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Beth Israel Lahey Health Lab Assistant/Pathology Prep in Plymouth, Massachusetts

When you join the growing BILH team, you're not just taking a job, you’re making a difference in people’s lives.

Job Type:

Per Diem

Scheduled Hours:


Work Shift:

Day (United States of America)

Varied hours based on operational needs of the dept.

Job Description:


  • Pick up Surgical and Cytology specimens from different areas of the Hospital numerous times during the day. Requires significant walking.

  • Documents specimen problems as directed and according to policy

  • Register and accession all surgical and cytology specimens.

  • Responsible for calling doctors’ offices, floors and other departments to obtain or correct patient/specimen information.

  • Prepare, stain and cover slip GYN and NGYN Cytology and occasional frozen section specimens.

  • Maintenance of Thin Prep Processor, centrifuge, stainer, coverslipper and imaging equipment.

  • Responsible for monitoring supply levels and record keeping.

  • Disposal of hazardous chemicals.

  • Assist in histology lab activities such as pulling slides off stainers, handing out slides, and other basic functions.

  • Provides assistance in Quality Assurance Program.

  • Accurate filing slides and blocks as needed.

  • Participates in workflow improvements

  • Maintain clean laboratory space as directed and according to policy.

  • Maintain readiness of Fine Needle Aspiration cart

  • Prepare specimens for any required send out testing.

  • Training of new employees.

  • Organize supplies and reagents.

  • And all other related duties.

It is understood that this is a summary of key job functions and does not include every detail of the job that may reasonably be required.

Education/Experience Required:

  • Successful completion of Medical Terminology test.

  • Demonstrate sufficient knowledge of anatomy.

  • Working knowledge of Histology/Pathology Lab strongly preferred.

  • Successful completion of pathology test.

  • Written and verbal English skills at 12th grade level

  • Ability to perform mathematics at 12th grade level

FLSA Status:


As a health care organization, we have a responsibility to do everything in our power to care for and protect our patients, our colleagues and our communities. Beth Israel Lahey Health requires that all staff be vaccinated against influenza (flu) and COVID-19 as a condition of employment. Learn more ( about this requirement.

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Equal Opportunity Employer/Veterans/Disabled