HCA, Hospital Corporation of America Histology Technician PRN in San Antonio, Texas

Methodist Specialty and Transplant Hospital is licensed for 382 beds and has been nationally recognized by Leapfrog’s Hospital Safety Grade A. It receives international acclaim for its outstanding and dynamic kidney, liver and pancreas transplant programs, setting record numbers for volume and outcomes. Methodist Specialty and Transplant Hospital is home to the Texas Transplant Institute, a nationally recognized center that recently performed the world’s first 16-way kidney donor exchange chain during three consecutive days at a single hospital.

Methodist Specialty and Transplant Hospital earned designation as a Center of Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery Excellence from the American Society for Bariatric Surgery in 2008. Our Sexual Assault Response Team provides a compassionate environment for sexual assault survivors ages 13 and up. This program serves as a model for hospitals and agencies all over the world. For more information, please visit our website athttp://www.sahealth.com/and select Methodist Specialty and Transplant Hospital under Locations.

Histology Technician - Expectations:

Organizes, processes, cuts, stains, and otherwise prepares tissue for microscopic evaluation by the Pathologist. He/She ensures that the organization of gross specimens and the accurate processing in staining in staining of tissue sections is completed.

Qualifications:

  • Licensure/ Certification/ Registration: Not required

  • Education: Associates degree and 1 year full time experience in Histology under a certified Pathologist.

  • Experience: One (1) year experience in histology section.

  • Special Qualifications: Effective communication skills; both orally and written. Computer skills needed. Ability to work with others within a team to ensure quality patient care. Strong problem solving skills.

Key Accountabilities / Competencies: 1. Follows assigned work detail by efficiently prioritizing work load. 2. Performs special stains, including controls, logs in results of controls. 3. Must have the experience (minimun one year on the job) to troubleshoot/resolve processor problems. Documents corrective action when necessary. 4. Must have quality skills in cutting, staining and embedding of tissue samples. 5. Is accurate in daily billing counts and recording Quality Control. 6. Performs accurate labeling and filing of slides and blocks. 7. Keeps Gross Room and Histology stocked, cleaned and free of safety hazards. 9. Communicates with lab personnel and medical professionals in resolving problems, promoting harmonious relationships between hospital departments and coordinating services rendered by the laboratory. 10. Demonstrates knowledge of the occurence reporting system and uses the system to report potential safety issues. 11. Is willing and able to be available (on-call) during the weekend (Friday night through Monday morning) to come into the hospital to fix or repair any insturment malfunction in the Histology department. Must have at least one full year experience on the job before being eligible for on-call.

Job: *Laboratory

Title: Histology Technician PRN

Location: Texas-San Antonio-Methodist Specialty %26 Transplant Hospital

Requisition ID: 01588-86301