Providence Health & Services Histotechnician 2 in Portland, Oregon


Providence is calling a Histotechnician 2 (1.0 FTE, Rotating/Variable Shift) to Providence Office Park in Portland, OR.

In this position you will:

  • Contribute a valuable service aiding pathologists in providing patient diagnoses.

  • Utilize information gained through microscopic evaluation of tissue slides prepared by histology technicians allows a pathologist to either identify or dismiss disease.

  • Take preparatory steps taken to ensure a quality diagnosis are key to this relationship.

  • Prepare microscopic tissue slides for diagnostic and/or research purposes; performs tissue stains to assist in diagnosis; handles specimen accessioning; maintains laboratory and equipment, under general supervision.

  • Have knowledge basic pathologic conditions, skills in the use of precision equipment, and performance of special stains are required for accurately demonstrating the morphology of tissue specimens.

  • Have knowledge of biology, chemistry, anatomy, physiology and medical terminology is essential for the professional histology technician.

  • Pay attention to detail, good manual dexterity, and a concern for patient well-being are imperative characteristics of this position.

  • Have an understanding of the Providence Health and Services, and Oregon Regional Laboratory Services goals and strategies; including the Regional Laboratory Quality Policy.


Required qualifications for this position include:

  • Histotechnician (HT) or International Histotechnologist (HTL) American Society for Clinical Pathology (ASCP) certification with Bachelor's degree and 1 year of industry experience at an equivalent high volume or acute care laboratory performing high complexity testing -or-

  • HT (ASCP) certification from accredited training program, or on the job training (OJT) and 3 years industry experience at an equivalent high volume or acute care laboratory performing high complexity testing

About Providence in Oregon

As the largest healthcare system and largest private employer in Oregon, Providence offers exceptional work environments and unparalleled career opportunities.

The Providence Experience begins each time our patients or their families have an encounter with a Providence team member and continues throughout their visit or stay. Whether you provide direct or indirect patient care, we want our patients to feel that they are in a welcoming place where they can be comfortable and free from anxiety. Our employees create the Providence Experience through simple, caring behaviors such as acknowledging and welcoming each visitor, introducing ourselves and Providence, addressing people by name, providing the duration of estimated wait times and updating frequently if timelines change, explaining situations in a way that puts patients at ease, carefully listening to their concerns, and always thanking people for trusting Providence for their healthcare needs. At Providence, our quality vision is simple,

"Providence will provide the best care and service to every person, every time."

Providence is consistently ranked among the top 100 companies to work for in Oregon. It is also home to two of our award-winning Magnet medical centers. Providence hospitals and clinics are located in numerous areas, ranging from the Columbia Gorge to the wine country to sunny southern Oregon to charming coastal communities to the urban setting of Portland. If you want a vibrant lifestyle while working with a team highly committed to the art of healing, choose from our many options in Oregon.

We offer a full comprehensive range of benefits - see our website for details

Our Mission

As people of Providence, we reveal God's love for all, especially the poor and vulnerable, through our compassionate service.

About Us

Providence Health & Services is the third largest not-for-profit health system in the United States. Providence employs more than 82,000 caregivers (employees) across a five-state area; AK, WA, MT, OR, and CA. Our facilities include 34 hospitals, 600 physician clinics, senior services, supportive housing and other health and educational services. Providence is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. Providence does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, disability, veteran, military status, religion, age, creed, national origin, sexual identity or expression, sexual orientation, marital status, genetic information, or any other basis prohibited by local, state, or federal law.

Schedule: Full-time

Shift: Variable

Job Category: Diagnostic Imaging

Location: Oregon-Portland

Req ID: 181686