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Clerk B - Histology Floater

Pathology and Cell Biology

Clerk B - Histology Floater

  • 528356
  • Medical Center
  • Pathology and Cell Biology
  • Full Time
  • Opening on: Aug 4 2022
  • Technical Grade 3
  • Job Type: Support Staff - Union
  • Bargaining Unit: SSA
  • Regular/Temporary: Regular
  • End Date if Temporary:
  • Hours Per Week: 35
  • Salary Range: 21.93

Position Summary

The incumbent will work in a busy Histology lab in Anatomic Pathology.  The following duties and responsibilities will be assigned to this individual: triage routine and non-routine daily histology work, matching working drafts to related slides and requisitions; file, track, retrieve and transport items including but not limited to slides, blocks, requisitions, reports and specimens; reconciliation of courier specimen/manifest drop offs.  This position requires some heavy lifting and inventory of supplies.  Other related duties pertaining to the proper functioning of the laboratory.


  • 50% - Triage and organize slides, requisitions and working drafts. Slide distribution.
  • 25% - Reconciliation of courier specimen/manifest drop-offs.
  • 20% - Inventory of Supplies
  • 5% - Other duties as assigned

Minimum Qualifications

  • Two years of college or a completed A.A. program with an emphasis in chemistry, biology or physics or a completed animal husbandry program.
  • One year of related experience, or equivalent in education, training and experience.

Other Requirements

  • Ability to work independently and accurately a must due to the nature of the work and consequences of incorrect data entry.
  • Excellent communication skills a must.
  • Must be able to lift at least 25 lbs. and be available to work evenings.

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