Grossing Technologist

Baylor College of Medicine

Houston, TX

Job posting number: #7230430 (Ref:18895-en_US)

Posted: March 21, 2024

Job Description


Under the supervision of Pathologists and Pathologists' Assistants, the Grossing Technologist is responsible for gross examination of small and uncomplicated specimens, and the processing of tissue.

Job Duties

  • Assures appropriate specimen accessioning and labeling.
  • Maintains the integrity of the specimen and patient identification.
  • Performs routine and non-routine activities involved in the preparation of surgical specimens for histologic processing, according to policies and procedures.
  • Describes gross anatomic features of routine, uncomplicated surgical specimens, ensuring that all lesions, markings and sutures are mentioned.
  • Capable of grossing moderate to high complex/complicated specimens under direct and indirect supervision, as applicable to training and experience.
  • Records measurements, weight, volume, and any abnormal findings as applicable.
  • Dissects surgical specimens and prepare tissues for histologic processing.
  • The level of supervision for each specimen type will be determined by the Laboratory Director and Medical Director.
  • Escalates non-routine, complicated surgical specimens to Pathologists’ Assistants.
  • Follow the laboratory’s applicable procedures for job-related responsibilities.
  • Interacts directly with Pathologists regarding gross dissection/description activities, including defined specimen types that require direct supervision by a Pathologist.
  • Identifies issues that may adversely affect test performance or reporting of test results and either correct the issues or immediately notify Laboratory Director or Medical Director.
  • Ensures all corporate safety, quality control and quality assurance standards are met.
  • Ensures compliance with all local, federal, CLIA and CAP regulations.
  • Maintains a clean and well-organized work area.
  • Functions with efficiency and clear communication.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in a science related field.
  • No experience required.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Bachelor degree in a science related field (preferably biology or physiology) with at least 24-semester hours of combined credits in biology and chemistry.



Baylor College of Medicine is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action/Equal Access Employer.




Baylor College of Medicine fosters diversity among its students, trainees, faculty and staff as a prerequisite to accomplishing our institutional mission, and setting standards for excellence in training healthcare providers and biomedical scientists, promoting scientific innovation, and providing patient-centered care. - Diversity, respect, and inclusiveness create an environment that is conducive to academic excellence, and strengthens our institution by increasing talent, encouraging creativity, and ensuring a broader perspective. - Diversity helps position Baylor to reduce disparities in health and healthcare access and to better address the needs of the community we serve. - Baylor is committed to recruiting and retaining outstanding students, trainees, faculty and staff from diverse backgrounds by providing a welcoming, supportive learning environment for all members of the Baylor community.

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Job posting number:#7230430 (Ref:18895-en_US)
Application Deadline:Open Until Filled
Employer Location:Baylor College of Medicine
United States
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