Job Description

Extended Job Title
Histologic Assistant

Org Level 1
Texas Tech Univ Health Sciences Ctr

Org Level 7
512801 - Pathology Dept Lbk Genl

Position Description
This position is responsible for providing technical support in the histology laboratory to include receiving and handling of diagnostic patient tissue samples. Receives and accessions gross tissue specimens and prepares for analysis. Performs frozen sectioning of fresh tissue and decalcifies bone specimens. Sorts and discards unused tissue samples. Maintains laboratory equipment.  Prepares fixative and reagents and recycles used reagents. Maintains documentation procedures that are required to insure quality and continuity of laboratory work. Specimen collection; tissue embedding; microtomy; routine H&E staining; slide coverslipping; tissue processing; performing special stains and immunohistochemistry staining; computer entry. Maintains documentation procedures that are required to insure quality and continuity of Laboratory work. Maintains accurate filing of paraffin blocks and slides for later retrieval. Adheres to the Institutional and departmental safety polices.

Requisition ID
16955BR

Travel Required
None

Major/Essential Functions
This position is responsible for providing technical support in the histology laboratory to include receiving and handling of diagnostic patient tissue samples. Receives and accessions gross tissue specimens and prepares for analysis. Performs frozen sectioning of fresh tissue and decalcifies bone specimens. Sorts and discards unused tissue samples. Maintains laboratory equipment.  Prepares fixative and reagents and recycles used reagents. Maintains documentation procedures that are required to insure quality and continuity of laboratory work. Specimen collection; tissue embedding; microtomy; routine H&E staining; slide coverslipping; tissue processing; performing special stains and immunohistochemistry staining; computer entry. Maintains documentation procedures that are required to insure quality and continuity of Laboratory work. Maintains accurate filing of paraffin blocks and slides for later retrieval. Adheres to the Institutional and departmental safety polices

Grant Funded?
No

Minimum Hire Rate
14.48

Pay Basis
Hourly

Schedule Details
Shift varies.

Work Location
Lubbock

Campus
HSC - Lubbock

Department
Pathology Dept Lbk Genl

Job Type
Full Time

Pay Statement
Compensation is commensurate upon the qualifications of the individual selected and budgetary guidelines of the hiring department, as well as, the institutional pay plan. For additional information, please reference the institutional pay plan on the Human Resources webpage.

Job Group
Technical/Paraprofessional

Shift
Day

EEO Statement
As an EEO/AA employer, the Texas Tech University System and its components will not discriminate in our employment practices based on an applicant’s race, ethnicity, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, genetic information or status as a protected veteran.

Required Qualifications

High School Diploma.  Two years’ experience in a clinical laboratory. Histology laboratory is preferred. 

No certification required. In order meet Histology Technician certification requirements, employee must have a degree in related science field or prove to be working towards a degree.

Does this position work in a research laboratory?
No

Application Instructions

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