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Histology Technician

Company: Ascension
Location: Austin
Posted on: October 15, 2021

Job Description:

We Are Hiring:

Ascension Seton has a wonderful opportunity for a Histology Technician! This is an excellent opportunity for someone with experience in Immunohistochemistry (IHC) or williing to be trained.  Our lab has Ventana Ultra IHC stainers. We will consider a new graduate of an accredited Histology program that is eligible for ASCP certification exam.   


Work Schedule: The shift is 5:00 AM to 1:30 PM with occasional shift adjustment for coverage. One early AM Saturday rotation per month that will include the weekend on call.

Location: Ascension Seton Medical Center, 1201 W. 38th St., Austin, TX.

What You Will Do:

Collect and prepare tissue specimens for routine and special procedures to confirm a patient diagnosis.

  • Follow established procedures for collecting and processing biological specimens for analysis.
  • Input patient demographics into computer system. Report results and maintain documentation.
  • Operate and maintain equipment used for embedding and sectioning specimens.
  • Follow safety requirements and appropriately handle and dispose of chemicals. 
  • Perform histological preparation of samples including the embedding, cutting and staining of tissue for pathology.
  • Perform special stains on tissue, including the operation and maintenance of equipment and supplies used in this task.

A typical day as a Histology Technician involves: Embedding and or microtome sectioning (cutting), clean up work area, perform special stains, IHC or recuts from printed worklist requests and check stains under a microscope. Assist team members in other areas if time permits. Maintain QC documentation for temperatures and reagents per policy. Assist with basic QC maintenance as required - changing reagents, cleaning equipment per procedures. The block count for cutting currently averages 700 per day.


We have a solid team that works well together, respects each other and helps each other! The team is made up of 10 Histology technicians and 1 working Supervisor, 4 gross room lab assistants, 1 lab assistant for slide distribution, 3 office lab assistants that provide send outs and customer service for pathologists as well as slide distribution when needed. 

What You Will Need:

Licensure / Certification / Registration:

  • Histological Tech credentialed from the American Society for Clinical Pathology Board of Certification (ASCP-BOC) preferred.


  • High school diploma/GED with 2 years of experience, or Associate's degree, or Technical degree required.
Additional Preferences:

Histological Tech credentialed from the American Society for Clinical Pathology Board of Certification (ASCP-BOC) preferred


Will consider an intern or new graduate of an accredited Histology program that is eligible for ASCP certification exam. 

Why Join Our Team:

Ascension Seton, based in Austin, Texas, has provided thousands of associates and caregivers a rewarding career in healthcare since 1902. We strive to expand access to high-quality, low-cost, person-centered care and services for all. We operate more than 100 clinical locations in central Texas, including 3 teaching hospitals, Dell Seton Medical Center at the University of Texas, Ascension Seton Medical Center Austin and Dell Children's Medical Center, where candidates can find both career and clinical education opportunities. If you are looking for a rewarding career in healthcare, explore a career with us today.

When you join Ascension, you join a team of over 150,000 individuals across the country committed to a Mission of serving others and providing compassionate, personalized care to all. Our inclusive culture, continuing education programs, career coaches and benefit offerings are just a few of the resources and tools that team members can use to create a rewarding career path. In fact, Ascension spent nearly $46 million in tuition assistance alone to support associate growth and development. If you are looking for a career where you can grow and make a difference in your community, we invite you to join our team today.

Equal Employment Opportunity Employer:

Ascension Seton is an equal opportunity employer (EEO) and affords equal opportunity to all associates and applicants without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, physical or mental disability, veteran status, genetic data, or other legally protected status.

For further information regarding your EEO rights, click on the following link to the “EEO is the Law” poster:

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Please note that Ascension will make an offer of employment only to individuals who have applied for a position using our official application. Be on alert for possible fraudulent offers of employment. Ascension will not solicit money or banking information from applicants.

Keywords: Ascension, Austin , Histology Technician, Other , Austin, Texas

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