Job Description

Job Title: Histology Lead
Job ID: 699009
Status: Full-Time
Regular/Temporary: Regular
Hours: 2 p.m. to 10:30 p.m.
Shift: Evening Job
Facility: UPMC Presbyterian
Department: Histology Lab
Location: 200 Lothrop St, Pittsburgh PA 15213


UPMC Presbyterian is excited to be hiring a Histology Lead! This role would be scheduled 2 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. with rotating on call holidays. 

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!

Process and prepare specialized tissue samples in a clinical laboratory. Ability to process all Center of Excellence specialized tissues and specimens and prepare all specialized stains and techniques

  • Assist supervisor in developing work schedules and define rotational workflow duties of laboratory staff.
  • 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.
  • Demonstrates proper quality control techniques during review of routine and special stains.
  • Identify capital equipment needs and present workflow justification to the supervisor
  • Maintain and update procedure manuals. Correlate work practices to written procedures and present any necessary changes to the supervisor.
  • Oversee workflow and assign staff to control the daily throughput.
  • Participate in QA activities; identify issues that require focused QI team initiative.
  • Provide input to the performance evaluations of other laboratory personnel.
  • Work with supervisor to assess staff competency based on lab specific checklists.


  • 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

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: $20.60 to $35.57 / hour

Union Position: No

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