Title:  Histology Technician III

Division:  Pathology
Schedule:  Monday - Friday; 8: 00 AM - 5:00 PM
Work Location:  Texas Medical Center, Houston, TX
Salary Range:  $54,950 - $63,723
FLSA Status:  Nonexempt
Requisition ID:  18400


Core duties including embedding, microtomy, cryo-sectioning, routine and special staining, cover slipping, quality control procedures, quality control. Ability to follow established procedures, identify issues, troubleshoot, escalate issues to management. Maintains laboratory instrumentation with daily maintenance. Orders supplies and consumables and maintains inventory. Assists in training as assigned. Functions at a maximum level efficiency with effective communication.

Job Duties

  • Performs core histology duties.
  • Embeds tissue with proper orientation in a timely manner while maintaining quality.  Cuts tissue at appropriate thickness in a timely manner while maintaining quality.  Embeds and cuts tissue on a cryostat.  Obtains orders from LIS and e-mail and pulls appropriate blocks of tissue to cut slides for re-cuts and ancillary studies. Loads slides onto automated routine stainers and automated special stainers.  Coverslips slides using an automated coverslipper or manually as needed. Performs quality control throughout all processes to ensure accuracy and that high-quality materials are produced.  
  • Ability to follow established procedures.
  • Follows established procedures at all times and does not deviate in an attempt to save time.
  • Ability to troubleshoot.
  • Ability to identify issues and troubleshoot by route cause analysis and create a plan of correction.  
  • Functions with efficiency and clear communication.

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

  • Bachelor or Associate in related science or successful completion of a National Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Science (NAACLS) accredited Histotechnician or Histotechnologist program.
  • Valid registration as a Histotechnician HT(ASCP) or Histotechnologist HTL(ASCP) via the American Society of Clinical Pathologist or equivalent.



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