Posted Date 4 days ago(10/13/2021 10:37 AM)
Requisition ID
Position Type
Regular Full-Time
ICE LPSL APATH Immunohisto lab
Post End Date


***$5,000 SIGN-ON BONUS***


The UAMS Department of Pathology is seeking a career driven Histotechnician/Histotechnologist to join our Immunohistochemistry team! Someone who is focused in patient care and takes pride in their skills and work ethic. Step into an important role that leads to a proper diagnosis and a “gold standard” of patient care. Multitasking, dedication, and problem-solving skills are key to this position. If you consider yourself a responsible, dependable employee that goes above and beyond for the patient, fellow co-workers and their department, then this is the job for you!


The lab and hospital are CAP and JCAHO accredited. The University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) has a unique combination of education, research, and clinical programs that encourages and supports teamwork and diversity. We champion being a collaborative health care organization, focused on improving the health, health care, and well-being of Arkansans.


UAMS offers amazing benefits and perks:

  • Health: Medical, Dental and Vision plans available for staff and family
  • Holiday, Vacation and Sick Leave
  • Education discount for staff and dependents (undergraduate only)
  • Retirement: Up to 10% matched contribution from UAMS
  • Basic Life Insurance up to $50,000
  • Career Training and Educational Opportunities
  • Merchant Discounts
  • Concierge prescription delivery on the main campus when using UAMS pharmacy

Salary offered commensurate with experience


  • Employing histological techniques in the histology and immunohistochemistry.
  • Capable of performing all clerical/computer functions regarding accessioning, data entry, and report generation.
  • Capable of performing lab tasks, including but not limited to: embedding, cutting and staining specimens. 
  • Is knowledgeable of all equipment operation and maintenance. 
  • Is knowledgeable of all policies and procedures of histology and IHC area.
  • Conducts all tasks compliantly with CLIA, CAP and JCAHO regulations.
  • Cable of communicating mechanical issues with service techs, fellow techs and lab supervisor and/or lab manager.
  • Other duties as assigned.


Minimum Qualifications for Histotechnician: 

  • High School diploma/GED and registered as an HT OR an Associates with a combination of 12 semester hours in biology and chemistry. 
  • Ability to work on occasional weekends and on-call duties.
  • One year to obtain ASCP HT certification after completion of 12 consecutive months of full-time on the job training in a histopathology laboratory.

Minimum Qualifications for Histotechnologist:

  • Bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited college/university with a major in biological science or chemistry, OR a Bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited college/university with a combination of 30 semester hours (45 quarter hours) in biology and chemistry (must include credit hours in both), which may be obtained within, or in addition to, the Bachelor's degree.
  • Ability to work on occasional weekends and on-call duties.
  • One year to obtain ASCP HTL certification after completion of 12 consecutive months of full-time on the job training in a histopathology laboratory. 

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Certified as HT(ASCP) or HTL(ASCP).
  • One (1) year (12 consecutive months) of full-time clinical experience in a histopathology laboratory OR a veterinary, industry or research related experience in a histopathology laboratory in the last five years.

This is a safety sensitive position and subject to pre-employment screening (criminal background, drug testing, and/or education verification). A criminal conviction or arrest pending adjudication alone shall not disqualify an applicant except as provided by law. Any criminal history will be evaluated in relationship to job responsibilities and business necessity. The information obtained in these reports will be used in a confidential, non-discriminatory manner consistent with state and federal law. 


UAMS is an Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer of individuals with disabilities and protected veterans and is committed to excellence.  If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the employment process, please contact us by telephone at (501) 686-6432 and let us know the nature of your request. We will only respond to messages left that involve a request for a reasonable accommodation in the application process. We will accommodate the needs of any qualified candidate who requests a reasonable accommodation under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).

Physical Requirements

Stand: Frequently
Sit: Frequently
Walk: Frequently
Bend, crawl, crouch, kneel, stoop, or reach overhead: Occasionally
Lift, push, pull, carry weight: 26 - 50 lbs
Use hands to touch, handle, or feel: Continuously
Talk: Frequently
Hear: Continuously
Taste or smell: Never
Read, concentrate, think analytically: Continuously
Physical Environment: Inside Laboratory Environment, Inside Medical Facility Environment
Noise Level: Moderate
Visual Requirements: Color discrimination, Depth perception, Near visual acuity
Hazards: Biological, Chemical, Sharp objects/tools


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