Job Description

Job Title: Histotechnician
Job ID: 684150
Status: Part-Time
Regular/Temporary: Regular
Hours:
Shift: Day Job
Facility: UPMC Presbyterian
Department: Histology Lab
Location: 200 Lothrop St, Pittsburgh PA 15213

Description

For a limited time this position may be eligible for a sign-on bonus! If you are a Histotechnician or Histotechnologist, now is the time to find your place at UPMC!

UPMC Presbyterian is excited to be adding a part-time Histotechnician to help support the histology lab 3 days a week! This role with be scheduled varying day shifts with rotating holiday responsibilities.

In this role you would process and prepare various types of tissue samples using a variety of techniques in a clinical laboratory.

Applicants will be placed in the appropriate job title and salary based on their individual experience and education

Responsibilities:
  • Accurately prepares slides for microtomy using the barcode label in order to maintain correct patient identification throughout the process.
  • Comply with all UPMC and departmental policies, procedures and work practices.
  • Demonstrate complete knowledge of CoPath related to Histology workflow.
  • Demonstrates progression of skils towards working independently in an advanced staining area.
  • Ensures all tissues are embedded and cut according to department specific protocols with proper orientation and complete sections including no folds, chatter, artifacts or floaters.
  • Maintain instruments following quality control specifications and daily maintenance protocols.
  • Perform QC checks at each phase of processing/ staining
  • Perform ancillary or miscellaneous tasks such as filing, cleaning, stocking supplies.
  • Process and prepare surgical and autopsy tissue specimens for embedding, cutting, staining and coverslipping. Embed and cut specialized tissue based on location including minute biopsy protocols.
  • Supports academic mission of department.

Qualifications

  • High school diploma. Completion of the educational requirements needed to take the Histotechnician (HT) exam; successful completion of a NAACLS accredited HT program within the last 5 years or an Associates degree or at least 60 semester hours of academic credit from a regionally accredited college/university with a combination of 12 semester hours of biology and chemistry. 
  • 1 year of clinical laboratory experience post-training is preferred.

Licensure, Certifications, and Clearances:
  • Am Society Clinical Pathology Histology Technician (HT) certification from ASCP is required within 1 year of hire.
  • Act 34 Criminal Clearance
  • American Society for Clinical Pathology

UPMC is an equal opportunity employer. Minority/Females/Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities

Salary Range: $18.24 to $30.32

Union Position: No

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