Antech Diagnostics Histotechnologist in Fountain Valley, California

Do you have a passion for helping animals and enjoy working in a fast paced environment; Antech Diagnostics has the perfect job for you!

We are currently looking for a full-time Histotechnologist for our Fountain Valley, CA Lab. This is a night shift position.

We are open to candidates with 2+ years of experience


  • Provide quality embedding per SOP and accepted protocols

  • Unloading VIP Tissue Processer

  • Scan barcoded cassette in LIS for the appropriate worklist.

  • Embed block per SOP / Protocol prioritizing stat and manifest blocks

  • Release block in LIS

  • Maintain embedding station as required

Microtomy- standard blocks:

  • Provide quality microtomy per SOP and accepted protocols

  • Scan barcoded cassette in LIS for the appropriate worklist

  • Effectively section paraffin embedded tissue block to micrometer thickness, float section on a water bath and mount section on a frosted end slide per SOP. Prioritize stat and manifest blocks

  • Print and adhere slide label to frosted end of slide and place in staining basket. Do not batch print and label.

  • Release block in LIS

  • Place staining basket into oven

  • Reconcile all Antrim pending list for any work completed.

Special Stains:

  • Operate Roche Benchmark special stain instrument

  • Cut patient and control tissue for all stains

  • Build special stain blocks to loads after the stain is completed

  • Perform manual stains as required

  • Reconcile special stain pending list daily

  • Maintain all related equipment per Maintenance logs

  • Reconcile applicable pending lists

  • B/S in Biology or Life Sciences required. HT or course work in accredited Histology Technician program strongly preferred

  • Familiar with care and use of microtome, embedding stations and staining equipment

  • Willingness to perform detailed, repetitive tasks to established benchmarks

  • Demonstrates good verbal and written communication skills.

  • Good computer skills

  • Good organizational, verbal and written communications skills.

Antech Diagnostics provides sophisticated testing and consulting services used by veterinarians in the detection, diagnosis, evaluation, monitoring, treatment, and prevention of diseases and other conditions affecting animals.

We are a rapidly growing, stable company with excellent advancement opportunity. Medical, dental and vision benefits, plus 401(k) plan and employee pet health benefits available, too!

If you are passionate about animal healthcare, are motivated by making a difference we want to hear from you!

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