Title:  Histology Technician II

Division:  Pathology
Schedule:  Monday - Friday, 7:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
Work Location:  Houston, TX
Salary Range:  $20,392 - $26,000
FLSA Status:  Nonexempt
Requisition ID:  5452


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.  Uses and monitors quality control programs and performs simple maintenance on instruments. Functions as an internal consultant in the laboratory and with other laboratories. Functions at a maximum degree of effectiveness in professional attitude, co-worker relations, and integrity.

Job Duties

  • Performs histological procedures on tissue
  • Orients specimens properly while embedding at departmental rate; to include, routine, deeper, recuts, special stains cytology and immunohistochemistry
  • Covers slip slides using the automatic coverslipper or by manual methods
  • Checks and verifies, using block/slide tracking system, case numbers match blocks and slides
  • Operates 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
  • Assists in filing, ordering, stocking and maintaining an adequate inventory of supplies for work area
  • Performs frozen sections, assist with Bone Marrow and Fine Needle Aspiration
  • Communicates 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
  • Where no present criteria for decision-making are available, consults manager.
  • Assists in training of others, as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications


  • High School diploma or GED.
  • Three years of relevant experience.
  • Certified 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
  • Required certification as a histotechnician (HT) or histotechnologist (HTL) by American Society of Clinical Pathology (ASCP) 
  • 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 ones 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.