March 28, 2024

O2 Employment Services is working with a local Medical Practice who is looking for a Histology Technician. This is a full-time, long-term role in Redding, CA.
Compensation of the Histology Technician:
  •  $22- $25 per hour, depending on experience
  • Vision, dental, medical offered through O2
  • Monday-Friday 9:00am-6:00pm

Qualifications of the Histology Technician:
  • High level of integrity and professionalism
  • Ability to work accurately with close attention to detail
  • Excellent customer service
  • Associate degree in Histotechnology or related field
  • ASCP certification as a Histotechnician (HT) or Histotechnologist (HTL) is preferred
  • At least 2 years of experience as a Histology Technician in a clinical laboratory setting
  • Experience with histology instruments, including microtomes, embedding centers, and staining machines
  • Familiarity with laboratory safety protocols and procedures
  • Strong attention to detail and ability to follow precise instructions
  • Proficiency in sample preparation techniques, including fixation, processing, embedding, and sectioning
  • Ability to troubleshoot technical problems and identify potential issues with laboratory equipment
  • Proficiency in staining techniques, including H&E and special stains
  • Ability to work effectively in a team-oriented environment and communicate effectively with colleagues and superiors
  • Knowledge of laboratory information systems (LIS) and proficiency in computer skills
  • Ability to work independently, prioritize workload, and manage time efficiently
Responsibilities of the Histology Technician:
  • Log histology and cytology specimens into computer; label specimens and paperwork with accession number; stamp, date, initial and place specimens on appropriate grossing in table.
  • Stain and coverslip slides and distribute them to appropriate pathologists.
  • Type surgical numbers for individual slides and place number with Redding Pathologists' identification on slides.
  • File slides numerically in slide drawers; label drawers and take slide drawers to shed when full.
  • Label all frozen section slides and DNA slides with pencil and place in appropriate solution.
  • Make new formalin; label and fill formalin bottles.
  • Answer incoming phone calls, and fax reports.
  • Carry full alcohol, xylene and throwaway jugs to the storage shed and replace with empties.
  • Wash and dry containers and change automatic stainer solutions weekly.
  • Wash and rinse dirty glassware daily.
  • Clean and change solution on the tissue processor daily.
  • Pull and dump tissue to discard, neutralize formalin, check ph and document, clean containers and wash sink.
  • Embed tissue, write down surgical number, break out of mold and clean embedding center.
  • Scrape, sweep and pull sticky pads from cutting floor.
  • Clean cassette lids and processor baskets.
  • Set up and run special stains, make new solutions as needed.
  • Cut tissue on a forty-five (45) minute rotation, fme cutting special stains and bone marrow slides.
  • Cut slides for immunoproxidase staining, labeling and antigen retrieval. Make solutions and perform ph testing and antibody dilutions as needed.
  • Adhere to Company’s policies and support management decisions and goals in a positive, professional manner.
  • Other duties as assigned.
Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities, and activities may change at any time with or without notice.
O2 Employment Services is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities or sincerely held religious beliefs to perform the essential functions of the position. This job appears on the O2 Staffing job board and Simpson University job board. 
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