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Histology Grossing Tech (Non Certified)

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Job ID: 23646
Location: Raleigh, NC
Facility/Division: UNC REX Healthcare
Status: Full Time
Shift: Evening Job

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Job Description


Become part of an inclusive organization with over 40,000 diverse employees, whose mission is to improve the health and well-being of the unique communities we serve.


This position performs daily activities associated with the processing of laboratory specimens for diagnostic pathology under the direction of the Pathologists’ Assistant Supervisor and/or Pathologist Assistant. Receives specimens, documents the macroscopic descriptions and prepares low to moderate complexity surgical pathology specimens for processing. 


1. Perform routine and non-routine activities involved in the preparation of surgical specimens for Histologic processing, according to policies and procedures. Assure appropriate specimen accessioning and labeling. Maintain the integrity of the specimen and patient identification. Gross specimens in direct view of the overhead cameras. Scan each specimen into Vantage software (if used) and print the associated bar coded cassettes for each case. Record measurements, weight, volume and any abnormal findings as applicable. Describe gross anatomic features of routine, uncomplicated surgical specimens, ensuring that all lesions, markings and sutures are mentioned using voice recognition software. Interprets physician instructions written on test requisition that is accompanying the specimens. Organize paperwork to pass on to Histology. Maintains Printmates. 

2. Escalates non-routine, complicated surgical specimens to Pathologist Assistant and/or pathologist. Interact directly with Pathologists and/or Pathologist Assistants regarding gross dissection/description activities that require direct supervision. Identify problems that may adversely affect test performance or reporting of test results and either correct the problems or immediately notify the pathology supervisory, pathologist assistant, or pathologist director. 

3. Maintains cleanliness of grossing area and perform scheduled maintenance. Keep all work surfaces free of debris and clutter. Keep all work surfaces clean with Microcide or Gross Room cleaner. Maintain supplies needed for the gross room accessioning & processing. Complete all associated paperwork (i.e. decal, ink, ultrasonic cleaner, etc.). 

4. Maintain orderly storage of surgical specimens. Organize specimens according to department policies.

Other Information


Associates degree Science related field or equivalent with a minimum of 24 hours of credit of science including the following: 6 credit hours of biology, 6 credit hours of chemistry, and 12 additional credit hours in biology, chemistry, or physics


None required. 


Meets all requirements as outlined in 1988 CLIA CFR 493.1489 KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES REQUIREMENTS Strong written and verbal communication skills. Ability to maintain accuracy in a fast-paced environment. Self-directed. Ability to work in a team setting. Knowledge of medical terminology.

Job Details

Legal Employer: NCHEALTH

Entity: UNC REX Healthcare

Organization Unit: Rex Anatomic Pathology 

Work Type: Full Time

Standard Hours Per Week: 40.00

Work Schedule: Evening Job

Location of Job: US:NC:Raleigh

Exempt From Overtime: Exempt: No

This position is employed by NC Health (Rex Healthcare, Inc., d/b/a NC Health), a private, fully-owned subsidiary of UNC Heath Care System. This is not a State employed position.
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