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Histotechnologist (Per Diem)

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Backus Hospital


Norwich, CT

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Job Schedule: Per Diem
Standard Hours: 1
Job Shift: Shift 1
Shift Details: Variable shifts and hours.

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Every day, over 30,000 Hartford HealthCare colleagues come to work with one thing in common: Pride in what we do, knowing every moment matters here. We invite you to become part of Connecticut’s most comprehensive healthcare network.

Join us at Backus Hospital as we live our values every day. As part of Hartford HealthCare we create a better future for healthcare in Connecticut and beyond. By embodying these values we have become nationally respected for patient care and most trusted for personalized coordinated care. Come be part of something special!

For more than 118 years, Backus Hospital has been the primary source of healthcare services for much of Eastern Connecticut. We are home to the only trauma center in New London and Windham counties, and are the only area hospital with LIFE STAR helicopter services. We deliver and coordinate a continuum of high-quality healthcare with the goal of improving the health of our communities.



Accessions and prepares all tissue specimens submitted to the Laboratory according to department procedures and protocol. Utilizes standard histologic techniques to produce, stain, and coverslip slides in preparation for them to be reviewed by a Pathologist. Performs all Q.C.and maintenance procedures as outlined in departmental policies and procedures.


Bachelor’s degree with a combination of 30 semester hours in biology and chemistry (

Experience: Zero (0) to six (6) months experience

License and Certification: Obtain HTL (ASCP) or equivalent certification within one year of date of hire.

Bachelor’s degree from an accredited Histotechnologist program.

Experience: One (1) + years clinical Histotechnology experience.

License and Certification: HTL (ASCP) certification upon hire.

Ability to read and understand oral and written instructions, and effectively communicate information. Basic computer skills (including opening/reading email, basic internet use).

Ability to read and understand oral and written instructions, and effectively communicate information. Ability to manage time and meet deadlines in a hectic work environment. Basic computer knowledge in order to enter/retrieve data.

Work is performed in accordance with instructions and procedures, but incumbents must organize the work and set priorities.


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With locations around the state, Hartford HealthCare offers exciting opportunities for career development and growth. Here, you are part of an organization on the cutting edge – helping to bring new technologies, breakthrough treatments and community education to countless men, women and children. We know that a thriving organization starts with thriving employees-- we provide a competitive benefits program designed to ensure work/life balance. Every moment matters. And this is your moment.  

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