Digital Pathology Technician – Baylor College of Medicine – Houston, TX

Baylor College of Medicine


The Digital Pathologist Technician is responsible for overall microscope slides scanning in the Pathology Department, including retrieval, scanning, and creating digital images for pathology review.

Job Duties
  • Operates and maintains slide scanners for daily use.
  • Reviews schedule of priorities and adjusts workflow accordingly.
  • Coordinates receipt of scanning for glass microscope slides from different sources and assesses quality of slide for scanning. Works with requestor as necessary.
  • Identifies and document QA deficiencies.
  • Troubleshoots scanners and software with IT and/or scanner vendor.
  • Maintains CAP, CLIA and OSHA in compliance.
  • Places slides in the specified holding areas for loading onto the scanner and/or pick up/delivery.
  • Assists with sample organization and tracking.
  • Files slides and paperwork.
  • Troubleshoots scanners and software.
  • Manages scanning projects to meet internal and external deadlines.
  • Logs incoming glass slides arriving to the Digital Scanning Area.
  • Helps with the maintenance of quality control for glass slides submitted to ensure good image quality.
  • Cleans slides and loads into whole slide scanners.
  • Ensures appropriate patient information is on the slide.
  • Relabels slides as needed.
  • Performs a QC check of scanned slides to ensure the tissue is in focus.
  • Uploads scans to database.

Minimum Qualifications
  • High school diploma or GED.
  • No experience required.

Preferred Qualifications
  • AAS degree in Science or related field.
  • Experience with digital slide scanning.
  • Familiarity with histology or similar laboratory.
  • Strong Microsoft Excel skills.

Baylor College of Medicine is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action/Equal Access Employer.




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