Histology Tech II - Pathology FT Days

Laboratory 75200 - Laboratory Pathology Full-Time Days 8 Hour 0430


Under direct supervision, performs all steps required to process and prepare tissue slides for interpretation by the Pathologists.

Core Competencies

  • Embeds, cuts, stains and cover slips microtome sections for microscopic examination.
  • Performs preventative maintenance on equipment, documents PM appropriately, makes minor repairs and immediately contacts appropriate personnel for problems requiring repairs that are more complex. Follows-up to ensure repairs are completed.
  • Performs tasks required for routine and special stains according to established departmental procedure.
  • Prepares cytospins and needle aspirations.
  • Prepares renal biopsies for processing.
  • Assists with frozen sections.
  • Prepares specimens for transport to reference laboratories and storage.
  • Labels reagents and supplies with appropriate information.
  • Receives, restocks, delivers supplies, and notifies appropriate personnel of potential and/or actual stock shortages while maintaining appropriate inventory to ensure all required work can be performed.
  • Performs validation of new antibodies and tests. Stores documents and slides for future reference appropriately.
  • Disposes chemical and laboratory waste according to established procedures.
  • Disposes of samples according to department specimen retention policy.
  • Maintains quality assurance functions for the histology department.
  • Demonstrates an active problem solving attitude & positive approach to all aspects of job

  • Maintains safe work area by observing all safety procedures and reporting any unsafe conditions or practices to the appropriate personnel.
  • Participates in hospital performance improvement activities (kaizens, lean initiatives) when appropriate.

Department Specific Competencies


Additional Information
High School Diploma, GED or Higher Education


Number of Years ExperienceType of Experience
Additional Information
Two years or more of current and progressive histology/pathology experience.

License / Certification Requirements

ASCP registration or Canadian RT certification in Histotechnology.