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Histology Assistant

  • Job ID: 926316819
  • Status: Full-Time
  • Regular/Temporary: Regular
  • Hours: 11:00am-7:30pm, M-F
  • Shift: Day Job
  • Facility: UPMC Presbyterian
  • Department: Histology Lab
  • Location: 200 Lothrop St, Pittsburgh PA 15213
  • Union Position: No
  • Salary Range: $15.19 to $23.82 / hour


UPMC Presbyterian is hiring a Histology Assistant for the Histology Lab! This role will be scheduled 11:00am to 7:30pm, Monday-Friday. The Histology Lab is a high-volume, fast-paced facility where you will have the opportunity to make an impact on life-changing medicine. This lab offers an encouraging and positive work environment, a collaborative team that works closely together, and opportunities for engagement, growth, and recognition.
UPMC is Pennsylvania’s largest nongovernmental employer with endless opportunities. We offer a competitive benefits package that few employers can match and have a career ladder in place that provides opportunities for lab associates to enjoy more professional challenges, promotional opportunities, and career enhancement! Apply today to find out where your career can take you!
Provides assistance to the histology department as required.

  • Act as a courteous liaison at the main desk between pathologists, clinicians, residents, and others, being attentive to their requests concerning histology services.
  • Assume compliance with the hospital philosophy and mission of excellence to patients, physicians, visitors, and other employees throughout all daily activities.
  • Perform inventory of supplies and reagents and order as necessary.
  • Answer telephone, notify appropriate personnel immediately, direct person or calls, and take messages when appropriate.
  • Transport and maintain the workflow of the slides throughout the histology process.
  • Organize; label all slides, making sure the slides are sent to the proper staff (Triage).
  • Perform Quality Assurance of labels and slides for patient ID Integrity.
  • File the blocks at the end of the day and maintain slide filing system.
  • Monitor the fax machine.
  • Perform daily maintenance of the Histology instruments and equipment as appropriate.
  • Comply with all pathology/histology departmental and UPMC policies and procedures.
  • Monitor the tube system and dispense work to the appropriate technicians.
  • Perform Reagent preparation.


  • High school graduate.
  • Experience with medical terminology and copath preferred.
  • Ability to exhibit good judgment and tact in dealing with professional and non-professional staff.
  • Ability to work well under pressure with frequent interruptions.
  • Ability to prioritize and structure work to assure efficient turn-around time of workflow.
  • Must have strong written and verbal skills.
  • Ability to efficiently multitask while addressing details such as close surgical numbers correctly.
Licensure, Certifications, and Clearances:
  • Act 34
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