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Gross Room Technician

Company: Sonic Healthcare USA
Location: Birmingham
Posted on: January 24, 2023

Job Description:

Job Functions, Duties, Responsibilities and Position Qualifications:Responsible for the accurate gross description, dissection and processing of biopsies, margins and tissue specimens according to established protocols.
Essential Key Responsibilities:

  • Performs all technical aspects of grossing and dictating tissue specimens using a variety of laboratory materials and equipment under direct supervisor of Pathologist or Pathologist Assistant.
  • Ensures specimen integrity upon arrival and throughout the entire process.
  • Dictates a gross description for each specimen including, but not limited to anatomical site, size, color, weight, dimensions, count, volume, cut techniques, abnormal findings, dissects and prepares tissue for cassettes.
  • Escalates non-routine complicated specimens to the Pathologist.
  • Maintains accurate work records.
  • Prepares dissected tissue specimens and place into cassettes.
  • Loads prepared cassettes into Tissue Processors and starts processor.
  • Performs Quality Control and Quality Assurance Procedures.
  • May label requisitions, specimen containers, and cassettes.
  • Maintains laboratory equipment and tracks all routine maintenance and quality controls performed.
  • Files, retrieves, and distributes blocks, slides, and pathology reports.
  • Operates, cleans, and sterilizes laboratory equipment, glassware, instruments and workstation.
  • Disposes of hazardous chemical wastes per regulatory guidelines.
  • 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
      • 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.
        Experience:
        • 1 year of practical laboratory experience preferred.
          Requirements:
          • Successful completion of a visual color discrimination test.
            Equipment:
            • Computers, computer programs, information system(s), scanners, dictation machine, forceps, rulers, tissue dyes, scalpel or razor blades, tissue processors, and personal protective equipment.
              Knowledge/Skills/Abilities:
              • Knowledge of CLIA regulations regarding proficiency testing, quality assurance and quality control.
              • Knowledge of laboratory policies and procedures, equipment, and testing to monitor control checks.
              • Knowledge of medical terminology.
              • Knowledge of English grammar, spelling, and punctuation.
              • Skill in gross dissection and dictation.
              • Skill in using computer programs and applications.
              • Skill in performing a full range of laboratory tests and operating a variety of laboratory instrumentation and equipment.
              • Ability to listen, read, understand, and follow oral, and written instruction.
              • Ability to communicate clearly and concisely.
              • Ability to establish and maintain positive relationships with employees, physicians, vendors, clients, and external agencies.
                Company:Sonic Anatomic Pathology
                Environmental Working Conditions:
                • Laboratory Setting; exposure to communicable diseases, toxic substances, blood borne pathogens, and chemical hazards.
                  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:Cunningham Pathology LLC
                  Sonic Healthcare USA is an equal opportunity employer that celebrates diversity and is committed to an inclusive workplace for all employees. We prohibit discrimination and harassment of any kind based on race, color, sex, religion, age, national origin, disability, genetics, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state, or local laws.

Keywords: Sonic Healthcare USA, Birmingham , Gross Room Technician, Professions , Birmingham, Alabama

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