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Beth Israel Lahey Health Histotechnologist (FT Nights Mon-Fri) in Boston, Massachusetts

Job Type: Regular

Time Type: Full time

Work Shift: Night (United States of America)

FLSA Status: Non-Exempt

When you join the growing BILH team, you're not just taking a job, you’re making a difference in people’s lives.

Job Type:


Scheduled Hours:


Work Shift:

Night (United States of America)


Fulltime Nights

9pm - 530am Monday to Friday

Processes patient surgical pathology specimens to paraffin, embeds tissue in paraffin, sections paraffin blocks using microtomes, stains prepared tissue, coverslips slides and assesses stains and sections microscopically for quality. Maintains equipment for proper functioning and quality control and supplies for efficiency. Maintains quality control and proper technique while performing various duties. Maintains patient identification at all times according to lab practice.

This position is eligible for a sign on bonus up to $7,000 and is paid in two payouts.

Job Description:

Essential Responsibilities:

  1. Under the general supervision of the Histology Supervisor, process and embed surgical, biopsy, and autopsy tissue in paraffin. Prepare slides from paraffin blocks using microtomes at correct setting determined for individual tissue types.

  2. Follows Standard Operating Procedures, prepares stains and solutions, and stains prepared tissue by using routine processes. Coverslips and evaluates microscopically the quality of stains and sections.

  3. Maintains equipment for proper functioning and supply inventories. Maintains supplies and ensures clean work environment according to hospital's standard and approved protocols.

  4. Prepares and maintains slides, solutions, and hazardous chemicals.

  5. Participates in inter-shift coverage for time off, emergencies and holidays.

  6. Prepares slides and blocks maintaining patient identification according to lab practices and other duties assigned, such as filing, levels, etc. within the Histology lab by Histology Supervisor or Lead Technician as needed.

Required Qualifications:

  1. High school diploma or equivalent plus additional training in Histology field

  2. Greater than 1 year applicable experience as a trained Histotechnician in a high complexity Histology Laboratory OR one year of Lab Support Assistant experience in a high complexity Histology laboratory followed by on the job training and demonstrated competency or other ‘clinical’ experience in a hospital/healthcare clinic.

  3. Computer skills required: Experience with computer systems required, including web based applications, Microsoft Office applications which include Outlook, Word and Excel.

Preferred Qualifications:

  1. Licensed ASCP Histotechnologist Certification preferred.

  2. Successful completion of an accredited Histotechnology program preferred.


Decision Making: Ability to make decisions that are guided by general instructions and practices requiring some interpretation. May make recommendations for solving problems of moderate complexity and importance.

Problem Solving: Ability to address problems that are varied, requiring analysis or interpretation of the situation using direct observation, knowledge and skills based on general precedents.

Independence of Action: Ability to follow precedents and procedures. May set priorities and organize work within general guidelines. Seeks assistance when confronted with difficult and/or unpredictable situations. Work progress is monitored by supervisor/manager.

Written Communications: Ability to communicate clearly and effectively in written English with internal and external customers.

Oral Communications: Ability to comprehend and converse in English to communicate effectively with medical center staff, patients, families and external customers.

Knowledge: Ability to demonstrate in-depth knowledge of concepts, practices and policies with the ability to use them in complex varied situations.

Team Work: Ability to act as a team leader for small projects or work groups, creating a collaborative and respectful team environment and improving workflows. Results may impact the operations of one or more departments.

Customer Service: Ability to demonstrate a positive attitude and respond to requests in a timely and respectful manner.

Physical Nature of the Job:

Sedentary work: Exerting up to 10 pounds of force occasionally in carrying, lifting, pushing, pulling objects. Sitting most of the time, with walking and standing required only occasionally

FLSA Status:


As a health care organization, we have a responsibility to do everything in our power to care for and protect our patients, our colleagues and our communities. Beth Israel Lahey Health requires that all staff be vaccinated against influenza (flu) and COVID-19 as a condition of employment. Learn more ( about this requirement.

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