Catholic Health Initiatives Histotechnologist - Histology Laboratory(Days) Full-Time in HOUSTON, Texas

Histotechnologist - Histology Laboratory(Days) Full-Time

Description

Baylor St. Luke’s Medical Center

A quaternary care facility that is home of the Texas Heart® Institute, a world-class cardiovascular research and education institution founded in 1962 by Denton A. Cooley, MD–consistently ranked as one of the nation’s best in Cardiovascular Services & Heart Surgery.

The first hospital in Texas and the Southwest designated a Magnet® hospital for Nursing Excellence by the American Nurses Credentialing Center, receiving the award four consecutive times. Baylor St. Luke’s is home to three freestanding community emergency centers (Holcombe, Pearland, and San Felipe) offering adult and pediatric care–treating more than 51,000 patients annually. The hospital holds a collaborative partnership with Baylor College of Medicine and affiliations with The University of Texas Medical School at Houston, The University of Texas Medical Branch (Galveston), Houston Baptist University, and Prairie View A&M University.

Position Summary

Responsible for complex laboratory procedures. Must also act as a team leader by assisting and guiding Histotechnicians in decision-making, and by taking on other areas of responsibility. Acts as supervisor of the section in the absence of the supervisor and/or assistant supervisor.

Qualifications

Education:

Bachelor’s

Degree Required

Licensure/Certification:

Certification

as a HT (ASCP or HTL (ASCP))

Minimum Experience:

Three

(3) years of experience as an HT in a large hospital

Minimum Knowledge,Skills, and Abilities:

Critical thinking skills

Multitasking of job assignments

Ability to use all histology related equipment

PositionResponsibilities:

1.

Histologically

prepare anatomical specimens and perform procedures in accordance with the

Section Standard Operating Procedure Manual Accurately and completely, and do

so within an appropriate timeframe, in an organized and efficient manner

2.

Perform

quality control, preventive maintenance, calibration, and troubleshooting of

instruments, with the added responsibility of ensuring that these tasks are

performed and documented by all personnel assigned to such tasks, and taking

appropriate action as needed. A further responsibility is the preparation of QC

reports for supervisory and pathologist review, and ensuring that records are

complete and accurate, to meet any and all regulatory agency requirements

3.

Participate

in any and all continuing education activities as they become available, and

share knowledge gained with superiors and co-workers, for the purpose of

improvement of Section instrumentation and procedures

4.

Assist

in purchasing duties, and supply inventory

5.

Follow

established safety procedures, and be familiar with fire and disaster response

6.

Evaluate

and recommend new instrumentation and/or testing procedures for their specific

area of expertise

7.

Act

as “group leader” to other staff by assisting and directing them in work duties

as needed, and ensuring smooth workflow

8.

Identifies

and resolves issues raised by staff and pathologists and Ensures that all

quality control standards are followed.

9.

Participates

in opportunities for continuing education and/or teaching, training according

to the Section Performance Standards to enhance technical skills

  1. Adheres to all regulatory requirements

Job Allied Health

Primary Location TEXAS-HOUSTON-ST LUKES MEDICAL CENTER

Daily Schedule Days

Scheduled Hours per 2-week Pay Period 80

Weekends Required Occasional

Req ID: 2017-R0127255