Histotechnologist

Bridgeport, CT
Oct 4, 2018

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Job Description

To be part of our organization, every employee should understand and share in the YNHHS Vision, support our Mission, and live our Values. These values-integrity, patient-centered, respect, accountability, and compassion - must guide what we do, as individuals and professionals, every day. EEO/AA/Disability/Veteran
Summary:
Performs diversified routine and technical tests. Exercises initiative and judgement to solve problems. Maintains thorough knowledge of instrumentation reagents and safety.Essential duties and responsibilities include the following. Other duties may be assigned.
Responsibilities:
  • 1. Maintains a thorough understanding of technical and procedural aspects of the department.
  • 1.1 Evaluates, implements, and practices new methodologies per department guidelines as noted by supervisor.
  • 1.2 Investigates methods used by peers and reviews technical articles when appropriate as noted by supervisor.
  • 2. Performs tests with theoretic understanding of Q.A. to be able to monitor results.
  • 2.1 Identifies and handles technical and procedural problems within lab policy Q.C. and Q.A. guidelines with little supervision as noted by direct observation.
  • 2.2 Corrects temperature and reagent problems per department policies as noted by weekly chart inspection.
  • 2.3 Communicates technical or procedural problems outside expertise to superior 100% of the time as noted by feedback of specials tech and observed by supervisor.
  • 2.4 Corrects transcription discrepancies per procedure manual policy as noted by Q.A. record weekly checks.
  • 3. Performs routine maintenance of equipment and instruments.
  • 3.1 Attends necessary training on new and existing equipment for proper usage instruction as noted in equipment file.
  • 3.2 Familiarizes self with service manuals and technical support calls on call equipment as noted by feedback to supervisor.
  • 3.3 Oversees daily reagent levels and temperatures in accordance with departmental guidelines as noted by periodic review of record log.
  • 4. Solves problems and makes decisions as required in day-to-day activities.
  • 4.1 Analyzes and resolves problems independently as appropriate as noted by Pathologist feedback and supervisory observation.
  • 5. Communicates with other health care professionals to contribute to a team effort.
  • 5.1 Actively involves self in staff discussions and meetings as noted by observation and feedback.
  • 5.2 Communicates in a professional manner with other health care professionals as noted by peer feedback and Section Chief comments.
  • 5.3 Completes all assigned tasks in current rotation with ability to help others as needed and noted by observation.
  • 6. Continues professional development.
  • 6.1 Interacts with peers at state conventions and hospital seminars when possible as noted by attendance records and feedback.
  • 6.2 Attends mandatory laboratory and hospital inservices as observed by supervisor.
  • 7. Provides instruction in basic theory, technical skills, and application of test procedures to staff and students.
  • 7.1 Provides in-service to staff after attendance of workshop/conference as noted by staff feedback.
  • 7.2 Instructs students and new staff in bench techniques when assigned as noted by observation. Other information:
    EDUCATION:
    Bachelors degree in related science with HT or HTL registry or intent to pass within 2 year training period.
    LICENSURE:
    HT or HTL
    PHYSICAL_DEMAND:
    While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms; and talk or hear. They are occasionally required to stand; walk; and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. They must lift and/or move up to 25 pounds. Specific vision abilities include close vision, distance vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus. They are occasionally exposed to moving mechanical parts and fumes or airborne particles. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.

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    Job Info

    Job: 408

    Department: Lab Histology
    Category: Technologist/tech
    Sub Category: LABORATORY MED
    Status: Per Diem
    Shift: AS NEEDED
    Hours: 0.00