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Histology Supervisor

Company: Sonic Healthcare USA
Location: Greensboro
Posted on: June 23, 2022

Job Description:

Job Functions, Duties, Responsibilities and Position Qualifications:Job Summary: Supervises and coordinates activities of laboratory personnel engaged in preparing histologic slides from human tissue sections for microscopic examination and diagnosis by Pathologist.Essential Key Responsibilities:Supervises the daily operations of the histology department and personnel to ensure adherence to quality standards, deadlines, and established procedures.Assists the Manager in developing, implementing, revising, interpreting, and enforcing the Standard Operating Procedures (SOP's), company policies and procedures, and service standards.Advises Manager of problems and concerns in the department and laboratory.Complies data and prepares reports and may work on special assigned projects.Assists Manager with budgetary requirements for staffing, purchasing supplies, and procurement of equipment, financial report preparation, and monitoring and adhering to the departmental budget.Assists Manager in recruiting, interviewing, selecting, orienting, training, monitoring, evaluating, and supervising assigned personnel, delegates work activities, and recommends merit increases, promotions, transfers, and disciplinary actions.Attends required meetings and participates in committees as requested.Participates in professional development activities and maintains professional affiliations.Performs all necessary functions required of a Histology Technician including:Ensures compliance with all regulatory agencies.Coordinates the proper storage of hazardous materials and the laboratory safety program.Examines slides and/or blocks to ensure tissue preparation is meeting laboratory requirements.Performs and documents daily quality control and quality assurance measures,Prepares sections of human tissue for microscopic examination and patient diagnosis, using techniques to gross (dissect tissue), embed (orient specimen in paraffin block), section (cut thin sections of tissue), stain (enhance contrast of tissue and highlight specific features of interest with routine hematoxylin and eosin stains), and mount tissue (adhere tissue onto glass slides), from surgical procedures.Performs recuts and additional stains including special and immunohistochemistry stains, as requested by a Pathologist.Operates computerized laboratory equipment to fix, dehydrate, and infiltrate with wax, tissue specimens to be preserved for study by Pathologist.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. Education/Licensure/Certification:Associate's Degree in the field of Laboratory Science or Medical Laboratory technology obtained from an accredited institution or equivalent under the 1988 Clinical Laboratory Improvement Amendments (CLIA) guidelines of high complexity testing.OR if Grossing: - - - - - - - - - -Education/training equivalent to the above that includes at least 60 semester hours or equivalent from an accredited institution. - This education must include 24 semester hours of medical laboratory technology courses, or 24 semester hours of science courses that includes 6 semester hours of chemistry, 6 semester hours of biology, and 12 semester hours of chemistry, biology or medical laboratory technology in any combination.State licensure, if applicable.Board of Certification (BOC) by the American Society of Clinical Pathologists (ASCP). Experience: Minimum of 5 years' experience as a Histology Technician or Histotechnologist and/or 2 years' experience as a Histology Supervisor. Requirements: Successful completion of a pre-employment visual color discrimination test.Successful completion of annual education units per state licensure and/or ASCP guidelines. Equipment: Computers, computer programs, information system(s), scanners, forceps, rulers, tissue dyes, scalpel or razor blades, microtomes, cryostats, water baths, slide rack, tissue processors, drying ovens, automatic stainer, cover slippers, and personal protective equipment. Knowledge/Skills/Abilities: Knowledge of CLIA regulations regarding proficiency testing, quality assurance and quality control.Knowledge of clinical laboratory policies and procedures and laboratory standards to evaluate department and recommend improvement.Knowledge of laboratory equipment and testing to monitor quality control checks and determine needs and evaluate equipment for purchase.Knowledge of medical terminology to communicate with laboratory staff.Knowledge of safety requirements to provide instructions and recognize and correct hazardous conditions.Knowledge of English grammar, spelling, and punctuation.Knowledge of business methods including productivity/workload analysis and scheduling.Skill in performing a full range of laboratory tests and operating a variety of laboratory instrumentation and equipment.Skill in using computer programs and applications.Skill in personnel management and effective training sessions.Skill in appropriate collection/analysis//presentation of staffing, productivity, and cost data on a routine and special-project basis.Ability to analyze workload requirements and schedule personnel appropriately.Ability to listen, read, understand, and follow oral, and written instruction.Ability to communicate clearly and concisely.Ability to identify and resolve problems.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, chemical hazards and sharp instruments. Physical Requirements: 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 occasionally required to stand; walk; sit; use hands to finger; handle, or feel objects, tools or controls; reach with hands and arms; climb stairs; balance; stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl; talk or hear; taste or smell. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by the job include close vision, distance vision, and the ability to focus. - Requires visual acuity and normal color perception.Scheduled Weekly Hours:40Work Shift:1st Shift (United States of America) Company:Greensboro Pathology LLCSonic Healthcare USA provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws.This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training.

Keywords: Sonic Healthcare USA, Greensboro , Histology Supervisor, Other , Greensboro, North Carolina

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