Job Description


Harris Health System is the public healthcare safety-net provider established in 1966 to serve the residents of Harris County, Texas. As an essential healthcare system, Harris Health champions better health for the entire community, with a focus on low-income uninsured and underinsured patients, through acute and primary care, wellness, disease management and population health services. Ben Taub Hospital (Level 1 Trauma Center) and Lyndon B. Johnson Hospital (Level 3 Trauma Center) anchor Harris Health’s robust network of 39 clinics, health centers, specialty locations and virtual (telemedicine) technology. Harris Health is among an elite list of health systems in the U.S. achieving Magnet® nursing excellence designation for its hospitals, the prestigious National Committee for Quality Assurance designation for its patient-centered clinics and health centers and its strong partnership with nationally recognized physician faculty, residents and researchers from Baylor College of Medicine; McGovern Medical School at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth); The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center; and the Tilman J. Fertitta Family College of Medicine at the University of Houston.

Skills / Requirements

Job Summary

Participates in the day-to-day operations of the laboratory with regard to histology specimen processing. Processes and prepares patient tissue according to department procedures using technical knowledge. Supports continuous improvement of laboratory services to ensure high-quality and timely pathology for quality diagnosis.

Minimum Qualifications

Degrees/Work Experience/School Education:
a) Bachelors: Graduate of NAACLS accredited Histology program and ASCP certification

Licenses & Certifications:
a) HTL certification: ASCP Certified

Work Experience:
a) 3 years of experience

Communication Skills:
a) Above average Verbal Communication (Heavy Public Contact)
b) Writing/Correspondence
c) Writing/Reports

a) MS Word
b) MS Excel
c) MS Outlook

Job Attributes

a) Medical Terms
b) Other: Anatomy

Work Schedule:
a) Flexible

Other Special Requirements

Other Requirements: ASCP certification as a Histotechnologist is required.

Equipment Operated: Microtome, embedding center, processor, special stainer, immunohistochemistry (IHC) platform, cryostat, and H & E stainer.

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