Weill Cornell Medical College Histology Assistant in New York, New York

Position Summary

Under direction, supports the laboratory's pathology service by preparing, processing and staining tissue specimens for examination by the pathologist This role ensures accurate and timely processing of specimens and also renders assistance in the day-to-day administration of the laboratory

Job Responsibilities

  • Answers phones, responds to inquiries and triages calls to appropriate personnel.

  • Assists with preparation of tissue specimens according to specific research protocols.

  • Performs histologic staining and prepares slides from tissue sections for microscopic examination and diagnosis. Files slides as needed.

  • Performs any on-site special stains and immunohistochemical stains according to procedure manual. Maintains knowledge of procedural theory and utilizes it in troubleshooting staining problems.

  • Performs frozen cytostat sectioning and prepares frozen sections of surgical specimens and animal tissue for microscopic examination.

  • Monitors equipment temperature; correctly labels and stores all reagents; responsible for work area, instruments and equipment maintenance. Escalates issues of defective equipment or missing supplies.

  • Maintains the inventory for lab supplies and submits order requests.

  • Ensures laboratory is in compliance with requirements for accreditation and regulatory agencies.

Education

  • High school diploma or GED

Experience

Approximately 1 year of clinical or histopathology experience

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

Licenses and Certifications

  • AALAS Certification at the Assistant Laboratory Animal Technician (ALAT) level, or Advanced Diploma, or Certification in Aquaculture or Aquatic Management and Care

Working Conditions/Physical Demands

Standard laboratory work

Weill Cornell Medicine is a comprehensive academic medical center that's committed to excellence in patient care, scientific discovery, and the education of future physicians in New York City and around the world. Our doctors and scientists-faculty from Weill Cornell Medical College, Weill Cornell Graduate School of Medical Sciences, and the Weill Cornell Physician Organization-are engaged in world-class clinical care and cutting-edge research that connect patients to the latest treatment innovations and prevention strategies. Located in the heart of the Upper East Side's scientific corridor, Weill Cornell Medicine's powerful network of collaborators extends to its parent university Cornell University; to Qatar, where an international campus offers a U.S. medical degree; and to programs in Tanzania, Haiti, Brazil, Austria and Turkey. Our medical practices serve communities throughout New York City, and our faculty provide comprehensive care at NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital/Weill Cornell Medical Center, NewYork-Presbyterian/Lower Manhattan Hospital, and NewYork-Presbyterian/Queens. At Weill Cornell Medicine, we work together to treat each individual, not just their conditions or illnesses, as we strive to deliver the finest possible care for our patients - the center of everything we do. Weill Cornell Medicine is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Minorities/Females/Vet/Disabled employer.