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Histology Assistant

Job Ref: 26459

Talent Area: Laboratory

Houston Methodist West Hospital
Houston, TX 77094

Area/Department: Anatomical Pathology

Employment Type: Regular

Job Type: Full-Time

Organization: Houston Methodist

Work Shift: DAY

Work Week: M - F

Company Profile

Houston Methodist West Hospital is committed to leading medicine in West Houston, Katy and surrounding communities by delivering the Houston Methodist standard of exceptional safety, quality, personalized service and innovation. The growing campus offers nearly 200 beds, 16 operating rooms and over 1300 employees, with access to the most innovative medical and surgical care available, including robotic and minimally invasive surgery, full-spectrum heart care, state-of-the-art imaging, cancer care, labor and delivery with a level II neonatal ICU, neurology and neurosurgery, orthopedics and sports medicine, outpatient rehabilitation and 24/7 emergency services. 

Job Summary
 The purpose of the Histology Assistant is to aid the Laboratory personnel in day-to-day operations of Histology.  Essential Functions listed under Job Duties and Responsibilities below.
1.    Prepares specimens in Histology for gross analysis. This includes: labeling slides and cassettes, logging specimens from histology forms, ordering correct procedures and preparing specimens for transport to main TMH Histology.  EF
2.    Assists the Pathologists in gross analysis and intraoperative consultations. EF
3.    Assists in maintaining reagents and supply inventory. Changes and dates staining solutions on regular basis to ensure accuracy of stain.  EF
4.    Monitors and records maintenance checks and quality control for all histology equipment.  EF
5.    Files slides and blocks in numeric order. Assists in retrieval of slides and maintaining of log for outside consultations.  EF
6.    Assists with FNA and bone marrow procedures.  EF
7.    Maintains tissue inventory as well as tissue disposition. EF
8. Demonstrates the components of the I CARE values statement and complies with the business practices standards for performance. 
9. Demonstrates high standards in providing customer service/patient satisfaction. 
10. Follows all safety rules while on the job. Reports accidents promptly and corrects minor safety hazards. Communicates with peers and management regarding any hazards identified in the workplace. 
11. Performs other duties as assigned.
·         High School Diploma or Equivalent
  • Previous histology experience within a hospital lab setting preferred.
None Required
·          Ability to handle stressful situations
·          Ability to communicate with all customers in a friendly and helpful manner

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