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SSM Health Histology Aide in Saint Louis, Missouri

Under direct supervision, and following established policies and procedures, the histology aide assists histologists and pathologists obtain and analyze tissue specimens from patients in order to diagnose and treat diseases. This position performs both technical and clerical functions. Histology is the study of the form of structures seen under the microscope.


  • Assists histologists and pathologists staff by retrieving, labeling, processing and preserving tissue specimens.

  • May cut and chemically stain specimens.

  • Adheres to specimen collection procedures and specimen requirements and performs quality control.

  • Enters orders into computer system.

  • Cleans and maintains laboratory supplies and work area.

  • Performs calibration and troubleshooting on testing systems and instruments.

  • Updates statistical records, labels tubes, and schedules processing runs.

  • May perform general clerical duties such as answering the phone, filing, and registering patients.

  • Works in a constant state of alertness and safe manner.

  • Performs other duties as assigned.


  • High school diploma or equivalent


  • No experience required


  • Frequent lifting/carrying and pushing/pulling objects weighing 0-25 lbs.

  • Frequent sitting, standing, walking, reaching and repetitive foot/leg and hand/arm movements.

  • Frequent use of vision and depth perception for distances near (20 inches or less) and far (20 feet or more) and to identify and distinguish colors.

  • Frequent use of hearing and speech to share information through oral communication. Ability to hear alarms, malfunctioning machinery, etc.

  • Frequent keyboard use/data entry.

  • Occasional bending, stooping, kneeling, squatting, twisting and gripping.

  • Occasional lifting/carrying and pushing/pulling objects weighing 25-50 lbs.

  • Rare climbing.

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