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Histology Technician

University of Utah
Utah, United States
Salary Not specified
Date posted
Jun 19, 2024

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Histology Technician

Job Summary

Performs special staining and complex procedures necessary in preparing specimens of human or animal tissue for diagnoses.

Identifies significant tissue elements microscopically to determine quality of staining. Prepares special stains, enzyme histochemical and immunoflourescent procedures and other techniques to aid or facilitate diagnoses on tissue specimens including frozen skin sections and kidney biopsies. Prepares dyes and solutions in order to perform special or complex procedures. Identifies and determines tissue specimens and embeds them in desired media for an accurate diagnoses. Performs microtomy to render quality sections for diagnoses. Maintains lab work area by performing preventative maintenance on instruments and equipment and keeping the work area. clean and orderly.Work Environment and Level of Frequency that may be required:Nearly Continuously: Office environment.Often: Infectious disease, oils (there is air or skin exposure to oils or other cutting fluids), exposure to animals, hazards (includes a variety of physical conditions, such as proximity to moving mechanical parts, moving vehicles, electrical current, working on scaffolding and high places, or exposure to chemicals).Physical Requirements and Level of Frequency that may be requiredNearly Continuously: Hearing, listening, talking.Often: Repetitive hand motion (such as typing), walking, standing, sitting.Seldom: Bending, reaching overhead.

Minimum Qualifications
Associate degree in a biological science or equivalency (one year of education can be substituted for two years of related work experience) required; demonstrated human relations and effective communication skills are also required.

American Society of Clinical Pathologist (ASCP) certification as a Histology Technician is preferred.

Applicants must demonstrate the potential ability to perform the essential functions of the job as outlined in the position description.


Special Instructions
Position is a flex position that is determined based on business needs and demands.

Requisition Number: PRN14928N
Full Time or Part Time? Part Time
Work Schedule Summary: part time position 8 to 19 hours per week.
Department: 00870 - Ophthalmology-Research
Location: Campus
Pay Rate Range: 18.41 to 26.73
Close Date:
Open Until Filled:

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