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Histotechnician (HT)

Reston, VA, United States

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SHIFT: Days (rotating weekends)

SCHEDULE: Full-time

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Located in the outskirts of Washington, D.C, Reston Hospital Center, a 199-bed acute facility, lies within the vibrant Town Center of Reston, known for its lively mix of restaurants, shops, and services. Reston Hospital Center is an HCA (Hospital Corporation of America) facility making it a very secure and reputable facility to work. HCA is one of the largest healthcare systems throughout the U.S, where healthcare employment opportunities are almost endless!

We are currently seeking a Full Time Histotechnician (HT). Job responsibilities and functions:

  • Knows, understands, and puts into practice general lab policies/procedures as well as department/section specific policies/procedures.  Reviews all posted policy changes as required. Adheres to all regulatory guidelines.
  • Demonstrates the ability to assess a situation, consider the options, and formulate an appropriate course of action. Recognizes and performs duties in an independent manner with little or no supervision.
  • Demonstrates initial and annual competency in all appropriate designated lab sections within set deadlines. Accurately performs proficiency testing when scheduled. Participates in continuing education activities.
  • Participates in all facility/corporate mandatory annual training within set deadlines.
  • Is cooperative in assisting the laboratory team in the completion of miscellaneous duties. This includes specimen receiving and putting away supplies when received in the department.
  • Effectively organizes and completes daily tasks in assigned area{s}.
  • Effectively troubleshoots/resolves instrument problems and documents corrective action in appropriate log; when necessary, performs instrumentation repairs. Effectively investigates/resolves specimen problems.
  • Assures quality control is properly performed and logged, works within quality control limits and trends, and follows proper department procedure for corrective action.
  • Performs and documents preventative maintenance and safety checks of equipment according to schedule.
  • Demonstrates the knowledge and skills to train new employees and/or students in general lab policies/procedures and department/section specific policies/procedures. 
  • Demonstrates knowledge and adheres to all policies relating to the JCAHO National Patient Safety Goals for the Laboratory, including but not limited to verbal order and patient identification.
  • Demonstrates cultural competence by utilizing communication interventions as appropriate for all customers across all ages and populations.



  • Eligibility for Histotechnician (HT) certification by ASCP/NCA (required)
  • Graduate of approved Histology school (preferred)


  • Registry eligible, ASCP or equivalent. Successful completion of HT registry within 6 months of eligibility or hire. Continuing education to maintain registry/licensure (required)
  • ASCP certified or equivalent. Continuing education to maintain registry/licensure required (preferred)


  • Eligibility for HT certification by ASCP/NCA (required)
  • 1-2 years of experience as a Histotechnician (preferred)


  • Full Time
  • Day Shift (8 hour shift)
  • Weekend & Holiday requirements
We are an equal opportunity employer and we value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.

Facility: Reston Hospital Center
Job ID: 08540-15149
Category: Laboratory
Contract: Full-time
Shift: Days (rotating weekends)
Job Class: Regular

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