Histology Technician III

Baylor College of Medicine

Houston, TX

Job posting number: #7234052 (Ref:18819-en_US)

Posted: April 2, 2024

Job Description


Core duties including microtomy, immunohistochemistry procedures, cover slipping, quality control procedures, processing reference laboratory send outs, quality control, and digital pathology. Ability to follow established procedures, identify issues, troubleshoot, escalate issues to management. Maintains laboratory instrumentation with daily maintenance and scheduling maintenance as needed. Assists in training as assigned. Functions at a maximum level efficiency with effective communication.

Job Duties

  • Performs core histology duties.
  • Obtains orders from LIS and e-mail and pulls appropriate blocks of tissue to cut slides for IHC procedures.  
  • Loads slides and IHC staining components on an automated stainer. 
  • Coverslips slides using an automated coverslipper or manually as needed. 
  • Performs quality control throughout all processes to ensure accuracy and that high-quality materials are produced.  
  • Scans slides into digital pathology scanner and upload images to appropriate cases.  
  • Has ability to follow established procedures.
  • Follows established procedures at all times and does not deviate in an attempt to save time.
  • Has ability to troubleshoot.
  • Has ability to identify issues and troubleshoot by route cause analysis and create a plan of correction.  
  • Functions with efficiency and clear communication.
  • Has ability to multitask without compromising quality or efficiency.  
  • Possesses strong organizational skills in order to stay on task and meet deadlines.  
  • Communicates verbally and written to management and coworkers when issues arise or when communicating information pertaining to shift handoff. 

Minimum Qualifications

  • Graduate of a Histologic Technician AAS program, accredited by the National Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Sciences (NAACLS).
  • Five years of experience in Histology.
  • Certified Histology Technician by the American Society of Clinical Pathologists (ASCP) Board of Certification (BOC).

Preferred Qualifications

  • Successful completion of a Bachelors degree by the National Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Science (NAACLS) accredited Histotechnician or Histotechnologist program.



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:#7234052 (Ref:18819-en_US)
Application Deadline:Open Until Filled
Employer Location:Baylor College of Medicine
United States
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