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Job ID: 174012
Category: Clerical/Administrative
Work Type: FT
Location: Philadelphia, PA, United States
Work Schedule: 8hr Days

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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?


  • Responsible for taking accurate telephone messages and distributing them promptly to the appropriate pathologist. Handles direct patient and physician's request via telephone, fax and mail. Pull/send slides, fax reports, deliver messages to pathologists in timely fashion, back up other staff, assist with mail breakdown, handle physician requests, and performs other duties assigned by supervisor. Completes morning special stain entry. 

This position is located in the Department of Dermatology Pathology. 

Essential Accountabilities

  • Laboratory Technical Duties:

    · Prepares and sets up equipment/apparatus (tissue processor, slide stainer, and slide coverslipper)

    · Cleans, stocks, and prepares stock reagents

    · Stores and labels prepared reagents, supplies, tissue/wax blocks, and specimens for future needs with accuracy to ensure correct identification and retrieval

    · Completes Temperature Charts

    · Record stainer reagent lot numbers

    · Check and dispose of waste drums

    · Disinfects lab ware

    · Removes biohazard waste bags

    · Clean embedding stations

    · Maintain flammable storage unit in basement

    · Transport waste drums to basement storage

    · Files slides and blocks

    · Labels slides

    · Maintains patient slides and blocks

    · Pulls slides and blocks as requested

    · Loads slides racks on slide stainer and slide cover-slipper

    · Follows established quality control and equipment maintenance procedures

    · Utilizes all available tools and resources, and manages proper use of supplies

    · Maintains various records/logs not limited to daily specimen accession, slide/block sign in and out, VIP processor, cover slipper, Artisan stainer, accession corrective action, consult slide, and patient accession.

    · Prepares labels and mails specimen bottles and protocols to clients and maintains records of containers sent. Monitors contract accounts; maintains log of specimens received. Maintains patient slides and blocks. Mails biopsy material to contributors.

    · Performs general laboratory tasks/duties, support/services functions, and other duties in area of responsibility as assigned.

    · Maintains accurate patient logs, equipment maintenance records, and logs/charts as indicated by laboratory guidelines and procedures

      · Utilizes appropriate and approved procedures for health and safety and maintains a clean, organized work area. Maintains safety procedures for self and others who work in the laboratory


        Education or Equivalent Experience:

        • H.S. Diploma/GED (Required)
        • 1+ years advanced clerical/secretarial experience in an office setting required.

        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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