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Histotechnologist HTL

CJW Medical Center – Richmond, VA


SHIFT: Days (rotating weekends)
SCHEDULE: Full-time
Hospital Corporation of America (HCA) is a community of 94,000 Registered Nurses and 38,000 active physicians. We have over 1,900 facilities ranging from hospitals, freestanding ERs, ambulatory surgery centers, and urgent care clinics. Our facility-based staff continue to raise the bar in patient care. Ten HCA hospitals have been named in IBM Watson Healths top 100 best-performing hospitals based on patient satisfaction and operational data.
Chippenham Hospital, a 466-bed provisional Level I Trauma Center, is located on the Southside of Richmond, a short drive from the beautiful, outdoor Stony Point Fashion Park, offering an abundance of shops, restaurants, and even a dine-in movie theater. Chippenham Hospital is an HCA facility, who ranks 63rd on Fortunes 100, and is one of the largest healthcare systems in the U.S, where healthcare employment opportunities are almost endless!
Chippenham Hospital Awards and Distinctions
  • Accredited by the Joint Commission with a Gold Seal of Approval
    • Top Performer on Key Quality Measures for advanced primary stroke, heart attack, heart failure, pneumonia, perinatal care, hip and knee replacement and surgical care.
    • Disease-Specific Certifications for Acute Myocardial Infarction & Hip and Knee Replacement
  • Certified Chest Pain Center
  • Considered the region s first choice for orthopedics, joint care, behavioral health and cardiovascular care.
Our patients are our priority, but so are you!
Not only do our patients come first, but our employees do too! We provide a total compensation package to make sure your needs are met. Choose the medical coverage package that best suits you. Look after your loved ones while still getting paid with our Paid Family Leave. Plan for your future with our matching 401k or opt-in for several other benefits including tuition assistance, student loan repayment, family and medical flex spending accounts, life insurance, and identity theft protection.
You contribute to our success. Every role has an impact on our patients lives and you have the opportunity to make a difference. We are looking for dedicated professionals like you to be a part of our Laboratory Family!
Essential Histotechnologist (HTL) job functions and responsibilities:

  • Knows, understands, and puts into practice general lab policies/procedures as well as department/section specific policies/procedures. Reviews all posted policy changes as required. Adheres to all regulatory guidelines.

  • Demonstrates the ability to assess a situation, consider the options, and formulate an appropriate course of action. Recognizes and performs duties in an independent manner with little or no supervision.

  • Demonstrates initial and annual competency in all appropriate designated lab sections within set deadlines. Accurately performs proficiency testing when scheduled. Participates in continuing education activities.

  • Participates in all facility/corporate mandatory annual training within set deadlines.

  • Is cooperative in assisting the laboratory team in the completion of miscellaneous duties. This includes specimen receiving and putting away supplies when received in the department.

  • Effectively organizes and completes daily tasks in assigned area{s}.

  • Effectively troubleshoots/resolves instrument problems and documents corrective action in appropriate log; when necessary, performs instrumentation repairs. Effectively investigates/resolves specimen problems.

  • Assures quality control is properly performed and logged, works within quality control limits and trends, and follows proper department procedure for corrective action.

  • Performs and documents preventative maintenance and safety checks of equipment according to schedule.

  • Demonstrates the knowledge and skills to train new employees and/or students in general lab policies/procedures and department/section specific policies/procedures.

  • Demonstrates knowledge and adheres to all policies relating to the JCAHO National Patient Safety Goals for the Laboratory, including but not limited to verbal order and patient identification.

  • Demonstrates cultural competence by utilizing communication interventions as appropriate for all customers across all ages and populations.


  • Eligibility for Histotechnologist (HTL) certification by ASCP/NCA (required)
  • Graduate of approved Histology school (preferred)


  • Registry eligible, ASCP or equivalent. Successful completion of HTL registry within 6 months of eligibility or hire. Continuing education to maintain registry/licensure (required)

  • ASCP certified or equivalent. Continuing education to maintain registry/licensure required (preferred)

  • Eligibility for HTL certification by ASCP/NCA (required)
  • 1-2 years of experience as a HTL (preferred)
  • Full Time
  • Day Shift
  • Weekend & Holiday requirements

We are an equal opportunity employer and we value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.

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