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Histology Technician

Port Charlotte, FL (Relocation Assistance Available)

3rd Shift
$28 to $33/hour
Up to $1,000 sign-on bonus for qualified candidates

PathologyWatch offers a physician or laboratory the unique opportunity to partner with expert pathologists for the interpretation of specimens. PathologyWatch takes histologic slides from any location and digitally distributes the work across a network of highly skilled dermatopathologists. This results in a high-quality specialist interpretation with a faster turnaround time. We are a dynamic, cutting-edge company expanding artificial intelligence (AI) use in the medical field. PathologyWatch is a fast-growing company looking for a hard-working, ambitious, team-oriented individual, where your contributions will be recognized and rewarded.

Job Description

Under the general supervision of the laboratory manager, the histology technician will gross and preserve tissue specimens for sectioning and prepare glass slides for digital scanning and analysis.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Receive and accession anatomic pathology specimens and perform other routine technical procedures
  • Perform tissue grossing, fixation, processing, embedding, sectioning, and a
    variety of staining procedures as required
  • Prepare slides for digital scanning and/or send-outs as requested
  • Adhere to laboratory quality-control policies by documenting all activities while maintaining a clean and well-organized work area to prevent cross-contamination
  • Observe health and safety protocols during all cleanup procedures to minimize risks to self and coworkers
  • Perform preventive maintenance and quality-control procedures on laboratory equipment according to SOP and manufacturer recommendations
  • Maintain direct communication and follow up on all necessary patient care and laboratory tasks
  • Perform other duties as assigned by the histology manager


Skills and Abilities

  • Spatial ability to perceive three-dimensional and geometric relationships when cutting paraffin blocks and making embedding molds

  • Finger dexterity to manipulate the micro-thin tissue sections and mount them onto microscope slides

  • Color discrimination to verify diagnostic the quality of staining processes so essential features of tissue sections can be properly defined


Education and Experience

  • Associate’s degree in biology or another related science field (bachelor of science in biology or related science field preferred)
  • ASCP HT/HTL certifications or eligibility to sit for the certification exam required
  • Meet state and federal requirements for the position and performed duties
  • One year of histology experience (preferred)
  • At least one year of laboratory experience (preferred)