MD Anderson Cancer Center Clinical Histology Technician - Histology - Days in Houston, Texas

*This is a full-time Clinical Histology Technician on a day shift with our main histology lab.*

The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston is one of the world's most respected centers focused on cancer patient care, research, education and prevention. It was named the nation's No. 1 hospital for cancer care in U.S. News & World Report's 2017 rankings. It is one of the nation's original three comprehensive cancer centers designated by the National Cancer Institute.

Prepares histology material for pathologist review.

  • Prepares histology material using established departmental procedures and demonstrating high quality technical skills.

  • Produces histology materials at or above productivity standards.

  • Assists in training new laboratory personnel

Specimen preparation/Laboratory informatics/Safety

  • Assists with all aspects of specimen processing including identifying, sorting and labeling of blocks and slides.

  • Uses laboratory informatics system to document workflow, track and identify specimens.

  • Performs all laboratory duties following established safety guidelines.

Quality Control, New Equipment/Solution Preparation

  • Review patient material as part of section quality assurance and participates in laboratory quality control processes.

  • Evaluates new equipment, ;procedures and techniques and participates in implementation.

  • Prepares reagents and solutions. Maintains and cleans laboratory and equipment. Other duties as required.

Other duties as assigned

High school diploma or equivalent. With required education, three years of Histology Technician experience. With Associate's degree, one year full time acceptable experience in histopathology within the last ten years under the supervision of a pathologist (certified by the American Board of Pathology in Anatomic Pathology, or eligible), or an appropriately certified medical scientist. With successful completion of a National Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Science (NAACLS) accredited Histotechnician program, no experience is required. It is the policy of The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center to provide equal employment opportunity without regard to race, color, religion, age, national origin, sex, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, disability, protected veteran status, genetic information, or any other basis protected by institutional policy or by federal, state or local laws unless such distinction is required by law.