Methodist Hospital opened in 1963 as the first hospital in the internationally acclaimed South Texas Medical Center. From the beginning, we've recognized the unique needs of each of our patients.
It's a process that we continue to improve on, creating ways to better serve the community when they need us the most. Methodist Hospital offers a broad range of specialties including cardiology, bone marrow transplant, emergency medicine, neurosciences, maternity care, gynecology and orthopedics. Methodist Hospital is accredited by the Joint Commission in stroke care and is designated as an accredited Chest Pain Center.
We deeply value our staff and our patients. As the flagship hospital of the Medical Center and of the Methodist Healthcare system of hospitals, we appreciate the support and recognition we receive from the community in being ranked No. 1 in the Express - News Reader's Choice Awards from 2009-2013. We also enjoy being the most preferred hospital in San Antonio, as consistently reported by the Consumer Research Corporation.
General Statement of Duties:
The Team Leader coordinates and monitors the day-to-day work of histology employees; assists Manager with schedule management and personnel management activities; provides technical level services in the area of expertise.
Essential Job Functions:
1.Coordinates and monitors daily activities of histology employees; assists Manager in personnel management activities that may include interviewing, work allocation, orientation and training, evaluating performance; making recommendations for personnel actions, and motivating employees to achieve peak performance.
2.Prepares and processes surgical, autopsy, bone marrow, body fluids, and biopsy specimens for gross and microscopic examination by a pathologist. Prepares frozen sections of surgical specimens for microscopic examination by a pathologist. Prepares solutions for stains and special procedures. Performs the more advanced and specialized histology techniques.
3.Performs preventive maintenance on common instruments and keeps records of maintenance as prescribed. Understands and performs basic quality control: identifies quality control problems, participates in quality assurance monitors.
4.Assures that results are satisfactory for pathological examination. Demonstrates pro-active problem solving skills to include identifying a problem and taking appropriate action; knows when to seek guidance to complete troubleshooting protocol; communicates necessary information to Manager.
5.Acts as a resource to customers, both within the department and outside the department. Accepts responsibility for own development to include cross-training in other functions or positions to ensure satisfactory operation of the department or to permit flexible staffing assignments.
6.Reviews, updates and writes histology laboratory procedures.
Shift Information: 4:00 am shift / Tuesday through Saturday
Minimum Education and Experience:
Baccalaureate degree is preferred. 5 years of experience in clinical laboratory or histopathology.
Minimum License and Certificates Required:
One of the following certifications is required: HTL (ASCP), HT (ASCP), MT(ASCP), MT(AMT), MT(AAB), CLS(NCA), MT(HEW), CLT(NCA), MLT(ASCP), or MLT(MT).
Report to: Laboratory Facility Manager or Laboratory Section Manager
Direct Reports: Clinical Lab Assistant, Histology Tech I, Histology Tech II, CLS I, CLS II, CLS III.
Meditech, laboratory equipment, and common office equipment.