Job Information

University of Utah Histology Technician in Salt Lake City, Utah


Open Date 04/14/2022

Requisition Number PRN30189B

Job Title PS Histology Technician

Working Title Histology Technician

Job Grade D

FLSA Code Nonexempt

Patient Sensitive Job Code? Yes

Standard Hours per Week 40

Full Time or Part Time? Full Time

Shift Day

Work Schedule Summary

VP Area U of U Health - Academics

Department 01455 - Dermatology Clinical Hpp

Location Campus

City Salt Lake City, UT

Type of Recruitment External Posting

Pay Rate Range 18.00-26.10

Close Date

Open Until Filled Yes

Job Summary

General Description: Performs technical procedures in a clinical laboratory with minimal supervision by applying standard scientific techniques and analytical principles.

Specific information: The Immunodermatology Laboratory, a clinical diagnostic laboratory, seeks a highly motivated individual to join the team. Focus, attention to detail, and the ability to multitask are critical to the job performance. This individual must be able to work efficiently and consistently with good manual dexterity and visual perception skills. The individual also must recognize and troubleshoot problems that may develop. The position involves handling various tissue specimens, cutting for microscopic analyses, and performing different immunoassays as well as supporting tasks for the testing, reporting, laboratory functions and transmission of results. Performs special staining and complex procedures necessary in preparing specimens of human or animal tissue for diagnoses.


Essential Duties

1. Performs laboratory testing utilizing immunofluorescence and immunoassay procedures to detect the presence of antibodies and other immunological markers in epithelial biopsy specimens and sera that aid in the diagnosis of diseases

2. Automated and non-automated procedures are performed

3. Prepares cryo-sections of human skin and mucosa, other human tissues and animal tissues (including monkey and rodent) for direct and indirect immunohistological staining procedures

4. Must be able to work efficiently and consistently with dexterity and speed to accomplish the daily testing and other duties including support work such as reagent preparation, quality assurance testing and report generation

5. Helps to teach laboratory procedures to Dermatology residents and fellows, visiting clinicians and students who rotate in the Immunodermatology Laboratory

6. Delivers excellent customer service to promote trusted interactions with medical providers for patient care

Work Environment and Level of Frequency that may be required:

Nearly Continuously: Office environment.

Often: Infectious disease, oils ( there is air or skin exposure to oils or other cutting fluids ), exposure to animals, hazards ( includes a variety of physical conditions, such as proximity to moving mechanical parts, moving vehicles, electrical current, working on scaffolding and high places, or exposure to chemicals) .

Physical Requirements and Level of Frequency that may be required

Nearly Continuously: Hearing, listening, talking.

Often: Repetitive hand motion (such as typing), walking, standing, sitting.

Seldom: Bending, reaching overhead.

Minimum Qualifications

Associate degree in a biological science or equivalency required; demonstrated human relations and effective communication skills are also required.

American Society of Clinical Pathologist ( ASCP ) certification as a Histology Technician is preferred.

This position is patient-sensitive and must fulfill all associated requirements. We protect our patients, coworkers, and community by requiring all patient-sensitive employees to be immunized according to CDC standards and hospital policy. Limited exemptions may be made for documented medical contraindications or religious beliefs that object to vaccinations.

Applicants must demonstrate the potential ability to perform the essential functions of the job as outlined in the position description.


Preferred: Bachelor’s degree in medical technology, clinical laboratory, chemical, physical or biological sciences; OR Associate degree in chemical, physical, biological science, or medical laboratory technology science or 60 semester hours including either 24 hours of medical technology or 16 hours of chemistry and 8 hours of biology and requiring either 1 year of clinical laboratory training including each of the laboratory specialties or 3 months of training in each specialty in which the individual performs high-complexity testing.

Type Benefited Staff

Special Instructions Summary

Additional Information

The University of Utah values candidates who have experience working in settings with students from diverse backgrounds and possess a strong commitment to improving access to higher education for historically underrepresented students.

Individuals from historically underrepresented groups, such as minorities, women, qualified persons with disabilities and protected veterans are encouraged to apply. Veterans’ preference is extended to qualified applicants, upon request and consistent with University policy and Utah state law. Upon request, reasonable accommodations in the application process will be provided to individuals with disabilities.

The University of Utah is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer and does not discriminate based upon race, ethnicity, color, religion, national origin, age, disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression, pregnancy, pregnancy-related conditions, genetic information, or protected veteran’s status. The University does not discriminate on the basis of sex in the education program or activity that it operates, as required by Title IX and 34 CFR part 106. The requirement not to discriminate in education programs or activities extends to admission and employment. Inquiries about the application of Title IX and its regulations may be referred to the Title IX Coordinator, to the Department of Education, Office for Civil Rights, or both.

To request a reasonable accommodation for a disability or if you or someone you know has experienced discrimination or sexual misconduct including sexual harassment, you may contact the Director/Title IX Coordinator in the Office of Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action:

Director/ Title IX Coordinator

Office of Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action ( OEO /AA)

135 Park Building

Salt Lake City, UT 84112


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The University is a participating employer with Utah Retirement Systems (“URS”). Eligible new hires with prior URS service, may elect to enroll in URS if they make the election before they become eligible for retirement (usually the first day of work). Contact Human Resources at (801) 581-7447 for information. Individuals who previously retired and are receiving monthly retirement benefits from URS are subject to URS’ post-retirement rules and restrictions. Please contact Utah Retirement Systems at (801) 366-7770 or (800) 695-4877 or University Human Resource Management at (801) 581-7447 if you have questions regarding the post-retirement rules.

This position may require the successful completion of a criminal background check and/or drug screen.