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Mohs Technician/Histotechnician

Posted: 21-Mar-2017

Position Title: Mohs Technician/Histotechnician
Location: Long Beach, CA

Employer Name/Details
Laser Skin Care Center Dermatology Associates

Job Description
Under direct supervision of the Mohs surgeon, the Mohs technician will perform frozen sectioning for Mohs Surgery cases assisting the dermatologist in properly mapping, prepping, sectioning, and staining the skin tissue stages during the surgery day. Minimum of 2 years as a Clinical Mohs Technician

Instructions for applying
Please apply on indeed.com

Minimum education: College Degree in Biological Sciences. Associate in Science or Bachelors in Science.


Staff Histologist

Posted: 08-Mar-2017

Position Title: Staff Histologist
Location: Irvine, CA

Job Purpose:
Processes, embeds and sections a variety of human and non-human tissues to support Lab Service projects. Works expeditiously to supply sections in the required timeframe pertaining to specific projects. Operates laboratory equipment including, tissue processor, embedding station, water baths, microtomes, cryostat, ovens etc. Cuts frozen sections as required. Performs a wide variety of special staining as required. Completes and maintains CAP/CLIA documentation. Monitors inventory and re-orders as required. May perform some IHC under direction of other Lab Services team members.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  1. Process tissue samples including processing, embedding and cutting.
  2. Cut frozen sections per project requirements.
  3. Stain tissue samples as required by specific projects, including H&E and special stains.
  4. Works at high rate of throughput and highest standard of quality in support of Lab Services projects.
  5. Completes all required CAP/CLIA documents for instrument use and maintenance.
  6. Monitors essential Histology inventory and places orders as required.
  7. Maintains and builds tissue bank to provide control material for Lab Services projects includes designing and building TMA’s.
  8. Other duties as assigned.

Competencies Knowledge, Skill, Abilities, Attributes

  • Qualified as Histotechnologist with at least 3 years’ experience.
  • Extensive experience in a high throughput laboratory working to critical timelines.
  • Must have demonstrated know how to run instrumentation used for processing, embedding, cutting and staining of tissue sections.
  • Must have demonstrated ability to perform a variety of special stains.
  • Must be familiar with the requirements of CAP/CLIA Accreditation standards.
  • Must perform to highest standards of quality.
  • Must be detail oriented, precise and consistent.

Experience, Education, Certification

  • HT/HTL qualification.
  • Be certified by the American Society for Clinical Pathology Board of Registry.
  • Experience in either a research or reference laboratory setting handling human and non-human tissues.

To apply, please email your resume to:

Sharon Combs
Sr. Human Resources Administrator


Histotechnician / Histotechnologist

Posted: 16-Feb-2017

Position Title: Histotechnician / Histotechnologist
Location: West Dermatology/Las Vegas Skin & Cancer Clinics - Placentia, CA

Job Summary:
The West Dermatology Pathology Laboratory is seeking a Certified Histotechnician or Histotechnologist. Competitive salary and benefits. Growth opportunities and leadership ancillary duties possible based your education and training.

Key Competencies:
Demonstrated in-depth knowledge and understanding of all technical aspects in the areas of histology and pathology, laboratory techniques, and quality control. Demonstrated ability to embed, cut, stain, and mount tissue specimens following established polices and procedures and laboratory standards. Strong interpersonal skills for interacting with superiors, peers, physicians, and others. Strong organizational and computer skills. Must pass a color vision test.

A minimum of two years working as a Histotechnician or Histotechnologist. Grossing experience is a plus.

Histotechnologist (HTL, ASCP) or Histotechnician (HT, ASCP) certification required. Associate’s or Bachelor’s Degree in Science or related field.

West Dermatology offers a comprehensive and affordable benefits package including medical, dental, vision, 401(k), short term disability, long term disability, and other voluntary products.

West Dermatology is an equal-opportunity employer.

Job Type: Full-time

Minimum Required education:
Associate's Degree

Instructions for applying:
To be considered for this position, please go to: https://home.eease.adp.com/recruit/?id=15540211 to submit your resume.



Posted: 13-Jan-2017

Position Title: Histotechnician
Location: California

HISTOTECHNICIAN for State-of-the-art PATHOLOGY LAB – California

The most progressive in instruments and technology
JCAHO accredited
Devoted to excellence in patient care, education and research

Located in a community with breathtaking surrounding scenery and short distance to California Coast. Beautiful sunsets, walkways, and ideally situated offering employees affordable housing options. Perfect weather all year, universities and community colleges, restaurants, coffee shops, art galleries, taverns with outdoor music, running/biking trails, rock climbing

This organization focuses on Pay, Benefits, & Incentives along with Staff Development & Growth
If you are seeking to work amongst high-level healthcare professionals, this is the place to be.
It’s a team-oriented department where there is true support amongst each other.  
Come and grow with us, and bring your career to the next level!


  • Accessioning, grossing, processing, embedding, routine staining
  • Manual and automated special staining, Manual and automated immunohistochemistry staining techniques
  • Frozen sectioning
  • Quality control and quality assurance
  • Perform simple maintenance on histology instruments
  • Career development and advancement

COMPENSATION: top dollar in California!

  • Mid of the Salary Range is ~$40/hour (range up to $47/hour)
  • Fully benefited includes medical, dental, vision, 401(k)


  • Qualified in Immunohistochemistry

Please reach for further details. 

Patty Wyatt - patty@clinipost.com / direct 469.626.5161


Histology Technician

Posted: 12-Jan-2017

Job Title: Histology Technician
Company Name: Northwest Pathology (NWP)
Status: Nonexempt
Supervises: NA
Reports to: Histology Supervisor

Job Summary

The Histology Technician performs routine and specialized laboratory procedures to support the production of microscopic slides for diagnostic purposes.

Essential Job Duties

  1. Demonstrates timelines and skill in appropriate paraffin embedding procedure.
  2. Appropriately prepares paraffin block microtomy; demonstrating knowledge and skill of proper use of a microtome; follows cutting guides and ensures that tissue is mounted on the appropriately labeled slide.
  3. Selects appropriate positive controls and demonstrates proficiency in performing Special Stains and the preparation of reagent and staining solutions.
  4. Utilizes Laboratory Information System to generate work lists, labels and to order tests as required.
  5. Performs Quality control by documenting the results of positive and negative control results.
  6. Performs instrument maintenance and records temperatures.
  7. Assists in training new employees or co-workers in laboratory tasks.
  8. Supports in developing, standardizing, evaluating, and modifying procedures and techniques used in the Histology laboratory.
  9. Organizes daily blocks for cutting and long-term storage.
  10. Maintains work area cleanliness.
  11. Restocks supplies.
  12. Performs other duties as assigned.

Performs other duties as assigned and may also assist others to complete tasks and work assignments.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  1. Ability to recognize and orient specimens appropriately; insure proper staining of microscopic slides.
  2. Ability to use, read, and comprehend the English language.
  3. Proficient in the use of histology machines, tools and their maintenance.
  4. Excellent communication skills (both written and verbal).
  5. Ability to interact and build a team environment, collaboratively working together to solve issues.
  6. Ability to multitask and meet daily workload demands.
  7. Understanding and use of personal protective equipment and universal precautions.
  8. Strong client service proclivity including client/physician needs assessment, meeting quality standards for services and evaluating client/physician satisfaction; determining cause of errors and how to resolve issues.
  9. Understanding of arithmetic/algebra, basic anatomy and chemistry are beneficial.

Education and Experience:

  1. High School Diploma or equivalent (GED) required.
  2. One year of experience working in an Anatomic Pathology laboratory setting is preferred.

Licenses and Certificates:

  • HT or HTL (ASCP) certified, registry eligible or relevant experience preferred.
  • A current Washington State driver’s license required for occasional client services.

Working Conditions

Incumbent will be exposed to chemicals and requires the use of personal protection equipment and universal precautions.

Physical Requirements

Manual/wrist/finger dexterity for fast, simple and repeated movement required for embedding and microtomy; near vision for accuracy of tissue embedding and microtomy; aptitude to be exacting in repetitive tasks; ability to sit for long periods of time; ability to hear and respond to alarms and buzzers; ability to lift up to 25 pound boxes of supplies.


Interested individuals should contact:

Jeremy Johnston, BS, HT, QIHC
Laboratory Manager
Northwest Pathology
3614 Meridian Street, Suite 100
Bellingham, WA 98225
Phone: 360-527- 4513 Fax: 360-734- 3818
Email: Jeremy.Johnston@nwpathology.com
Web: www.nwpathology.com



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