Jan 10, 2022

Histology Technician - Pathology

  • Providence
  • Fullerton, CA, USA

Job Description

We are looking for a Histology Technician for the Pathology Department at St. Jude Medical Center.

Location: Fullerton, CA

Work Schedule: On Call/ Per Diem

Shift: 8-hour, Days

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Job Summary:

Under the direction and supervision of the Administrative Director, Lab Manager or Supervisor, the Histology Technician will perform various technical, clerical, physical and quality assurance duties and tasks in the Histopathology lab as well as other areas of Surgical Pathology as requested. These duties include, but are not limited to: workload organizing, specimen accessioning, tissue processing, embedding cutting and staining. Will be responsible for maintaining high quality stain and slides to the satisfaction of the pathologists. Shows the ability to handle all tissue types and sizes.

Essential Functions:

  • Performs tissue embedding and microtomy, and prepares the microscopic slides for routine auto-staining and cover slipping.
  • Manually performs special stains for those cases needing additional work-up.
  • Performs the above duties with special regard to accuracy throughout the entire process.
  • Performs all duties in a timely manner, so that overtime is non-existent or minimized.
  • Records all necessary information in appropriate log books or log sheets.
  • Helps to maintain a clean and organized environment.
  • Communicates with the Laboratory Management if instrumentation needs repairing or preventative maintenance.
  • Communicates with the Histology Lead when any problems arise regarding daily routines or when troubleshooting is needed.
  • Consistently uses universal precautions when performing daily duties.
  • Helps to monitor department supply inventory and communicates needs to the Histology Lead or Department Coordinator.
  • Is proficient with all tissue types and sizes.
  • Number of re-cuts is kept at a minimum.


  • Ability to interpret stain quality.
  • Ability to accurately embed, face and section any surgical block.
  • Demonstrates the ability to work well with others, communicate effectively with coworkers and physicians, and encourages/practices teamwork and cooperation.

Minimum Position Requirements:

Experience: 1 year experience as a Histology Technician in a Hospital Histology Lab or similar setting.

Preferred Position Qualifications:

Education: Associate's Degree in Science related field.

Experience: 2 years experience as a Histology Technician in a hospital environment.

St. Jude Medical Center is a faith-based, non-profit, 384-bed, tertiary care facility, and is one of Southern California's most-respected and technologically-advanced hospitals. With nearly 700 of the area's finest physicians on staff, St. Jude offers nearly every medical specialty and sub-specialty. Whether for the birth of a baby, life-saving surgery or a routine mammogram, St. Jude continues to set the standard for medical care and offers the community the most comprehensive array of services and programs.

St. Jude Medical Center provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability or genetics. In addition to federal law requirements, St. Jude Medical Center complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training.

Positions specified as “on call/per diem” refers to employment consisting of shifts scheduled on as “as needed basis” to fill in for staff vacancies.

Company: St. Jude Medical Center

Category: Histology Technologist

Req ID: R340401