Histology Technician

Providence Health & Services Anchorage , AK 99501

Posted 2 months ago

Providence is calling a Histology Technician II (Anatomic Pathology, Day Shift, 1.0 FTE - 40 hours a week) to Providence Alaska Medical Center in Anchorage, Alaska. We are a community of caregivers delivering every day on our Mission to provide compassionate care that is accessible for all - especially those who are poor and vulnerable.

  • $2,500.00 Sign-On Bonus and Relocation*

Apply Today! Applicants that meet qualifications will receive a text with some additional questions from our Modern system.

In this position you will:

  • Perform histology procedures including embedding, cutting, mounting, and staining (routine, special and immunohistochemical) of surgical tissue specimens.

  • Cut tissue specimens appropriately and effectively while meeting priority needs and requests.

  • Generate and complete worksheets, temperature logs, workload entry and equipment maintenance logs.

  • File paraffin tissue blocks and slides, prepares materials for off-site storage.

  • Perform quality control tasks, puts away reagents and supplies and performs inventory as requested.

  • Use knowledge and experience to troubleshoot technical procedures within the area of training and experience.

  • Assist in the pathology office, gross area and cytology as necessary.

  • Communicate with physicians and coworkers regarding work in progress, quality issues, special requests, turn around times and other pertinent information.

  • Comply with lab and hospital safety procedures and practices Body Substance Isolation. Completes education necessary to maintain licensure or certification required for job.

  • Complete initial and annual Competency Plan for assigned job and department.

Required qualifications for this position include:

  • Associate's Degree from an accredited program with 12 semester (18 quarter hours) hours in biology and chemistry -OR- At least 60 semester hours (90 quarter hours) -OR- Completion of a certified histology program approved by the American Society of Clinical Pathologists (ASCP).

  • Current ASCP Histotechnician (HT) or Histotechnologist (HTL) certification.

  • One (1) year experience as a HT I or as a histotechnician / histotechnologist in a hospital histology lab or similar setting.

Preferred qualifications for this position include:

  • Two (2) years experience as a HT I or as a histotechnician / histotechnologist in a hospital histology lab or similar setting.

About Providence Alaska Medical Center

Providence Health & Services Alaska is among nation's best employers for healthy lifestyles! The National Business Group on Health, a non-profit association of large U.S. employers, has honored Providence Alaska for its commitment and dedication to promoting a healthy workplace and encouraging our caregivers (employees) and families to support and maintain healthy lifestyles. Mountain-Pacific Quality Health has awarded Providence Alaska Medical Center with its Quality Achievement Award for high-quality care in the areas of heart attack, heart failure, pneumonia and surgical infection prevention. This is the highest honor awarded by Mountain-Pacific.

As the state's largest hospital, Providence Alaska Medical Center provides full-service, comprehensive care to all Alaskans, a role unmatched by any other in the state. Within our community, you will find top notch ski resorts, kayaking, and wildlife. Enjoying the outdoors is just one of many reasons to live in and explore Alaska!

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Histology Technician

Providence Health & Services