Kaiser Permanente Histologic Technician II - On Call in Berkeley, California

Under the general direction of the Pathologist or Laboratory Manager, performs immunohistochemical stains and all other special procedures as required. Cuts, embebs, and stains histology specimens.

Essential Responsibilities:

Performs tasks related to fixation and processing of specimens.

Cuts, prepares, and stains slides from histology specimens.

Correctly prepares special stains, immunohistochemistry stains and solutions.

Performs Quality Control on all stained slides.

Orders reagents, antibodies, and tool parts to ensure adequate supplies for the work.

May train new employees and students as assigned.

Operates and Evaluates equipment and reagent systems. Maintains equipment with documentation and reports repairs to manager.

Also maintains logbooks, Block and slide files.

Keeps abreast with company's current policies and immunohistochemistry technical updates.

Writes and updates evaluation reports as well as procedures using the NCCLS format.

Perform other related duties as assigned.

Supervisory Responsibilities

This job has no supervisory responsibilities.

Basic Qualifications:


Minimum (12) twelve months of experience as histologic technician or completion of the 12 month Histology training.


Associate's degree in science.

License, Certification, Registration

Certified as a Histologic Technician or Histologic Technologist by the American Society of Clinical Pathologists (ASCP) or the equivalent society, as approved by the Chief of Pathology.

Additional Requirements:

Must demonstrate aptitude for work as Histologic Technician to the Chief of Pathology's satisfaction.

Demonstrated ability to perform all special stains, immunohistochemical stains used in the routine practice of pathology.

Demonstrated ability to perform histochemical stains and all other special procedures as required by the Chief of Pathology including knowledge of the biochemical nature of reaction.

Ability to read and comprehend simple instructions, short correspondence, and memos. Ability to write simple correspondence.

Ability to effectively present information in one-on-one and small group situations to customers, clients, and other employees of the organization.

Previous experience with lab information systems

Must be willing to work in a Labor Management Partnership environment.

Preferred Qualifications:



TITLE: Histologic Technician II - On Call

LOCATION: Berkeley, California


External hires must pass a background check/drug screen. Qualified applicants with arrest and/or conviction records will be considered for employment in a manner consistent with Federal, state and local laws, including but not limited to the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, protected veteran, or disability status.