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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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Being fully vaccinated against COVID-19, including any booster dose(s) of the COVID-19 vaccine recommended by the Centers for Disease Control when eligible, is required for all employees at Texas Children’s, 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
Processing, embedding, and sectioning paraffin blocks and frozen tissue experience preferred
Performing Special Stains using an automated stainer and by hand experience preferred
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 memorandu
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