Capital Health

Histotechnologist Lead

Position ID #
2792
Location
US-NJ-Trenton
Type
Full Time
Department
Lab - Anatomic Pathology
Shift
Day

Overview

Position #:  2792

Assists with basic supervision of staff and activities within laboratory sections during assigned shift to generate accurate and reliable test results. Assists manager in planning, assigning, reviewing, delegating, and evaluating work of assigned staff to achieve quality testing results to operate in a fiscally responsible manner and to achieve operational efficiency and to adhere to established policies, practices and procedures.

 

Responsibilities

 

  • Performs delegated supervisory and administrative duties to include overseeing staff and activities within the pathology laboratory during assigned shift to generate accurate and reliable test results in the absence of the pathology manager.
  • Plans, assigns, reviews, and evaluates work of assigned staff to achieve quality testing results, to operate in a fiscally responsible manner to achieve operational efficiency and to adhere to established policies, practices and procedures.
  • Maintains accurate documentation required by regulatory agencies. Maintains accurate records, quality assurance records, and quality control records as required.
  • Assists manager to resolve technical, operational, system, and other related issues on a timely basis. Takes appropriate corrective action when needed.
  • Communicates effectively with various Capital Health (CH) staff including administrative, medical, nursing, and others to ensure proper coordination and understanding of services in the absence of the pathology manager.
  • Prepares for all phases of routine surgical pathology specimens for microscopic diagnosis, including processing, embedding, microtomy, H&E staining and frozen sectioning and simple tissue grossing.
  • Evaluates proper safety precautions and infection control measures are being followed to ensure safety of patients, staff, and others.
  • Performs proper infection control techniques for testing. Monitors performance of equipment and takes appropriate measures to ensure proper and safe operation of equipment. Monitors performance of preventive maintenance schedule to ensure timely performance.
  • Performs required administrative and clerical functions to ensure proper and efficient operation. Assists manager to maintain adequate inventory of operating supplies in order for department to run smoothly.
  • Communicates with vendors as required. Inventories equipment and supplies to ensure adequate level is available to meet functional needs. Assists manager to prepare timely and accurately a variety of reports and records as required.
  • Assists manager to evaluate operations, quality assurance, quality control, adequate inventory of supplies, and individual performance. Enforces and follows established CH and departmental policies, practices, and procedures.
  • Trains employees and conducts competency assessments on staff. Assists in direction of work. Assists manager to appraise performance. Addresses complaints and resolves problems. Escalates issues to the manager as needed.
  • Maintains rotation schedule in the histology laboratory among the various individual disciplines of the pathology laboratory.
  • Utilizes chain of command to escalate issues.
  • Monitors workflow and makes adjustments in real time to meet turnaround time targets actively.
  • Demonstrates accountable leadership with outstanding interpersonal skills, both verbal and written to foster positive staff engagement and team dynamics. Demonstrates good time management skills.
  • Performs other duties as assigned and possesses a willingness to adapt to changing department demands.

 

Requirements

 

  • Bachelor's degree in Biology, Chemistry, Laboratory, or related field. American Society for Clinical Pathology Histotechnican or Histotechnologist (HT (ASCP) or HTL (ASCP)) certification required.
  • Five years of experience as a Histotechnologist in a clinical setting required.
  • Excellent communication skills. Advanced technical and operating skills and proficiency and conducting competency training in all aspects of automated and manual testing, instrument maintenance and troubleshooting in the pathology laboratory.
  • Familiarity with personal computers, hospital EMR and Laboratory Information System, ability to perform histochemistry and Immunohistochemistry methodologies as well as microtomy, embedding and tissue processing.
  • Demonstrates ability to work cooperatively with individuals and teams to produce outcomes and cultivate a positive work environment.

 

 

Frequent physical demands include: Sitting, Standing, Walking, Carry objects, Push/Pull, Twisting, Bending, Reaching forward, Reaching overhead, Wrist position deviation, Pinching/fine motor activities

 

Occasional physical demands include: Climbing (e.g., stairs or ladders), Squat/kneel/crawl, Taste or Smell

 

Continuous physical demands include: Keyboard use/repetitive motion, Talk or Hear

 

Lifting Floor to Waist 50 lbs. Lifting Waist Level and Above 50 lbs.

 

Sensory Requirements include: Very Accurate 20/40, Near Vision, Accurate Far Vision, Accurate Color Discrimination, Moderate Depth Perception, Moderate Hearing

Our Network

Offers are contingent upon successful completion of our onboarding process and pre-employment physical.  Capital Health will require all applicants (including contractors, travelers and consultants) to have an annual flu vaccine and to have a completed COVID-19 vaccine prior to start date, with the exception of individuals with medical and religious exemptions.

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