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Histotechnician

  • Job ID: 388017514
  • Status: Full-Time
  • Regular/Temporary: Regular
  • Hours:
  • Shift: Evening Job
  • Facility: UPMC Hamot
  • Department: Lab Cytology
  • Location: 201 State St, Erie PA 16550
  • Union Position: No
  • Salary Range: $16.04 to $25.55 / hour

Description

UPMC Hamot is hiring a Histotechnician or Histotechnologist to support the Histology Lab! 


Why UPMC?

We don't just take care of our patients - we take care of our team too. In addition to our competitive benefits package, you can expect:

  • A generous sign-on bonus of up to $12,500 to those who qualify at the Histotechnician/Histotechnologist level.

  • A career ladder that provides opportunities for lab associates to enjoy more professional challenges, promotional opportunities, and career enhancement.

  • An AWARD-WINNING WORKPLACE: 

    • UPMC was ranked #1 for "Best Places to Work for Women & Diverse Managers" by Diversity MBA Magazine’s: 50 Out Front Companies for two years in a row.

    • U.S. News & World Report consistently ranks UPMC Presbyterian Shadyside among the nation’s best hospitals in many specialties.

      • It is ranked #1 in Pittsburgh and #2 in Pennsylvania.

Applicants will be placed in the appropriate job title and salary based on their individual experience and education.

 

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

Histotechnician:

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;

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.

Histotechnologist:

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;

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.

Applicants will be placed in the appropriate job title and salary based on their individual experience and education.

 

Licensure, Certifications, and Clearances:

Histotechnician (HT) or Histotechnologist (HTL) certification from the ASCP is required within 1 year of hire.

American Society for Clinical Pathology (ASCP)

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