Title:  Histology Technician III

Division:  Pathology
Schedule:  Based on need of department
Work Location:  Houston, TX
Salary Range:  Hiring up to $15,931
FLSA Status:  Nonexempt
Requisition ID:  15517


Performs all repetitive tests which necessitate knowledge of histologic and immuno-histologic 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. 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
  • Coverslips slides using the automatic coverslipper or by manual methods.
  • Routinely checks and verifies, using block/slide tracking system, case numbers to match blocks and slides.
  • Operates Digital Scanners.
  • Operates automated and semi-automated equipment, such as stainer, processors and coverslipper 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.
  • Must be able to perform frozen sections, assist with Bone Marrow and Fine Needle Aspiration.
  • Accessions, and prepare GYN and NON-GYN specimens.
  • Effectively 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.
  • Adjusts work schedule to accommodate departmental/organizational needs
  • Maintains a safe and clean working environment.
  • 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 one’s own vehicle, to go to work in another Baylor Facility to perform frozen sections, assist with bone marrow and fine needle aspiration.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Graduate of a Histologic Technician AAS program, accredited by the National Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Sciences (NAACLS).
  • Five years of experience in Histology.
  • Certified Histology Technician by the American Society of Clinical Pathologists (ASCP) Board of Certification (BOC).

Preferred Qualifications

  • Flexible with working hours 
  • High attention to detail, strong Excel, Work skills, is very organized, and drive to learn and grow with the department.



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