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Traveling Histology Technician

Based out of one of our three labs: Phoenix, AZ | Salt Lake City, UT | Port Charlotte, FL

Day shift while at base lab
Travel up to 50%
$28 to $36/hour
Up to $2,000 sign-on bonus for qualified candidates
Relocation assistance available

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 perform glass-slide preparation for digital scanning and analysis. This position will be based in one of our three labs and travel as needed to support the other labs.

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
  • Prepares slides for digital scanning and/or send-outs as requested
  • Adheres to laboratory quality-control policies by documenting all quality-control 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 procedure on laboratory equipment according to SOP and manufacturer recommendations
  • Maintain direct communication and follow-up to all necessary patient care/laboratory tasks
  • Perform other duties as assigned by the histology manager

Knowledge, 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 the diagnostic quality of staining processes so that essential features of tissue sections can be properly defined
  • Ability to travel up to 50% of the year and travel for up to four weeks at a time

Education and Experience

  • Associate degree in biology or another related science field (bachelor of science in biology or related science field preferred)
  • ASCP HT/HTL certified or eligibility to sit for the certification exam required (NOTE: Must meet state and federal requirements for the position and duties to be performed.)
  • Previous work in the histology field for one year (preferred)
  • At least one year of laboratory experience (preferred)