Full time Histotech Career Opportunity at Spectrum Dermatology

Histology Technician

We are currently seeking an experienced Histotechnician/Histotechnologist for a full-time position (Mon-Fri) at our growing dermatopathology laboratory located in the Phoenix/Arcadia area.

  • Perform routine activities in histologic preparations
  • Prepare reagents, solutions and control slides - Embedding, microtomy, tissue grossing, tissue processing
  • Special stain procedures by bench method - IHC staining - Routine maintenance and cleaning of equipment
  • Documents all Quality Control activities
  • Other assigned duties


  • AA, AS or minimum 2 year equivalent combination of education, or successful completion of NAACLS accredited histology program
  • Minimum 2 years' experience in a Histology/IHC lab as a technician
  • Must meet CLIA requirements for high complexity testing
  • Must show attention to detail, work independently as well as with team members, and possess strong capability to troubleshoot

Interested candidates may email their resume to path@spectrumdermatology.com

ASH Q1 2017 meeting

8:00am-11:30am, Robert Lott & Tanya Ewing-Finchem

Preanalytic Variation and Its Impact on Routine and Advanced Staining Techniques, 3 CEUs

As laboratories continue to perform and compete for business, and as new advances are made in the histology field and advanced staining, College of American Pathology (CAP) and American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) will continue to require more and more standardization. Are you and your lab ready for all these Changes? Lets take a look at your processes and how standardization could change those in the future. In this session we'll discuss the top sources of variation in pre-analytical processes and improvements to work toward standardization. These areas will include Collection and Handling, Fixation, Tissue Processing, Post Processing Actions (Embedding, Microtomy, slide drying, Storage of cut slides and paraffin blocks). The areas and changes to them will affect the testing that follows, i.e. H&E, Special Stains, IHC and ISH. Participants will be engaged in the discussion and receive information on the latest attempts to bring standardization to Anatomic Pathology.

Lunch and Social 11:30am-1:00pm courtesy of Ventana Medical Systems, Inc.

1:00pm-2:30pm, Dale Telgenhoff, PhD, MBA, HTL(ASCP)CM

Surgical Pathology Dissection, A HistoTechs guide to Grossing (Live Web Presentation), 1 CEU

The gross room is where specimens are accessioned into the histology laboratory, and the role of the histotechnician in this process is critical for the macroscopic analysis of tissues. Traditionally the work involved accessioning specimens into the LIS system, cassette preparation, ordering specimens, stocking, and clean-up. More and more these roles are expanding, with some hospitals employing histotechnologists for the gross analysis and preparation of specimens for histology. This webinar will review the fundamentals of gross dissection such as orientation, dissection, marking, description, and sampling. We will also examine the role of the pathologist, pathology assistant, and histotechnologist in this evolving area of the laboratory. Safety concerns in the gross room will be discussed, as well as requisitions, considerations for different tissue types, and the purpose of a slide index.

Courtesy of Sakura Finetek

3:00pm-4:30pm, John Frazier

Lean Six Sigma Workshop, 1 CEU

See the lab through the eyes of a lean expert addressing anatomic pathology challenges, change management, case studies and opportunities to lean your lab. 

A message from our ASH President

Good evening ASH members,

You never know what to do or say when you lose someone you work or care about so suddenly. The Histology family lost 2 beautiful people since last Friday.

Wanda Platt Jones was the wife of Lamar Jones, who if some of you remember, came 3 years ago and gave presentations at our Meeting in Sedona. Wanda was awarded NSH Histotechnologist of the Year in 2013 in Rhode Island. She worked in the IHC Department at Emory Healthcare before retirement. Wanda was a beautiful lady, who touched a lot of hearts with her kindness and who was always willing to help anyone who asked. Again, if you would like to donate to the family,you may do so by calling Harlan @ (205)425-2424.

Beth Keyer suddenly passed this past weekend. She was only 42 yr old. Beth was a graduate of the Pima Community College Histotechnology Program and was employed at Ventana Medical Systems. She loved animals and had a quiet and gentle nature. She will be sorely missed. Her memorial service will be held at Evergreen Mortuary, 3015 N Oracle Rd, Tucson AZ on Tuesday, Jan 31st at 2 pm. Alll are welcome to attend. Donations in her honor should be directed to the Humane Society of Southern AZ

Please keep these 2 families in your thoughts and prayers for Beth and Wanda will be greatly missed but forever in our memories.

Melinda A Hamilton


Arizona Society of Histotechnology

P.S. Note inside for Wanda Jones Contribution

Make Check to: Bessemer Brown Services FH

Send to
Bessemer Brown Services FH

P.O Box 609

C/O Harlan Turman Bessemer, AL 35021

Histotechnician opportunity in Phoenix Area

  • The individual will contribute to the diagnosis, treatment and care of patients by accurately processing surgical pathology specimens.
  • Responsibilities may include processing, embedding and microtomy of all surgical tissues; cryotomy and frozen section staining; routine H&E and special staining; high complexity testing such as immunohistochemistry; gross examination/tissue processing of surgical biopsies; equipment maintenance and record retention; training staff; knowledge of pathology Laboratory Information System and other duties as assigned.
  • The position may involve travel between the Scottsdale and Phoenix campuses.
  • Furthermore may perform high volume automated immunohistochemical (IHC) staining. The individual must demonstrate excellent troubleshooting skills as well as knowledge of the principles of growth and development of the life span.
  • The ability to assess data reflective of the patients' status and age-specific needs is also required.
  • May be responsible for handling chemicals and/or reagents including chemical hazardous waste materials.
  • Associate of Science degree from an accredited college/university in histology, biology or having emphasized anatomical, biological, and chemical science; or meet CLIA-88 regulations (42CFR493.1487 through 1491) for high complexity testing and one (1) year histology experience; or successful completion of a NAACLS accredited Histology Program.
  • Two years as certified HT (ASCP) preferred. Excellent communication, organizational, and problem solving skills.
  • Demonstrated good judgment when dealing with a variety of procedural and technical issues.
  • Pay is between $25-35/hour depending on experience

If interested, please send an updated resume to Jeremy Watson, jewatson@aerotek.com

Entry level full-time Histology Technician career opportunity in Phoenix

FTE position in Histology in Phoenix at a private in-clinic lab, located near the central corridor-uptown. This position entails the processing of urology-specific specimens and cytology.

  • General HT duties, including accessioning, grossing, embedding, cutting, staining, distribution of patient specimens.
  • Automated IHCs, send-outs and receiving of pathology materials and basic equipment PMs.
  • The hours will vary between 9-5 and 11-7.
  • Experience: Entry level
  • The candidate does not need to be a certified tech, but have the CAP defined qualifications to perform the duties listed above and preferably registry-eligible.
  • If interested in the position, please contact Dana via e-mail.

Dana Kirschenmann Pathology Manager


Development Technologist Career Opportunity at Mayo Clinic

Development Technologist - Pathology Job

Date: Nov 3, 2016

Location: Scottsdale , AZ, US

Description: Department: Department of Medicine and Pathology

A Life-Changing Career

Responsibilities: Responsible for developing, evaluating, and implementing new tests, methodologies, or products for the laboratory under the intellectual and scientific guidance of laboratory directors and staff consultants. Responsible for: 1) Improvement of existing methods or implementation of new technology of proven validity; 2) Maintaining complete and accurate documentation of data generated and work performed; 3) Organizing new method validation data, preparing data for publication and peer review, and participating in formal presentations within the institution; 4) Aiding in the investigation, installation, evaluation, and purchase of laboratory equipment, instrumentation, reagent systems, and other specialty items and: 5) Participating in the training of laboratory staff, residents, and students in principles of methods and application within the laboratory.

Qualifications: Bachelor's degree in Medical Technology, Science, or a related field. Minimum two years of laboratory experience including experience with immunohistochemistry, in situ hybridization, immunofluorescence and molecular ancillary techniques in anatomic pathology laboratories.

Additional Qualifications: Excellent leadership, organizational, written and verbal communication, and problem-solving skills. Self-motivation and attention to detail. Ability to reproduce a reference method using available procedures without supervision. Demonstrated analytical and scientific competency with development and/or validation of lab techniques or procedures.

License or Certification: HT or HTL ASCP certification sought with qualifications in immunohistochemistry (QIHC) preferred.

Exemption Status: Exempt Compensation Detail: Education, experience and tenure may be considered along with internal equity when job offers are extended. The minimum salary every 2 weeks is approx $2,280.00, based on a full-time position. Hours/Pay Period: Full Time

Recruiter: Bud Harris

Why Mayo Clinic? Mayo Clinic provides the highest quality patient care by placing the needs of the patient first. We are the largest integrated, not-for-profit medical group practice in the world with approximately 60,000 employees working in a unique environment that brings together the best in patient care, groundbreaking research and innovative medical education. We offer a highly competitive compensation package, which includes exceptional benefits, and have been recognized by FORTUNE magazine as one of the top 100 “Best Companies to Work For”.

Site Description: Mayo Clinic's campuses in Arizona are located in Phoenix and Scottsdale, in the beautiful Sonoran Desert. The region is known as the Valley of the Sun, a metropolitan area with more than 4 million residents in 25 cities and towns.

With Phoenix being the sixth largest city in the nation, this sunny "desert metropolis" offers the amenities of a big city in the midst of a strikingly beautiful, rugged, southwest landscape.

Scottsdale frequently earns praise as a highly desirable place to live. The city's more than 200,000 residents enjoy a vibrant mix of culinary hot spots, arts and entertainment, professional and collegiate sports teams, and community resources. The region's desert climate promotes an outdoor lifestyle with a full complement of sports and recreation.

Mayo Clinic is an equal opportunity educator and employer (including veterans and persons with disabilities).

Job Posting Category: Clinical Labs Job Posting Number: 74274BR

Nearest Major Market: Phoenix Nearest Secondary Market: Job Segment: Pathology, Medical, Patient Care, Medical Technology, Laboratory, Healthcare, Science

Histotechnologist opportunity at Arizona Institute of Urology in Tucson, AZ


II. SUMMARY OF POSITION: The Histologist works under the supervision of the Medical Director. The Histologist assumes responsibility for the daily routine operation of the lab; maintains equipment; maintains Quality Control and Assurance programs; helps in preparing for inspections; checks all work; maintains inventory and orders supplies; performs other duties as assigned.

III. DUTIES AND AREAS OF RESPONSIBILITY: Assumes responsibility for daily routine operation of laboratory. Assures work is performed efficiently and cost effectively. Schedules and evaluates need for coverage of section 5 days a week.

Assumes responsibility for maintenance of equipment including trouble-shooting and minor repairs.  Makes entries into maintenance logs.  Keeps instruments clean and free of dust and debris.  Solves problems as they occur.

Assumes responsibility for quality control and quality assurance of technical lab. Keep records of quality control, corrective action taken and results of quality control surveys.  

Helps Medical Director prepare lab for inspections.  Helps complete check lists prior to inspections.  Informs Medical Director of any needed updates or changes in procedures.  Reviews and signs laboratory manuals annually.

Keeps records and logs of all work done by laboratory.  Checks all work for both clarity of report and accuracy.   

Maintains inventory of necessary supplies.  Insures quality of supplies while observing necessary cost containment measures.  Initiates contract negotiations with vendors to obtain the lowest possible price for supplies.  Maintains awareness of costs for all supplies and reagents, as well as estimated cost per test.  Evaluates, recommends and justifies the purchase of new equipment.

Performs other duties as assigned.

IV. JOB RELATIONSHIPS: Supervised by: Practice Administrator / Practice Manager Medical Director


A. Education: Associate Degree and ASCP certification or eligibility.

B. Training: 6 months on the job training is required to learn job duties and develop supervisory skills.

C. Experience: 2 years previous laboratory experience.

ASH Officer change, Letter from New President

ASH Membership,

I am writing this letter to all of you to share that our President, William DeSalvo III has informed the BOD of his resignation as President effective immediately due to personal reasons. As a friend, and someone that I consider to be a mentor to each and every one of us, I wish him well.

With that being said, the BOD will be following the by-laws. I have now resumed the position as President of ASH, Antonia and Shashi will remain in their current positions as Secretary and Treasurer. That now leaves the position of Vice President open. We will be accepting names for the next 2 weeks (November 7-18) of anyone that is interested in this position. After the 2 weeks, we will be sending out a ballot to each of you through Survey Monkey email, so that you can cast your vote. If you are interested, please send Antonia Miller (alvmillerash@gmail.com) a short bio of yourself. Once the votes are tallied, we will send out another email with who the new VP will be and also post it on our FB page.

Please, if you have any questions about the position, don’t hesitate to email me at Melinda.Hamilton@bannerhealth.com or go to our website www.azhisto.com and look at the by-laws. It gives a breakdown of duties.

I look forward to this challenge that was brought upon me, and will continue with the goals that the BOD has set.

Melinda A Hamilton HT (ASCP)


Full-time Histotechnology Position in Phoenix Urology Lab

Brief information about the company and department: We are a small laboratory located centrally in phoenix near airport. It a predominantly uropathology lab where we do little bit of cytology mainly urine specimens and immunohistochemistry as well. So little bit of knowledge and experience in these fields is a plus but if not we can train the person too. Position title: Histotechnologist, Full-time Job responsibilities: Must be qualified to gross Can cut at 3 microns Has some knowledge of preparing cytology specimens and use TP2000 Skills to perform, validate and trouble shoot IHC Job will also require accessioning and data entering, so good computer skills are a plus Develop quality matrix, ability to perform QA/QC and work on policies and knowledge of CAP and CLIA regulations are also a plus

Requirements such as experience and/or certifications required: Experience: at least 3-5 years Minimum Required Education: Associate degree

Contact information: smehra@aztecpath.com

Full-time Histology Technologist position at Northwest Hospital in Tucson

Northwest Medical Center is your community healthcare provider; a 300-bed facility with comprehensive inpatient and outpatient services including emergency care; heart and stroke care; weight-loss surgery; and spine and joint programs; among the 35-plus specialties offered here.

About Our Lab: Our full service Histology Lab performs IHC testing and bedside FNAs as well as routine histology services. We are currently reorganizing the department with a new IHC analyzer to be installed within weeks and a tissue tracking system implementation scheduled for early 2017.


Position requisition number = 1653287

FT or PT or Per Diem – F/T Day Shift w Rotation if needed

Pay – Dependent on experience - $3,000.00 sign on bonus

Reports to: Jesus Andrade, Histology Supervisor

Job responsibilities: (See Below)

Requirements such as experience and/or certifications required:

Summary: Cuts, stains, mounts, and studies specimens of human tissue to provide data on functioning of tissues and organs, causes and/or progress of disease, following established standards and practices. Assists customers with information regarding laboratory testing in a pleasant and professional manner.

Essential Functions:

  1. Performs specimen triage handling procedures, and assists with gross room examinations when necessary.
  2. Performs routine tissue processing functions.
  3. Performs standard tissue embedding and microtomy techniques.
  4. Performs and understands both routine and cytologic preparation and staining procedures.
  5. Performs frozen section techniques, including cutting and staining.
  6. Performs and understands immunhistochemistry (IHC) and special stain techniques, and prepares all associated reagents/solutions.
  7. Performs routine maintenance on department instrumentation.
  8. Demonstrates adherence to biohazard procedures.
  9. Performs clerical and billing functions within the Pathology Department.
    Education: High School diploma/GED preferred or equivalent experience required.
    Experience: Training in the field of histology in a clinical setting.
    Skills: Ability to read, communicate, and document effectively through oral, written, or electronic means. Medical terminology, computer experience, and excellent service skills. Demonstrates the constant ability to prioritize and respond promptly to a changing workload.

Licenses/Certifications: Preferred: Histology Technologist (ASCP) or registry eligible.

Contact information: April Altevers, Recruiter (520) 469-8843 /April.Altevers@northwestmedicalcenter.com

Chandler Pathology Services Histotechnician Career Opportunity

In Chandler at Chandler Pathology Services, there is a full-time histotech positiion. Please see below for details. If interested, please fax your resume to 480-786-6996- Attn Office Manager or email jobposting2600@gmail.com

Chandler Pathology Services - Chandler, AZ
Job Type: Full-time
Reports to: Laboratory Manager
Schedule: 40 Hours per Week
Salary: DOE
FLSA Status: Hourly; Non-Exempt
Essential functions and responsibilities:
• Ensures compliance with all local, federal, CLIA, regulations.
• Performs routine and non-routine activities involved in the preparation of slides for microscopic
evaluation by pathologist(s), according to policies and procedures.
• Responsible for embedding of surgical pathology specimens.
• Responsible for the sectioning and microtomy of surgical pathology specimens.
• Responsible for the routine staining, histochemical staining, and immunohistochemical staining
of surgical pathology specimens for microscope evaluation and analysis.
• Performs routine maintenance and cleaning of equipment and troubleshoots minor equipment
failures. Documents remedial actions such as repairs or repeated tests.
• Adheres to laboratory’s quality control policies and documents all quality control activities.
• Maintains diagnostic viability of all specimens and ensures correct patient labeling.
• Unpacks orders received; dates and stocks orders, in accordance with established policies and
• Maintain a clean and safe prep work area in accordance with all laboratory and safety SOP’s.
• Prepares and labels necessary stains and reagents in accordance with departmental procedures,
policies and standards.
• Reviews and performs QC on slides before taking the slides to the pathologist.
• Maintenance of accurate work records and logs (i.e., Discrepancy Logs, Maintenance Logs,
Quality Control Logs etc.)
• Demonstrates a commitment to service, organizational values, and professionalism through
appropriate conduct and demeanor at all times.
• Works collaboratively and supports efforts of team members.
• Protects patient information by adhering to professional standards including the Health
Information Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA).
Knowledge and Skill:
• Must have 2+ years laboratory experience.
• Must be HT Certified.
• Must be precise when performing technical tasks.
• Effective interpersonal skills, both in person and on the telephone.
• High accuracy in work and attention to detail.
Physical demands:
• Must have manual dexterity and motor coordination.
• May involve sitting, standing, walking for long periods of time and/ or sitting at the microtome
for long periods of time.
• Exposure to chemicals and fumes.
Benefit Package:
• Health, Dental and Vision Insurance, 401K, Paid time off and Holiday Pay.
Required education:
• Associate’s Degree or higher
Required experience and certification:
• laboratory: 2 years
• HT Certification ASCP
Chandler Pathology Services is an Equal Opportunity Employer. This company does not and will not
discriminate in employment and personnel practices on the basis of race, sex, age, handicap, religion,
national origin or any other basis prohibited by applicable law. Hiring, transferring and promotion
practices are performed without regard to the above listed items.
To apply, please fax resume to (480) 786-6996

Immunovative Clinical Research, Inc Histotechnician Career Opportunity

In Phoenix at Immnovative Therapies Ltd, there is a part-time histotech position with flexible hours. Please see below for details. The position has the potential to grow into a full-time position. If interested, visit their website at www.immunovative.com and send your CV to Thu Bui at thu@immunovative.com

About Immunovative Clinical Research
Immunovative Clinical Research, Inc. located in Phoenix, Arizona is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Israel-based Immunovative Therapies, Ltd (ITL). ITL is an international biopharmaceutical company specializing in immunotherapy of cancer and infectious disease. ITL conducts clinical trials in Phoenix in collaboration with Banner MD Anderson Medical Center and in Bangkok, Thailand in collaboration with the National Cancer Institute of Thailand. ICRI serves as an in-house Clinical Research Organization and Site Management Organization in support of clinical trials sponsored by ITL worldwide.
Longitudinal biopsy samples are collected from cancer patient volunteers and from clinical trial subjects worldwide. These tissues are collected, preserved and shipped from the point-of-care to ICRI labs. The received specimens are de-identified by the sender and logged in and coded at ICRI. ICRI processes the specimens into slides and the slides are then labeled and shipped to ITL in Jerusalem for immunohistochemical staining and analysis.
A team lead by an immunologist, pathologist and radiologist are responsible for analyzing the interaction of the immune system with the local tumor environment and the immune response in the peripheral blood. This information is correlated with radiographical images taken at the same time as the longitudinal biopsy samples.
ITL is a world-leader in immunomonitoring research.

About the Position
ICRI based in Mesa. is seeking an experienced Histology Research Technician for a part-time position. The position will be responsible for preparing and maintaining SOPs, specimen tracking and shipping logs and labeling and coding systems. Biopsy specimens will be processed for further immunohistochemical staining and digital image analysis in Jerusalem. Biopsy tissue processing includes embedding tissue specimens into paraffin wax blocks, mounting tissue specimens on slides and staining tissue specimens with dyes. The position will be responsible for the labelling and tracking of the slides and the examination of slides under a microscope to ensure the tissue preparation meets laboratory requirements. The position is also responsible for the maintaining histology laboratory equipment such as microscopes, microtome, semi-automated tissue stain system, tissue processors, embedding centers, and water baths.

Associate’s degree; HT(ASCP) certification preferred but not required. 5 years’ experience in a clinical histology laboratory

Affiliated Laboratories in Scottsdale, AZ has 2 open positions in Histology:

Grossing Assistant—
Full Time, Shift- Day (9am-5:30pm) Experience preferred, but will train.
Minimum Qualifications and Responsibilities:

  1. Minimum of A.S. degree, with a minimum of 24 science credits.
  2. Meets all requirements as outlined in CLIA CFR 493.1489
  3. Perform routine and non-routine activities involved in the preparation of surgical specimens for Histologic processing, according to policies and procedures.
  4. Assure appropriate specimen accessioning and labeling
  5. Describe gross anatomic features of routine, uncomplicated surgical specimens, ensuring accurate gross description.
  6. Capable of grossing moderate complexity specimens under direct and indirect supervision.
  7. May be trained to perform basic Histology functions (i.e. embedding, microtomy, special stains) if personnel meet all requirements.
  8. Ensure all safety, quality control, and quality assurance standards are met.
  9. Ensure compliance with all local, federal, CLIA, and CAP regulations.
  10. Other duties, as assigned by supervisor.

Experienced Histotechnician
Full time, Shift- Day (6am-2:30pm)
Minimum Qualifications and Responsibilities:

  1. Histology Technician with a minimum of 5 years of experience. Certification preferred.
  2. Candidates that are eligible to perform tissue gross examination also preferred.
  3. Candidates should be able to perform embedding, microtomy, special stains, and IHC in a busy, growing dermatopathology laboratory.
  4. Excellent team work, communication, organizational, problem solving, multitasking and trouble shooting skills are desired.
  5. Additional tasks such as coverslipping, changing reagents on tissue processor and stainer, filing, etc. may be performed as needed.

Applicants should email their resumes to jbarto@affderm.com

Affiliated Dermatology is looking for Entry-Level Mohs Technicians

Busy dermatology office with multiple Valley locations seeking entry level Mohs Technicians. Must be willing to travel to each of our locations. Additional opportunities for remote clinic work are also available. Position is flexible with either PT or FT.
Essential Functions:
• Prepare Mohs station and microscope for the day
• Assign patient accession numbers to specimens and verify correct specimens
• Map, color code, embed, freeze, cut, stain and cover-slip tissue for histologic examination
• Discard all chemicals, sharps and tissue samples in proper disposal container as per established standards
• Ensure proper records are kept, including daily QC logs
• Follow all safety requirements, using OSHA/ standard precautions at all times and adhering to HIPPA Regulations
• Maintain lab equipment
Basic Requirements / Skills:
• One year MOHS Tech experience with references
• High school diploma required
• Attention to detail
• Focused
• Dexterity (refined hand skills)

Applicants should email their resume to Sarah Potekhen, spotekhen@affderm.com