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:  6199


Position located offsite at BCM Pathology Histology Lab, 2525 W. Bellfort Houston TX.


Job Purpose

Performs all repetitive tests which necessitate knowledge of histologic and immunohistologic techniques, related instruments, and the ability to recognize factors which directly affect procedures and results.  Able to follow established procedures, recognize problems, identify causes or ask for help, and make simple corrections.  Where no present criteria for decision-making are available, consults manager.  Uses and monitors quality control programs and performs simple maintenance on instruments.  Functions as an internal consultant in the laboratory and with other laboratories. Assists in training of others, as assigned. Function at a maximum degree of effectiveness in professional attitude, co-worker relations, and integrity.

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.
  • Maintain or gain knowledge of techniques, instruments, and principles by participating in continuing education through attending seminars, meetings in-services, and review of laboratory procedures.
  • Maintain accurate and orderly records of tests performed.
  • Perform, evaluate, and document quality control procedures within established guidelines.
  • Perform and document routine equipment preventive maintenance and minor repair.
  • Recognize problems, identify 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.
  • 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.
  • Assist in assuring laboratory readiness for all accrediting agency inspections.
  • Assist the manager  in formulating, administrating, and analyzing goals and objective for the histology laboratory.
  • Maintain a safe and clean working environment.
  • Other duties, as assigned by supervisor.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Graduate of a Histologic Technician AAS program, accredited by the National Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Sciences (NAACLS).
  • Eligible for certification with the American Society of Clinical Pathologists-Board of Registry (ASCP-BOR).
  • No experience required.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Associate degree from a Histologic Technician program or Bachelors of Science degree.
  • Certification as a Histotechnician (HT).
  • One year of experience.


  • 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.





Baylor College of Medicine is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action/Equal Access Employer.