Technologist, Histology - Anatomic Pathology, Gettysburg Hospital (full time) - Day

Gettysburg, PA | Allied Health | Tracking Code: 55806

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General Summary:

Under the direct supervision of the Histology Laboratory Team Leader or Division Manager, performs a variety of technical and general duties at a basic skills and knowledge level.This position is eligible for incentives. Please click here to Learn more about WellSpan’s new-hire incentives program.


Duties and Responsibilities: 

The Histology Technologist will precisely and accurately perform a variety of routine and specialized histology techniques in concurrence with established laboratory policies and procedures. 

The successful individual will be responsible for all technical procedures utilized in the preparation of microscopic slides including tissue processing, paraffin block sectioning, and H&E staining. 

Responsibilities will include the production of high quality slides from frozen or fixed tissues. This will include trimming, embedding, processing, sectioning using a microtome/cryostat, staining with H&E, special stains and immunohistochemistry. 

General duties include equipment maintenance, reagent recycling/reclamation and efficient use of the pathology laboratory information system and specimen tracking system.

 The selected individual is expected to display reliability, withhold a high level of professionalism and respond to all customer and teammate needs in a timely, courteous and efficient manner. Excellent troubleshooting skills and the ability to multi-task in a busy fast-paced environment is a must.


Required Skills

Bachelors Degree Required

 HT(ASCP); or equivalent HT eligible certification is required

Required Experience

Ideal candidates have experience as a histotechnician or histotechnologist sectioning paraffin-embedded tissues

Ability to confidently and rapidly cut and mount high quality tissue sections from a variety of tissue types including needle biopsies

Accurate documentation skills and the ability to comply with regulatory requirements




Quality of Life

WellSpan Health is an integrated health system that serves the communities of central Pennsylvania and northern Maryland. The organization is comprised of a multispecialty medical group of more than 1,200 physicians and advanced practice clinicians, a regional behavioral health organization, a home care organization, six respected hospitals, more than 15,000 employees, and 140 patient care locations. WellSpan is a charitable, mission-driven organization, committed to exceptional care for all, lifelong wellness and healthy communities. We are committed to transforming the health of the communities we serve and to educating the next generation of clinicians, staff and leaders.

Quality of Life
Quality of Life

Established in 1800, Adams County includes the borough of Gettysburg, Pennsylvania. Home to more than 100,000 residents, the town is a mecca for Civil War history buffs and visitors who come to tour the Gettysburg National Battlefield, Gettysburg National Military Park and see the annual Civil War reenactment.

Also located here is Gettysburg College, which has a strong academic reputation in liberal arts. The county is steeped in heritage, and offers a peaceful, country atmosphere, yet is a convenient drive to Washington, D.C., Baltimore, MD and Harrisburg, PA. The area's diversity attracts a lively local music scene, and his home to numerous restaurants and wineries, fresh-produce markets, a ski resort and more. Adams County residents can find local employment in healthcare, tourism, agriculture and manufacturing. (Patient population: 102,000)

Equal Opportunity Employment

WellSpan Health is an equal opportunity employer. Employment selection and related decisions are made without regard to sex, race, age, disability, religion, national origin, color or any other protected class. WellSpan Health does, however, have a tobacco-free/nicotine-free hiring policy.

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