Job Summary: Responsible for the accurate gross description, dissection and processing of biopsies, margins and tissue specimens according to established protocols.
Essential Key Responsibilities:
Performs all technical aspects of grossing and dictating tissue specimens using a variety of laboratory materials and equipment under direct supervisor of Pathologist or Pathologist Assistant.
Ensures specimen integrity upon arrival and throughout the entire process.
Dictates a gross description for each specimen including, but not limited to anatomical site, size, color, weight, dimensions, count, volume, cut techniques, abnormal findings, dissects and prepares tissue for cassettes.
Escalates non-routine complicated specimens to the Pathologist.
Maintains accurate work records.
Prepares dissected tissue specimens and place into cassettes.
Loads prepared cassettes into Tissue Processors and starts processor.
Performs Quality Control and Quality Assurance Procedures.
May label requisitions, specimen containers, and cassettes.
Maintains laboratory equipment and tracks all routine maintenance and quality controls performed.
Files, retrieves, and distributes blocks, slides, and pathology reports.
Operates, cleans, and sterilizes laboratory equipment, glassware, instruments and workstation.
Disposes of hazardous chemical wastes per regulatory guidelines.
Maintains strictest confidentiality.
Complies with all State, Federal, professional regulations as well as company and departmental rules, polices, and procedural manuals.
Adherence to CAP, CLIA, State Regulations, HIPAA, Safety and OSHA Regulations.
Performs other duties as assigned.
Bachelor’s Degree in clinical laboratory science, medical technology, biology or related field.
Minimum of one (1) year grossing experience.
Computers, computer programs, information system(s), scanners, dictation machine, forceps, rulers, tissue dyes, scalpel or razor blades, tissue processors, and personal protective equipment.
Knowledge of medical terminology.
Knowledge of English grammar, spelling, and punctuation.
Skill in gross dissection and dictation.
Skill in using computer programs and applications.
Skill in performing a full range of laboratory tests and operating a variety of laboratory instrumentation and equipment.
Ability to listen, read, understand, and follow oral, and written instruction.
Ability to communicate clearly and concisely.
Ability to establish and maintain positive relationships with employees, physicians, vendors, clients, and external agencies.
Environmental Working Conditions:
Laboratory Setting; exposure to communicable diseases, toxic substances, blood borne pathogens, and chemical hazards.
Physical demands are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. The employee is required to stand for long periods of time as the grossing duties require that you be on your feet 95% of the time.
Requires the dexterity and skill to handle many different kinds of fragile, delicate and extremely small tissue specimens.
Requires the ability and dexterity to operate many pieces of complicated laboratory equipment.
Pathology and Cytology Laboratories, Inc., and
Chipps, Caffrey & Dubilier, P.S.C. are specialists in Anatomic Pathology, Cytopathology, Hematopathology, Neuropathology, GI Pathology, Clinical Laboratory Consultations and Laboratory Medical Directorships. Founded in 1967, Pathology and Cytology Laboratories, Inc. provides the highest quality service and professional expertise to physicians, clinics, and hospitals.
PCL is proud to announce that it now offers Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology
Pathology and Cytology Laboratories is accredited by the College of American Pathologists, The American Society of Cytology and The Health Care Financing Administration. The laboratory has thirteen (13) Board-Certified Pathologists, (five of whom are also certified in Cytopathology, one in Hematopathology and one in Neuropathology) and four (4) ASCP certified Cytotechnologists covering many hospitals, outpatient surgery centers, clinics, and physician offices.
ASCP registered consulting medical technologists are available upon request for continuing education, seminars, in-service programs, mock laboratory inspections to aid laboratories in their preparation for CAP inspection, JCAHO inspection, and Medicare/State inspections.