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Highmark Health Histology Technician Senior in Erie, Pennsylvania

Company :

Allegheny Health Network

Job Description :


Independently or under supervision, performs routine and special procedures on patient tissue specimens. Assists lab management with the daily operations of the department.


  • Embeds, sections, accurately labels and processes tissue sections in accordance with department policies and procedures to produce slides for pathologist's or surgeon's review. Performs routine and special staining procedures. May assist with collection of anatomic pathology specimens. (40%)

  • Operates, calibrates, checks and maintains instrumentation. Recognizes and troubleshoots problems with quality control and test procedures and takes appropriate action to ensure quality clinical information. (20%)

  • Communicates with management and coworkers concerning the needs of the laboratory including supplies for efficient laboratory operations. (15%)

  • Serves as a consultant to histology technicians and other health care providers as needed. Provides work direction to the histology technicians, assists with policy and procedure review and accrediting agency requirements. (20%)

  • May mentor students and new employees in laboratory testing following WPAHS policies and procedures. (5%)

  • Performs other duties as assigned or required.



  • 4 years’ clinical histology experience required; Depending on location, 1 year of MOHs clinical histology experience may be substituted.

  • HT (ASCP) or equivalent.


  • Prior supervisory experience.

Disclaimer: The job description has been designed to indicate the general nature and essential duties and responsibilities of work performed by employees within this job title. It may not contain a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities, and qualifications required of employees to do this job.

Compliance Requirement : This job adheres to the ethical and legal standards and behavioral expectations as set forth in the code of business conduct and company policies.

As a component of job responsibilities, employees may have access to covered information, cardholder data, or other confidential customer information that must be protected at all times. In connection with this, all employees must comply with both the Health Insurance Portability Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA) as described in the Notice of Privacy Practices and Privacy Policies and Procedures as well as all data security guidelines established within the Company’s Handbook of Privacy Policies and Practices and Information Security Policy.

Furthermore, it is every employee’s responsibility to comply with the company’s Code of Business Conduct. This includes but is not limited to adherence to applicable federal and state laws, rules, and regulations as well as company policies and training requirements.

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