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.
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.
Completion of a Histology Technician program, or equivalent education.
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The University of Texas Medical Branch (UTMB Health) is a component of the University of Texas System located in Galveston, Texas, about 50 miles southeast of downtown Houston. As a major academic medical center, UTMB Health includes schools of Medicine, Nursing, Health Professions and Graduate Biomedical Sciences; a robust research enterprise that attracts nearly $150 million in funding annually; a comprehensive inpatient care complex and Level 1 trauma center on Galveston Island; and an extensive network of campus- and community-based outpatient clinics. Its 12,000 employees work on the main campus in Galveston and at locations throughout East, Southeast and South Texas.