Histotechnologist – Pathology (Per Diem)

UNC Health Johnston
April 1, 2024
Job Type
Job Hours
4 hours per week


Job Summary

UNC Health Johnston Pathology in Smithfield is hiring a Histotechnologist for their team! The Histotechnologist performs a variety of the more specialized medical tissue testing and administrative tasks in support of clinical activities. Work involves preparation of tissue samples, which enable pathologist to determine the cause of death, cause and degree of disease of patient and the course of treatment. 

Description of Job Responsibilities

1. Investigates problems with equipment, test results, specimens, and/or workflow. 

2. Participates on teams or performs special projects/assignments. 

3. Performs quality control and equipment maintenance. 

4. Performs routine and more specialized test procedures. Prepares tissue slides by processing, embedding, sectioning, examining, and staining tissues received from surgical pathology, autopsy, hematology, cytology and research areas. 

5. Performs teaching of Clinical Laboratory Science students and Pathology residents and training of new employees. Serves as a technical resource. 

6. Prepares specimens and reagents, solutions, heat, or filters as required. 

7. Provides leadership and guidance to co-workers. 

8. Reports results to healthcare providers. Consults/confers with health care providers regarding test results. 

9. Reviews test results to ensure accuracy of report and timely correction of errors. 

Education Requirements


  • Bachelor's degree in Medical Technology, Clinical Laboratory Science, Chemistry Science or Biological Science. 

Licensure/Certification Requirements: 


  • HTL(ASCP) certified by the ASCP Board of Certification (BOC) within two years from date of hire. 

Professional Experience Requirements


  • If Bachelor degree plus completion of NAACLS accredited histology program, no years of experience is required. If Bachelor degree in biological or chemical science, one (1) year of relevant laboratory experience.




Other Information



Job Details

Legal Employer: NCHEALTH

Entity: Johnston Health

Organization Unit: Pathology

Work Type: Per Diem

Standard Hours Per Week: 4.00

Work Schedule: Day Job

Location of Job: US:NC:Smithfield

Exempt From Overtime: Exempt: No

Salary Range: $24.13- $ 30.17 per hour (minimum to midpoint)


Pay offers are determined by experience and internal equity. 

This position is employed by NC Health (Rex Healthcare, Inc., d/b/a NC Health), a private, fully-owned subsidiary of UNC Heath Care System. This is not a State employed position.

Qualified applicants will be considered without regard to their race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or status as a protected veteran.

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