Pathology Histotechnologist I/II/III
Texas Medical Center-Houston, TX
Pathology Histotechnologist I/II/III
Location: Texas Medical Center-Houston, Texas
Category: Allied Health
McGovern Medical School at UTHealth Houston
Requisition #: 230002OR
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.
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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)
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Participates in the day-to-day operations of the laboratory with regard to histology specimen processing. Processes and prepares patient tissue according to department procedures using technical knowledge. Supports continuous improvement of laboratory services to ensure high quality and timely pathology for quality diagnosis.
Position Key Accountabilities:
Performs tissue processing, embedding in paraffin, cutting, sectioning, and mounting on slides of routine to complex tissues (such as fatty tissues, poorly fixed tissues, etc.), following established departmental protocols, for interpretation by a pathologist.
Performs routine staining on various IHC platforms by following the established departmental protocols. Complies with all departmental SOPs and adheres to all rules and protocols.
Operates vendor software for IHC stainers and internal LIS and workflow software.
Performs QC for reagents and chemicals by using SOP¿s.
Performs slide QC on routine cases, such as colon and breast panels.
Performs basic troubleshooting of errors associated with instrument failures.
Maintains laboratory in a clean, functional state, as well as cleaning or performing scheduled equipment and instrument maintenance / calibration / certifications, as required.
Performs supportive duties, including slide consolidation, filling bulk fluids on IHC stainers, replenish instrument reagents, logging in cases for various departments, including chain of custody records, etc.
Helps maintain gross tissue storage area and assists in discarding tissue per established policy.
Helps maintain blocks and/or slides files.
Responds to emergency situations.Performs other job duties as assigned.
American Society of Clinical Pathologists HTL (ASCP) certification; or must be obtained within 6 months of hire.
No Experience required. Previous experience in a laboratory setting preferred.
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.
This job class may contain positions that are security sensitive and thereby subject to the provisions of Texas Education Code § 51.215
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 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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