Hospital Lab Tech II

University of California-San Diego


Under direction of supervisor or manager, the Hospital Lab Tech works at various pathology locations and performs sample request handling, accessioning of tissue sample requests, including frequent handling of slides and blocks, assists with preparation of tissue material send-outs for testing, packages materials to ship, receives and files slides and blocks, retrieves slides and blocks from library, pulls slides and images for timor conferences, tracks samples and tissue materials in department and at other UCSD pathology locations, does follow up to locate missing materials, files reports, reports incomplete orders and questions on requests to designated staff, delivers and retrieves materials from lab sections for filling requests, reconciles billing reports, performs technical tasks as directed and trained.

Primary duties will include: Accessioning of cytology and anatomic pathology surgical specimens, processing and staining of cytology specimens, assist physicians with Fine Needle Aspiration (FNA) procedures, archiving completed cytology cases. Additional duties will include: Inventory and ordering of supplies, equipment maintenance, preparation of stain reagents, timekeeping, clerical, telephone, communication with laboratory customers and other duties as needed.


Graduation from college with a major in an applicable natural science; or an equivalent combination of education and experience.

One (1) year of related lab experience, preferably in a high volume, large complex healthcare organization.

Demonstrated high accuracy in work performance.

Demonstrated attention to detail.

Strong knowledge of MS Office (Word, Excel, Outlook, Access).

Excellent communication skills.


Pathology experience or clinical lab experience.

Specimen handling experience.

Reference lab specimen send out experience.

Bio-hazardous material shipping experience/Certification.

Basic knowledge of FedEx/UPS send out/tracking and ability to multi-task with exceptional record keeping skills to track packages and pending orders.


Must be able to work various hours and locations based on business needs.

Possible exposure to biological and chemical hazards.

Employment is subject to a criminal background check and pre-employment physical.

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Research assistant / technician


La Jolla , United States


United States

La Jolla


Research assistant / technician

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