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CommonSpirit Health PRN Histotechnician in DES MOINES, Iowa


CommonSpirit Health was formed by the alignment of Catholic Health Initiatives (CHI) and Dignity Health. With more than 700 care sites across the U.S. & from clinics and hospitals to home-based care and virtual care services CommonSpirit is accessible to nearly one out of every four U.S. residents. Our world needs compassion like never before. Our communities need caring and our families need protection. With our combined resources CommonSpirit is committed to building healthy communities advocating for those who are poor and vulnerable and innovating how and where healing can happen both inside our hospitals and out in the community.


  • Performs all steps in the preparation of tissue for diagnosis by a pathologist. Examine tissue structures and characteristics as appropriate for patient age to include neonates, infants, children, adolescents, adults, and geriatric adults.

  • Performs preventative maintenance and basic troubleshooting of instrumentation and equipment.

  • Performs all steps in the recycling of reagents.

  • Files blocks and slides.

  • Assists with new instrument or method evaluation, implementation, and training.

  • Assists and supports quality management systems and performance improvement initiatives.

  • Trains new employees.

  • Maintains supply inventory.

  • Utilizes LEAN principles/productivity standards.

  • Operates laboratory information systems, personal computers, and instrument-related computer software.


  • Completion of an approved histotechnician program OR

  • At least 60 semester hours of academic credit from a regionally accredited college/university with a combination of 12 semester hours of biology and chemistry AND one year full-time acceptable experience in histopathology under the supervision of a pathologist.

  • Certification as a histotechnician HT (ASCP) is preferred

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Requisition ID 2021-165664

Employment Type Per Diem

Department Pathological Laboratory Svcs

Shift Day

Standard Hours 5:00am - 1:30pm

Facility / Process Level : Name MercyOne Des Moines Medical Center


Equal Opportunity CommonSpirit Healthâ„¢ is an Equal Opportunity/ Affirmative Action employer committed to a diverse and inclusive workforce. All qualified applicants will be considered for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, marital status, parental status, ancestry, veteran status, genetic information, or any other characteristic protected by law.