Receives and accessions surgical pathology and cytology specimens. Prepares surgical specimens for grossing. Maintains the grossing room and orders supplies. Performs related clerical tasks.
1.Receives and accessions surgical and cytology specimens from requesting departments.
2.Follows appropriate handling requirements for each specimen type.
3.Facilitates specimen submission, labeling, and tracking. Enters required information into department computer system and generates work lists.
4.Performs required follow-up for missing or incorrect patient demographic or specimen identification information.
5.Prepares surgical specimens for grossing. Labels containers and cassettes.
7.Follows appropriate procedures to send specimens to reference laboratories, as needed.
8.Stores, retrieves and ensures appropriate disposal of specimens, tissue blocks, slides, and hazardous waste.
9.Retrieves, prints and faxes test results and cumulative reports utilizing department computer system.
10.Maintains department specimen records, reports and slides.
11.Performs related duties as required.
HighSchool Diploma or equivalent, required.
Priorlaboratory experience, preferred.
Workingknowledge of computer applications, required.
Ability to communicate effectively and follow writtenand/or oral instructions.
Northern Westchester Hospital