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Histotechnologist I - Children's Hospital, Aurora, CO

Histotechnologist I

Job ID: 87149
Location: Aurora, Colorado
Full/Part Time: Full-Time
Regular/Temporary: Regular
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Job Overview

Performs technical procedures in the Histology laboratory. Routine tasks include specimen embedding, sectioning including frozen sections and staining.  Provides assistance in the gross room; accessioning, cassette labeling, specimen triage, and performs gross techniques, Immunohistochemistry and In-situ hybridization.

Our laboratory testing plays a key role in the detection, diagnosis and treatment of pediatric, adult and prenatal conditions. With state-of-the-art laboratory services, facilities and technologies, we support and guide quality patient care across the pediatric spectrum. Our labs offer a wide range of high-quality lab screenings and diagnostic tests with rapid turnaround times, as well as an unmatched scope and capabilities, including diagnostic tests that aren't available anywhere else in the country. Our extraordinary team at Children's Hospital Colorado is creating the future of child health, and we need top talent to do it. Join us!

Additional Information

Department: Histology Lab

Hours per week: 40, eligible for benefits

Shift: Evenings, 11am-7:30pm *Can be flexible with a later start time. Rotating on-call for weekends and holidays.


EDUCATION – Bachelor’s degree
EXPERIENCE – Minimum of three years of experience using basic histology skills, embedding, sectioning and staining. Advance knowledge of human anatomy, cellular structure and function. Advance laboratory technical skills, including ability to troubleshoot. QC work and advanced reagent preparation. Operation and maintenance of general laboratory equipment; analytical balance, pH meter, tissue processor, embedding center and microtome.
EQUIVALENCY - Meeting one of the other requirements set by the ASCP Board of Certification may be accepted in lieu of degree.
Previous pediatric experience preferred.



    No direct patient care.


An employee in this position may be called upon to do any or all of the following essential functions. These examples do not include all of the functions which the employee may be expected to perform.

    Performs the standards of basic histology, which includes all surgical, bone marrow, cytology, autopsy and consultation, requests according to the guidelines established by accrediting agencies.
    Performs routine special stains according to the established procedures and histology standards
    Performs Immunohistochemical and In-situ hybridization stains using technical understanding of procedures.
    Follows QC procedures for all equipment and tests and maintains adequate or appropriate inventory of supplies.
    Meets required production times to ensure timely patient testing.
    Performs quality control and maintenance required to ensure valid and accurate results.
    Troubleshoots equipment and problems in consultation with manager when required
    Completes cross training and special projects as assigned.
    Completes validations.
    Monitors quality and participates in continuous process improvement tasks.
    Teach, train and/or mentor new employees, students and other healthcare professionals according to standard operating procedures, when requested.

Other Information


ADAPTABILITY - Maintaining effectiveness when experiencing major changes in work responsibilities or environment (e.g., people, processes, structure, or culture); adjusting effectively to change by exploring the benefits, trying new approaches, and collaborating with others to make the change successful.

APPLIED LEARNING - Assimilating and applying new job-related information in a timely manner.

BUILDING PARTNERSHIPS - Developing and leveraging relationships within and across work groups to achieve results.

COLLABORATING - Working cooperatively with others to help a team or work group achieve its goals.

COMMUNICATION - Conveying information and ideas clearly and concisely to individuals or groups in an engaging manner that helps them understand and retain the message; listening actively to others.

- Placing a high priority on the internal or external customer’s perspective when making decisions and taking action; implementing service practices that meet the customers’ and own organization’s needs.

DECISION MAKING - Identifying and understanding problems and opportunities by gathering, analyzing, and interpreting quantitative and qualitative information; choosing the best course of action by establishing clear decision criteria, generating and evaluating alternatives, and making timely decisions; taking action that is consistent with available facts and constraints and optimizes probable consequences.

– Is sensitive to cultural diversity, race, gender, and other individual differences in the workforce; recognizes the value of diverse perspectives and experiences and fosters a work environment reflective of the community at large.

EMOTIONAL INTELLIGENCE - Establishing and sustaining trusting relationships by accurately perceiving and interpreting own and others’ emotions and behavior; leveraging insights to effectively manage own responses so that one’s behavior matches one’s values and delivers intended results.

MANAGING RELATIONSHIPS - Meeting the personal needs of individuals to build trust, encourage two-way communication, and strengthen relationships.

MANAGING WORK - Effectively managing one’s time and resources to ensure that work is completed efficiently.

PLANNING & ORGANIZING - Establishing an action plan for self and others to complete work efficiently and on time by setting priorities, establishing timelines, and leveraging resources.

RESOLVING CONFLICTS - Helping others deal effectively with an antagonistic situation to minimize damage to the relationships and promote shared goals; using appropriate interpersonal methods to reduce tension or conflict between two or more people and facilitate agreement.

STRESS TOLERANCE - Maintaining stable performance under pressure or opposition (e.g., experiencing time pressure, conflict, or job ambiguity); handling stress in a manner that is acceptable to others and to the organization.


Guidelines: Developmental, standard, or intermediate level.  Guidelines are generally numerous, well established, and directly applicable to the work assignment.  Work assignment and desired results are explained by general oral or written instructions.

Complexity: Falls between the entry and full performance/senior level.  Duties assigned are generally repetitive and restricted in scope but may be of substantial intricacy.  Employee primarily applies standardized practices.

Decision Making: Decisions or recommendations on non-standardized situations are limited to relating organizational policies to specific cases.  Brings non routine issues to supervisor. Problems that are not covered by guidelines or that are without precedent are taken up with the supervisor.

Communications: Contacts with team members, clients or the public where factual information relative to the organization or its functions are received, relayed, or a service rendered according to established procedures or instructions.

Supervision Received: Performs work with minimal supervisory oversight.  Under general supervision, the employee receives assignments and is expected to carry them through to completion with substantial independence.  Work is reviewed for adherence to instructions, accuracy, completeness, and conformance to standard practice or precedent. Recurring work clearly covered by guidelines may or may not be reviewed.
Physical Requirements


    Audio-Visual: Color Discrimination: Good
    Audio-Visual: Depth Perception: Good
    Audio-Visual: Far Vision: Good
    Audio-Visual: Hearing: Fair
    Audio-Visual: Near Vision: Good
    General Activity: Drive: None
    General Activity: Sit: 1-2 hrs. per day
    Motion: Bend: Up to 1/3 of time Motion:
    Reach: Up to 1/3 of time
    Use of Hands/Feet: Both Hands - Precise Motor Function (Or Fine Manipulation)


    Exposure: Exposure to blood/body fluid: Regular/Frequent. Exposure: Exposure to chemicals: Occasional.
    Exposure: Exposure to infectious diseases: Occasional.
    Mental and Emotional Requirements: Handles multiple priorities effectively.
    Mental and Emotional Requirements: Independent discretion/decision making.
    Mental and Emotional Requirements: Makes decisions under pressure.
    Mental and Emotional Requirements: Works with others effectively.

Equal Employment Opportunity

It is our intention that all qualified applicants be given equal opportunity and that selection decisions be based on job-related factors. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, disability, or any other status protected by law or regulation.  Be aware that none of the questions are intended to imply illegal preferences or discrimination based on non-job-related information.

The position is expected to stay open until the posted close date. Please submit your application as soon as possible as the posting is subject to close at any time once a sufficient pool of qualified applicants is obtained.

Salary Information
Annual Salary Range (Based on 40 hours worked per week): $59,514.35 to $89,271.53
Hourly Salary Range: $28.61 to $42.92

Benefits Information

Here, you matter. As a Children’s Hospital Colorado team member, you will receive a competitive pay and benefits package designed to take care of your needs that includes base pay, incentives, paid time off, medical/dental/vision insurance, company provided life and disability insurance, paid parental leave, 403b employer match (retirement savings), a robust wellness program, and access to professional development tools, including an education benefit to help you advance your career.

As part of our Total Rewards package, Children's Colorado offers an annual employee bonus program that rewards eligible team members based on organizational performance. If organizational goals are met for the year, the bonus is paid out the following April.

Children’s Colorado delivers annual base pay increases to eligible team members based on their performance over the previous year.

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Posted 6/4/24