UPMC Histology Lead in Seneca, Pennsylvania
Process and prepare specialized tissue samples in a clinical laboratory. Ability to process all Center of Excellence specialized tissues and specimens and prepare all specialized stains and techniques
Oversee workflow and assign staff to control the daily throughput.
Assist supervisor in developing work schedules and define rotational workflow duties of laboratory staff.
Identify capital equipment needs and present workflow justification to the supervisor
Maintain and update procedure manuals. Correlate work practices to written procedures and present any necessary changes to the supervisor.
Assure staff compliance with required instrument maintenance protocols to maximize instrument operation and assure consistent specimen quality outcomes
Participate in QA activities; identify issues that require focused QI team initiative.
Define issues and problems in operations, identify solutions, and justify recommended solution.
Work with supervisor to assess staff competency based on lab specific checklists.
Provide input to the performance evaluations of other laboratory personnel.
Demonstrates proper quality control techniques during review of routine and special stains.
Successful completion of a NAACLS accredited HT/HTL program within the last 5 years OR an Associate's degree OR 60 semester hours of academic credit from a regionally accredited college/university with a combination of 12 semester hours of biology and chemistry OR Bachelor's degree with a combination of 30 semester hours of biology and chemistry.
4 years of clinical laboratory experience post-training if certified as HT OR 3 years of clinical laboratory experience post-training if certified as an HTL
Licensure, Certifications, and Clearances:
Am Society Clinical Pathology
American Society for Clinical Pathology
UPMC is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Disability/Veteran