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Job Description

Job Title: Histotechnician/Histotechnologist
Job ID: 190001UO
Status: Full-Time
Regular/Temporary: Regular
Hours: 8:30am-5:00pm
Shift: Day Job
Facility: UPMC Pinnacle Hospitals
Department: Lab Tissue Pathology
Location: 111 South Front Street, Harrisburg PA 17105


UPMC Pinnacle Harrisburg is excited to be hiring a full-time Histotechnician or Histotechnologist to help support the histology lab! This role will be day shift 8:30 a.m. and 5 p.m.

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.

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

• 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.


• 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 in the appropriate job title and salary based on their individual experience and education.

Licensure, Certifications, and Clearances:
• American Society Clinical Pathology Histology Technician (HT) certification from ASCP is required within 1 year of hire.

UPMC is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Disability/Veteran

Salary Range: $ to $ / hour

Union Position: No

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