Job Description

Job Title: Histotechnician/Histotechnologist
Job ID: 692960
Status: Full-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 is offering a $12,500 sign-on bonus in exchange for a 3 year work commitment! If you are a Histotechnician or Histotechnologist, now is the time to find your place at UPMC!


In this role, you will 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

Histotechnician
  • 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.
Senior Histotechnician
  • 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. 
  • 3 years of clinical laboratory experience post-training is required.
Histotechnologist 
  • Completion of the educational requirements needed in order to take the Histotechnologist (HTL) certification from the American Society for Clinical Pathology (ASCP); B.S. degree from a regionally accredited college/university with a combination of 30 semester hours of biology and chemistry AND successful completion of a NAACLS accredited Histotechnician or Histotechnology program within the last 5 years, or a B.S.degree from a regionally accredited college/university with a combination of 30 semester hours (45 quarter hours) of biology and chemistry AND one year full time acceptable experience in a histopathology laboratory in the U.S., Canada or a CAP/The Joint Commission (JCAHO)/AABB accredited laboratory within the last 10 years. Experience must be under the supervision of a pathologist (certified by the American Board of Pathology in Anatomic Pathology) or an appropriately board certified medical scientist. 
  • 1 year of full time experience in a histology laboratory preferred.
Applicants will be placed into the appropriate job title and salary based on their individual education and experience.

Licensure, Certifications, and Clearances:
  • ASCP 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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