Temporary- Histotechnologist II

Temporary- Histotechnologist II

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Posted Job Title
Temporary- Histotechnologist II

Job Profile Title
Temporary Employee - Non-Exempt

Job Description Summary
Temporary Employee - Non-Exempt

Job Description

Temporary- Histotechnologist II

Processing tissue in the Mohs lab in Dermatology Surgery. As well as helping with administrative duties.


- Processing tissue

- Administrative

- Perform additional duties as assigned


- Responsible for laboratory and equipment setup.

- Receives fresh tissue specimens from Mohs' surgical cases; ensures specimens are appropriately labeled.

- Maintains records and logs each case in accession book with assigned surgical number and other pertinent information (e.g., diagnosis, number of stages, number of slides, and site of excision).

- Cuts specimens when indicated by hash marks.

- Prepares tissue specimens using a color marking system

- Embeds the tissue in an embedding media to facilitate freezing of specimen on well

- Makes frozen section slides using a cryostat.

- Stains slide sections using H & E staining method.

- Cover slips and labels slides.

- Responsible for proper deposition of biohazard and hazardous waste.

- Maintains cleanliness in work environment.

- Dilutes and prepares antibody to perform immunohistochemistry (If applicable).


Bachelors of Science Degree required for the Dermatology Surgery Department; Sixty semester hours in an accredited college, which includes two semesters of biology, two semesters of chemistry, and one semester of mathematics. . Certification by the American Society of Clinical Pathology in Histology. ASCP eligible and ASCP preferred. Minimum of two to three years in a routine histology laboratory with competence in routine histological techniques/functions and the ability to perform some of the more specialized techniques/functions in the laboratory preferred.

Job Location - City, State
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Department / School
Perelman School of Medicine

Pay Range
$7.25 - $155.75

Affirmative Action Statement
Penn adheres to a policy that prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, creed, national or ethnic origin, citizenship status, age, disability, veteran status, or any other legally protected class.

Special Requirements
Background check may be required after a conditional job offer is made. Consideration of the background check will be tailored to the requirements of the job.

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