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Histo Technologist (HTL) - Research Core, Full Time, Days

Cleveland, Ohio
Job Type
3 Sep 2022
Performs staining, tissue sectioning, fixation and embedding techniques. Maintains equipment and records. Troubleshoots procedural and technical problems. Performs data entry of patient and specimen information. Serves as a technical resource for students, trainees and residents.


  • Transports prepared tissue specimens to the Histology Laboratory and places on the automatic tissue processor.
  • Processes specimens, embeds and sections embedded specimens using a microtome.
  • Performs routine stains, special stains procedures and enzymehistochemistry stains.
  • Mounts, labels and distributes prepared microscope slides to pathologists or to appropriate areas for interpretation.
  • Prepares reagents buffers, solutions and stains.
  • Replaces reagents and performs daily maintenance on processors.
  • Performs tests, data entry of patient and specimen information and collect statistics or review patient information through computer programs.
  • Maintains cleanliness and quality of assigned instrumentation and equipment.
  • Completes and maintains preventative maintenance and troubleshooting records.
  • Repairs instruments/equipment or initiates requests for instrument/equipment repair or service through vendors or Clinical Engineering.
  • Sections frozen tissue specimens using the cryostat.
  • Files surgical and autopsy blocks as required.
  • Other duties as assigned.


  • Must be ASCP certification eligible in the field of histology.


  • Must be American Society for Clinical Pathology (ASCP) certification eligible in the field of Histology (HT).

Complexity of Work:

  • Requires critical thinking skills and the ability to work in stressful time-critical situations during frozen section procedures.

 Work Experience:

  • None required.
  • One year preferred.

Physical Requirements:

  • Requires manual dexterity and visual acuity when handling specimens, slides and utilizing instrumentation.
  • Ability to safely handle potentially infectious patient specimens, carcinogenic substances, odorous and other hazardous materials to which they may be exposed.
  • Typical physical demands include ability to sit, stand or walk extensively.

Personal Protective Equipment:

  • Follows standard precautions using personal protective equipment as required.
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  • Job Reference: 703252068-2
  • Date Posted: 3 September 2022
  • Recruiter: Cleveland Clinic
  • Location: Cleveland, Ohio
  • Salary: On Application
  • Sector: Healthcare & Medical
  • Job Type: Permanent