Histotechnologist I at Quest Diagnostics

Posted in Other 8 days ago.

Location: Neptune City, New Jersey

Job Description:

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 whichdemand significant manual dexterity



Associates Degree(Required)
Bachelor's Degree

NAACLS accredited Histotechnology program
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