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  • Receive and reconcile Anatomic Pathology specimens for order entry, including rejection of specimens (when applicable)
  • Perform order entry of all Anatomic Pathology specimens into Pathology LIS
  • Perform problem solving of specimens, including extensive phone triage
  • Maintain QC logs for problem cases
  • Triage Anatomic Pathology specimens for various laboratories
  • Notify resident/staff of specimens requiring immediate attention
  • Prepare cases for grossing/make cassettes
  • Operate, maintain, troubleshoot and perform routine maintenance for lab instrumentation, including maintaining equipment maintenance records
  • Maintain an inventory of chemicals used in the laboratory, including maintaining a manifest, and appropriate storage and labeling
  • Reconcile and distribute assets from the pathology lab
  • Retrieve OR specimens from within the OR and floors
  • Pick up Anatomic Pathology specimens from all of the departments various locations and deliver to a central receiving area
  • Gross non-complex samples (if qualified)
  • Section frozen tissue and stain
  • Process specimens and prepare specimen slides and cell blocks using various methods, including staining, coverslipping and labeling of slides
  • File department assets- blocks and slides
  • Package specimens and slides for transport
  • Track assets in Pathology tracking system
  • Maintain and stock supplies/inventory for all the different Anatomic Pathology areas
  • Manage biohazard and chemical waste, including collection and proper disposal
  • Maintain records and documentation required in managing the daily workflow and provide QC/QA monitors
  • Assist with the orientation and training of the other employees.
  • Demonstrate interpersonal skills required to successfully performing as a team member in a constantly changing environment.
  • Maintain confidentiality regarding all phases of laboratory work and findings
  • Comply with all the University of Michigan Hospitals and Health Centers Mission, Vision, Values and Goals.

Required Qualifications*

  • High school diploma is required. 
  • This position requires frequent standing/walking for long periods of time and the ability to lift up to 20 lbs. Travel between sites may be required.

Desired Qualifications*

  • A Bachelor's degree or an Associate's degree with equivalent experience preferred but not required.
  • Reasonable knowledge of the methods, materials and equipment used in laboratory activities is desirable.
  • Previous experience in performance of standard laboratory procedures is highly desirable.

Background Screening

Michigan Medicine conducts background screening and pre-employment drug testing on job candidates upon acceptance of a contingent job offer and may use a third party administrator to conduct background screenings.  Background screenings are performed in compliance with the Fair Credit Report Act.

Mission Statement

Michigan Medicine improves the health of patients, populations and communities through excellence in education, patient care, community service, research and technology development, and through leadership activities in Michigan, nationally and internationally.  Our mission is guided by our Strategic Principles and has three critical components; patient care, education and research that together enhance our contribution to society.

Application Deadline

Job openings are posted for a minimum of seven calendar days. This job may be removed from posting boards and filled anytime after the minimum posting period has ended.

U-M EEO/AA Statement

The University of Michigan is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.