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Texas Health Resources Histology Technologist II / Great Hours in Fort Worth, Texas

Histology Technologist II

We’re looking for qualified Histology Technologist II like you to join our Texas Health family.

Position Highlights

  • Work location: 1301 Pennsylvania Ave Fort Worth, TX 76104

  • Work Hours: 10:00 am - 6:30 pm

  • Salary range: $25.75 – 39.56 hr. Max – Based on relevant experience

At Texas Health Fort Worth, we take seriously our mission to improve the health of those in our community. We are a 707-bed, Magnet-designated, full-service hospital serving our community since 1930. Our location in Fort Worth provides convenient care to the residents of Fort Worth and the surrounding areas.

If you’re looking for cardiovascular care, high-risk obstetrics, gynecology, neurosciences, sports medicine and emergency medicine, we’ve got it. Plus, we’re an accredited Cycle III Chest Pain Center, an Emergency Center of Excellence and provide gynecology, neonatal intensive care, respiratory therapy and orthopedic medicine.

And talk about award winning. Texas Health Fort Worth is Joint Commission-certified in both Heart Failure and Chest Pain, a Comprehensive Stroke Center, an Acute Heart Failure Center, a Level II Trauma Center, a designated Magnet hospital and the Best Place to Have a Baby in Tarrant County. We are a top-notch choice in North Texas for emergency services, women’s services, cardiac care and much more.

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 - External

Position Qualifications

Education:

  • High School Diploma or Equivalent is required

  • Associate Degree preferred or

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

Experience

  • 1-year acceptable experience in histopathology.

Licenses and Certifications

  • HT (ASCP) Histotechnician required within 90 days from hire

  • HTL (ASCP) Histotechnologist required within 90 days from hire

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

Here are a few of our recent awards:

  • 2021 FORTUNE Magazine’s “100 Best Companies to Work For®” (7th 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®

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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