Montefiore Medical Center

Full Job Description
Prepare pathological slides for diagnostic procedures



Run tissue processor to produce paraffin blocks
Embed pathology specimen to view all layers
Cut Pathology specimens on rotary microtome
Stain routine Hematoxylin Eosin to view tissue section. Stain routine special stains (GMS, AFB, PAS) in order to identify organism or specific tissue elements
Enzyme histochemistry (leder esterase)
Perform order entry and update on LISA to bill special stains
Label and sign out slides to assure accurate distribution of cases
Cover slipper (manual and automated), to ensure there is no water or air bubble under coverslip
Perform on all routine work, quality control to ensure high standard in the laboratory
Record equipment maintenance to ensure proper operation of equipment
Prepare solutions to ensure correct histological processing
Process requests from pathology residents and attendings to ensure that work order is complete
Assist in Immunohistochemistry procedure to identify antigens
File paraffin blocks and slides
Perform other duties in the department as needed
Prioritize duties, tissue handling, sign out of cases, and trouble shoot technical procedures


Associate’s degree required, Bachelor’s degree in Medical Technician or life sciences preferred
A minimum of 3 years of work experience required
New York State Department of Education Clinical Laboratory Technician License or a limited permit are required. Applicants must obtain the limited permit within the probationary period of three month for continued employment. Prior to obtaining the limited permit, associates may not release any patient reports
Knowledge of the procedures for all histopathology, immunohistochemistry techniques and roper operation of all equipment used in Histology Laboratory are required
Must have experience with the following equipment operation: rotary microtome, Laboratory Information System, Scales, Microwave, pH meter, Automated cover slipper, Microscope, Embedding Center, Tissue processor, Water bath, Cryoplate, Incubator oven


This position is located in the Surgical Pathology lab at the Moses campus. The hours are 5:30 pm -10:30pm Monday – Friday.


Department: Pathology Bargaining Unit: 1199 Campus: MOSES Employment Status: Regular Part-Time Address: 111 East 210th Street, Bronx
Shift: Evening Scheduled Hours: 5:30 PM-10:30 PM Req ID: 179501


Montefiore is an equal employment opportunity employer. Montefiore will recruit, hire, train, transfer, promote, layoff and discharge associates in all job classifications without regard to their race, color, religion, creed, national origin, alienage or citizenship status, age, gender, actual or presumed disability, history of disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, genetic predisposition or carrier status, pregnancy, military status, marital status, or partnership status, or any other characteristic protected by law.



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