Histo Assistant: 40 Hours Per Week (AM)

Histology Chicago, Illinois


Ascension St. Joseph - Chicago

Location: 2900 N. Lakeshore Drive Chicago, IL 60657  
Shift: 7:30 AM - 4:00 PM; Start Times and days may change based on the needs of the department 
FTE:   1.0   
We are a highly reliable scientific organization building a culture of service. Our commitment advances the health, wellness and continuity of care in the communities we serve. We are one of the largest integrated laboratory networks serving hospitals in the Midwest region. Our network includes 32 hospitals and multiple physician offices.       

This individual is responsible for accessioning and preparing specimens for gross examination, maintaining logs and preparing specimens for transport to the histology laboratory. He/she may perform routine and limited special stains for immediate diagnosis. Other duties include weighing and measuring specimens, assisting with the gross, embedding specimens, operating the tissue processor and cutting. He/she will also assist with fine needle aspirates, biopsies, frozen sections, autopsies and cytological specimen preparation and staining to provide data in the functioning of tissue and organs, causes and/or progress of disease. Clerical duties include completing histology computer work, gathering workload data as requested by supervisor and maintaining adequate inventory of supplies as indicated by supervisor. This individual shall maintain a healing environment for employees and patients with a spirit of caring and concern as incorporated in the philosophy of our Catholic healthcare systems while performing all job functions.  


High school diploma or GED Equivalent required.  

Previous laboratory experience preferred.  

Documented training appropriate for testing and duties in specific Anatomic Pathology area.