Laboratory Technician D-MSH, Center for Comparative Medicine and Surgery

Job Description

Strength Through Diversity

Ground breaking science. Advancing medicine. Healing made personal.

Roles & Responsibilities: 

Responsible for surgical specimen collection, labeling and accessioning, as well as preparation of reagents for distribution. Filing and retrieval of blocks and slides, and maintenance of adequate supply inventory. Other responsibilities as assigned.

Duties and Responsibilities:
1. Picks up surgical specimens from operating procedure rooms three times daily. Provides additional pickup as needed.
2. Immediately accessions specimens into CO-PATH, always matching patient information in requisition with that on specimen label. In case of discrepancy, notifies supervisor and returns specimen to point of origin for correction. Ensures that same-type tissues are not accessioned consecutively, and that specimen integrity and identification are not compromised.
3. Makes certain all specimen parts submitted are accounted for, with numerical identification for each specimen accurately labeled and frozen section entries matched with corresponding gross specimens.
4. Prepares buffered formalin and formic acid reagents and dispenses them into containers for distribution. Dates chemicals when received and shelves them appropriately
5. Disposes chemical waste and other biohazards. Works with toxic chemicals and biohazards in accordance with established safe practices
6. Files and retrieves blocks and slides. Shelves and maintains adequate inventory of inhouse supplies. Washes glassware; delivers formalin containers to clinics and operating rooms; maintains Xylene recycling equipment.
7. Delivers and collects departmental mail from the mailroom. Distributes mail to individual boxes.
8. Follows department, laboratory and personnel safety guidelines.
9. Informs supervisor of any issues that are beyond own knowledge and responsibility.
10. Expedites other responsibilities assigned by supervisory staff as required.

  • Education:
    HS/GED degree

    0-1 years preferably in a clerical or research environment.
Strength Through Diversity

The Mount Sinai Health System believes that diversity is a driver for excellence. We share a common devotion to delivering exceptional patient care. Yet we’re as diverse as the city we call home- culturally, ethically, in outlook and lifestyle. When you join us, you become a part of Mount Sinai’s unrivaled record of achievement, education and advancement as we revolutionize medicine together.


We work hard to acquire and retain the best people, and to create a welcoming, nurturing work environment where you can develop professionally. We share the belief that all employees, regardless of job title or expertise, can make an impact on quality patient care.


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Who We Are

Over 38,000 employees strong, the mission of the Mount Sinai Health System is to provide compassionate patient care with seamless coordination and to advance medicine through unrivaled education, research, and outreach in the many diverse communities we serve.


Formed in September 2013, The Mount Sinai Health System combines the excellence of the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai with seven premier hospital campuses, including Mount Sinai Beth Israel, Mount Sinai Beth Israel Brooklyn, The Mount Sinai Hospital, Mount Sinai Queens, Mount Sinai West (formerly Mount Sinai Roosevelt), Mount Sinai St. Luke’s, and New York Eye and Ear Infirmary of Mount Sinai.


The Mount Sinai Health System is an equal opportunity employer. We promote recognition and respect for individual and cultural differences, and we work to make our employees feel valued and appreciated, whatever their race, gender, background, or sexual orientation. 


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