computer under the patient name.
  • Processing and embedding tissues.
  • Cutting the tissues on a microtome and mounting on slides for staining.
  • H&E stains using an automated stainer or by hand.
  • Special Stains using an automated stainer or by hand.
  • Immunohistochemistry (IHC) staining using an automated stainer or by hand.
  • Daily maintenance of all equipment.
  • Routine filing of slides and blocks.
  • Other related duties as assigned

  • Associate's or Bachelor's Degree in science related field is required.
  • Must be in the process of obtaining or registered as a Histotechnician or Histotechnologist by ASCP.
  • Previous work experience as a Histotech.
  • Must have knowledge of anatomy and tissue pathology.