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Texas Health Resources Histology Technologist II in Fort Worth, Texas

Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Fort Worth seeks to hire a Histology Technologist II to work full time in their laboratory.

The address is 1401 Pennsylvania Avenue, Fort Worth, TX 76104.

Salary range is Minimum $23.97/hr. to Maximum $38.18/hr. – based on relevant experience

Work Schedule:

  • Full Time; 1 st Shift

  • Monday – Friday; 7:00 AM – 3:30 PM

Job Description:

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


  • 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


  • 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


The ideal candidate will possess the following qualifications:

  • 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

  • 1 year experience in histopathology preferred

License and Certification:

  • HTL (ASCP) – Histotechnologist within 90 days required

  • HT (ASCP) – Histotechnologist within 90 days required


  • 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.

Why Texas Health Resources?

Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Fort Worth is a 726-bed, Magnet-designated regional referral center that has served the residents of Tarrant County and surroundings communities since 1930. Hospital services include cardiovascular care, high-risk obstetrics, gynecology, orthopedics and sports medicine, neonatal intensive care, and trauma/emergency medicine. In early 2014, Texas Health Fort Worth will be opening a new 75,000 square foot Emergency Services Center, one of the largest in the region. Texas Health Fort Worth has more than 4,000 employees, 200 volunteers and nearly 1,000 physicians on its medical staff. Texas Health Fort Worth recently received national recognition for its oncology program and was named “Best Place to Have a Baby” in Tarrant County. The hospital is also a designated Cycle III Chest Pain Center by the Society of Chest Pain Centers We invite you to join us in furthering your career and our accomplishments and philosophy of excellence.

Texas Health Highlights:

  • 2019 FORTUNE Magazine’s “100 Best Companies to Work For®” (5th year in a row)

  • 2018 Becker's Healthcare "150 Great Places to Work in Healthcare" (4th year in a row)

  • Employees’ Choice “Best Places to Work” by Glassdoor (2018 and 2019)

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