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Pathology Technician - West Penn Hospital

Allegheny Health Network

  • Company AHN
  • Pittsburgh, PA - West Penn Hospital
  • Laboratory
  • Full time
  • Day (United States of America)

Company :

Allegheny Health Network

Job Description : 


Registers and accessions all specimens delivered to Pathology. Examines specimens with gross description. Maintains supplies, instruments in the gross room. Performs proper handling, storage and disposal of all waste tissue and chemicals.


  • Registers and accessions specimens into laboratory information system (LIS) accurately and efficiently to ensure proper testing and charging of patient account while verifying accurate patient identification on specimen requisition, container and LIS and investigating and correcting discrepancies per network policy. (45%)
  • Examines and prepares biopsy and routine specimens for microscopic evaluation by providing gross description of each case as defined in the surgical pathology manual. (45%)
  • Performs proper handling, storage and disposal of all surgical and autopsy tissue while adhering to the regulatory and compliance standards regarding biohazard and safety. (5%)
  • Assists with ordering departmental supplies and maintaining adequate stock. (5%)
  • Performs other duties as assigned or required.



  • Associate's degree in Laboratory Science OR obtain within one (1) year of hire
  • 1 year with grossing anatomical terminology knowledge


  • General computer skills with understanding of a lab information system

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.

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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. 

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