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HISTOTECHNOLOGIST in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania | Careers at St ChristopherHospital

Requisition ID 2021-38327
Hospital St Christopher Hospital
Shift Day
Department STC Pathology
Category Allied Health
Hours per Pay Period 80
# of Openings 1
Position Type Regular Full-Time
Work Schedule M-F 8:30am 5pm (with on-call Rotation)

About St. Christopher's Hospital for Children

St. Christopher's Hospital for Children, a partnership between Tower Health and Drexel University, is a 188-bed facility that provides exceptional care to children throughout the Greater Philadelphia area and surrounding counties.

St. Christopher's has more than 220 pediatric experts on staff, combining top-notch pediatric care with a wide array of pediatric specialties including Cardiology, Ear, Nose and Throat, Gastroenterology, Oncology, and Orthopedics. It houses the only Verified Pediatric Burn Center between New York City and Baltimore and is one of only three Level I Pediatric Trauma Centers in Pennsylvania. St. Christopher's is a Magnet(R) designated hospital and was recognized as a Women's Choice Award Best Children's Hospital.

In addition to its main location in Philadelphia, the hospital has a growing network of primary and specialty care locations throughout the Philadelphia suburbs and New Jersey so your child's health conditions can be treated close to home.

About the Organization

Tower Health is a strong, regional, integrated healthcare provider/payer system that offers leading-edge, compassionate healthcare and wellness services to a population of 2.5 million people. Together, our seven hospitals and other entities provide a full range of medical care from prevention, screenings & education; to the latest clinical services and surgeries available; to rehabilitation. We also offer wellness programs & public health services that ensure our communities are the healthiest they can be. Our caring, highly trained physicians and staff are committed to patient safety and patient satisfaction.

With more than 11,000 team members, Tower Health includes Reading Hospital, a teaching hospital based in West Reading; Brandywine Hospital in Coatesville; Chestnut Hill Hospital, a teaching hospital in Philadelphia; Jennersville Hospital in West Grove; Phoenixville Hospital in Phoenixville; Pottstown Hospital in Pottstown; and St. Christopher's Hospital for Children. We also operate Reading Hospital Rehabilitation at Wyomissing & Reading Hospital School of Health Sciences, & we have a comprehensive physician network.

Collaboration across Tower Health enables our hospitals, providers, leadership & staff to leverage best practices across the health system. Our hospitals have received national recognition for advanced care in areas such as neurosurgery and stroke, cardiac & vascular surgery, trauma, hematology & oncology. Reading HealthPlex, which opened at Reading Hospital in October 2016, combines state-of-the-art technology and world-class design to make the HealthPlex one of the most sophisticated surgical centers & inpatient facilities in the region.

At Tower Health, we have a rich history of providing high-quality, cost-effective care in the communities we serve. As the healthcare industry continues to change, one thing remains steadfast: Tower Health's commitment to Advancing Health, Transforming Lives.


The Histology Technologist acts under direction of the Supervisor or Director and will perform a variety of both routine and complex laboratory tests in accordance with established standards and procedures.

-Performs routine and specialized Histology and Cytology procedures including frozen sections. Prepares tissue slides for surgical and autopsy specimens i.e., processing, embedding, cutting, staining, and coverslipping

-Grossing specimens (predominantly biopsies, and tonsils)

-Prepare and perform special stains, immunofluorescence, and immunohistochemical staining slides

-Accessions and bills specimens

-Validation and verification studies of new instrumentation and staining methods

-Establish and maintain standard operating procedures in the lab

-Maintaining PM and QC assignments for all instrumentation and methods

-Performs related general duties such as ordering supplies, filing, general lab housekeeping, and maintaining safety records

-Troubleshoot and repair instrumentation, coordinate with service engineers and instrument vendors

-Adhere to safety and quality procedures, maintain competency on all instrumentation

-Maintain a general working knowledge of CAP and CLIA regulations, help in audit and inspection readiness

-Operational knowledge of Laboratory Information System (LIS) as it relates to Anatomic Pathology

-Performs miscellaneous related duties as assigned

-Works in coordination with the supervisor to assure delivery of accurate and timely laboratory services

In the absence of the Supervisor will assume responsibility for assigned management tasks, the daily operation of the section, technical supervision, and scheduling of section employees




Minimum Qualifications:

Associates degree in laboratory science, medical laboratory technology, or a related discipline. Some related experience.

HT/HTL (ASCP) eligible. Individual must meet minimum CLIA requirements for high complexity testing evidence of compliance with records of qualifications including degree or transcript and work history in related field.

  • Associate degree in a laboratory science or medical laboratory technology, obtained from an accredited institution. OR
  • Education/training equivalent to the above that includes at least 60 semester hours or equivalent from an accredited institution. This education must include 24 semester hours of medical laboratory technology courses. OR
  • * 24 semester hours of science courses that includes 6 semester hours of chemistry, 6 semester hours of biology, and 12 semester hours of chemistry, biology or medical laboratory technology in any combination. In addition, the individual must have a laboratory training including either completion of a clinical laboratory training program approved or accredited by the ABHES, NAACLA, or other organization approved by HHS (note that this training may be included in the 60 semester hours listed above), OR
  • Three (3) months documented laboratory training in each specialty in which the individual performs high complexity testing.

Preferred Qualifications: HT/HTL (ASCP) certification. Additional Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Computer experience including MS Office, database, and email. Telephone and Fax.
  • Experience with laboratory tools and equipment. Work produced is subject to precise measure of quantity and quality.
  • Individual should have strong written communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Must have the ability to

    read and interpret direction, both oral and written, organize and prioritize work and follow through on assignments.

  • Must be able to work successfully as part of a team.

  • Company
    Tower Health
    Salary Range
    $44,000.00 - 88,000.00
    per Year
    Salary range estimated by
    Philadelphia, PA 19019, US