HISTOLOGY TECHNOLOGIST - 1st Shift, Monday through Friday, 8:00am to 4:30pm
Duke University

Durham, North Carolina

Posted in Education and Training

Job Info

Occupational Summary

Perform routine histopathological tests in a clinical laboratory for use in the treatment and diagnosis of disease.

Work Performed

Perform routine and special paraffin sections of surgical and autopsy tissue for microscopic examination in the dia gnosis and treatment of disease. Examine and describe routine surgical specimens for histologic preparation. Prepare equipment and reagents for processing, embedding, microtome cutting and mounting of tissue; perform routine and special staining techniques. Label, file, discard and maintain records of tissue samples and containers, tissue processing cassettes, final paraffin blocks and slides. Label and record slides of specimens received; provide specimens for microscopic examination and diagnosis by the pathologist. Obtain and log specimens from the operating rooms and other areas as required. Perform frozen cryostat sectioning. Set up equipment, instruments, reagents and apparatus for specific laboratory techniques. Perform various Quality Control procedures to maintain compliance with internal and external regulations. Utilize various hospital information systems and software. Perform other related duties incidental to the work described herein.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

Demonstrated competency in histological laboratory skills. Ability to perform assigned tasks on routine and special material.

Level Characteristics


Minimum Qualifications


BS/BA in Science required. Registered or registry eligible as Histology Technologist ASCP (American Society for Clinical Pathology). Minimum educational or experience requirements may be modified on a case by case basis at the discretion of the CLIA director as long as minimal CLIA requirements are met by the employee for the tasks being performed.


One year lab experience with BS/BA in Science. No experience needed for NAACLS (National Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Sciences) Program.

Degrees, Licensures, Certifications

Registered or registry eligible as Histology Technologist ASCP with a commitment to certify within 18 months.

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