Job Description

Job Title: Histotechnician
Job ID: 15088936
Status: Full-Time
Regular/Temporary: Regular
Hours: 1:00 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.
Shift: Day Job
Facility: UPMC Presbyterian
Department: Histology Lab
Location: 200 Lothrop St, Pittsburgh PA 15213

Description

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

  • 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.

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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