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
Full Time; 1 st Shift
Monday – Friday; 7:00 AM – 3:30 PM
Follows laboratory procedure for specimen collection, handling, and processing
Follows established protocols for handling unsatisfactory specimens
Accessions surgical and cytology specimens
Surgical Pathology dissection assistance
Maintains worksheet, prepare and label tissue cassettes and requisition
Knows the proper fixation
Stores dissected tissue
Loads tissue processor
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
Orientation of surgical specimen in paraffin
Cuts thin, wrinkle free sections
Follows protocol for each specimen type and selects appropriate representative sample
Preparation of Slides and Stains:
- Follows established protocols for staining
Operates automated stainer
Uses manual staining technique
Performs special stains
Operates automated coverslipper
Routine filing of slides and blocks
Follows established protocols for processing
Assists with fine needle aspiration and special procedures
Maintains specific quality control
Follows established protocols for esoteric tests
Follows established protocols for extradepartmental consults
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
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.
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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