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Pathology Technologist - Surgical Pathology Lab - Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP)

Job ID: 146600
Category: Medical Laboratory/Pathology
Work Type: FT
Location: Philadelphia, PA, United States
Date Posted: Aug 9, 2022
Work Schedule: Day Shift Hours

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Description

Penn Medicine is dedicated to our tripartite mission of providing the highest level of care to patients, conducting innovative research, and educating future leaders in the field of medicine. Working for this leading academic medical center means collaboration with top clinical, technical and business professionals across all disciplines.

Today at Penn Medicine, someone will make a breakthrough. Someone will heal a heart, deliver hopeful news, and give comfort and reassurance. Our employees shape our future each day. Are you living your life's work?

The Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP) is looking for a Pathology Technologist (Full-time/Day Shift) to join the team! The selected candidate will have the following responsibilities.

Responsibilities:

  • Employee maintains accession records necessary to confirm specimen/result identity; assists pathologists, residents and Pathologists' Assistants in processing, autopsy, dissection and description of gross anatomic findings of submitted biopsies and other small surgical samples in accordance with established procedures; performs computer data entry and verification procedures; reports to and performs duties as assigned.

  • Enhances efficiency, production and output with appropriate task prioritization. Assurance of specimen receipt with identification verification procedures. Evaluation of specimen condition maintaining specimen integrity. Coordinates accession activities with the clerical staff along with other professional staff. Performs quality audits as required.
  • Ensures that proper supplies are available and maintains clean working area; keeps supplies at acceptable levels. Maintains instruments at top performance, performs PM according to manufacturer’s recommendation and department policy.

Credentials:

  • Certification by a minimum standard exam such as the Board of Certification HT or HTL (ASCP) or equivalent or eligible to take such an exam  

Education or Equivalent Experience:

  • Bachelor's Degree in Biological or Chemical Sciences or Health Science related field
  • 1+ years experience as a Pathology Assistant in an appropriate setting is desirable
  • Extensive knowledge of gross and surgical anatomy, dissection technique, histologic processing methods and nomenclature  
  • Prior experience with Laboratory Information Systems  

We believe that the best care for our patients starts with the best care for our employees. Our employee benefits programs help our employees get healthy and stay healthy. We offer a comprehensive compensation and benefits program that includes one of the finest prepaid tuition assistance programs in the region. Penn Medicine employees are actively engaged and committed to our mission. Together we will continue to make medical advances that help people live longer, healthier lives.

Live Your Life's Work

We are an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action employer. Candidates are considered for employment without regard to race, ethnicity, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, national origin, ancestry, age, disability, marital status, familial status, genetic information, domestic or sexual violence victim status, citizenship status, military status, status as a protected veteran or any other status protected by applicable law.

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