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Histotechnologist I - ABQ, NM

Histotechnologist I - ABQ, NM

Job Description

The Journey Begins with you.

There's quite a distance between wondering and knowing. And for patients waiting for answers to important health questions, it's a road they want to travel as quickly as possible.

At Quest Diagnostics Incorporated, we understand urgency. But more than speed, we focus our energies on accuracy. Currently, we seek a Histotechnologist 1 in Albuquerque, NM.

Work Schedule: Monday - Friday8 am - 5 pm

AA or AS degree or equivalent training and experience

Work Experience:
1-3 years experience as a Histotechnician Special Requirements: HT (ASCP) or HTL (ASCP)



1. Perform routine and non-routine activities involved in the preparation of slides for microscopic evaluation by pathologist(s), according to policies and procedures.
2. Capable of performing all of the duties/responsibilities of a Histotechnician I and II.
3. Ensure proper accessioning and labeling of all tissue samples.
4. Process paperwork associated with accessioning and reporting.
5. Ensure proper tissue processing.
6. Embed processed tissue in paraffin.
7. Perform microtomy of embedded tissue.
8. Prepare slides for routine Hematoxylin and Eosin staining.
9. Perform cover slipping of stained slides either manually or automated.
10. Prepare solutions and reagents for special stain procedures.
11. Obtain and validate tissue used in special stains.
12. Perform all special stain procedures.
13. May prepare solutions and reagents for IHC procedures.
14. May obtain and validate control material used in IHC procedures.
15. May perform IHC testing.
16. Perform filing of finished blocks and slides.
17. Perform routine maintenance and cleaning of equipment and troubleshoot minor equipment failures. Document remedial actions such as repairs or repeated tests.
18. Provide training and guidance to Histotechnicians, students and lab aides.
19. Adhere to laboratory's quality control policies and document all quality control activities.
20. Ensure all corporate safety, quality control and quality assurance standards are met.
21. Ensure compliance with all local, federal, CLIA and CAP regulations.
22. Maintain a clean and well-organized work area.
23. Other duties, as assigned by supervisor.


AA or AS degree or equivalent training and experience

Work Experience:
1-3 years experience as a Histotechnician Special Requirements: HT (ASCP) or HTL (ASCP)

Key Word Search: accession, label, Hematoxylin, Eosin, staining, reporting, coverslip, stain, IHC, troubleshoot.

How To Apply

Please Log In or Register to Upload a Resume and complete the online Application. Because of the large number of applicants to job openings, Quest Diagnostics will only contact candidates to be interviewed

Closing Statement

Quest Diagnostics has many career opportunities for individuals whose talent, initiative and dedication will complement our belief that the patient comes first and that values do matter. We work to earn our customers trust every day by providing the highest quality diagnostic information services in a professional, accessible and informative way. Our workforce is diverse and talented and believes in our vision: "Empowering Better Health with Diagnostic Insights."

[All requirements are subject to possible modifications to reasonably accommodate individuals with disabilities.]

Quest Diagnostics is an Equal Opportunity Employer: Women / Minorities / Veterans / Disabled.

*CB* REQ# 3728349

Job Requirements


Job Snapshot

Employment Type Full-Time
Job Type Information Technology, Sales, Training, Education
Education Not Specified
Experience Not Specified
Manages Others Not Specified
Industry Healthcare - Health Services, Accounting - Finance
Required Travel Not Specified
Job ID 3728349
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Histotechnologist I - ABQ, NM

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