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Histology Supervisor

K.A. Recruiting
Salem, Oregon, United States
June 25, 2018

Histology Supervisor

Job Summary:

Supervises and coordinates activities of laboratory personnel engaged in preparing histologic slides from human tissue sections for microscopic examination and diagnosis by Pathologist.

Essential Key Responsibilities:

Supervises the daily operations of the histology department and personnel to ensure adherence to quality standards, deadlines, and established procedures.

Assists the Manager in developing, implementing, revising, interpreting, and enforcing the Standard Operating Procedures (SOP’s), company policies and procedures, and service standards.

Advises Manager of problems and concerns in the department and laboratory.

Complies data and prepares reports and may work on special assigned projects.

Assists Manager with budgetary requirements for staffing, purchasing supplies, and procurement of equipment, financial report preparation, and monitoring and adhering to the departmental budget.

Assists Manager in recruiting, interviewing, selecting, orienting, training, monitoring, evaluating, and supervising assigned personnel, delegates work activities, and recommends merit increases, promotions, transfers, and disciplinary actions.

Attends required meetings and participates in committees as requested.

Participates in professional development activities and maintains professional affiliations.

Performs all necessary functions required of a Histology Technician including:

Ensures compliance with all regulatory agencies.

Coordinates the proper storage of hazardous materials and the laboratory safety program.

Examines slides and/or blocks to ensure tissue preparation is meeting laboratory requirements.

Performs and documents daily quality control and quality assurance measures,

Prepares sections of human tissue for microscopic examination and patient diagnosis, using techniques to gross (dissect tissue), embed (orient specimen in paraffin block), section (cut thin sections of tissue), stain (enhance contrast of tissue and highlight specific features of interest with routine hematoxylin and eosin stains), and mount tissue (adhere tissue onto glass slides), from surgical procedures.

Performs recuts and additional stains including special and immunohistochemistry stains, as requested by a Pathologist.

Operates computerized laboratory equipment to fix, dehydrate, and infiltrate with wax, tissue specimens to be preserved for study by Pathologist. * Maintains strictest confidentiality.

Complies with all State, Federal, professional regulations as well as company and departmental rules, polices, and procedural manuals.

Adherence to CAP, CLIA, State Regulations, HIPAA, Safety and OSHA Regulations.

Performs other duties as assigned.


Associates Degree in the field of Laboratory Science or equivalent under the 1988 Clinical Laboratory Improvement Amendments (CLIA) guidelines of high complexity testing.

State licensure, if applicable.

Board of Certification (BOC) by the American Society of Clinical Pathologists (ASCP).


Minimum of five (5) years’ experience as a Histology Technician or Histotechnologist and/or two (2) years’ experience as a Histology Supervisor.

Job Type: Full-time

Required education:


Required experience:

Histology Technician: 5 years

Histology Supervisor: 2 years