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Pathology Technician-Student Job

Job Number: RIH18579

Job Title: Path Tech Student

Department: Biochemistry Lab - 1012955

Facility: Rhode Island Hospital

Location: Providence, RI

Works under general supervision with technologists and/or Pathology Supervisors, who are available to handle or advise on unusual situations, conducting clinical laboratory tests which are of moderate complexity and require some professional training. Work is differentiated from that of a Technologist in the areas of independent judgement, complexity of tests and responsibility.


Work requires a level of knowledge generally obtained through an Associates Degree in chemistry, biology or related area, or by equivalent practical experience in a laboratory environment.

The ability to operate equipment and instruments, to perform all procedures and tests within an assigned laboratory section and to interpret them for accuracy.

The physical and visual dexterity necessary to conduct and interpret tests.

The physical ability to stand and work at the laboratory benches.

Demonstrated knowledge and skills necessary to provide care patients with consideration of aging processes, human development stages and cultural patterns in each step of the care process.


Six to twelve months of on the job related experience is required.