Histology Assistant - Aiea Heights

Clinical Pathology Laboratories, Inc. Aiea , HI 96701

Posted 1 month ago

Job Functions, Duties, Responsibilities and Position

Qualifications:

Summary

Under supervision of the Pathologist, the Histology Assistant, performs tasks to support the pathology technical staff in the areas of specimen procurement, processing, mounting and special staining of tissues and organs. Performance shall be evaluated by a qualified Pathologist and /or by the Histology Supervisor on a regular, periodic basis.

Qualifications

  • Bachelor or Associate Degree in laboratory science or science or medical technology from an accredited college or university is preferred

  • High School Diploma or equivalent

  • One or more years experience in a pathology laboratory preferred

  • Medical Terminology, effective oral and written communication skills, excellent organizational and interpersonal, and computer literacy required

  • Passes company drug testing program pre-hire and thereafter on a periodic and /or random basis

  • For hospital settings, additional requirements may apply and change without notice.

  • Demonstrated and proven ability/experience in accomplishments in all of our five core values:

  • Shine

  • Team

  • Accurate

  • Respect

  • Standardize

Essential Functions

Under direct supervision, and in accordance with Company policies, procedures and guidelines, this position:

  • Practices strict adherence to standard operating procedures, laboratory safety and infection control policies as required by state and federal accreditation agencies

  • Organizes a large and varied workload, accommodating priority requests, focusing on immediate tasks despite interruptions

  • Prepares tissues for gross examination. Assists the pathologist in dictation and dissection of tissue

  • Performs related procedures including obtaining cultures, taking photographs, and saving tissues. Ensures proper labeling and storing of all specimens

  • Consults with Pathologists regarding difficult analysis or abnormal findings

  • Processes tissue specimens for microscopic examination and diagnosis by using appropriate methods for fixing, embedding, sectioning, staining and mounting

  • Operates and maintains equipment used for tissue processing and staining, performing troubleshooting and minor maintenance repair. Performs and records preventive maintenance on equipment

  • Maintains open communication with supervisor, pathologists, and co-workers to ensure optimal operation of the department

  • Develops high level of proficiency through on-the-job training as well as through literature and available resources. Participates in examinations to test proficiency

  • Prepares reagents and stains to meet departmental quality standards

  • Performs special stains and assists in related procedures

  • Monitors quality control of staining/processing methods, using alternate methods when appropriate and refers problems to supervisor or pathologist as needed

  • Provides proper labeling and storage of all reagents

  • Ensures accurate patient information, accession numbers and records on all surgical, autopsy and bone marrow specimens

  • Resolves discrepancies or omissions in patient/clinical information

  • Maintains filing system for rapid and accurate retrieval of all blocks and slides

  • Assists with biohazard waste disposal; including tissue disposal

  • Orders, picks-up and distributes supplies as needed

  • Cleans laboratory glass and plasticware as needed, adhering to defined procedures of cleaning

  • Adheres to confidentiality, safety, compliance, and legal requirements

  • Maintains consistent and reliable attendance and complies with company guidelines on attendance

  • Performs other duties as assigned

Physical Capabilities

  • Light to moderate physical effort (lift/carry up to 25 lbs.)

  • Occasional carrying, pushing, and pulling of objects

  • Occasional reaching, stooping, bending, kneeling, crouching

  • Must be able to hear, see, and respond adequately

  • Frequent prolonged standing, walking, sitting, and bending over

  • Finger dexterity and eye-hand coordination

Working Environment

  • Air conditioned laboratory environment

  • Must be able to work with cadavers and potentially diseased organs

  • Frequent exposure to video display terminals

  • Frequent contact with water (hand washing and cleaning), biohazardous body fluids, and occasional hazardous chemicals

  • Sufficient noise and interruptions to cause distraction

  • May be asked to work extended hours

Skills/Abilities/Competencies

  • CUSTOMER-FOCUSED: Aware of customer needs; makes decisions with customer in mind; builds strong customer relationships.
  • COMMUNICATOR: Proactively conveys a clear, convincing, and timely message; possesses strong verbal, written, and presentation skills.
  • PROBLEM SOLVER: Uses data and logic to quickly find solutions to difficult challenges.
  • COLLABORATIVE: Works effectively with others to accomplish goals.
  • TECHNICALLY COMPETENT: Possesses and maintains the functional and technical knowledge and skills to successfully perform job.
  • RESULTS DRIVEN: Achievement-oriented; achieves and exceeds goals; pushes self and others for results.
  • ANALYTICAL: Logical, systematic, and methodical in working through a plan or problem; provides solid research on which to base decisions; establishes process for workflow.
  • RESOURCEFUL: Knows how to get what is needed; manages time and workloads for maximum efficiency.
  • QUALITY CONSCIOUS: Delivers accuracy and precision in work products; mindful of technical requirements, rules, and standards.
  • TIME-WISE: Prioritizes; respects others' time; adheres to schedules and agendas.

Scheduled Weekly Hours:
40

Work Shift:

Company:

Pan Pacific Pathologists, LLC

Variable shift: Monday - Saturday, 2300-1200

Primary: Nights, Secondary: Days

Sonic 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.


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