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Histotechnician Lead

Company: Mercy Medical Center
Location: Des Moines
Posted on: May 17, 2020

Job Description:

Position Type: Regular

Scheduled Hours per 2 week Pay Period: 80

Primary Location: IA > DES MOINES > MERCY MEDICAL CENTER

GENERAL SUMMARY:
Uses advanced experience or certification in a designated section of the laboratory to provide technical expertise. Serves in a leadership role and assists with oversight of daily operations of the histopathology department.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:


  • Performs all steps in the preparation of tissue for diagnosis by a pathologist. Examine tissue structures and characteristics as appropriate for patient age to include neonates, infants, children, adolescents, adults, and geriatric adults.
  • Acts as a resource for technical personnel and responds to workplace questions and concerns.
  • Assists with new employee orientation and training, instrument implementation, monitoring instrument maintenance, safety policy compliance, reviewing quality control, and auditing quality assurance activities including proficiency test submissions.
  • Oversees education, procedure manuals, and advanced troubleshooting of instrumentation related to histology personnel and work tasks.
  • Ensures appropriate workflow and adjusts work assignments as needed.
  • Uses Lean Principles for monitoring and maintaining work areas to provide efficient use of resources and obtain optimal turnaround times.
  • Assists and supports quality management systems and performance improvement initiatives.
  • Assists supervisor in meeting requirements of governing bodies such as Joint Commission, CAP, OSHA, etc.
  • Maintains adequate supply inventory
  • Operates laboratory information systems, personal computers, and instrument-related computer software.
  • Performs charge duties as delegated by supervisor/manager.

    MINIMUM KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES REQUIRED:

    • Completion of an approved histotechnician program OR
    • At least 60 semester hours of academic credit from a regionally accredited college/university with a combination of 12 semester hours of biology and chemistry AND one year full-time acceptable experience in histopathology under the supervision of a pathologist.
    • Four years of clinical laboratory experience required:
    • One of the four years of experience must be related specifically to histopathology in addition to training indicted above.


      • Certification as a histotechnician HT (ASCP) or histotechnologist HTL (ASCP) required.


        #missioncritical


        Additional Information


        • Requisition ID: 2020-R0279800
        • Schedule: Full-time
        • Market: Mercy Medical Center

Keywords: Mercy Medical Center, Des Moines , Histotechnician Lead, Other , Des Moines, Iowa

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