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Histology Technician

Company: Austin Diagnostic Clinic
Location: Austin
Posted on: April 3, 2024

Job Description:

Description IntroductionDo you have the career opportunities as a(an) Histology Technician you want with your current employer? We have an exciting opportunity for you to join Austin Diagnostic Clinic which is part of the nation's leading provider of healthcare services, HCA Healthcare.BenefitsAustin Diagnostic Clinic, offers a total rewards package that supports the health, life, career and retirement of our colleagues. The available plans and programs include:

  • Comprehensive medical coverage that covers many common services at no cost or for a low copay. Plans include prescription drug and behavioral health coverage as well as free telemedicine services and free AirMed medical transportation.
  • Additional options for dental and vision benefits, life and disability coverage, flexible spending accounts, supplemental health protection plans (accident, critical illness, hospital indemnity), auto and home insurance, identity theft protection, legal counseling, long-term care coverage, moving assistance, pet insurance and more.
  • Free counseling services and resources for emotional, physical and financial wellbeing
  • 401(k) Plan with a 100% match on 3% to 9% of pay (based on years of service)
  • Employee Stock Purchase Plan with 10% off HCA Healthcare stock
  • Family support through fertility and family building benefits with Progyny and adoption assistance.
  • Referral services for child, elder and pet care, home and auto repair, event planning and more
  • Consumer discounts through Abenity and Consumer Discounts
  • Retirement readiness, rollover assistance services and preferred banking partnerships
  • Education assistance (tuition, student loan, certification support, dependent scholarships)
  • Colleague recognition program
  • Time Away From Work Program (paid time off, paid family leave, long- and short-term disability coverage and leaves of absence)
  • Employee Health Assistance Fund that offers free employee-only coverage to full-time and part-time colleagues based on income.Note: Eligibility for benefits may vary by location. Our teams are a committed, caring group of colleagues. Do you want to work as a(an) Histology Technician where your passion for creating positive patient interactions are valued? If you are dedicated to caring for the well-being of others, this could be your next opportunity. We want your knowledge and expertise!Job Summary and Qualifications -GENERAL SUMMARY OF DUTIES: The Histology Technician assists in performing all functions related to preparation of specimens for pathologist examination, including gross examination, preparation and cutting of blocks, preparation and staining of slides. Maintains tissues, blocks, and slides after examination according to policy. Performs all safety, maintenance and quality control activities appropriate for the technical area. SUPERVISOR: Supv Laboratory DUTIES INCLUDE BUT NOT LIMITED TO: --- Demonstrates good knowledge of the methods and techniques used in preparing surgical and cytological material and of basic laboratory techniques and equipment. --- Performs work accurately and precisely. --- Logs specimens accurately with patient data, specimen types and sources. Assigns surgical number. --- Assists the pathologist in gross examination. --- Embeds tissue specimens in paraffin blocks. --- Cuts quality sections using a microtome. --- Prepares, stains, and coverslips microscopic slides for examination by the pathologist. --- Performs special stains on tissue specimens as directed by the pathologist. --- Uses all histology equipment according to standard technique and manufacturer's specifications. --- Prepares cytologic material for referral to cytology laboratories. --- Accurately prepares solutions and reagents according to standard formulas and/or written method procedures. --- Labels solutions according to agency standards with initials, date and content of solution. --- Observes expiration dates on solutions and reagents. --- Files and stores slides and paraffin blocks for accurate and easy retrieval. --- Maintains a clean, safe and organized work area. --- Performs preventive maintenance on all histology equipment as required. --- Performs Quality Control procedures consistent with acceptable practice and CAP requirements. --- Assists with bone marrow aspirations and biopsies, fine needle aspirations, and renal biopsies. --- Helps with pathology related paperwork. --- Processes specimens for referral to pathology consultants. --- Shows willingness and ability to trouble-shoot instrument and procedure problems to resolution, with proper documentation. --- Requires minimal supervision and shows appropriate independent judgment in the daily performance of duties. --- Shows good productivity as judged by efficient use of time, and volume of work performed. --- Learns and adapts well to new instrumentation and techniques. --- Performs functions required for the laboratory information system. --- Participates in providing in-service education for the laboratory. --- Performs other related duties as directed or required. --- Demonstrates understanding of "Patients First" safety initiative by strict compliance to all safety protocols and procedures. EDUCATION: --- Associate degree in Histotechnology from accredited institution or graduate of an accredited Histology Technical training school if prior to AA degree requirement. EXPERIENCE: --- Prefer 5 years of experience. CERTIFICATION/LICENSE: --- HT (ASCP), NCA or equivalent preferred. KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES: --- LANGUAGE SKILLS: Excellent communication skills required. --- REASONING ABILITY: Excellent reasoning skills required is skilled in physician employment, practice and urgent care operations. We are experts in hospitalist integration, and graduate medical education. We lead more than 1,300 physician practices and 170+ urgent care centers. We are HCA Healthcare's graduate medical education leader. We provide direction for over 260 exceptional resident and fellowship programs. We focus on carrying out value-added solutions. These solutions help physicians deliver patient-centered healthcare. We support HCA Healthcare's commitment to the care and improvement of human life.

    HCA Healthcare has been recognized as one of the World's Most Ethical Companies - by the Ethisphere Institute more than ten times. In recent years, HCA Healthcare spent an estimated $3.7 billion in cost for the delivery of charitable care, uninsured discounts, and other uncompensated expenses."Bricks and mortar do not make a hospital. People do."- Dr. Thomas Frist, Sr. HCA Healthcare Co-Founder If you are looking for an opportunity that provides satisfaction and personal growth, we encourage you to apply for our Histology Technician opening. We promptly review all applications. Highly qualified candidates will be contacted for interviews. Unlock the possibilities and apply today!We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.

Keywords: Austin Diagnostic Clinic, Austin , Histology Technician, Professions , Austin, Texas

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