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Surgical Pathology Technician

Description

UPMC Presbyterian Hospital is hiring a full-time Surgical Pathology Technician to join the Pathology Lab team! This role will be scheduled daylight shifts with variable start times between 7:30 a.m. and 9:00 a.m. Monday thru Friday, with rotating weekend on-call coverage.  The Surgical Pathology Technician will provide coverage at UPMC Magee, UPMC Mercy, as well as UPMC Presbyterian and Shadyside hospitals.

In this role, you will have the opportunity to experience a high-volume, fast-paced pathology lab that exists in a busy, urban hospital setting but still maintains a community hospital feel. The pathology team works closely together to deliver excellent patient care, while also providing career development and teaching opportunities.

UPMC is Pennsylvania’s largest nongovernmental employer with endless opportunities. We offer a competitive benefits package that few employers can match, a generous sign-on bonus to those who qualify, 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!


Responsibilities:

  • Attend mandatory safety, compliance and other meetings required by laboratory and hospital guidelines.
  • Examine and prepare surgical biopsy specimens for microscopic evaluation by providing gross description of each case as defined by the Surgical Pathology Manual while maintaining accurate records of all activities.
  • Consistently provide an accurate gross description of surgical specimens as recorded in case report for pathologist.
  • Perform additional special specimen handling radiography, photography, special fixation, etc.
  • File and retrieve surgical and autopsy materials and maintain accurate records of all such activities.
  • Maintain record logs for the equipment.
  • Replenish supplies for physicians' offices.
  • Ensure proper operation, repair and replacement, and preventative maintenance of area equipment and tools.
  • Verify complete and accurate patient identification on specimen requisition and container and reject specimens with conflicting/inadequate patient identifiers.
  • Correlate patient history with specimen type and consult admitting clinician with conflicts.
  • Utilize voice recognition software during documentation of specimen gross appearance.
  • Receive, sort, and verify patient identifiers as cases are accessioned with bar coded labels.
  • Perform proper handling, storage and disposition of all surgical and autopsy tissue while adhering to the regulatory and compliance standards regarding biohazard and safety.
  • Document discrepancy and resolution in APLIS.
  • Perform clerical/computer entry functions including ordering departmental supplies and maintaining adequate stock.
  • Attend in-services, lectures, and training classes, as required.
  • Receive and accession specimens in LIS.

 

Qualifications

  • Associate's degree in a laboratory science AND 2 years of hospital laboratory experience;OR
  • Bachelor's degree in biology or related health sciences required AND 1 year of hospital laboratory experience preferred.
  • Knowledge of medical terminology and laboratory information system experience preferred.
  • Good oral and written communication skills.
  • Ability to communicate effectively with all age groups and populations of external and internal customers as well as co-workers both by telephone and in-person.


Licensure, Certifications, and Clearances:

  • Act 34

UPMC is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Disability/Veteran

COVID-19 Vaccination Information

Individuals hired into this role must comply with UPMC’s COVID vaccination requirements upon beginning employment with UPMC. Refer to the COVID-19 Vaccination Information section at the top of this page to learn more.

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