Medical Technologist/Histology

Department:
Clinical Laboratory

Schedule/Status:
Varies; Full Time

Standard Hours/Week:
40

General Description:
Under the direct supervision of the Section Supervisor, independently performs, analyzes, and reports diagnostic laboratory procedures within the guidelines of the departmental policies and procedures. As scheduled, will serve as the tech in-charge of the Laboratory on the weekend and in the absence of the section supervisor.
The position shall exemplify the desired Culture of Choice® and philosophies of Parrish Healthcare.

Key Responsibilities:
  • Prepares slides for surgical pathology, which includes embedding, cutting, mounting, staining, and labeling. Judges specimens received as to whether quality and quantity are adequate to produce reliable test results. Verifies the proper specimen is being analyzed for the proper patient and for the indicated procedure.
  • Accessions specimens into the Histology log/computer. Prepares and accessions of specimens to be sent for referral to another facility.
  • Prepares reagents, stains, and solutions, as needed, in performing the functions of the Histology Department. Pulls and files surgical/cytological slides for review. Maintains supplies for daily operation of the Histology Department.
  • Participates in appropriate proficiency testing determined by the section supervisor and/or Quality Control Coordinator following the guidelines of the Quality Assurance Plan.
  • Organizes workflow to expedite testing while correctly prioritizing activities. Uses time productively by seeking extra department activities or assisting others during slow periods.
  • Is aware of inventory needs and ordering procedures as defined by each section. Maintains a clean and stocked workstation, following infection control guidelines. Checks patient outstanding specimen reports as needed during the shift and again at the end of the shift assuring all tests are resulted and verified or accounted for. Attends staff meetings and reads department communication.
  • Communicates and consults with others in the laboratory, nursing units, physicians' offices and with patients regarding specimen requirements, handling, ordering and patient information. Calls and documents critical results according to departmental policy.
  • Instructs students and new employees under the direction of the section chief or supervisor.
  • Adheres to all policies and procedures as outlined in the hospital and departmental policy and procedure manuals.
  • Performs similar or related duties as assigned.
  • Knows fire, disaster and safety procedures and regulations as it pertains to the work area

Requirements:

Formal Education:
  • Associate's Degree, ADN or other Two-Year College equivalent required. Major(s) required.

Work Experience:
  • Minimum of 1 year laboratory experience.

Required Licenses, Certifications, Registrations:
  • Clear/active State of Florida Medical Technologist license
  • ASCP and Histology Technologist certification required.


Parrish Healthcare is a caring community of healthcare professionals passionate about excellence and fulfilling our mission of providing Healing Experiences For Everyone All The Time®.

Parrish Healthcare has a Culture of Choice®. This means a we have a healing work environment that empowers people to aspire to be their very best. We partner passionate, talented and skilled people in the right role with the right resources. We provide a clear and strategic direction to achieve superior results on behalf of the communities we serve.