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Histotechnician I at Quest Diagnostics in Hays, Kansas

Posted in Other 30+ days ago.

Job Description:

Histotechnician I | Hays, KS

Monday to Friday 6:00AM - 2:30PM

$10,000 Sign On Bonus

*Proof of COVID-19 vaccination will be required - exemptions from vaccination requirement for medical and religious reasons will be considered if a conditional offer of employment is extended.

This position is an entry level position for performing the technical functions within the histopathology laboratory. The individual will work under general supervision of trained, certified histotechnicians and/or histotechnologists.


  • Day 1 Medical/Dental/Vision for FT

  • 15 PTO days first year + a free diversity day!

  • Annual Bonus Opportunity

  • 401K matching

  • Tuition Reimbursement for undergraduate and graduate programs for FT employees who work 30+ hours

  • Opportunities for career advancement

  • Training provided!

  • 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 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.

    • 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.

Job Requirements

  • AA or AS degree or equivalent training and experience

  • 1-3 years experience as a Histotechnician

  • Special Requirements: HT (ASCP) or HTL (ASCP)

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