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Histology Lab Technician

  • Job ID: 121337601
  • Status: Full-Time
  • Regular/Temporary: Regular
  • Hours: Monday - Friday
  • Shift: Variable
  • Facility: University of Pittsburgh Physicians
  • Department: 60769 POP07 Brooktree North
  • Location: 9000 Brooktree Rd, Wexford PA 15090
  • Union Position: No
  • Salary Range: $16.89 to $27.58 / hour


UPMC Dermatology is excited to recruit for a Full-Time Histology Lab Technician to support our Dermatology department. This position will be temporarily located at the North Hills Dermatology office in Wexford, with the plan to permanently transition to the St. Margaret Dermatology office in Harmar. The primary responsibility of this role will be supporting our Mohs Surgeon who will be based out of the North Hills location initially but joining the St. Margaret department in the coming months. Responsibilities include processing and preparing tissue and slides for microscopy, performing QC checks, maintaining daily protocols and other duties as assigned.  The Histology Lab Technician must be flexible and willing to temporarily travel between the Harmar and Wexford location, have attention to detail and have a focus on the optimal patient experience.  The ability to work as part of a team and the desire to work in a fast paced, dynamic environment is a must.

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


  • 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.



  • 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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