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Company: Beaumont Health
Location: Royal Oak
Posted on: May 22, 2023

Job Description:

As the largest not-for-profit health care system serving Michigan, we offer a world of opportunity within our expansive system. We have more nationally ranked hospitals than any other health system in the state, including six that are Magnet --recognized. In total, Beaumont has eight hospitals and 155 outpatient sites that provide diverse practice settings located in communities throughout southeastern Michigan and the greater Detroit metropolitan area. -



The role of the Histotechnologist is to perform all of the specialized procedures performed in the Histopathology lab. These technologists perform IHC and DIF procedures, Enzyme Histochemistry, grossing of small biopsies, and are involved in laboratory education.




1. Embeds and properly orients surgical, autopsy and cytology cell block tissue for microtomy.

2. Cuts routine tissue specimens according to defined protocols.

3. Performs routine and special staining of microscopic tissue sections.

4. Assists the Pathologist with OR frozen section cases

5. Depending on campus location may:

- Independently perform Immunoperoxidase staining, microtomy of FFPE tissue. Independently

6. perform Direct Immunofluorescent staining, including flash freezing and cutting, of fresh

7. biopsies. Procedures use both manual techniques and complex equipment.

- Prepare fresh tissue biopsies for enzyme histochemical procedures using cryotechniques.

8. Performs and troubleshoots all enzyme histochemical procedures.

- Under the supervision of the pathologist performs grossing of small biopsies.

- Assists in teaching in the Histotechnologist school to include: Laboratory Demonstrations,

9. Lectures, preparation for laboratory assignments.



This document represents the major duties, responsibilities, and authorities of this job, and is not intended to be a complete list of all tasks and functions. It should be understood, therefore, that incumbents may be asked to perform job-related duties beyond those explicitly described.


To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily.

The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill and/or ability required.

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential



A. Education / Training:


- Minimum Bachelor of Science Degree in Biology, Clinical Laboratory Sciences or equivalent

- Preferred attendance of an accredited NAACLS Histotechnology program


B. Work Experience:


- None


C. Certification, Licensure, Registration:


- Histotechnologist (ASCP) certification or certification eligible. Must pass exam within one year of hire.





D. Other Qualifications:


- Participates in:

o Q.I./process improvements, data collection, QC documentation, and/or CAP surveys as

o applicable to the assigned department.

o Staff activities of a High Reliability Organization (HRO)

o Assists in training new hires as applicable/assigned

o Staff meetings and committee meetings as assigned


- Cost effectiveness: Efficient use of time in completing tasks accurately and timely. Mindful of

appropriate use of laboratory funds through purchase requests and the observance of wasteful use of supplies.





A. Physical Effort:


- Requires considerable walking and standing. Occasional light lifting to store supplies.


B. Work Environment:


- Works in a clinical laboratory and works with hazardous reagents and infectious materials.

- Potential risk of an exposure to hazardous medications or waste materials of hazardous medications.

Beaumont offers a comprehensive benefits package to meet your financial, health and life-work balance goals.

  • NEW On-demand pay program - powered by Payactiv
  • Generous paid time off, holidays and flexible scheduling
  • Our employees receive special discounts on a wide range of products and services
  • Exceptional health, dental, vision and prescription drug insurance plans


    This is where extraordinary begins. Find out where it can take you and your career. - Apply Now!

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