Apr 29, 2021

Histotechnologist - Dermatology

  • The University of Kansas Hospital
  • Kansas City, KS, USA
Full time

Job Description

Position Title

Histotechnologist - Dermatology

Medical Pavilion

Position Summary / Career Interest:

A Histotechnologist with our Dermatology Clinic are members of the laboratory team who prepare tissue specimens for evaluation by preparing glass stained slides of human tissue for microscopic examination. A Pathologist then uses these complex techniques to establish and confirm a patient diagnosis. The tasks performed by the histotechnologist require patience, mechanical ability and a strong knowledge of the biological sciences. There are five intricate steps which include: 1) Grossing/Fixation, 2) Processing, 3) Embedding, 4)Sectioning and 5) Staining; each an integral part of the histotechnologists' job.

Position Description:

  • Orient tissue samples during embedding process, performs microtomy, stains tissue samples, and performs histochemical stains
  • Maintains, operates, troubleshoots instrumentation issues and completes appropriate documentation.
  • Disposes of biohazardous materials, chemical waste, sharps, and other potential hazardous materials according to policy.
  • Demonstrates technical competence with LIS, EMR, and PC.
  • Participates in quality assurance and quality improvement activities. Participates in proficiency testing and records results in a timely manner according to laboratory policy.
  • Follows regulatory, accreditation, safety and hospital standards. Adheres to all policies and procedures. Participates in inspection readiness.
  • Maintains an adequate inventory of all supplies. Accurately prepares, labels, and stores reagents, controls, and specimens for analysis.
  • Completes continuing education and submits appropriate documentation where applicable. Participate in orienting new employees to the section.
  • Other duties as assigned.

*Must be able to perform the professional, clinical and or technical competencies of the assigned unit or department.

*Note: These statements are intended to describe the essential functions of the job and are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities. Skills and duties may vary dependent upon your department or unit. Other duties may be assigned as required.



  • HT/HTL ASCP registration (or eligible) and completed within 6 mos of hire


  • High school graduate and completion of a NAACLS accredited Histotechnology program OR

    AA degree or 60 semester hours from an accredited college or university with a combination of 12 semester hours in biology and chemistry and 1 full year of recent experience in histopathology.

  • May grandfather into this position with high school education only if working in a Histology Laboratory prior to January 2, 2005.

  • Technical/Professional Training/Degree in Histotechnology


  • Bachelor's Degree

Time Type:

Full time

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