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Histology Technologist


Prepares tissue specimens for routine and special procedures. This position will require the ability to troubleshoot and work independently. Performs all technical aspects of histology including: embedding, microtomy, sectioning, routine and special stains, maintenance of all equipment: tissue processors, microtomes, cryostats, automated strainers, and coverslipper. Handles all specimens knowledgably by consulting with the pathologist.

Examples of Work

Job functions are specific duties that would be included in the essential functions of the job description.  These functions are not all-inclusive nor do they cover the full extent of the duties performed.

  • Prepares sections of human tissue for microscopic examination and patient diagnosis
  • Uses techniques to gross, embed, section, stain, and mount tissue onto glass slides
  • Prepare special and immunohistochemistry stains, as requested by a Pathologist
  • Receive, and correlate paperwork with specimens received.
  • Work and communicate with personnel from submitting accounts as well as courier.
  • Maintenance of lab records using computer database, perform studies according to University and Shands Hospital policy.
  • Complies with all Safety, State, Federal, professional regulations and HIPAA

Education and Experience

Bachelor’s degree and one year of experience as a Histology Technician; or licensed as a Histology Technologist.

Licensure and Certification

Licensed as a Histology Technologist. 


This position may include supervisory responsibility.

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