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Foundation Health Histology Tech in Fairbanks, Alaska

This position uses a variety of technical and analytical skills to process histologic and cytologic specimens and to prepare blocks and slides to aid the pathologist in the diagnosis of patients. Assures timely and quality work through the evaluation of quality control material, proper instrument maintenance and processing of appropriate samples. This position utilizes professional judgment, knowledge and leadership to develop new methods, educate others, improve systems and demonstrate responsibility for administrative duties in the laboratory.

About Fairbanks Memorial Hospital

Fairbanks Memorial Hospital is a non-profit facility owned by the Greater Fairbanks Community Hospital Foundation. A Joint Commission-accredited facility with 152 licensed beds, Fairbanks Memorial Hospital is the primary referral center for residents of Alaska's interior. With a strong patient-to-nurse ratio, ours is a Magnet aspiring facility with a Shared Leadership Infrastructure. In addition to our exceptional clinical environment, our location offers incomparable lifestyle rewards away from work. In Fairbanks, small-town living, spectacular natural beauty and endless recreation combine to create a one-of-a-kind place to live, work and play.

Position Available:

8 Hour Variable Shifts beginning at 5:30am and 8:00am

Rotating Call on weekends and evenings


  • Organizes and processes patient specimens and facilitates overall function of histology. Assures quality results through the use and evaluation of quality control material, proper instrument function and collection, assessment and processing of appropriate samples.

  • Demonstrates expertise in technical skills, such as embedding, cutting, staining and cytology preparation. This includes special and immunohistochemistry stains and In Situ Hybridization protocols. Assists Pathologist or other physicians with frozen section procedures or grossing of specimens. May assist with other procedures including, but not limited to, bone marrows, skin biopsies, and autopsies.

  • Recognizes abnormal results or unusual circumstances and takes appropriate action. Utilizes available resources to maintain and fix instruments or problem solve issues.

  • Identifies current professional and technical issues and their impact on lab practices. Maintains appropriate accreditation by regulatory agencies. Evaluates and implements new methods and instrumentation.

  • Maintains current knowledge and skills applicable to job assignment through continuing education or professional organizations. Follows all procedures and policies and successfully completes all annual competency and proficiency activities according to regulatory standards.

  • Maintains all specimens, records, inventory and products including tissues, slides and blocks of all cases.

Performs all functions according to established policies, procedures, regulatory and accreditation requirements, as well as applicable professional standards. Provides all customers of Foundation Health with an excellent service experience by consistently demonstrating our core and leader behaviors each and every day.


Must possess knowledge of histotechnology and associated techniques as normally obtained through the completion of an associate's degree in science or equivalent.

Requires strong computer experience with common office software suites. Strong organizational skills, ability to multi-task and prioritize, attention to detail and critical thinking skills are essential. Must be able to communicate effectively in both oral and written formats.


Three years histology experience. Certification as a Histologist by ASCP or equivalent.


IP - Typical Indirect Patient Care Environment: (CSPD Instrument Technician, Lab Technician, Pharmacist)

  • Able to stand, walk, bend, squat, reach, and stretch frequently.

  • May be required to lift up to 75 pounds.

  • Must use standard precautions due to threat of exposure to blood and body fluids.

  • Needs ability to communicate effectively through reading, writing, and speaking in person or on telephone.

  • May require periodic to frequent use of personal computer.

  • Off-site travel may be required.

Foundation Health Partners is an EEO/AAP employer; qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability or protected veteran status.

Job Number: 2019-4247

Shift Schedule: Other

New Grad: Yes

External Company Name: Foundation Health, LLC

External Company URL:

Street: 1650 Cowles Street