Catholic Health Initiatives Histotechnician - Full Time in HOUSTON, Texas

Histotechnician - Full Time

Description

POSITION SUMMARY

Prepares routine and STAT microscopic slides from all tissue removed during surgery procedures that will be interpreted by the Pathologists in the diagnosis of disease.

POSITION RESPONSIBILITIES

  1. Receives, accessions and Assists with grossing of tissue specimens from Surgery, doctor’s offices, , Endoscopy, outside hospitals, and contract accounts

  2. Prepares STAT frozen sections for the Pathologist for immediate diagnosis while the patient is still on the operating table so that the surgeon can determine the extent of the surgical procedure. Complete accessioning, cutting, and staining within a 10 minute time limit on STAT frozen sections

  3. Histologically processes tissue, embeds using appropriate orientation depending on type of tissue, sections per protocol, stains, coverslips, reviews for completion, and Delivers finished slides to the Pathologist for interpretation

  4. Performs multiple special stains necessary to assist in or confirm diagnosis

  5. Processes autopsy material and Prepares teaching sets

  6. Performs preventive maintenance and daily quality assurance on all equipment

  7. Adheres to all regulatory requirements

Qualifications

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

Education and Licensure

Required:

  • High School Diploma/GED

  • HT (ASCP) or HTL (ASCP) certification

Minimum Experience

  • Experience in large volume hospital based Histology Lab

  • Experience in operating all histology related equipment

Minimum Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • N/A

Physical Requirements

DISCLOSURE STATEMENT:

The above statements reflect the general details considered necessary to describe the essential functions of the job as identified, and shall not be considered a detailed description of all work requirements that may be inherent in position.

Job Professional Clinical/Allied Health

Primary Location TEXAS-HOUSTON-ST LUKES MEDICAL CENTER

Daily Schedule 1

Scheduled Hours per 2-week Pay Period 80

Weekends Required Occasional

Req ID: 2018-R0159055