Anatomic Pathology Technologist - Full-Time - Midshifts

Company University of Chicago Medical Center
Requisition Post Information* : Posted Date 1 month ago(5/15/2024 12:20 PM)
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Job Description

Join a world-class academic healthcare system, UChicago Medicine, as an Anatomic Pathology Technologist in the Anatomic Pathology Lab. In this role as an Anatomic Pathology Technologist, you will perform accessioning, grossing tissue biopsies and assisting with autopsies for hospital, outpatient clinics and outside clients. The Anatomic Pathology lab is known for their internationally recognized pathology faculty at the University of Chicago. They provide world class consultative services by delivering timely, precise, and insightful results in a collegial and supportive manner. Our faculty are experts in the study and diagnosis of disease. With a wide array of specialists, we lead the investigation, identification, and understanding of disease, providing physicians with critical information to treat and manage the patient condition.


*Sign On Bonus Available*


Job Summary


In consultation with the Anatomical Pathology Supervisor and Manager, is responsible for activities supporting the receipt and preparation of surgical, cytology and autopsy specimens. Performs gross examination and dissection of biopsy specimens according to laboratory policies and procedures and in accordance with all regulatory agency requirements in order to provide results of the highest level of quality to physicians and their patients.



Essential Job Functions 

  • Coordinate activities at the front desk; organize paperwork, answer phone calls, direct inquiries to appropriate staff, etc.
  • Ensure that specimens meet acceptance criteria for accessioning into the LIS (per policy) and reject as appropriate.
  • Accession specimens into LIS by sub-specialty and appropriately triage the specimen for gross examination based on priority (intraoperative consultations & lymphoma work-ups, tissue bank, “rush”, and routine processing).
  • Trouble-shooting and documenting problem resolutions.
  • Grosses biopsies and performs additional testing as necessary.
  • Cutting and staining of intraoperative consult frozen sections.
  • Preparation and processing of cytology specimens.
  • Participation in autopsy evisceration/duties as trained and assigned.
  • Provides patient-focused care in a clinical setting through the accurate performance of routine and complex tests through the pre-analytic, analytic and post-analytic stages.
  • Answers inquiries regarding specimen handling, results and other technical information. 
  • Appropriately assists clinicians with requests and seeks out resources necessary when information is not available to answer questions.
  • Daily maintenance of equipment in the gross room/cytology and autopsy suite. 
  • Actively participate in troubleshooting and work to resolve issues.
  • Assists in training new employees, students, pathology residents, others.
  • Assists in new testing, procedures and equipment validation and implementation.
  • Performs other duties assigned.



Required Qualifications 

  • Bachelors or advanced degree in clinical laboratory science, life sciences, or related field from an accredited college or university.  
  • Must satisfy CLIA 88 personnel qualifications performing high complexity testing.  
  • Knowledge and ability to use automated and conventional laboratory instrumentation. 
  • Knowledge and proficiency in the use of word processing, spreadsheet, and laboratory/hospital information systems. 
  • Proven ability to use computers for data entry, retrieval, and statistical analysis. 
  • Ability to handle large volumes of work within narrow timeframes, outstanding organizational ability and attention to detail. 
  • Ability to maneuver/lift bulky containers.
  • Ability to interact in a professional manner with individuals at all levels.  


Position Details 

  • Job Type/FTE:  Full Time  (1.00)
  • Shift: Mid Shift - Days (11:00am-7:30pm), Monday - Friday, Every Other Saturday
  • Unit/Department: Anatomic Pathology 
  • CBA Code: Non-Union

Must comply with UCMC’s COVID-19 Vaccination requirement as a condition of employment. If you have already received the vaccination, you must provide proof as part of the pre-employment process. This is in addition to your compliance with the Flu Vaccination requirement as well. Medical and religious exemptions will be considered consistent with applicable law. Lastly, a pre-employment physical, drug screening, and background check are also required for all employees prior to hire.

Why Join Us

We’ve been at the forefront of medicine since 1899. We provide superior healthcare with compassion, always mindful that each patient is a person, an individual. To accomplish this, we need employees with passion, talent and commitment… with patients and with each other. We’re in this together: working to advance medical innovation, serve the health needs of the community, and move our collective knowledge forward. If you’d like to add enriching human life to your profile, The University of Chicago Medicine is for you. Here at the forefront, we’re doing work that really matters. Join us. Bring your passion.


Bring your career to the next level at a hospital that is thriving; from patient satisfaction to employee engagement, we are at the Forefront of Medicine. Take advantage of all we have to offer and #BringYourPassiontotheForefront.

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The University of Chicago Medical Center is an equal opportunity employer.  We evaluate qualified applicants without regard to race, color, ethnicity, ancestry, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, civil union status, parental status, religion, national origin, age, disability, veteran status and other legally protected characteristics.


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