AP Lab Technologist Histology
Company: Sonora Quest
Posted on: February 11, 2024
Primary City/State:Phoenix, ArizonaDepartment Name: Anatomic
Pathology-Ref LabWork Shift: DayJob Category:LabPOSITION
SUMMARYThis is position is responsible for the receipt of
biological specimens into the department, preparation of samples
for analytical testing, and performing waived testing. This
position reports to department supervisor, and may take direction
from higher level technical personnel. This position assists the
coordinator and supervisor in the functional operation of the
histology section; insuring the continuity of daily workflow and
prioritization of work, training of new employees as well as the
maintenance and reporting of quality control and quality assurance
systems and procedure manuals, solving technical problems, and
research and development activities. This position is also
responsible for performing all essential functions as defined by
the department. In addition, performs waived and moderately complex
tests as defined by CLIA '88 in an accurate and timely manner. This
position may perform highly complex testing as defined by CLIA '88
under general supervision. Also, under general supervision,
performs as a grossing processor taking direction from a Certified
Pathologist Assistant. Receives, examines and processes Pathology
specimens. In the absence of the supervisor or coordinator, this
position provides overview support for the Anatomic pathology
section. Performs all functions of AP Laboratory Technician. Also,
may train employees on basic entry level tasks, performs QC/QA
duties and serves as a resource.CORE FUNCTIONS1. Performs all
essential functions as defined by the department, at a high level
of competency. Performs highly complex testing under supervision.
Responsible for start up, calibration and accuracy of procedures
and instrumentation of waived and moderately complex tests.
Exercises independent judgment and can identify appropriate
resources in performance of assigned duties. Demonstrates
comprehension of theory and clinical relevance of waived,
moderately complex and highly complex testing. Demonstrates
advanced problem resolution and decision making skills for routine
operational and technical problems. Demonstrates knowledge of all
computer systems used in the department, and can perform basic
troubleshooting of computer problems. Demonstrates awareness and
complies with pertinent accrediting agency and regulatory
requirements.2. Recognizes validity of abnormal patient and/or QC
results for waived, moderately complex, and highly complex testing.
Ensures accuracy of test results. Demonstrates appropriate
resolution and follow through for problem solving identified during
testing. Promotes and consistently meets department standards for
productivity and quality.3. Responsible for maintaining inventory
and ordering of specific supplies in designated area. Recognizes
and provides input towards opportunities for improvements in
financial performance.4. Self directed and motivated to contribute
to projects identified by the supervisor. Active in training of
basic entry level functions and tasks. Able to multi task
throughout the department and must be competent on all essential
functions.5. Communicates professionally, courteously, effectively
and accurately with internal and external customers with an
emphasis on LSA/SQL system communication. Promotes positive
communications that enhance teamwork.6. Supports, exhibits, and
promotes behaviors consistent with the Company's Mission, Vision
and Values. Follows the guidelines of customer focused quality
service standards and the Code of Conduct.SUPERVISORY
RESPONSIBILITIESServes as a resource to AP Laboratory Technicians
and provides direction to this group in the absence of the
Technical Supervisor and/or Coordinator.KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND
- Maintains a safe, clean and organized working environment.
- Ensures station is clean, stocked and disinfected at the end of
- Ability to perform well in supervisor's absence, and provide
guidance on issues relating to pre analytical, waived and
moderately complex testing.
- Ability to integrate the Company's Mission, Vision and Values
and customer service standards in daily activities.
- Must be able to react and adjust to daily workflow requirements
as assigned by Supervisor.
- Performs other duties as assigned.MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS
- Requires an Associate's degree and be eligible for ASCP HT
registry OR ASCP HT registry OR a Bachelor's degree with Anatomic
Pathology departmental-specific certification documentation within
6 months of hire date.
- Must be willing to perform/cross train in all areas of the
Anatomic Pathology section and have demonstrated competency in all
aspects of work.
- Must have highly developed interpersonal and communication
skills.Our organization supports a drug-free work environment.
Keywords: Sonora Quest, Phoenix , AP Lab Technologist Histology, Healthcare , Phoenix, Arizona
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