Dignity Health Histology Technician in BAKERSFIELD, California


Founded by the Sisters of Mercy, Mercy Hospitals have a history of caring for our community that goes back more than 100 years. We provide a broad range of medical and surgical services including minimally invasive and outpatient options. Our family of services includes the area's only inpatient oncology unit, the Orthopedic, Spine, and Hand Center, Family Birth Center, the Lactation Support Center and retail store, and many others. Mercy Hospital Downtown is a 194-bed facility located in downtown Bakersfield. Mercy Hospital Southwest is a 78-bed facility and the only hospital located in the rapidly growing area west of Highway 99. Mercy Hospital is a member of Dignity Health and is a trusted community partner, serving residents of Bakersfield and Kern County with quality, compassionate care since 1910. Learn more at.


Position Summary:

Under the direction of the Medical Director and the Laboratory Supervisors the Histology Technician is responsible for the preperation of histologic and cytologic materials; routine and special stains; cataloging, storage and proper disposal of tissues,blocks and slides; record keeping such as temperature charts and workload statiscis; performance of maintenance and problem solving. The Histology Technician is also responsible to assist pathologist in establishing and documenting procedures for special techniques and to assist superviors in implementing new procedures. Assists with in-service and training as needed and documents quality assurance.

Histo Tech, Histology


Minimum Requirements:

  • 1 year of clinical laboratory experience including knowledge of instrument operation, specimen processing, knowledge of specimen send-outs, and/or microbiology specimen processing.

  • Two years of training in a Histology Lab under direct supervision of a Histotech required.

Special Skills:

  • Basic laboratory bench practice skills Working knowledge of medical terminology

  • General typing/computer skills Must demonstrate excellent communication and customer service skills

  • Must have the ability to read, write and speak English

  • Ability to adapt to work load demands and remain calm and function efficiently during difficult or emergency situations

  • Ability to follow written and verbal instructions.

Preferred/Desired Experience:

  • Five years of clinical laboratory experience or two years of college preferred

  • AA degree

  • California State License CPT I

This position is represented by SEIU United Healthcare Workers.

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Job ID 2018-57155

Employment Type Seasonal/Casual/OnCall/Supplemental

Department Pathological Laboratory Svcs

Hours / Pay Period 1

Facility Mercy Hospital- Bakersfield

Shift Varied


State/Province CA

Standard Hours Sun-Sat