Westerly, RI
Dec 19, 2018


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.


Receive, accession, process, embed, cut,stain,mount and label surgical specimens for examination by the pathologist

  • 1. Technical Duties
  • 1.1. Prepares gross surgical specimens for Pathology Assistant or Pathologist
  • 1.2. Prepares surgical specimens using a variety of technical procedures including embedding, sectioning, staining, cover slipping and labeling.
  • 1.3. Prepares reagents and stains using predetermined procedures
  • 1.4. Reviews and periodically discards specimens following stated requirements????
  • 2. Other duties
  • 2.1. Maintains accurate records of incoming and outgoing specimens and slides.
  • 2.2. Monitors internal supplies inventory and orders from Stockroom, as needed.
  • 2.3. Assists supervisor in fulfilling staffing needs, work methods, and performance standards in Histology
  • 2.4. Performs any other duties related to the department, as may be indicated by the Supervisor or Pathologist
  • 3. Quality
  • 3.1. Investigates and documents problems with unacceptable specimens
  • 3.2. Accurately performs and evaluates QC results according to CAP guidelines before releasing patient test results.
  • 3.3. Appropriately notifies a supervisor of discrepant QC results
  • 4. Problem solving
  • 4.1. Follows established quidelines for troubleshooting instrument, reagent or specimen problems
  • 4.2. Documents problem and steps taken in troubleshooting process
  • 4.3. Follows appropriate downtime procedures
  • 4.4. Immediately notifies supervisor or designee when unable to resolve a problem
  • 5. Regulation Compliance
  • 5.1. Complies with established laboratory and hospital policies for universal precautions and safety
  • 5.2. Complies with established safety policies for chemical handling, storage and disposal
  • 5.3. Operates assigned equipment and performs all procedures in a safe manner as instructed
  • 5.4. Ensure a safe work environment by complying with established procedures
  • 6. People
  • 6.1. Participates in staff meetings, helps promote effective working relationships
  • 6.2. Maintains open communication using appropriate chain of command
  • 6.3. Interacts professionally with all members of the hospital staff
  • 6.4. Willingness to help co-worker and/or other lab sections if needed
  • 7. Customer Service
  • 7.1. Uses Patient/Family center values/Conducts all work activities with respect to the rights and wishes of patients, visitors and patients families
  • 7.2. Uses appropriate phone etiquette, answers the phone within three rings if possible
  • 7.3. Tries to resolve customer requests at the initial phone call before transfering to another section

    Other information:


    Baccalaureate degree from a regionally accredited college/university with a combination of 30 semester hours (45 quarter hours) of biology and chemistry (must include credit hours in both), AND successful completion of a NAACLS accredited Histotechnician or Histotechnology program within the last five years. Completion of NAACLS accredited program waived with current HTL(ASCP) certification.\u000b\u000bOR Baccalaureate degree from a regionally accredited college/university with a combination of 30 semester hours (45 quarter hours) of biology and chemistry (must include credit hours in both), AND one year full time acceptable experience in a histopathology laboratory.


    Three years of Histology experience preferred


    ASCP certification preferred.



    Clear written and verbal communication skills required. Diplomacy, tact, and a calm positive attitude required. Good judgment in performance of work.



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    Job Info

    Job: 4113

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