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Quest Diagnostics

Histotechnician I



Full Time

On Site


Shelton, Connecticut, United States

Histotechnician I

AmeriPath Shelton,CT

Tuesday-Saturday Day Shift

The base hourly wage range for this position is from $21.04 - $34.71. Salary offers are based on a wide range of factors including relevant skills, training, experience, education, and, where applicable, certifications obtained. Market and organizational factors are also considered. Successful candidates may be eligible to receive annual performance bonus compensation.

Benefits Information:

We are proud to offer best-in-class benefits and programs to support employees and their families in living healthy, happy lives.
Our pay and benefit plans have been designed to promote employee health in all respects – physical, financial, and developmental.
Depending on whether it is a part-time or full-time position, some of the benefits offered may include:

 Medical/Prescription Drugs
 Dental
 Vision
 Flexible Spending Accounts (FSAs)
 Supplemental Health Plans
 401(k) Plan – Company match dollar-for-dollar up to 5%
 Employee Stock Purchase Plan (ESPP)
 Supplemental Life Insurance
 Dependent Life Insurance
 Short- and Long-Term Disability buy-up
 Blueprint for Wellness
 Emotional Well-Being Resources
 Educational Assistance
 Paid time off / Health Time
 Variable Compensation Plans
 Sales Incentive Plans

The Histotechnician I position is an entry level position for individuals with previous histology or other laboratory experience (i.e., laboratory assistant, cytology prep tech, etc.). The individual will receive on the job training to perform specific technical histology functions under the general supervision of a qualified histotechnicianII / histotechnologist or higher. This position can also be used for individuals who recently graduated a NACCLS accredited histotechnology program and have not obtained their ASCP certification.

  • Under general supervision and according to policies and procedures, performs limited activities involved in the preparation of slides, for microscopic evaluation by pathologist(s)
  • Process paperwork associated with accessioning and reporting.
  • Performs limited embedding and microtomy under direct supervision.
  • Prepare slides for routine Hematoxylin and Eosin staining.
  • Graduates of a NAACLS accredited histotechnology program can perform special stains.
  • Perform coverslipping of stained slides either manually or automated.
  • Perform specimen preparation on non-gynecological specimens, including cytopreparation, staining, coverslipping, etc. after completing training on non-gynecological specimen types. This includes specimen preparation of Fine Needle Aspiration (FNA) specimens
  • Perform routine maintenance and cleaning of non-complex equipment.
  • Perform filing of finished blocks and slides.
  • Ensure all corporate safety, quality control and quality assurance standards are met.
  • Ensure compliance with all local, federal, CMS and CAP regulations.
  • Maintain a clean and well-organized work area.
  • Other duties, as assigned by supervisor.


Required Work Experience:

1 year of experience in a histology or related laboratory setting

Preferred Work Experience:

Previous experience as a histotechnician

Physical and Mental Requirements:

Ability to sit and/or stand for long periods of time


Basic medical terminology



High School Diploma or Equivalent(Required)
Some College Courses

Current state licensure, if applicable(Required)
NAACLS accredited Histotechnology program