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Histotechnologist Job

Job Number: RIH14182

Job Title: 14hr/Days - Histotechnologist

Department: Anatomic Pathology - 1012953

Facility: Rhode Island Hospital

Location: Providence, RI

Associates degree in Applied Science or equivalent education and experience as defined by CLIA standards. National certification (or eligible) in Histology by ASCP or equivalent.

Knowledge of histochemistry and of the various techniques and procedures for preparing and processing tissue specimens for microscopic evaluation. Analytical ability to troubleshoot instrumentation and quality control problems; to evaluate new procedures; to identify techniques to meet special case requirements, etc. Ability to manipulate and mount microscopic tissues and sections onto slides and to operate rotary microme. Ability to perform gross and microscopic examinations of histological slides for quality control purposes. Interpersonal and communication skills to effectively interact with Pathologists. Demonstrated knowledge and skills necessary to provide care patients with consideration of aging processes, human development stages and cultural patterns in each step of the care process. EXPERIENCE: Experience in a clinical histology laboratory demonstrating familiarity with a wide range of histologic specimens and procedures normally acquired through clinical training.


Under the general supervision of a laboratory manager and in accordance with established policies and procedures, prepares specimens of human body tissue and body fluids for microscopic evaluation by a pathologist in order to provide diagnostic information on diseases from surgical and post-mortem tissue specimens. Processes and prepares specimens for routine and some non-routine procedures.