Histology Assistant - Anatomic Pathology - Abercrombie Building (10a - 6:30p)

Position: Histology Assistant - Anatomic Pathology - Abercrombie Building (10a - 6:30p)

Job ID: 158189

Location: US-TX-Houston

Department: Lab - Histology

Talent Area: Laboratory

Full/Part Time: Full-Time

Regular/Temporary: Regular

Shift: 10a - 6:30p / Full Time / Variable On-Call Rotation

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Since 1954, Texas Children’s has been leading the charge in patient care, education and research to accelerate health care for children and women around the world. When you love what you do, it truly shows in the smiles of our patient families, employees and our numerous accolades such as being consistently ranked as the best children’s hospital in Texas, and among the top in the nation by U.S.News & World Report as well as recognition from Houston Business Journal as one of this city’s Best Places to Work for ten consecutive years.   Texas Children’s comprehensive health care network includes our primary hospital in the Texas Medical Center with expertise in over 40 pediatric subspecialties; the Jan and Dan Duncan Neurological Research Institute (NRI); the Feigin Center for pediatric research; Texas Children’s Pavilion for Women, a comprehensive obstetrics/gynecology facility focusing on high-risk births; Texas Children’s Hospital West Campus, a community hospital in suburban West Houston; and Texas Children’s Hospital The Woodlands, the first hospital devoted to children’s care for communities north of Houston. We have also created the nation’s first HMO for children, established the largest pediatric primary care network in the country and a global health program that is channeling care to children and women all over the world. Texas Children’s Hospital is also academically affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine, one of the largest, most diverse and successful pediatric programs in the nation.   To join our community of 14,000+ dedicated team members, visit texaschildrenspeople.org for career opportunities. You can also learn more about our amazing culture at infinitepassion.org.   Texas Children’s is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All applicants and employees are considered and evaluated for positions at Texas Children's without regard to mental or physical disability, race, color, religion, gender, national origin, age, genetic information, military or veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status or any other protected Federal, State/Province or Local status unrelated to the performance of the work involved.


We are searching for a Histology Assistant -- someone who works well in a fast-paced setting. In this position, you will provide administrative and technical support the surgical pathology and histology operation.


Think you’ve got what it takes?

Responsibilities :

  • Validates specimen identification and appropriateness of sample type and size and prioritizes workload according to handling protocols defined in section manuals within the established turnaround times
  • Performs required quality control procedures according to the written guidelines in the section procedure manuals as documented on QC log sheets
  • Performs daily maintenance and calibration procedures to ensure proper functioning of instruments
  • Maintains files for special stain and immunohistochemistry request sheets and for AP study sheets and maintains filing systems for blocks and slides
  • Performs mandated reading assignments and reviews and signs off on procedure manuals, communication logs, and memorandums in a timely manner
  • Participates in proficiency testing programs to validate instruments and competency


  • High school diploma or equivalent required
  • One year of post high school education in a college or technical program for laboratory science required
  • 1 year experience in a laboratory setting required
  • One year of post high school education in a college or technical program for laboratory science may be substituted for the one year of required experience in a laboratory setting

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