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Histology Technician II

UMass Memorial Health
Worcester County, Massachusetts, US
Closing date
Jan 15, 2022

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Conservation science
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Position at UMass Memorial Medical Center

Everyone Is a Caregiver.

At UMass Memorial Health Care, Everyone is a Caregiver regardless of title. Exceptional patient care, academic excellence and leading-edge research make UMass Memorial the premier health care system of Central and Western Massachusetts, and a place where we can help you build the career you deserve. We are more than 14,000 employees, working together as one health care system. And everyone, in their own unique way, plays an important part, everyday.

Requisition #: 214218
Title: Technician II, Histology
Department: Dermatology / Anatomic Pathology
Grade: TEC10
Posting Date: 11/29/2021
Shift: Day Shift
Status: Non-Exempt
Union: SHARE
Hours: 40 hours
Shift Length: 8 hours - Sunday-Thursday 8:00 am-4:30 pm, occasional holidays and weekends.

3,000 Sign-On Bonus! A talent acquisition caregiver will provide more details into the sign-on bonus during the interview process.

Location: UMass Memorial Medical Center - University Campus

Position Summary:
Under the general direction of the laboratory manager or clinic manager, performs a wide array of laboratory tests and procedures of moderate complexity in a clinical laboratory or dermatology clinic.

Major Responsibilities:
  • Follows established protocols to perform various procedures and tests, including the most complex for an assigned area. Refers to supervisory or lead staff members for assistance in the performance and interpretation of complex or unusual tests and procedures.
  • Establishes requirements/needs of a working laboratory, acquiring and maintaining par levels of dyes, stains, other solutions, and necessary equipment. Organizes and maintains the laboratory and chemical supplies in a manner consistent with chemical hygiene, blood pathogen, and other institutional requirements for proper laboratory function and safety.
  • Performs all routine procedures and required quality control; ensures proper and professional accessioning of human tissue specimens, accurate and timely logging of such specimens, and preparation and presentation of same with the technical expertise required for microscopic examination by the surgeon or pathologist.
  • Prepares human tissue from surgical and diagnostic sources; performs specialized fixation and microscopic examination to determine if the sections have been properly prepared and stained.
  • Cleans, maintains, and calibrates all laboratory equipment involved with surgical procedures to obtain skin specimens; reads and interprets histographic displays (maps) and properly labels specimens.

Position Qualifications:


Successful completion of an accredited school of Histotechnology, with ASCP certification as a HT, or be HT certified with 60 college credits in biology and chemistry, or HT certified with an Associates degree in a related field.

1 year of experience in an anatomic pathology laboratory.

Standards of Respect:

Acknowledge Listen Communicate Be Responsive Be a Team Player Be Kind

We're striving to make respect a part of everything we do at UMass Memorial - for our patients and for each other. We're expecting that our new caregivers practice our six Standards of Respect: Acknowledge, Listen, Communicate, Be Responsive, Be a Team Player, and Be Kind, to help us make respect a part of how we take care of business everyday.

As an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer, UMMH recognizes the power of a diverse community and encourages applications from individuals with varied experiences, perspectives and backgrounds. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability, gender identity and expression, protected veteran status or other status protected by law.

If you are unable to submit an application because of incompatible assistive technology or a disability, please contact us at [email protected]. We will make every effort to respond to your request for disability assistance as soon as possible.
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