Centura Health Histology Assistant in Durango, Colorado

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Enjoy amazing people, competitive pay, some of the best benefits in the industry and plenty of opportunity for professional growth and development.

If you’re ready to discover the difference of working for a fully-integrated health system with a non-profit, faith-based mission to care, we look forward to receiving your application.

_Job Description/Job Posting ID: 130008_

_Recruiter Contact:_ AlisonWilliams@centura.org

_Schedule:_ As Needed

_Shift:_ Days

_Position Summary_

The Histology Assistant help Histologists and Pathologists obtain and analyze tissue specimens from patients in order to diagnose and treat diseases.

_Minimum Education Requirements_

  • High School Diploma or GED required.

  • 1 year vocational certificate or Associates in Medical Assisting preferred.

_Minimum Experience Requirements_

  • 1 year related experience preferred


  • None

_Position Duties (essential functions denoted with an * )_

  • Develops high level of proficiency and current knowledge through on the job training. *

  • Participates in examinations to test proficiency. *

  • Prepare for and pass required Histology Technologist Certification exam.*

  • Processes tissue specimens for microscopic examination and diagnosis by using appropriate, predetermined methods for fixing, embedding, sectioning, staining and mounting. *

  • Prepares tissues for gross examination.*

  • Assists pathologist in dictation and dissection of tissues.*

  • Assures the best possible diagnostic interpretation by verifying proper identification and handling of all specimens received by Histology department. *

  • Prepares reagents and stains to meet departmental quality standards. *

  • Maintains accurate patient information, accession numbers and records on all surgical, autopsy and bone marrow specimens.*

  • Maintains filing system for rapid and accurate retrieval of all blocks and slides.*

  • Maintains equipment used for tissue processing and staining, performing troubleshooting and minor maintenance and repair.*

  • Maintains open communication with supervisor, pathologists, and co-workers to ensure optimal operation of department.*

_Physical Requirements_

  • Light Work - exert/lift up to 20 lbs. force occasionally, and/or up to 10 lbs. frequently

Important notification to applicants as of Nov. 20, 2014: Effective Jan. 1, 2015, Centura Health will no longer hire tobacco users in Colorado and Kansas. The change to our policy does not apply to associates hired on or before Dec. 31, 2014. Centura Health is an Equal Opportunity Employer, M/F/D/V.