Job Description

Job Title: Histology Lead
Job ID: 630057
Status: Full-Time
Regular/Temporary: Regular
Hours: 6 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
Shift: Day Job
Facility: UPMC Presbyterian
Department: Histology Lab
Location: 200 Lothrop St, Pittsburgh PA 15213


UPMC is hiring a full-time Histology Lead! This role would work a daylight shift, Monday through Friday. 

You would have the opportunity to process and prepare specialized tissue samples in a clinical laboratory.  You would also be able to process all Center of Excellence specialized tissues and specimens and prepare all specialized stains and techniques.

  • Assure staff compliance with required instrument maintenance protocols to maximize instrument operation and assure consistent specimen quality outcomes.
  • Define issues and problems in operations, identify solutions, and justify recommended solution.
  • Identify capital equipment needs in consultation with management.
  • Maintain and update procedure manuals.
  • Oversee and submit surveys and reports.
  • Participate in QA activities; identify issues that require focused QI team initiative.
  • Prepare work schedules and define rotational workflow duties of laboratory staff.
  • Provide input to the performance evaluations of other laboratory personnel.
  • Responsible for staff compliance with test procedures and quality protocols.


  • Successful completion of a NAACLS accredited HT/HTL program within the last 5 years OR an Associates degree 
  • OR 60 semester hours of academic credit from a regionally accredited college/university with a combination of 12 semester hours of biology and chemistry  
  • OR Bachelors degree with a combination of 30 semester hours of biology and chemistry. 
  • 4 years of clinical laboratory experience post-training if certified as HT OR 
  • 3 years of clinical laboratory experience post-training if certified as an HTL
  • Previous leadership experience is preferred. 

Licensure, Certifications, and Clearances:
  • Act 34 Criminal Clearance
  • American Society for Clinical Pathology

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

Salary Range: $20 to $34.53

Union Position: No

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