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Job Description

Job Title: Histotechnician, UPMC Harrisburg
Job ID: 859624889
Status: Full-Time
Regular/Temporary: Regular
Hours: 6am - 2:30 pm
Shift: Day Job
Facility: UPMC Pinnacle Hospitals
Department: Lab Tissue Pathology
Location: 111 South Front Street, Harrisburg PA 17105

Description

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.

Clearances must be dated within 90 days

  • American Society for Clinical Pathology
  • Act 33 with renewal
  • Act 34 with renewal
  • Act 73 FBI Clearance with renewal

  • UPMC is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Disability/Veteran

    Salary Range: $21.26 to $31.88 / hour

    Union Position: No

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