Histology Technician II - School of Dentistry

Texas Medical Center-Houston, TX

Histology Technician II - School of Dentistry

Location: Texas Medical Center-Houston, Texas


Category: Allied Health

UTHealth Houston School of Dentistry

Requisition #: 230001OL

What we do here changes the world. UTHealth Houston is Texas’ resource for healthcare education, innovation, scientific discovery, and excellence in patient care. That’s where you come in.

UTHealth Houston School of Dentistry is hiring for a Histology Technician II to join their team of professionals. The Histology Tech will be responsible for : processing, embedding, cutting, and staining tissue slide s (including special stains and direct immunofluorescence); assisting the resident/pathologist with grossing specimens ; receiving calls/answering questions from contributors; and more. This is a great opportunity to also learn a bit about insurance and the documents needed for billing, codes etc. as these documents are necessary for billing and, at times, are not supplied with the biopsy submission. Immunohistorychemistry (QIHC), Digital Pathology, QLI, and/or Qualification in Laboratory Safety (QLS) are a plus. Histotechnician (HT) or Histotechnologist (HTL) certification is required.

Location: 7500 Cambridge, Houston, Texas 77054

Once you join us you won't want to leave. It’s because we reward our team for the excellent service they provide. Our total rewards package includes the benefits you’d expect from a top healthcare organization (benefits, insurance, etc.), plus:

  • 100% paid medical premiums for our full-time employees

  • Generous time off (holidays, preventative leave day, both vacation and sick time – all of which equates to around 37-38 days per year)

  • The longer you stay, the more vacation you’ll accrue!

  • Longevity Pay (Monthly payments after two years of service)

  • Build your future with our awesome retirement/pension plan!

We take care of our employees! As a world-renowned institution, our employees’ wellbeing is important to us. We offer work/life services such as…

  • Free financial and legal counseling

  • Free mental health counseling services

  • Gym membership discounts and access to wellness programs

  • Other employee discounts including entertainment, car rentals, cell phones, etc.

  • Resources for child and elder care

  • Plus many more!

Position Summary:

Provides histologic services to aid in the diagnosis of cell pathology.

Position Key Accountabilities:

  1. Prepares tissue specimens and serologic studies for pathologic diagnosis, teaching, and research purposes.

  2. Logs in specimens.

  3. Performs serologic, immunohistochemical, and immunoelectrophoresis procedures on specimens.

  4. Performs tissue embedding in paraffin, cutting, sectioning, staining, and mounting on slides.

  5. Prepares regular and special reports on procedures performed on individual specimens and processing of tissues through the laboratory.

  6. Maintains logs and prepares regular reports regarding the maintenance of equipment.

  7. Maintains a clean working area.

  8. Responds to emergency situations.

  9. Performs other duties as assigned.


American Society of Clinical Pathologists (ASCP) certification.

Minimum Education:

High school degree or equivalent.

Minimum Experience:

Two years of experience as a Histology Technician.

Physical Requirements:

Exerts up to 50 pounds of force occasionally and/or up to 20 pounds frequently and/or up to 10 pounds constantly to move objects.

Security Sensitive:

This job class may contain positions that are security sensitive and thereby subject to the provisions of Texas Education Code § 51.215

Residency Requirement:

Employees must permanently reside and work in the State of Texas.

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University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth)

Established in 1972 by The University of Texas System Board of Regents, The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth) is Houston’s Health University and Texas’ resource for health care education, innovation, scientific discovery and excellence in patient care. The most comprehensive academic health center in the UT System and the U.S. Gulf Coast region, UTHealth Houston is home to schools of biomedical informatics, biomedical sciences, dentistry, nursing and public health and the John P. and Kathrine G. McGovern Medical School. UTHealth Houston includes The University of Texas Harris County Psychiatric Center, as well as the growing clinical practices UT Physicians, UT Dentists and UT Health Services. The university’s primary teaching hospitals are Memorial Hermann-Texas Medical Center, Children’s Memorial Hermann Hospital and Harris Health Lyndon B. Johnson Hospital.

UTHealth Benefits

UTHealth Houston offers a comprehensive and competitive benefits package. For more information on our benefits programs please refer to the UTHealth Houston Office of Benefits Website.


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Work location is based on the needs of the department and may be adjusted.