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Histology Technician, Lab Services - Surgical Pathology

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Clinical Laboratory
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UTMB Health
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2201879 Requisition #

JOB DESCRIPTION:

Histology Technician, Laboratory Services provides technical skills in the preparation of tissue specimens to provide diagnosis.

  • Assists with processing of specimens, data entry, and documentation of quality control.
  • Performs manual techniques and operates instruments in accordance with protocols and instrument guidelines, e.g. embedding and microtomy (both paraffin and frozen sections involving use of automatic tissue processors, balances, pH meters, etc.)
  • Selects, performs, and monitors staining procedures required for specific diagnosis, e.g., evaluation of adequacy of reagents and stains, selection and utilization of control materials, monitoring of stained preparations, etc. 
  • Mounts coverslips on slides and labels as appropriate.
  • Operates and monitors laboratory equipment in accordance with equipment manuals and laboratory policies.
  • Keeps work area physically clean, organized and free of safety hazards; properly disposes of all biohazardous materials and chemically hazardous materials; maintains adequate inventory to complete work, and orders supplies as needed.
  • Prepares solutions and reagents in accordance with standard procedures.

Minimum Qualifications

Associates degree or equivalent and no experience required.

Certification from the American Society of Clinical Pathology (ASCP) in Histology (HT) or obtain certification within 12 months of hire.

Preferred Qualifications

Completion of a Histology Technician program, or equivalent education.

Work Schedule

Day shift with an early start time of 4:00 or 5:00 am.

 

Equal Employment Opportunity

UTMB Health strives to provide equal opportunity employment without regard to race, color, religion, age, national origin, sex, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, genetic information, disability, veteran status, or any other basis protected by institutional policy or by federal, state or local laws unless such distinction is required by law. As a VEVRAA Federal Contractor, UTMB Health takes affirmative action to hire and advance women, minorities, protected veterans and individuals with disabilities.

 

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