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Histologist - Lab - Full Time


CHRISTUS Good Shepherd


Clinical Laboratory


CHRISTUS Good Shepherd Medical Center Longview


700 East Marshall Avenue
Longview, TX  75601
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Job Description


The Histologist cuts, stains and mounts specimens of human tissue to provide data on functioning of tissues and organs, causes and/or progress of disease, following established standards and practices.


• Meets expectations of the applicable OneCHRISTUS Competencies: Leader of Self, Leader of Others, or Leader of Leaders.
• Collects, processes, and stores surgical/cytological specimens
• Enters patient information, orders, and technical information into LIS; prints/organizes cassettes
• Prepares specimens/slides/blocks for referral
• Orders, maintains referral log, processes reports, and monitors pending
• Maintains grossing area, frozen section room, and autopsy suite including cleaning and stocking of supplies and preparation of solutions
• Performs technical procedures that result in the creation of microscopic slide preparation
• Within acceptable TAT guidelines, devises and directs the performance of routine and special stains to provide appropriate slides for the microscopic evaluation of tissues, fluids, and other A/P specimens
• Operates microtomes, embedding stations, tissue processors, staining equipment, cover slippers and other AP equipment to provide quality slides for pathologist examinations
• Operates Immunostainer(s) to provide quality slides for diagnostics immunostains
• Performs manual stains, as needed, to provide quality slides for diagnostic immunostains
• Assists Pathologist’s / PA’s with frozen sections, fine needle aspirations, and autopsies
• Quality Control / Improvement: performs analysis and records QC according to policy and procedure following CLIA, CAP, and Joint Commission guidelines and standards
• Maintenance/Lab Management: performs established daily and periodic preventative maintenance with documentation; troubleshoots minor problems and initiates service calls as needed; orders and restocks supplies/reagents; reviews policy & procedure manual; dates reagents and discards expired reagents
• Continuing Education/Development: attends, reads, or listens by tape to material of 10-12 in-house educational programs yearly; trains new staff in practices
• Completes tasks or special projects within time frame as assigned, or as requested by Supervisors, Manager, or Director
• Accreditation: follows CAP, AABB, Compliance, CLIA, JCAHO, and OSHA standards and prepares/participates in all applicable inspections
• Follows established protocols for safety, infection control, security, compliance, and the use of hazardous materials



  • High School Diploma required 


  • No experience required

Licenses, Registrations, or Certifications

  • Histotechnologist (HLT) or Histologic tech (HT) certification by the American Society of Clinical Pathologists certification (ASCP) or eligible preferred.

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Full Time

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Histologist - Lab - Full Time