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Histotechnologist (Mohs Surgery/Immunohistochemistry) - Full Time - Novi/Days

Company: Henry Ford Hospital (Detroit)
Location: Novi
Posted on: June 6, 2021

Job Description:


Under general supervision and following established procedures, prepares specimens of tissue for microscopic evaluation by a physician in order to provide information on the functioning of tissues and organs and other information relative to the cause and progress of the disease. Prepares dyes and chemical solutions, processes frozen sections, and performs other related duties as required.


  • Obtains surgical specimens and orientates them on a supporting medium according to a special diagram obtained from the physician.
  • Places the specimen in a cryostat and cuts extremely thin sections and mounts sections on glass slides.
  • Stains the microscopic slide and covers with a resin and cover glass for protection and preservation of the tissue specimen.
  • Maintains files on slides by the patients chemosurgery or biopsy number, name, medical record number, diagnosis, and the location of patients slide in the file.
  • Decalcifies bone specimens and processes bone marrow specimens.
  • Responsible for the maintenance and orderly condition of assigned equipment, instrument, and work area.
  • Performs other related duties as required.


  • Completion of accredited Bachelors Degree program in chemical, physical, biological science, medical technology or clinical laboratory science.
  • Certification by the American Society of Clinical Pathologists as a histotechnologist, preferred.
  • At least one (1) year of supervised training in a clinical laboratory in histologic techniques to perform tissue staining procedures and the processing of bone marrow specimens preferred.


Near Acuity: Ability to see clearly at 20 inches or less. Depth Perception: Ability to judge distance and space relationships. Accommodation:

Ability to adjust vision to bring objects into focus.

Color Vision:

Ability to distinguish and identify different colors necessary to perform job functions.

  • Must meet or exceed core customer service responsibilities, standards and behaviors as outlined in the HFHS Customer Service policy as summarized below: Communication Understanding Sensitivity Teamwork Ownership Motivation Excellence Respect
  • Must possess the following personal qualities: be self-directed; be flexible and committed to the team concept; demonstrate teamwork, initiative, and willingness to learn; possess interpersonal skills and communication skills; be willing to instruct others; and be open to new learning experiences.


  • Regularly exposed to infection from disease-bearing specimens, organs and tissues.
  • Regular exposure to electrical equipment, chemicals, odors, changing temperatures, and frequent interruptions.
  • May handle absentee replacement on short notice.
  • May require prolonged standing, walking, and the ability to lift/carry up to 25 lbs.


  • Eye and face protection, gown, lab coat, apron, mask, non-sterile medical gloves and utility gloves as required by task or duties.


Under the leadership of President and CEO Wright L. Lassiter, III, Henry Ford Health System is a

$6 billion integrated health system comprised of six hospitals, a health plan, and 250+ sites

including medical centers, walk-in and urgent care clinics, pharmacy, eye care facilities and

other healthcare retail. Established in 1915 by auto industry pioneer Henry Ford, the health system

now has 32,000 employees and remains home to the 1,900-member Henry Ford Medical Group, one

of the nations oldest physician groups. An additional 2,200 physicians are also affiliated with the

health system through the Henry Ford Physician Network. Henry Ford is also one of the regions

major academic medical centers, receiving between $90-$100 million in annual research funding and

remaining Michigans fourth largest NIH-funded institution. Also an active participant in medical

education and training, the health system has trained nearly 40% of physicians currently practicing

in the state and also provides education and training for other health professionals including nurses,

pharmacists, radiology and respiratory technicians. .


Whether it's offering a new medical option, helping you make healthier lifestyle choices or

making the employee enrollment selection experience easier, it's all about choice. Henry

Ford Health System has a new approach for its employee benefits program - My Choice

Rewards. My Choice Rewards is a program as diverse as the people it serves. There are

dozens of options for all of our employees including compensation, benefits, work/life balance

and learning - options that enhance your career and add value to your personal life. As an

employee you are provided access to Retirement Programs, an Employee Assistance Program

(Henry Ford Enhanced), Tuition Reimbursement, Paid Time Off, Employee Health and Wellness, and a whole host of other benefits and services. Employee'sclassified as contingent status are not eligible for benefits.

Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer

Equal Employment Opportunity / Affirmative Action Employer Henry Ford Health System is

committed to the hiring, advancement and fair treatment of all individuals without regard to

race, color, creed, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability, veteran status, size, height,

weight, marital status, family status, gender identity, sexual orientation, and genetic information,

or any other protected status in accordance with applicable federal and state laws.

Keywords: Henry Ford Hospital (Detroit), Novi , Histotechnologist (Mohs Surgery/Immunohistochemistry) - Full Time - Novi/Days, Other , Novi, Michigan

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