Med Lab Technician 1, CoreLab

Rochester, NY


Perform a diversity of technical assignments which require some theoretical insight, complex skill, judgment and the knowledge of the principal and methods of histotechnology. Preparation of tissue specimens for microscopic examination. The activity "cutting" which means using a microtome to produce thin sections of paraffin embedded tissue, which is placed on glass slides, stained using different methods and cover glassed. Lab personnel cover a minimum of six different rotations. Report times may vary based on work volume.


Under the general direction of the gross room supervisor, Pathologists' Assistants, and the histology supervisor.




Microtomes, stainers, tissue processors, embedding centers, automatic cover slipper, microscopes, chemical reagents, dyes, glassware, measuring devises, computer equipment and other equipment of similar scope and complexity.


  1. Depending on the rotation assigned, technicians will process, embed, section (cut), stain and cover glass a variety of surgical and autopsy material. 94%

NOTE: Assignment # 1 encompasses the duties detailed in #2-6.

  1. When on Sign Out rotation will unload tissue processor, embed tissue cassettes, stain and cover glass rush, priority and routine slides. Check slides for quality and maintain cover slipper machine. Maintain daily statistics and clean embedding molds.

  2. When assigned to Embedding rotation will unload tissue processor, embed blocks, maintain stainer and prepare staining solutions. Will maintain embedding centers including documenting temperatures. Will assist in signing out slides

  3. When on Autopsy rotation will do the duties described above for the autopsy service.

  4. When assigned to Re-cut rotation will retrieve electronic and handwritten requests for slide re-cuts and perform appropriate protocol for re-cutting tissue blocks. Maintains record for re-cuts including electronic log.

  5. When assigned to Special Stains rotation will assist with performing the appropriate protocols for creating special stains, delivering these to the attending pathologists.

  6. Technicians holding a BS degree with documented competency may, under the direction of the gross room supervisor or Pathologist's Assistant, assist with the grossing in of small specimens. 5%

  7. Load VIP tissue processors. 1%

Perform other duties as required.

Knowledge & Experience

  • Associate's degree in Medical Technology, Allied Health or a Science required or

  • Associate's degree in a natural science or clinical laboratory science and coursework acceptable to the NYSED required

  • Or equivalent combination of education and experience

  • Clinical Laboratory Technician NYS license eligible upon hire required

  • Limited Permit (submitted to NYSED) preferred

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How To Apply

All applicants must apply online.

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Pay Range

Pay Range: $25.53 - $33.19 Hourly

The referenced pay range represents the minimum and maximum compensation for this job. Individual annual salaries/hourly rates will be set within the job’s compensation range, and will be determined by considering factors including, but not limited to, market data, education, experience, qualifications, expertise of the individual, and internal equity considerations.

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