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Histotechnologist - Histology Laboratory (Nights) Full-Time

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Employer Name:   Catholic Health Initiatives
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Last Updated On:   9/21/2017
Job Title: 
Histotechnologist - Histology Laboratory (Nights) Full-Time
Job Category:   Clinical:Lab/MT/MLT/Phlebotomy
Location:   Houston
Texas
 
Job Description:   **Histotechnologist - Histology Laboratory (Nights) Full-Time** **Description** **BaylorSt. Luke’s Medical Center** A quaternary care facility that is home of the Texas Heart® Institute, a world-class cardiovascular research and education institution founded in 1962 by Denton A. Cooley, MD–consistently ranked as one of the nation’s best in Cardiovascular Services & Heart Surgery. The first hospital in Texas and the Southwest designated a Magnet® hospital for Nursing Excellence by the American Nurses Credentialing Center, receiving the award four consecutive times. Baylor St. Luke’s is home to three freestanding community emergency centers (Holcombe, Pearland, and San Felipe) offering adult and pediatric care–treating more than 51,000 patients annually. The hospital holds a collaborative partnership with Baylor College of Medicine and affiliations with The University of Texas Medical School at Houston, The University of Texas Medical Branch (Galveston), Houston Baptist University, and Prairie View A&M University. **PositionSummary** Responsible for complex laboratory procedures. Must also act as a team leader by assisting and guiding Histotechnicians in decision-making, and by taking on other areas of responsibility. Acts as supervisor of the section in the absence of the supervisor and/or assistant supervisor. **Qualifications** **Education:** Bachelor’s Degree Required **Licensure/Certification:** Certification as a HT (ASCP or HTL (ASCP)) **Minimum Experience:** Three (3) years of experience as an HT in a large hospital **Minimum Knowledge,Skills, and Abilities:** Critical thinking skills Multitasking of job assignments Ability to use all histology related equipment **PositionResponsibilities:** 1. Histologically prepare anatomical specimens and perform procedures in accordance with the Section Standard Operating Procedure Manual Accurately and completely, and do so within an appropriate timeframe, in an organized and efficient manner 2. Perform quality control, preventive maintenance, calibration, and troubleshooting of instruments, with the added responsibility of ensuring that these tasks are performed and documented by all personnel assigned to such tasks, and taking appropriate action as needed. A further responsibility is the preparation of QC reports for supervisory and pathologist review, and ensuring that records are complete and accurate, to meet any and all regulatory agency requirements 3. Participate in any and all continuing education activities as they become available, and share knowledge gained with superiors and co-workers, for the purpose of improvement of Section instrumentation and procedures 4. Assist in purchasing duties, and supply inventory 5. Follow established safety procedures, and be familiar with fire and disaster response 6. Evaluate and recommend new instrumentation and/or testing procedures for their specific area of expertise 7. Act as “group leader” to other staff by assisting and directing them in work duties as needed, and ensuring smooth workflow 8. Identifies and resolves issues raised by staff and pathologists and Ensures that all quality control standards are followed. 9. Participates in opportunities for continuing education and/or teaching, training according to the Section Performance Standards to enhance technical skills 10. Adheres to all regulatory requirements **Job** Allied Health **Primary Location** TEXAS-HOUSTON-ST LUKES MEDICAL CENTER **Daily Schedule** Nights **Scheduled Hours per 2-week Pay Period** 80 **Weekends Required** Occasional **Req ID:** 2017-R0127068
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Catholic Health Initiatives (CHI) is a national nonprofit health system with headquarters in Englewood, Colorado. The faith-based system operates in 17 states and includes 78 hospitals; 40 long-term care, assisted- and residential-living facilities; two community health-services organizations; two accredited nursing colleges; and home health agencies.

With total annual revenues of more than $10.7 billion and approximately 83,000 employees, CHI ranks as the nation’s second-largest faith-based health system. In fiscal year 2012, CHI provided more than $715 million in charity care and community benefit, including services for the poor, free clinics, education and research.

Catholic Health Initiatives is committed to:
  • Creating new ministries that build healthy communities
  • Reaching new milestones in clinical quality and compassionate care
  • Implementing an agenda of social justice
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