Job Description

Job Title: Histology Assistant
Job ID: 756219
Status: Full-Time
Regular/Temporary: Regular
Hours: 7:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Shift: Day Job
Department: Histology Lab
Location: 300 Halket St, Pittsburgh PA 15213


Magee-Womens Hospital of UPMC is excited to be hiring a Histology Lab Assistant! 

Ideal candidate will have previous lab experience, and ability to multi-task in a busy, high volume laboratory.

In this role you will provide assistance to the histology department as required.

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


  • 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 Criminal Clearance
  • American Society for Clinical Pathology

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

Salary Range: $13.31 to $20.87 / hour

Union Position: No

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