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Histology Technician Anatomical Pathology 1st shift days

Company: Houston Methodist Baytown Hospital
Location: Baytown
Posted on: June 27, 2024

Job Description:

At Houston Methodist, the Histology Technician position is responsible for performing all repetitive tests that necessitate knowledge of histological technique and related instruments. This position exhibits the ability to recognize factors that directly affect procedures and results; uses and monitors quality control programs; and performs simple instrument maintenance. The Histology Technician attends and assists with direct patient care procedures and/or performs cyto prep as needed. Additional responsibilities include assisting in the training of others as assigned and demonstrating self-motivation in performing job duties and following procedures.

  • Promotes a positive work environment and contributes to a dynamic, team focused work unit that actively helps one another to achieve optimal department results. Collaborates with all members of the patient care team by actively communicating and reporting pertinent patient care information and data in a comprehensive manner.
    • Teaches students, new employees and others as assigned by Manager or designee.
      • Performs all routine and complex laboratory procedures in the assigned work area.
        • Recognizes and ensures critical values (and/or reportable results) with appropriate Laboratory Information Systems (LIS) documentation.
          • Organizes workload and sets priorities. Utilizes all available work time by assisting others and performing additional tasks.
            • Analyzes quality control data, makes judgments concerning the results, and thoroughly documents any corrective action taken.
              • Processes specimens and demonstrates knowledge of specimen requirements and laboratory rejection policies.
                • Actively participates in and achieves an acceptable level of performance on proficiency and competency testing samples.
                  • Recognizes problems, notifies management of issue, and follows up as directed by management.
                    • Maintains a safe environment within the Laboratory, following all policies and procedures for safety, hazardous materials, security, emergency preparedness and HIPAA.
                      • Adjusts work schedule to accommodate departmental/organizational needs. Appropriately utilizes the time recording system.
                        • Uses resources efficiently; does not waste supplies.
                          • Seeks opportunities to expand learning beyond baseline competencies with a focus on continual development.
                            This job description is not intended to be all-inclusive; the employee will also perform other reasonably related business/job duties as assigned. Houston Methodist reserves the right to revise job duties and responsibilities as the need arises.
                            • Graduate of education program approved by the credentialing body for the required credential(s) indicated below in the Certifications, Licenses and Registrations section.
                              WORK EXPERIENCE
                              • No experience required; one year experience as a Histology Technician highly preferred
                                LICENSES AND CERTIFICATIONS - REQUIRED
                              • HT(ASCP) - Histotechnician (ASCP) within 1 year OR
                              • HTL(ASCP) - Histotechnologist (ASCP) within 1 year
                                KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES
                                • Demonstrates the skills and competencies necessary to safely perform the assigned job, determined through on-going skills, competency assessments, and performance evaluations
                                  • Sufficient proficiency in speaking, reading, and writing the English language necessary to perform the essential functions of this job, especially with regard to activities impacting patient or employee safety or security
                                    • Ability to effectively communicate with patients, physicians, family members and co-workers in a manner consistent with a customer service focus and application of positive language principles
                                      • Possesses basic computer knowledge; operates multiple computer systems to include, Hospital/Laboratory Information Systems and Office software to maintain patient and testing records and other related documents
                                        • Exhibits strong interpersonal and team player skills with all levels of the healthcare team and assures delivery of excellent customer service to all patients, visitors, physicians and co-workers
                                          • Adapts to multiple ongoing priorities with minimal supervision including organizing workflow and actively participating in problem-solvingSUPPLEMENTAL REQUIREMENTS
                                            WORK ATTIRE
                                          • Uniform No
                                          • Scrubs Yes
                                          • Business professional No
                                          • Other (department approved) NoON-CALL*
                                            *Note that employees may be required to be on-call during emergencies (ie. DIsaster, Severe Weather Events, etc) regardless of selection below.
                                          • On Call* NoTRAVEL**
                                            **Travel specifications may vary by department**
                                          • May require travel within the Houston Metropolitan area No
                                          • May require travel outside Houston Metropolitan area NoCompany Profile:Houston Methodist Baytown Hospital brings the expertise and latest technology of Houston Methodist to Baytown and surrounding counties. The skilled and compassionate physicians, nurses and staff provide unsurpassed medical care in a close-to-home, state-of-the-art facility. Houston Methodist Baytown is committed to meeting the needs of its growing community through the ongoing facilities master plan expansion project, which includes a new, expanded emergency department, a five-story patient tower, outpatient center, renovated Cancer Center, neonatal intensive care unit and the addition of technologically advanced operating rooms.Houston Methodist is an equal opportunity employer inclusive of women, minorities, disabled persons and veterans.Equal Employment OpportunityHouston Methodist is an Equal Opportunity Employer.Equal employment opportunity is a sound and just concept to which Houston Methodist is firmly bound. Houston Methodist will not engage in discrimination against or harassment of any person employed or seeking employment with Houston Methodist on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, status as a protected veteran or other characteristics protected by law. VEVRAA Federal Contractor - priority referral Protected Veterans requested.

Keywords: Houston Methodist Baytown Hospital, Baytown , Histology Technician Anatomical Pathology 1st shift days, Healthcare , Baytown, Texas

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