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Grossing Technician

Salt Lake City, UT
Monday to Friday 10 AM to 6:30 PM
$20 to $26/hr

Under the general supervision of the laboratory manager, the grossing technician is responsible for assessing and verifying specimens, grossing tissue for processing, and maintaining all quality control records.

Job Duties and Responsibilities

  • Receive and accession anatomic pathology specimens as well as perform other routine technical procedures
  • Describe gross anatomic features: specimen dimensions, structure, size, and appearance
  • Prepare tissues for processing according to established procedures
  • Assure proper maintenance of equipment and provision of adequate supplies
  • Receive specimens and carefully check paperwork for accuracy and completeness
  • Observe health and safety protocols during all cleanup procedures to minimize risks to self and co-workers
  • Perform preventive maintenance and quality control procedures on laboratory equipment according to SOP and manufacturer recommendations
  • Maintain direct communication and follow up on all necessary patient care and laboratory tasks
  • Other duties as assigned by the histology manager

Skills and Abilities

  • Spatial ability required to perceive three-dimensional and geometric relationships when cutting paraffin blocks and making embedding molds
  • Finger dexterity required to manipulate the micro-thin tissue sections and mount them onto microscope slides 
  • Color discrimination required to verify diagnostic quality of staining processes so essential features of tissue sections can be properly defined

Education and Experience

  • Associate’s degree in biology or another related science field 
  • One year of grossing experience (preferred)
  • At least one year of laboratory experience (preferred)