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CLINICAL HISTOLOGY TECHNICIAN

Health Care | Houston, TX | Full Time

Job Description

CLINICAL HISTOLOGY TECHNICIAN

HOUSTON, TEXAS

A successful and established Texas based Workforce Solutions Company is accepting applications for a Clinical Histology Technician. The Technician impacts the production of quality histology preparations to be used for diagnostic purposes and departmental research and development.  The position offers an opportunity to gain and/or enhance valuable work experience while servicing patients at MD Anderson Medical Facility.

SUMMARY FUNCTION 

Independently perform analytical methodology employed in one or more sections of the histopathology laboratory. 

 

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTION 

Prepares tissue specimens for routine and special procedures that aid in the confirmation of patient diagnosis. Processes, embeds, cuts and stains surgical, biopsy and anatomical tissues for microscopic slide review. Performs complex histological procedures. Ensures quality control data is appropriate for the reported results and responsible for quality control documentation and reconciliation. Performs instrument maintenance, utilizing established protocols. Coordinates schedules to ensure adequate coverage for all shifts. Acts as team lead in the absence of Laboratory Supervisor 

 

EDUCATION REQUIRED 

Graduation from an approved National Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Science (NAACLS) school of Histotechnology -or- Associate's degree or 60 semester hours (90 quarter hours) to include 12 semester hours (18 quarter hours) of biology and chemistry. 

 

EXPERIENCE REQUIRED 

Four years of Histology Technician experience. 

 

LICENSURE REQUIRED 

 

Histology Technician (HT) registration with the American Society of Clinical Pathologists (ASCP).

ASCP Certification