Title:  Histology Technician I

Division:  Pathology
Schedule:  Monday - Friday, 7:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Work Location:  Houston, TX
Salary Range:  $37,463 - $41,000
FLSA Status:  Nonexempt
Requisition ID:  5453


Position is located off-site at 2525 W. Bellfort

Job Purpose

Performs routine histological preparation and procedures on tissue in order to aid cell pathology.

Job Duties

  • Perform histological procedures on tissue.
  • Orient specimens properly while embedding at departmental rate. To include, routine, deeper, recuts, special stains cytology and immunohistochemistry
  • Coverslip slides using the automatic coverslipper or by manual methods.
  • Routinely check and verify, using block/slide tracking system, case numbers match blocks and slides.
  • Operate automated and semi-automated equipment, such as stainers and processors according to standard operating procedures.
  • Maintains or gains knowledge of techniques, instruments, and principles by participating in continuing education through attending seminars, meetings in-services, and review of laboratory procedures.
  • Maintains accurate and orderly records of tests performed.
  • Performs, evaluates, and documents quality control procedures within established guidelines.
  • Performs and documents routine equipment preventive maintenance and minor repair.
  • Recognizes problems, identifies causes with help of manager, and takes corrective action as advised by the manager.
  • Assist in filing, ordering, stocking and maintaining an adequate inventory of supplies for work area.
  • Must be able to perform frozen sections, assist with Bone Marrow and Fine Needle Aspiration at outside BCM facilities.
  • Effectively communicate deficiencies to appropriate personnel, including deficiencies related to specimens, slides, paperwork, database information, and equipment.
  • Assists in assuring laboratory readiness for all accrediting agency inspections.
  • Assists the manager in formulating, administrating, and analyzing goals and objective for the histology laboratory.
  • Maintains a safe and clean working environment.

Minimum Qualifications

  • High School diploma or GED.
  • One year of relevant experience.
  • Certified or HT Board Eligible status as a Histology Technician by the American Society of Clinical Pathologists (ASCP) Board of Certification (BOC).

Preferred Qualifications

  • Associates or Bachelors of Science degree and completion of histotechnology program.




  • Must have valid Texas Driver's License, dependable transportation and valid automobile insurance as required by the State of Texas.
  • Must maintain a safe driving record.
  • May be asked to use own vehicle, to go to work in another Baylor Facility to perform frozen sections, assist with bone marrow and fine needle aspiration.






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