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Histology Lead

Description

Purpose:
Process and prepare specialized tissue samples in a clinical laboratory. Ability to process all Center of Excellence specialized tissues and specimens and prepare all specialized stains and techniques

Responsibilities:

 

  • Oversee workflow and assign staff to control the daily throughput.
  • Assist supervisor in developing work schedules and define rotational workflow duties of laboratory staff.
  • Identify capital equipment needs and present workflow justification to the supervisor
  • Maintain and update procedure manuals. Correlate work practices to written procedures and present any necessary changes to the supervisor.
  • Assure staff compliance with required instrument maintenance protocols to maximize instrument operation and assure consistent specimen quality outcomes
  • Participate in QA activities; identify issues that require focused QI team initiative.
  • Define issues and problems in operations, identify solutions, and justify recommended solution.
  • Work with supervisor to assess staff competency based on lab specific checklists.
  • Provide input to the performance evaluations of other laboratory personnel.
  • Demonstrates proper quality control techniques during review of routine and special stains.

 

Qualifications

  • Successful completion of a NAACLS accredited HT/HTL program within the last 5 years OR an Associate's degree OR 60 semester hours of academic credit from a regionally accredited college/university with a combination of 12 semester hours of biology and chemistry OR Bachelor's degree with a combination of 30 semester hours of biology and chemistry.
  • 4 years of clinical laboratory experience post-training if certified as HT OR 3 years of clinical laboratory experience post-training if certified as an HTL


Licensure, Certifications, and Clearances:
Am Society Clinical Pathology
 

  • American Society for Clinical Pathology
  • Act 34
  • OAPSA

  • UPMC is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Disability/Veteran

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