Quest Diagnostics
Histotechnologist I *$7,500 Sign on Bonus* req78675
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Location: US-CO-Denver Map
Posted: 11/12/2021
Closing: 12/11/2021
Degree: Not Specified
Type: Full-Time
Experience: Not Specified
Quest Diagnostics
Job description

Position: Histotechnologist I *7,500 Sign on bonus*

Location: Denver, CO 

Schedule: Mon-Fri 10pm-6:30am

JOB RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • 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.

  • Ensure proper accessioning and labeling of all tissue samples.

  • Process paperwork associated with accessioning and reporting.

  • Ensure proper tissue processing.

  • Embed processed tissue in paraffin.

  • Perform microtomy of embedded tissue.

  • Prepare slides for routine Hematoxylin and Eosin staining.

  • Perform cover slipping of stained slides either manually or automated.

  • Prepare solutions and reagents for special stain procedures.

  • Obtain and validate tissue used in special stains.

  • Perform all special stain procedures.

  • May prepare solutions and reagents for IHC procedures.

  • May obtain and validate control material used in IHC procedures.

  • May perform IHC testing.

  • Perform filing of finished blocks and slides.

  • 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.

  • 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.

JOB REQUIREMENTS:

Education:

  • AA or AS degree or equivalent training and experience

Work Experience:

  • 1-3 years experience as a Histotechnician Special Requirements: HT (ASCP) or HTL (ASCP)

Physical and Mental Requirements:  

  • Ability to stay focused under stressful conditions

  • Can receive constructive feedback

  • Respond to unexpected change without loss of motivation

  • Can work with a team with diversified backgrounds

  • Accept additional responsibilities with a positive attitude

  • Self-discipline

  • Ability for tolerance and stamina

  • Ability to sit in one position for long periods of time.

  • Good motor skills.

  • Hand eye coordination

  • Ability to maintain repetitive motion tasks.

Key Word Search: Histology,   IHC, Grossing, Embedding, Microtomy, Histotechnician, Histotechnologist

Hourly Wage Estimate: $22.77-37.55 base

Benefits Information: We are proud to offer best-in-class benefits and programs to support employees and their families in living healthy, happy lives. Our pay and benefit plans have been designed to promote employee health in all respects – physical, financial, and developmental. Some of the benefits offered include:
 Medical/Prescription Drugs
 Dental
 Vision
 Flexible Spending Accounts (FSAs)
 Supplemental Health Plans
 401(k) Plan – Company match dollar-for-dollar up to 5%
 Employee Stock Purchase Plan (ESPP)
 Supplemental Life Insurance
 Dependent Life Insurance
 Short- and Long-Term Disability buy-up
 Blueprint for Wellness
 Emotional Well-Being Resources
 Educational Assistance
 Paid Time Off (PTO) / Health Time
 Variable Compensation Plans

Histotechnologist I *$7,500 Sign on Bonus* req78675