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Histology Lab Technician

  • Job ID: 636388194
  • Status: Full-Time
  • Regular/Temporary: Regular
  • Hours:
  • Shift: Day Job
  • Facility: University of Pittsburgh Physicians
  • Department: 60762 POP07 Dermatopathology Lab
  • Location: 200 Lothrop St, Pittsburgh PA 15213
  • Union Position: No
  • Salary Range: $17.97 to $29.87 / hour

Description

Purpose:
Under supervision, assist in the routine processing and preparation of tissue samples and various solutions and stains in a clinical laboratory.

Responsibilities:
  • Comply with all UPMC and departmental policies, procedures and work practices.
  • Perform ancillary or miscellaneous tasks such as filing, cleaning, stocking supplies.
  • Perform other duties and assignments as assigned by lab leadership.
  • Accurately prepares slides for microtomy using the barcode label in order to maintain correct patient identification throughout the process.
  • Supports academic mission of department.
  • Maintain instruments following quality control specifications and daily maintenance protocols.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Demonstrate complete knowledge of CoPath related to Histology workflow.

Qualifications

High school diploma. 1 year of clinical laboratory experience or 1 year of experience through training in a laboratory either on the job or through a vocational school.

Licensure, Certifications, and Clearances:
Histology Technician (HT) certification from the American Society for Clinical Pathology (ASCP) is preferred.

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