Job Details

  • Title: Histology Laboratory Assistant
  • Code: RCI-92195
  • Location: Roanoke, VA 24014
  • Posted Date: 05/13/2022
  • Duration:
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  Job Description

Asst, Lab II - Histology

Monday-Friday 2:00PM-10:30PM

Job Description

Basic Purpose:

  • The Histology Laboratory Assistant II position is an entry level position for an individual with prior laboratory experience. 
  • The individual will perform routine and limited non-routine functions to aid in the preparation of histopathology samples. 
  • The individual will work under general supervision of trained, certified histotechnicians and/or histotechnologists.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Under general supervision and according to policies and procedures, perform routine and limited non-routine activities involved in the preparation of slides, for microscopic evaluation by pathologist(s).
  • Receive/collect, label and prepare tissue specimens for gross dissection.
  • Process paperwork associated with accessioning and reporting.
  • Monitor inventory, requisition and order supplies prior to depletion, stock and maintain laboratory supplies.
  • May run and/or monitor pending lists.
  • May generate and maintain department statistics.
  • Operate, clean, and sterilize laboratory equipment, glassware, and instruments.  Maintain a clean workstation in the grossing area.
  • Prepare reagents for tissue processing and routine slide staining, under direct supervision.
  • Perform routine H&E staining either manually or automated.
  • Perform coverslipping of stained slides either manually or automated.
  • Perform routine maintenance and cleaning of equipment.
  • With appropriate education and training, may assist technical staff with limited technical functions (Contact MQA-AP for specific guidance).
  • Responsible for all assigned clerical duties associated with the Histology laboratory.
  • Maintain confidentiality of sensitive information concerning patients, physicians, employees, clients, vendors, and the Company.
  • Ensure all corporate safety, quality control and quality assurance standards are met.
  • Ensure compliance with all local, federal, CLIA and CAP regulations.
  • Maintain a clean and well-organized work area.
  • Other duties, as assigned by supervisor.



  • High School Education or equivalent.
  • 1 year of histopathology or other laboratory experience
  • Good clerical, organizational and communication skills.
  • 1 year of experience handling PHI and other patient information using an LIS
  • Basic knowledge of operating non-complex instrumentation.


  • College level science courses
  • 3 years of histopathology or other laboratory experience, including providing support to pathologists.

Physical and Mental Requirements:

  • Ability to physically, audibly, and visually perform all functions.
  • Ability to prioritize workflow
  • Ability to stand for prolonged periods
  • Ability to lift boxes weighing up to 40 pound
  • Good verbal skills
  • Good decision making skills