California Society for Histotechnology

A Continuing Education Program

Employment Opportunities in Histotechnology

Histologic Technician II

June 14, 2022

Job Title: Histologic Technician II

Location: Sacramento, California

Employer Name: Kaiser Permanente

Employer Website:

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Histologic Technician II – On-Call Sacramento, California

Under the general direction of the Pathologist or Laboratory Manager, performs immunohistochemical stains and all other special procedures as required. Cuts, embebs, and stains histology specimens.

Essential Responsibilities:

  • Performs tasks related to fixation and processing of specimens.

  • Cuts, prepares, and stains slides from histology specimens.

  • Correctly prepares special stains, immunohistochemistry stains and solutions.

  • Performs Quality Control on all stained slides.

  • Orders reagents, antibodies, and tool parts to ensure adequate supplies for the work.

  • May train new employees and students as assigned.

  • Operates and Evaluates equipment and reagent systems. Maintains equipment with documentation and reports repairs to manager.

  • Also maintains logbooks, Block and slide files.

  • Keeps abreast with company's current policies and immunohistochemistry technical updates.

  • Writes and updates evaluation reports as well as procedures using the NCCLS format.

  • Perform other related duties as assigned.

Basic Qualifications:


  • Minimum (12) twelve months of experience as histologic technician or completion of the 12 month Histology training.


  • Associate's degree in science.

License, Certification, Registration

  • Certified as a Histologic Technician or Histologic Technologist by the American Society of Clinical Pathologists (ASCP) or the equivalent society, as approved by the Chief of Pathology.

Additional Requirements:

  • Must demonstrate aptitude for work as Histologic Technician to the Chief of Pathology's satisfaction.

  • Demonstrated ability to perform all special stains, immunohistochemical stains used in the routine practice of pathology.

  • Demonstrated ability to perform histochemical stains and all other special procedures as required by the Chief of Pathology including knowledge of the biochemical nature of reaction.

  • Ability to read and comprehend simple instructions, short correspondence, and memos. Ability to write simple correspondence.

  • Ability to effectively present information in one-on-one and small group situations to customers, clients, and other employees of the organization.

  • Previous experience with lab information systems

  • Must be willing to work in a Labor Management Partnership environment.

Instructions for applying

For immediate consideration, please visit for complete qualifications and job submission details, referencing job number 1049027.

Kaiser Permanente is an equal opportunity employer committed to a diverse and inclusive workforce. Applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy), age, sexual orientation, national origin, marital status, parental status, ancestry, disability, gender identity, veteran status, genetic information, other distinguishing characteristics of diversity and inclusion, or any other protected status. External hires must pass a background check/drug screen. Qualified applicants with arrest and/or conviction records will be considered for employment in a manner consistent with federal and state laws, as well as applicable local ordinances, including but not limited to the San Francisco and Los Angeles Fair Chance Ordinances. This position supports Kaiser Permanente’s code of conduct and compliance by adhering to all laws and regulations, accreditation and licensure requirements, and internal policies and procedures.

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Mohs Surgery Histotech

Posted on May 8, 2022

Job Title: Mohs Surgery Histotech

Location: Oakland, CA

Employer Name: Dermatology Center of the East Bay

Employer Website:

Job Description


  • Receives and labels incoming specimens

  • Properly grosses tissue, inks, embeds and prepares frozen sections

  • Performs initial assessment under the microscope to ensure that complete epidermal and deep margins are present

  • Reports deviations from norm or any abnormalities to the Mohs surgeon for further investigation

  • Documents daily equipment maintenance and temperature checks

  • Reports any needed repairs to the Office Manager

  • Performs quality assurance testing as specified in the lab manual

  • Orders reagents and all other lab materials to ensure adequate supplies

  • Maintains logbook and storage of slides

  • Maintains lab procedures in compliance with CLIA and State of California regulations


  • 2 years of experience as a Histotech and proficiency in Mohs surgery cutting and staining techniques.

  • Ability to troubleshoot inconsistencies in the slides independently.


  • Associate of Science degree. License, Certification, Registration

  • Certified Histologic Technician or Histologic Technologist by the American Society of Clinical Pathologists (ASCP) or equivalent society

  • Ability to work in a fast-paced Mohs department

Preferred Days of the week: Mondays and Thursdays

Typical Schedule: 7:30a-2p

Cases per day: 4-6

Cryostat Model: Leica CM 1520 Cryostat

Stainer: Thermostat Linistat Linear 60Hz 14 station

Compensation Range: $30-$35

Position's Employer: Ani Tajirian, MD

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