Job Description

Job Title: Histotechnician
Job ID: 85395775
Status: Full-Time
Regular/Temporary: Regular
Hours: 1:00 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.
Shift:
Facility: UPMC Presbyterian
Department: Histology Lab
Location: 200 Lothrop St, Pittsburgh PA 15213

Description

UPMC Presbyterian is excited to be hiring a full-time Histotechnologist/Histotechnician to help support the histology lab! This role will be scheduled 1:00 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. with rotating on-call responsibilities. 

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!

Applicants will be placed in the appropriate job title and salary based on their individual experience and education.

Purpose:

Process and prepare various types of tissue samples using a variety of techniques in a clinical laboratory.

Responsibilities:
  • Demonstrate complete knowledge of CoPath related to Histology workflow.
  • Comply with all UPMC and departmental policies, procedures and work practices.
  • Demonstrates progression of skils towards working independently in an advanced staining area.
  • Perform ancillary or miscellaneous tasks such as filing, cleaning, stocking supplies.
  • Perform QC checks at each phase of processing/ staining
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Accurately prepares slides for microtomy using the barcode label in order to maintain correct patient identification throughout the process.
  • Maintain instruments following quality control specifications and daily maintenance protocols.

Qualifications

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.
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 Associate's 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.
Applicants will be placed into the appropriate job title and salary based on their individual education and experience. 


Licensure, Certifications, and Clearances:

  • Am Society Clinical PathologyHistology Technician (HT) certification from ASCP is required within 1 year of hire.
  • American Society for Clinical Pathology

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

Salary Range: $18.79 to $31.23 / hour

Union Position: No

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