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Histology Assistant

  • Job ID: 112755034
  • Status: Full-Time
  • Regular/Temporary: Regular
  • Hours: 5 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
  • Shift: Day Job
  • Facility: UPMC Presbyterian
  • Department: Histology Lab
  • Location: 200 Lothrop St, Pittsburgh PA 15213
  • Union Position: No
  • Salary Range: $16.59 to $26.02 / hour


UPMC Presbyterian is hiring a full-time Histology Assistant to support the Histology Laboratory!  As the Histology Assistant, you will be scheduled daylight shifts from 5 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Monday through Friday - no weekends or holidays!

The Histology Lab is a high-volume, fast-paced facility where you will have the opportunity to make an impact on life-changing medicine. This lab offers an encouraging and positive work environment, a collaborative team that works close together, and opportunities for engagement, growth, and recognition.



  • Act as a courteous liaison at the main desk between pathologists, clinicians, residents, and others, being attentive to their requests concerning histology services.
  • Assume compliance with the hospital philosophy and mission of excellence to patients, physicians, visitors, and other employees throughout all daily activities.
  • Perform inventory of supplies and reagents and order as necessary.
  • Answer telephone, notify appropriate personnel immediately, direct person or calls, and take messages when appropriate.
  • Transport and maintain the workflow of the slides throughout the histology process.
  • Organize; label all slides, making sure the slides are sent to the proper staff (Triage).
  • Perform Quality Assurance of labels and slides for patient ID Integrity.
  • File the blocks at the end of the day and maintain slide filing system.
  • Monitor the fax machine.
  • Perform daily maintenance of the Histology instruments and equipment as appropriate.
  • Comply with all pathology/histology departmental and UPMC policies and procedures.
  • Monitor the tube system and dispense work to the appropriate technicians.
  • Perform Reagent preparation.



  • High school graduate.
  • 2 years in medical field preferred.
  • Experience with medical terminology and copath preferred.
  • Ability to exhibit good judgment and tact in dealing with professional and non-professional staff.
  • Ability to work well under pressure with frequent interruptions.
  • Ability to prioritize and structure work to assure efficient turn-around time of workflow.
  • Must have strong written and verbal skills.
  • Ability to efficiently multitask while addressing details such as close surgical numbers correctly.

Licensure, Certifications, and Clearances:

  • Act 34

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Individuals hired into this role must comply with UPMC’s COVID vaccination requirements upon beginning employment with UPMC. Refer to the COVID-19 Vaccination Information section at the top of this page to learn more.

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