Histology Assistant

University of Pittsburgh Medical Center Pittsburgh, PA
Job Description

Job Title: Histology Assistant

Job ID: 690000

Status: Casual

Regular/Temporary: Limited



Facility: UPMC Presbyterian

Department: Lab Situ Hybridization

Location: 200 Lothrop St, Pittsburgh PA 15213


UPMC Presbyterian is excited to be hiring a casual Histology Lab Assistant. This position will work 8-10 hours a week.

Provides assistance to the histology department as required.


* Act as a courteous liaison at the main desk between pathologists, clinicians, residents, and others, being attentive to their requests concerning histology services.

* Answer telephone, notify appropriate personnel immediately, direct person or calls, and take messages when appropriate.

* Assume compliance with the hospital philosophy and mission of excellence to patients, physicians, visitors, and other employees throughout all daily activities.

* Comply with all pathology/histology departmental and UPMC policies and procedures.

* File the blocks at the end of the day and maintain slide filing system.

* Monitor the fax machine.

* Monitor the tube system and dispense work to the appropriate technicians.

* Organize; label all slides, making sure the slides are sent to the proper staff (Triage).

* Perform Quality Assurance of labels and slides for patient ID Integrity.

* Perform Reagent preparation.

* Perform daily maintenance of the Histology instruments and equipment as appropriate.

* Perform inventory of supplies and reagents and order as necessary.

* Transport and maintain the workflow of the slides throughout the histology process.


* High school graduate.

* 2 years in medical field preferred.

* Experience with medical terminology and copath preferred.

* Ability to exhibit good judgment and tact in dealing with professional and non-professional staff.

* Ability to work well under pressure with frequent interruptions.

* Ability to prioritize and structure work to assure efficient turn-around time of workflow.

* Must have strong written and verbal skills.

* Ability to efficiently multitask while addressing details such as close surgical numbers correctly.

Licensure, Certifications, and Clearances:

* Act 34 Criminal Clearance

UPMC is an equal opportunity employer. Minority/Females/Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities

Salary Range: $13.31 to $20.87

Union Position: No

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