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

Downtown San Antonio is the backdrop for a vibrant and diverse community of patients served by Metropolitan Methodist Hospital. Part of the Methodist Health System, Metropolitan is recognized for providing Center of Excellence level of care for cardiac, neuro, and bariatric patients. The Women’s Pavilion delivers over 4,000 babies a year. The urbanization of San Antonio has resulted in significant growth in our emergency services and intensive care. Our facility is large enough to provide a wide range of services but we are able to support individualized development in a personalized setting. We apply evidence based practice to every patient encounter. By focusing on continuous quality improvement, we seek to deliver world class care with a personal touch. The community and our family environment are at the heart of all we do and sustain our values driven organization.

General Statement of Duties:

The Histology Technician I prepares and processes tissue specimens for examination and diagnosis by a pathologist; maintains instruments, and performs and monitors quality control.

Essential Job Functions:

  1. Prepares and processes surgical, autopsy, bone marrow, body fluids, and biopsy specimens for gross and microscopic examination by a pathologist.

  2. Prepares frozen sections of surgical specimens for microscopic examination by a pathologist.

  3. Prepares solutions for stains and special procedures.

  4. Performs preventive maintenance on common instruments and keeps records of maintenance as prescribed.

  5. Understands and performs basic quality control: identifies quality control problems, participates in quality assurance monitors.

  6. Answers telephones, communicates verified test results by phone, types procedures, files paperwork and slides, faxes documents, and performs data entry/retrieval as may be required, assists with inventory of supplies.

Minimum Education, Experience and Certificates Required:

High school graduation or equivalent plus 1 year experience in clinical or histopathology preferred in the last 3 years.

Title: Histology Technician - Pathology - PRN

Location: Texas-San Antonio-Metropolitan Methodist Hospital

Requisition ID: 01578-72529