HCA, Hospital Corporation of America Histology Technician - Pathology - PRN in San Antonio, Texas78284

Methodist Hospital opened in 1963 as the first hospital in the internationally acclaimed South Texas Medical Center. From the beginning, we've recognized the unique needs of each of our patients. It's a process that we continue to improve on, creating ways to better serve the community when they need us the most. Methodist Hospital offers a broad range of specialties including cardiology, bone marrow transplant, emergency medicine, neurosciences, maternity care, gynecology and orthopedics. Methodist Hospital is accredited by the Joint Commission in stroke care and is designated as an accredited Chest Pain Center. We deeply value our staff and our patients. As the flagship hospital of the Medical Center and of the Methodist Healthcare system of hospitals, we appreciate the support and recognition we receive from the community in being ranked No. 1 in the Express - News Reader's Choice Awards from 2009-2013. We also enjoy being the most preferred hospital in San Antonio, as consistently reported by the Consumer Research Corporation.

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-Methodist Hospital

Requisition ID: 02531-77736