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Histotechnologist

  • Job ID: 025336881
  • Status: Full-Time
  • Regular/Temporary: Regular
  • Hours: Monday- Friday; No weekends or holidays
  • Shift: Day Job
  • Facility: UPMC Horizon
  • Department: Lab Services
  • Location: 110 North Main Street, Greenville PA 16125
  • Union Position: No
  • Salary Range: $18.68 to $29.89 / hour

Description

Purpose:
Process and prepare specialized tissue samples per competency guidelines for this level in a clinical laboratory. In addition, monitor level and quality of work performed by others. Evaluate new procedures, techniques and tools. Resolve problems that impact test results.

Responsibilities:

 

  • Demonstrates progression of skils towards working independently in an advanced staining area.
  • Supports academic mission of department.
  • Demonstrate complete knowledge of CoPath related to Histology workflow.
  • Maintain instruments following quality control specifications and daily maintenance protocols.
  • Perform ancillary or miscellaneous tasks such as filing, cleaning, stocking supplies.
  • Perform QC checks at each phase of processing/ staining
  • Accurately prepares slides for microtomy using the barcode label in order to maintain correct patient identification throughout the process.
  • 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.

 

Qualifications

  • Completion of the educational requirements needed in order to take the Histotechnologist (HTL) certification from the American Society for Clinical Pathology (ASCP); B.S. degree from a regionally accredited college/university with a combination of 30 semester hours of biology and chemistry AND successful completion of a NAACLS accredited Histotechnician or Histotechnology program within the last 5 years,
  • or a B.S.degree from a regionally accredited college/university with a combination of 30 semester hours (45 quarter hours) of biology and chemistry AND one year full time acceptable experience in a histopathology laboratory in the U.S., Canada or a CAP/The Joint Commission (JCAHO)/AABB accredited laboratory within the last 10 years.
  • Experience must be under the supervision of a pathologist (certified by the American Board of Pathology in Anatomic Pathology) or an appropriately board certified medical scientist.
  • 1 year of full time experience in a histology laboratory preferred.


Licensure, Certifications, and Clearances:
HTL (ASCP)- Am Society Clinical Pathology required within 1 year of hire.
 

  • American Society for Clinical Pathology

  • UPMC is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Disability/Veteran

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