Histology, Bench Technician, First Shift – No Weekends! | Permanent |

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Position & Client Overview:

A large, private hospital about 30 minutes from Palm Springs is seeking a histotechnician to work the first shift (5 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.) Monday through Friday.

The ideal candidate for this job will be a fast cutter with experience in IHC, Ventana BenchMark Ultra, as well as Epic.

With this position you will have your weekends free to explore the desert. This picturesque town offers it all: luxury amenities amongst beautiful, natural settings, stunning golf courses, spa resorts, world-class dining and too many outdoor activities to list with a stunning backdrop of the Coachella Valley and mountains. This is a perfect blend of relaxation and natural beauty. 

With all that, why not head toward this desert oasis and experience it for yourself?


Job Summary:

Perform routine specimen preparation which involves cutting various tissue types and mounting them on glass slides for examination under the microscope by the pathologist.

Nationally certified histotechnician experienced in receiving, processing, and preparing patient tissue specimens for microscopic examination and analysis by the pathologist. Able to perform complex histologic procedures, recognize deviations from expected results, and analyze and correct problems using scientific principles learned from NAACLS training and years of experience.

Skill Requirements:

  • Calibrate, operate, troubleshoot and maintain the equipment
  • Dexterity and good hand-eye coordination are required to collect and prepare specimens
  • Lab safety and infection prevention is of paramount importance

Responsibilities include but not limited to:

  • Remove tissue from a preservative solution, remove water from the sample, and replace it with paraffin wax
  • Embed sample in a larger block of wax to prepare it for slicing before mounting it on a microtome
  • Slice or section the sample then stain with special dyes and mount on a slide for viewing with a microscope

Education, Certification, & Experience:

  • Associate or Bachelor's Degree or 60 semester hours (90 quarter hours) from a regionally accredited college/university with a combination of 12 semester hours (18 quarter hours) of biology and chemistry
  • HT/L(ASCP) certification is preferred
  • IHC experience is preferred

Must be legally authorized to work in the US without sponsorship.

HealthCare Connections, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, sex, age, religion, national origin, disability, pregnancy, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information or other protected status pursuant to law.

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