Histology Technician II

Job ID
Employment Type
Pathological Laboratory Svcs
Hours / Pay Period
Mercy General Hospital
Standard Hours
varies, call /weekends may be required as coverage is needed.
Work Schedule
8 Hour


Dignity Health Mercy General Hospital has been serving the Sacramento community for more than 100 years. Founded by the Sisters of Mercy, Mercy General has been at its current site in the heart of East Sacramento since 1925. Mercy General Hospital has 342 licensed beds, a physician staff of more than 800 and is the highest volume cardiac procedure hospital in California. Mercy General is one of six Sacramento area hospitals that are part of Dignity Health, a system of 39 hospitals and medical centers in California, Arizona and Nevada. In FY 2016, Mercy General Hospital provided $36,095 in unsponsored care and programs for the benefit of our community.


Processes, embeds, sections, mounts, and routinely stains surgical and autopsy tissue and performs special stains. With other Histology team members, participates in the management of the Histology section.



  1. 5 years experience in a histology laboratory that results in demonstrated proficiency in all phases of histologic technique.
  2. Knowledge of: Skills in the preparation, embedding, cutting, and staining of tissue specimens, anatomic Pathology terminology and histology equipment, proper gross examination procedures.
  3. Ability to: Work as a team to meet the team goals and objectives.
  4. Work effectively under stress and adjust priorities as circumstances require.
  5. Maintain a high degree of accuracy.
  6. Treat co-workers, patients, visitors, and the public with dignity and respect.
  7. Establish and maintain effective working relationships with all hospital personnel and medical staff.
  8. Maintain patient confidentiality.
  9. Problem-solve effectively.
  10. Work a flexible schedule and be willing to work additional hours if needed for the provision of quality patient care.
  11. requires ASCP registration as a Histotechnologist.
  12. B.S. degree in Biological Sciences.


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