PRN Histotech

Saint Louis University

United States

November 9, 2021


Who is Saint Louis University? Founded in 1818, Saint Louis University is one of the nation's oldest and most prestigious Catholic universities. SLU, which also has a campus in Madrid, Spain, is recognized for world-class academics, life-changing research, compassionate health care, and a strong commitment to faith and service.

All About You

Under general supervision, prepares microscopic tissue slides for

diagnostic/research purposes; performs tissue stains to assist in diagnosis; handles specimen accessioning; maintains laboratory and equipment; provides instruction.

Job Duties
  • Prepares microscopic slides on human/animal tissue for

    diagnostic/research purposes; includes fixation, dehydration, infiltration, embedding, microtomy, and mounting to include both paraffin processed tissue and frozen sectioning.

  • Maintains laboratory, equipment, and accurate records of quality
    assurance and control according to Department and CAP standards.
  • Prepares and maintains all necessary reagents, including stains,
    alcohols, and paraffins according to proper specifications.
  • Performs histochemical and immunohistochemical stains on a variety of
    fresh and paraffin embedded tissues to assist in diagnosis.
  • Troubleshoots equipment and lab processes for improvement; documents
    and reports findings according to lab policy.
  • Processes specimen accessioning to include all manual and computerized
    data entry.
  • Assists with teaching and implementation of new procedures.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.
  • Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
  • Interpersonal/human relations skills
  • Ability to operate an LIS
  • Knowledge of programming and operation of general laboratory and
    automated IHC equipment
  • Ability to operate personal computer
  • Ability to approach problems/decisions analytically
  • Ability to maintain records
  • Ability to use microtome, microscope, cryostat, tissue processors, and
  • Ability/willingness to adhere to the established departmental service
  • Ability to provide instruction
  • Ability to troubleshoot equipment and processes
  • Research skills
  • Minimum Qualifications Bachelor's degree preferred HT/HTL (ASCP) Histotechnician certification preferred. Saint Louis University requires COVID-19 vaccinations for all students,

    staff, and faculty who are physically present on our St. Louis campuses. As a prospective and/or a new employee at Saint Louis University, you will be/are required to comply with the University's vaccination protocol. Proof of full vaccination is required before the start of employment in order to work at Saint Louis University. If you are not vaccinated, you are required to begin the vaccination process at the time of your first day of employment and submit proof of full vaccination within 30 days of your start date. Exemptions may be granted on the grounds of religious beliefs or medical circumstances. Failure to comply with the vaccine requirement within 30 days of an employee's start date will result in termination of the employment.


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    Saint Louis University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. All qualified candidates will receive consideration for the position applied for without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, disability, marital status, sexual orientation, military/veteran status, gender identity, or other non-merit factors. We welcome and encourage applications from minorities, women, protected veterans, and individuals with disabilities (including disabled veterans). If accommodations are needed for completing the application and/or with the interviewing process, please contact Human Resources at 314-977-5847.