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Texas Health Resources Histology Technologist II in Arlington, Texas

Histology Technologist II

Are you looking for a rewarding career with family-friendly hours and top-notch benefits? We are looking for a qualified Histology Technologist II like you to join our Texas Health family.

Position Highlights:

  • Work location: Texas Health Arlington Memorial

  • Work environment: Laboratory

  • Work hours: Full Time (40 Hours); Day Shift; Monday – Friday, 03:00 – 11:30, with rotating shifts

  • Salary range: $25.23 – $38.76 per hour (based on relevant experience)

At Texas Health Arlington Memorial, we take seriously our mission to improve the health of those in our community. We are a 369-bed, acute-care, full-service hospital serving our community since 1958. Our location in central Arlington provides convenient care to people in the DFW Metroplex and surrounding areas.

As part of the Texas Health family, we employ over 24,000 employees and are among the areas top five largest employers. Come be a part of our exceptional team as we continue to provide outstanding care and deliver award winning results. You belong here.

Qualifications:

Education:

  • High School Diploma or Equivalent is required.

  • Associates Degree or Bachelor’s Degree in Medical Technology, Clinical Lab Science, or Chemical, Physical or Biological Science preferred.

Experience:

  • 1-year experience in histopathology preferred.

Licenses:

  • HTL (ASCP) – Histotechnologist within 90 days required.

  • HT (ASCP) – Histotechnician within 90 days required.

  • HTL or HT (ASCP) highly preferred.

Skills:

  • Strong, positive interpersonal skills.

  • Ability to read, write, and speak English clearly.

  • Problem-solving ability, time management skills, and possesses organizational skills to function successfully.

Position Responsibilities:

Specimen Integrity

  • Follows laboratory procedure for specimen collection, handling, and processing.

  • Follows established protocols for handling unsatisfactory specimens.

  • Accessions surgical and cytology specimens.

Gross Room

  • Specimen Processing

  • Surgical Pathology dissection assistance.

  • Maintains worksheet, prepare and label tissue cassettes and requisition.

  • Knows the proper fixation.

  • Stores dissected tissue.

  • Loads tissue processor.

Frozen Section

  • Cuts and stains, thin quality frozen sections within 20 minutes of receipt to pathologic diagnosis.

  • Maintains a clean, fresh staining line.

  • Uses manual technique to obtain correct HE staining.

  • Maintains cryostat according to procedural guidelines.

Test Procedures

  • Embedding.

  • Orientation of surgical specimen in paraffin.

  • Time utilization.

Microtomy

  • Cuts thin, wrinkle free sections.

  • Follows protocol for each specimen type and selects appropriate representative sample.

  • Time utilization.

Preparation of Slides and Stains

  • Follows established protocols for staining.

Evaluate Stains

  • Operates automated stainer.

  • Uses manual staining technique.

  • Performs special stains.

  • Prepares reagents.

  • Operates automated coverslipper.

  • Hand coverslipping.

  • Routine filing of slides and blocks.

Cytology Specimens

  • Follows established protocols for processing.

  • Assists with fine needle aspiration and special procedures.

  • Maintains specific quality control.

Reference Lab

  • Follows established protocols for esoteric tests.

  • Follows established protocols for extradepartmental consults.

Laboratory Operations

  • Facilitates workflow process.

  • Checks outstanding tests list in a timely manner.

  • Troubleshoots and follows through on outstanding tests which appear to have not been collected/received when expected.

  • Knows and uses computer downtime procedures as needed when computer is not available.

  • Gives proper notification when supplies need to be ordered.

  • Utilizes time between testing to accomplish other needed tasks. (evaluation of kits, preparing controls, supply management, housekeeping duties, etc).

  • Performs tasks in a manner that enhances the quality of care.

  • Helps other hospital and laboratory coworkers to provide timely patient care.

  • Demonstrates active cost effectiveness.

Professional Accountability

  • Participates in orientation and training of students, volunteers, new employees and observers.

  • Maintains commitment to profession by attending continuing education sessions. (Ex. Web seminars, ASCP seminars, Tarleton and Lab sponsored seminars by industry.)

  • Completes mandatory hospital/laboratory education and departmental competencies within required time frame.

  • Mandatory health requirements are completed with required time frame.

  • Completes assigned work within required time and offers assistance to other coworkers.

  • Uses laboratory equipment (computer, instruments, etc) for hospital use only.

  • Budgets and schedules PTO for effective staffing levels.

  • Time and attendance is satisfactory.

  • Employee exhibits a professional appearance.

  • Seeks assistance/supervision/consultation as needed and reports to supervisor any problems and/or solution regarding delivery of patient care.

  • Interacts professionally and pleasantly with all encountered and promotes customer satisfaction.

Quality Control/Documentation

  • Demonstrates understanding of quality control guidelines.

  • Documents quality control utilizing appropriate methods.

  • Follows Laboratory policies when quality control is not within established limits.

  • Resolves quality control discrepancies before releasing/reporting patient results.

  • Documents corrective action.

  • Performs and documents laboratory equipment maintenance protocols within established time limits.

  • Demonstrates knowledge to troubleshoot equipment.

Safety

  • Protective safety equipment and engineering controls are utilized as required.

  • Work area is clean and neat.

  • Patient confidentiality is not compromised.

  • Unsafe conditions are report to appropriate personnel.

  • Patient situations, on-the-job injuries, and medical device malfunctions are reported accurately and in a timely manner using the reliability learning tool.

Why Texas Health? As a Texas Health Histology Technologist II, you’ll enjoy top-notch benefits including 401(k) with match, paid time off, competitive health insurance choices, healthcare and dependent care spending account options, wellness programs to keep you and your family healthy, tuition reimbursement, a student loan repayment program and more.

At Texas Health, our people make this a great place to work every day. Our inclusive, supportive, people-first, excellence-driven culture make Texas Health Arlington Memorial a great place to work.

Here are a few of our recent awards:

  • 2021 FORTUNE Magazine’s “100 Best Companies to Work For®” (7 th year in a row)

  • Becker's Healthcare "150 Great Places to Work in Healthcare" (4 years running)

  • “America’s Best Employers for Diversity” list by Forbes

  • A “100 Best Workplaces for Millennials" by Fortune and Great Place to Work®

Additional perks of being a Histology Technologist II:

  • Gain a sense of accomplishment by contributing in a teamwork environment.

  • Receive excellent mentorship, comprehensive training and dedicated leadership resources.

  • Enjoy opportunities for growth.

Explore our Texas Health careers site for info like Benefits , Job Listings by Category , recent Awards we’ve won and more.

Do you still have questions or concerns? Feel free to email your questions to recruitment@texashealth.org .

Employment opportunities are only reflective of wholly owned Texas Health Resources entities.

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer and do not discriminate against any employees or applicant for employment because of race, color, sex, age, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, status as a veteran, and basis of disability or any other federal, state or local protected class.

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