Histotechnologist – DHA (Walter Reed National Military Medical Center)

Our client delivers industry leading and mission-critical services to government agencies which are tailored to their client’s acquisition, operations, program and financial management needs.  ESG is conducing an IMMEDIATE search on their behalf to fill the role described below.

Job Title: Histotechnologist

Job Description Summary

Under the supervision of the Senior Project Manager, the Histotechnologist will be responsible for supporting the mission of the DHA JPC Contract shall meet the qualifications for the specialty.

Essential Responsibilities

  • Archive, catalog, and file slides while identifying stains on the slides using a microscope.
  • Use spreadsheets and a database for cataloging and filing purposes.
  • Organize slides for long term storage and other duties as required by the department.
  • Responsible for identification and discerning the nature of stains on slides, relabeling them, archiving and cataloging them. Maintaining spreadsheets and database entries.
  • Shall prepare record-keeping systems and procedures for archival research and for the retention or destruction of records.
  • Examine and study slides under microscope to detect deviations from norm and report abnormalities which may require further decisions.
  • Conduct physical inspection of slides to allow for cataloging by identifier for the retention or destruction of slides.
  • Organize slides into appropriate staging locations and storage locations while maintaining movement and tracking logs or documents.
  • Archive slides for long-term storage by identifier in JPC’s Repository.
  • Establish procedures for the electronic record-keeping of slides.
  • Establish and maintain user friendly electronic systems (Excel or other electronic database) for archival research of the slides.
  • Respond to inquiries from members of JPC and advise users on how best to access, use and interpret the slide archives.
  • Identify ways of protecting and preserving collections.
  • Handle, analyze and interpret medical documents, reports and other materials that have historical significance towards research and education programs and projects.
  • Perform all the basic functions of a Histotechnologist of processing, embedding, microtomy, routine, special and immunohistochemistry staining.
  • The Histotechnologist is required to follow all mandatory documents to the extent they apply to this contract.


Qualifications / Experience

  • Five years extensive experience in the applications and methods used in the preservation, fixation, processing, embedding, microtomy, and staining (including special stains and immunohistochemistry) of tissue specimens.
  • Experience within a Medical or Clinical setting, specifically working with Anatomical Pathological Tissue in all stages of the specimen collection, handling and storage process.
  • Five years of experience archiving, managing, keeping inventory and cataloging tissue samples as slides, blocks, or scans.
  • Knowledge in tissue identification through visual acuity and analytical skills to distinguish fine details and differences found in slides.
  • Highly proficient with Word, Excel and PowerPoint, with the ability to use these programs to analyze and present data from a clinical, lab or medical repository setting to be shared with clinical and non-clinical staff.
  • American Society of Clinical Pathology (ASCP) Histology certified or certifiable.
  • Excellent organization and time management skills required.


Security Requirements

DHA Background Investigation


Work Authorization

Must be a US Citizen


Position Type / Expected Hours of Work

Full-time position

3rd Shift Needed:  9:30pm – 6am



Walter Reed National Military Medical Center

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