Performs all repetitive tests which necessitate knowledge of histologic and immunohistologic techniques, related instruments, and the ability to recognize factors which directly affect procedures and results. Able to follow established procedures, recognize problems, identify causes or ask for help, and make simple corrections. Uses and monitors quality control programs and performs simple maintenance on instruments. Functions as an internal consultant in the laboratory and with other laboratories. Functions at a maximum degree of effectiveness in professional attitude, co-worker relations, and integrity.
Performs histological procedures on tissue
Orients specimens properly while embedding at departmental rate; to include, routine, deeper, recuts, special stains cytology and immunohistochemistry
Covers slip slides using the automatic coverslipper or by manual methods
Checks and verifies, using block/slide tracking system, case numbers match blocks and slides
Operates automated and semi-automated equipment, such as stainers and processors according to standard operating procedures
Maintains or gains knowledge of techniques, instruments, and principles by participating in continuing education through attending seminars, meetings in-services, and review of laboratory procedures
Maintains accurate and orderly records of tests performed
Performs, evaluates, and documents quality control procedures within established guidelines
Performs and documents routine equipment preventive maintenance and minor repair
Recognizes problems, identifies causes with help of manager, and takes corrective action as advised by the manager
Assists in filing, ordering, stocking and maintaining an adequate inventory of supplies for work area
Performs frozen sections, assist with Bone Marrow and Fine Needle Aspiration
Communicates deficiencies to appropriate personnel, including deficiencies related to specimens, slides, paperwork, database information, and equipment
Assists in assuring laboratory readiness for all accrediting agency inspections
Assists the manager in formulating, administrating, and analyzing goals and objective for the histology laboratory
Maintains a safe and clean working environment
Where no present criteria for decision-making are available, consults manager.
Assists in training of others, as assigned.
High School diploma or GED.
Three years of relevant experience.
Certified Histology Technician by the American Society of Clinical Pathologists (ASCP) Board of Certification (BOC).
Associates or Bachelors of Science degree and completion of histotechnology program
Required certification as a histotechnician (HT) or histotechnologist (HTL) by American Society of Clinical Pathology (ASCP)
Must have valid Texas Driver’s License, dependable transportation and valid automobile insurance as required by the State of Texas
Must maintain a safe driving record
May be asked to use ones own vehicle, to go to work in another Baylor Facility to perform frozen sections, assist with bone marrow and fine needle aspiration
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