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Cedars-Sinai Senior Histologist, Pathology Cytology - Day in Los Angeles, California

Job Description

Do you have a passion for the highest clinical quality and patient happiness? Would you like to use your clinical competencies with an organization known nationally for excellence in cancer treatment, research, and education? We would be happy to hear from you! Please consider the following exciting opportunity with one of the most outstanding and dynamic places to work in the medical field as your next career move.

What will you be doing in this role?

The Senior Histologist functions with general direction from supervisory personnel. Responsibilities include performing routine and technically complex laboratory procedures requiring cognitive, manipulative, and problem-solving skills. The Senior Histologist’s activities include operating and maintaining laboratory equipment, monitoring, and evaluating the quality of tissue processing, verifying, and evaluating quality control results, and resolving technical and quality control problems. Additional duties include general support functions necessary for the routine operation of the laboratory. Performs all job duties with sensitivity and attention to the developmental issues of the patient population(s) being served.

Primary Duties and Responsibilities

  • Embeds tissue in paraffin or other media, cuts tissue block using specialized equipment to produce glass slides, and stains slides with tissue using automated instrument or manual process.

  • Operates temperature monitoring system and documents corrective action.

  • Operates and maintains laboratory equipment such as tissue processors, embedding centers, microtomes, cryostats, automated stainers, ovens, fridges, freezers, incubators, and other select equipment.

  • Attends to routine operational and support functions such as preparing solutions/reagents/buffers, stocking supplies, disposing of reagents and hazardous materials, and maintaining and storing tissue blocks/slide samples and records.

  • Performs subspecialty service that requires specialized training and technique e.g. renal, muscle, liver biopsies.

  • Performs daily instrument/equipment/reagent/buffer function verification and documents daily in preventive maintenance logs, according to establish policies and procedures.

  • Uses, follows, and documents appropriate standards for test methodology quality controls.

  • Accurately identifies specimens and labels samples completely, using at least two identifiers, at each step of the laboratory process to ensure patient/specimen safety and quality outcomes.

  • Documents Non-Conforming Events (NCEs), initiates problem-solving activities, resolves discrepancies, and takes corrective action procedures.

  • Documents review of new/existing policies and procedures to keep abreast of changes.

  • Recognizes basic and complex problems in test methodology, quality control and instrument troubleshooting, initiates problem-solving activities and corrective action procedures.

  • Works directly with pathologists to address sub-specialty service needs.



  • High School Diploma/GED.

  • AA degree from an accredited Histology Training Program is preferred.


  • Certification as a Histotechnician (HT, ASCP) or Histotechnologist (HTL, ASCP) or equivalent.


  • Three (3) years of experience in histopathology laboratory under supervision of a licensed pathologist and certified histologist.

Req ID : 1076

Working Title : Senior Histologist, Pathology Cytology - Day

Department : Pathology Cytology

Business Entity : Cedars-Sinai Medical Center

Job Category : Pathology / Laboratory

Job Specialty : Pathology

Overtime Status : NONEXEMPT

Primary Shift : Day

Shift Duration : 8 hour

Base Pay : $40.82 - $63.27

Cedars-Sinai is an EEO employer. Cedars-Sinai does not unlawfully discriminate on the basis of the race, religion, color, national origin, citizenship, ancestry, physical or mental disability, legally protected medical condition (cancer-related or genetic characteristics or any genetic information), marital status, sex, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, pregnancy, age (40 or older), military and/or veteran status or any other basis protected by federal or state law.