Histology Technician - Neuropathology

 
Position: Histology Technician - Neuropathology

Job ID: 160237

Location: US-TX-Houston

Department: Lab - Histology

Talent Area: Laboratory

Full/Part Time: Full-Time

Regular/Temporary: Regular

Shift: 930a - 5p

About Texas Children's Hospital

Texas Children’s Hospital Since 1954, Texas Children’s has been leading the charge in patient care, education and research to accelerate health care for children and women around the world. When you love what you do, it truly shows in the smiles of our patient families, employees and our numerous accolades such as being consistently ranked as the best children’s hospital in Texas, and among the top in the nation by U.S.News & World Reportas well as recognition from Houston Business Journalas one of this city’s Best Places to Work for ten consecutive years.Texas Children’s comprehensive health care network includes our primary hospital in the Texas Medical Center with expertise in over 40 pediatric subspecialties; the Jan and Dan Duncan Neurological Research Institute (NRI); the Feigin Center for pediatric research; Texas Children’s Pavilion for Women, a comprehensive obstetrics/gynecology facility focusing on high-risk births; Texas Children’s Hospital West Campus, a community hospital in suburban West Houston; and Texas Children’s Hospital The Woodlands, the first hospital devoted to children’s care for communities north of Houston.We have also created the nation’s first HMO for children, established the largest pediatric primary care networkin the country and a global health program that is channeling care to children and women all over the world. Texas Children’s Hospital is also academically affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine, one of the largest, most diverse and successful pediatric programs in the nation. To join our community of 14,000+dedicated team members, visit texaschildrenspeople.org for career opportunities. You can also learn more about our amazing culture at infinitepassion.org.Texas Children’s is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All applicants and employees are considered and evaluated for positions at Texas Children's without regard to mental or physical disability, race, color, religion, gender, national origin, age, genetic information, military or veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status or any other protected Federal, State/Province or Local status unrelated to the performance of the work involved

Summary:

We are searching for a Histology Technician -- someone who works well in a fast-paced setting. In this position, you will perform routine, stat and complex histology and cytology procedures and work ups for use by Pathologists in the diagnosis and treatment of disease.

 

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Responsibilities :

  • Validates specimen identification and appropriateness of sample type and size and prioritizes workload according to handling protocols defined in section manuals within the established turnaround times
  • Embeds tissues and sections at least 30 blocks/hour on the microtome to the correct thickness and makes the correct number of sections and slides for each specimen or block type
  • Assists with liver biopsies, fine needle aspirations, and retrieves fresh specimens in the main lab, cryostat lab, NGI suite, CT suite, and Electron Microscopy
  • Performs routine staining procedures, AFB, MSN, Gram, and Oro, on mounted tissue sections or body fluid preparations for the demonstration of specific tissue elements or microorganisms according to section procedures
  • Performs frozen section and special stain procedures
  • Performs trichrome, Steiners and immunofluorescence, and other special stains, producing high quality slides with minimal repeats in a timely manner
  • Performs required quality control procedures according to the written guidelines in the section procedure manuals as documented on QC log sheets
  • Enters information regarding patient records and accurately orders all specimens in the CoPath Anatomic Pathology Information System and in manual logs required by regulatory agencies
  • Performs the daily, weekly, and monthly, maintenance and calibration procedures to ensure proper functioning of instruments
  • Performs mandated reading assignments and reviews and signs off on procedure manuals, communication logs, and memorandums


Qualifications:

  • Being fully vaccinated against COVID-19 is required for all employees unless approved for a medical or religious exemption
  • Associate’s degree in Science of Histology required
  • HT-ASCP or HTL-ASCP certification from the American Society for Clinical Pathology required
  • 3 years’ experience in a histology laboratory preferred


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