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Histotechnologist in Richmond, VA at Apex Life Sciences

Date Posted: 11/28/2018

Job Snapshot

  • Employee Type:
    Full-Time
  • Location:
    Richmond, VA
  • Job Type:
  • Experience:
    Not Specified
  • Date Posted:
    11/28/2018
  • Job ID:
    903602

Job Description


Apex Life Sciences currently has 2 openings for Histotechnologists with one of Virginia's largest research university/medical centers.

This position is responsible for preparing histologic slides from human tissue sections for microscopic examination and diagnosis.

If interested in this role, please email Kristin Reynolds, Account Manager kreynolds@apexlifesciences.com and reference job ID 903602 

Company Details: Large, research university and teaching hospital. Free tuition for continuing education, room for advancement and career longevity. 

Culture/Team: Safety is a primary cultural focus of this organization. They believe in creating safe workplace habits to foster productivity, collaboration and growth.

Compensation and Benefits: Dependent on experience: 50-90K Salary

As a contract employee of Apex, you’d be eligible for Health, Dental, Vision and Life Insurance; Short Term Disability; Hospitalization Coverage; Direct Deposit; Weekly Pay Periods; Training and Development Programs; Corporate Discounts/Perks and our Referral Program.

Job Details:

  • Exercises independent judgment in dealing with procedural and technical problems.
  • Examines slides and/or blocks to ensure tissue preparation is meeting laboratory requirements.
  • Trains or directs Laboratory Assistants and Histology Technicians engaged in laboratory testing and processing techniques.
  • Prepares sections of human tissue for microscopic examination and patient diagnosis, using techniques to gross (dissect tissue), embed (orient specimen in paraffin block), section (cut thin sections of tissue), stain (enhance contrast of tissue and highlight specific features of interest with routine hematoxylin and eosin stains), and mount tissue (adhere tissue onto glass slides), from surgical procedures.
  • Performs recuts and additional stains including special and immunohistochemistry stains, as requested by a Pathologist.
  • Operates computerized laboratory equipment to fix, dehydrate, and infiltrate with wax, tissue specimens to be preserved for study by Pathologist.
  • May label requisitions, specimen containers, cassettes and/or slides and affixes coverslip to slides.
  • Maintains laboratory equipment and tracks all routine maintenance and quality controls performed.
  • Files, retrieves, and distributes blocks, slides, and pathology reports.
  • Operates, cleans, and sterilizes laboratory equipment, glassware, instruments, and workstation.
  • Disposes of hazardous chemical waste per regulatory guidelines.
  • Maintains strictest confidentiality.
  • Complies with all State, Federal, professional regulations as well as company and departmental rules, polices, and procedural manuals.
  • Adherence to CAP, CLIA, State Regulations, HIPAA, Safety and OSHA Regulations.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

Education/Licensure/Certification:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in the field of Laboratory Science or equivalent under the Clinical Laboratory Improvement Amendments (CLIA) guidelines of high complexity testing.
  • Certified by the American Society of Clinical Pathologists (ASCP).
  • Minimum two years of experience in Pathology or Histotechnology.

EEO Employer

Apex is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. Apex will consider qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with the requirements of applicable law. If you have visited our website in search of information on employment opportunities or to apply for a position, and you require an accommodation in using our website for a search or application, please contact our Employee Services Department at 844-463-6178.

EEO Employer

Apex is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. Apex will consider qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with the requirements of applicable law. If you have visited our website in search of information on employment opportunities or to apply for a position, and you require an accommodation in using our website for a search or application, please contact our Employee Services Department at 844-463-6178.




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