UPMC Presbyterian is excited to be hiring a full-time day shift Surgical Pathology Technician! This role has variable start times from 7am-10am and rotational weekend responsibilities.
Accurately examines surgical biopsy specimens, enters specimens into Laboratory Information System (LIS), and maintains supplies and instruments within Gross Autopsy Pathology.
- 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.
- 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.
- Prior lab/autopsy experience preferred
Licensure, Certifications, and Clearances:
- Act 34
UPMC is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Disability/Veteran