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Histotechnology Technical Supervisor

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Job ID: 203316
Category: Medical Laboratory/Pathology
Work Type: FT
Location: West Chester, PA, United States
Work Schedule: Day Shift Hours

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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?

The incumbent's responsibilities include managing a team of histotechnologists, histology technicians and laboratory assistants in the histology laboratory at Chester County Hospital. The lab supports specimens from outpatient settings, radiology, and the OR.

 Histology lab produces pathology slides from biopsies and surgical resections for cancer diagnosis and staging. The technical supervisor oversees all the technical lab operations including accessioning, intraoperative consultations, adequate fixation, timely and accurate tissue processing, embedding, microtomy, instrument preventative maintenance and verification, and staining to allow pathologists to render accurate diagnosis within the established national turnaround time benchmarks and align with CAP guidelines. The supervisor deploys and develops satisfactory staining techniques including H&E stains, special stains, immunohistochemical stains and performs the necessary QA and validations. The supervisor selects proper control tissues to ensure acceptable technical performance of all stains and procedures in order to support accurate pathologic diagnosis by pathologists. In addition, the supervisor creates histology protocols, forms, and workflows for the lab to accurately prepare representative cancer tissue in support of molecular testing and genomic analysis for immunotherapy.

 The supervisor is responsible for the daily technical and administrative operations of their individual laboratory section(s); ensure compliance with institutional and laboratory policies and procedures; evaluate and recommend technical methods based on clinical and financial parameters; ensure that written and approved technical procedures and documentation are maintained for each determination performed; schedules and manage personnel, performs staff evaluations.


Associate's degree required and Bachelor's degree preferred in Biological or Chemical Sciences or related healthcare field. Five plus years working  in a Histology lab required. Additional education or lab training in Lab Managment or Lab Management preferred. Five plus years' experience managing high volume clinical labs while meeting superior customer satisfaction expectations preferred. Knowledge of, and ability to manage, the general hazards encountered when working with potentially infectious materials, hazardous chemicals, radioisotopes and laboratory equipment required. License, registration or certification in HTL (ASCP)CM or other equivalent certification 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.

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    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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