Histology Technician

  • Parkland Heath and Hospital System
  • Dallas, TX, USA
  • Nov 24, 2022
Laboratory Technician

Job Description

Responsible for the receipt and preparation of tissue specimens for microscopic examination including surgical, autopsy, research and outside cases, documenting results, and maintaining work area and equipment to ensure compliance with PHHS guidelines.   MINIMUM SPECIFICATIONS Education: - Must have successfully completed training in an approved NAACLS Histotechnician program - OR An associate degree - OR at least 60 semester hours of academic credit from a regionally accredited college/university with a combination of 12 semester hours of biology and chemistry   Experience - One year of experience in histopathology.   Certification/Registration/Licensure - Histotechnician - HT (ASCP) preferred.   Skills or Special Abilities - Must be able to demonstrate a routine knowledge of basic histologic equipment in order to appropriately operate, maintain, and troubleshoot a variety of related equipment. - Must be able to communicate effectively orally and in writing with all levels of internal and external personnel. - Must be able to demonstrate a basic knowledge of histologic procedures and techniques.   Responsibilities 1. Responsible for receiving specimens, assessing specimen integrity, verifying labeling and documentation, and verification of orders to ensure that patients are appropriately billed. 2. Responsible for the preparation of routine gross tissue specimens for microscopic examination by pathologist, including surgical, autopsy, research and outside cases. Preparation includes processing, embedding, cutting, staining and cover slipping to ensure results meet accreditation requirements. 3. Prepares solutions and stains ensuring preparation meets procedural specifications. 4. Maintains laboratory records and logs to reflect procedures performed ensuring documentation meets laboratory standards. 5. Serves as a resource to PHHS personnel, other hospitals and physicians maintaining positive working relationships with management and employees to ensure cooperation and cultivation of a positive team environment. 6. Identifies ways to improve work processes and improve customer (internal as well as external) satisfaction. Makes recommendations to supervisor, implements and monitors results as appropriate in support of the overall goals and mission of the PHHS. 7. Stays abreast of the latest developments, advancements and trends in the field of Anatomic Pathology by attending seminars, workshops or in-service training, reading professional journals, and maintaining certification as a Histology Technician, integrating this knowledge as appropriate into the job. 8. Maintains the inventory of supplies, maintains cleanliness of equipment and troubleshoots equipment malfunctions ensuring activities meet PHHS guidelines. 9. Maintains knowledge of applicable rules, regulations, policies, laws, and guidelines that impact the Histology area. Follows internal controls that promote adherence to applicable state/federal laws, and the program requirements of accreditation agencies and federal, state, and private health plans. Seeks advice and guidance as necessary to ensure proper understanding, and reports any unethical or fraudulent behavior.   Job Accountabilities 1. Identifies ways to improve work processes and improve customer satisfaction. Makes recommendations to supervisor, implements, and monitors results as appropriate in support of the overall goals of the department and Parkland. 2. Stays abreast of the latest developments, advancements, and trends in the field by attending seminars/workshops, reading professional journals, actively participating in professional organizations, and/or maintaining certification or licensure. Integrates knowledge gained into current work practices. 3. Maintains knowledge of applicable rules, regulations, policies, laws and guidelines that impact the area. Develops effective internal controls designed to promote adherence with applicable laws, accreditation agency requirements, and federal, state, and private health plans. Seeks advice and guidance as needed to ensure proper understanding. Parkland Health and Hospital System prohibits discrimination based on age (40 or over), race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, genetic information, disability, national origin, marital status, political belief, or veteran status. Nearest Major Market: Dallas Nearest Secondary Market: Fort Worth Job Segment: Lab Technician, Healthcare Administration, Patient Care, Pathology, Healthcare