Mercy Medical Center Clinton Senior Technologist in Wilmington, Delaware

Department:

2402_2300 Histology

Expected Weekly Hours:

40

Shift:

Day Shift

Position Purpose:

Oversees daily section operations and outcomes of work performed by others via direct observation and review of daily work logs. Reports all issues to director. Applies technical knowledge and skills to perform routine staining, mounting, and special procedures to detect evidence of cancer and other pathological conditions in body fluids and tissue. Reviews and critically analyzes work of other cytotechs and prep techs, makes independent decisions concerning acceptability of results prior to release tot he patient record or for pathologist review. Produces accurate and complete results. Performs and documents corrective action as needed. Operates, maintains, and troubleshoots complex laboratory instruments. Assures integrity of equipment function and assay systems through maintenance of quality assurance standards. Maintains laboratory records and computer files for the cytopathology section. Retrieves and reviews slides on atypical or suspicious and malignant cases. Oversees internal and external quality control program of section and maintains compliance with regulatory standards. Assists in review, revision, and writing of new and existing laboratory procedures, policies, and safety manuals.

Effectively interprets and communicates laboratory results, procedures, and policies to physicians and other appropriate health care practitioners and obtains diagnostic information on cases submitted as needed. Responsible for investigating Cytology billing issues and the clarification of Patient data. Recognizes critical conditions and responds appropriately. Manages infectious specimens, hazardous chemicals and potentially dangerous instruments in accordance with hospital and departmental policies in order to maintain a safe work environment. Performs offsite immediate assessment of Fine Needle Asperations. Assists physicians with fine needle aspirate collection at the patient bedside.

Manages infectious specimens, hazardous chemicals, and potentially dangerous instruments in accordance with hospital and departmental policies in order to maintain a safe working environment. Interviews prospective employees, monitors competency of staff and reports issues to section supervisor .

Maintains thorough knowledge of all procedures and instrumentation in order to assist cytotechnologists and prep techs when problems occur. Continuously strengthens knowledge of laboratory principles and techniques through participation in continuing education activities. Communicates and interprets laboratory results, procedures, and policies to physicians and health care providers. Interfaces with pathology staff and all levels of hospital personnel. May serve on a variety of committees as deemed necessary.

Helps solve operational problems when cytotechnologist or prep techs are unable to do so and is responsible for completing difficult tasks. Evaluates recent technological advances and new procedures for possible laboratory implementation. Monitors competency of section technologists and reports issues to section supervisor. Verifies assay parameters and acceptability of control results. Provides interpretation of results and parameters when necessary. Oversees and maintains a continuous workflow in the laboratory. Assigns work to laboratory staff and prepares the work schedule and reviews with section supervisor as needed.

Instructs and trains staff. Demonstrates financial accountability through accurate documentation of workload and efficient use of reagents and supplies. Orders and oversees adequate inventory. Demonstrates proficiency with Laboratory Information System. Demonstrates professional, friendly, courteous, interpersonal skill in interactions with hospital staff, supervisory staff, co-workers, customers, and patients/family members. Other duties as assigned.

Job Description Details:

Minimum Qualifications (Education/Experience/Licensure/Certification/Skills) :

  • Baccalaureate degree in a biological or chemical science, and a graduate of an approved school of cytology with CT (ASCP) certification.

  • Thorough understanding of all routine, new and special procedures and theory required for application and development of procedures to the laboratory. Use of independent judgement, evaluation and performance of all procedures.

  • Ability to evaluate cellular desquamation of GYN and non-GYN material and apply diagnostic criteria to each slide examined. Performance of cytological procedures requires a high level of skill and use of independent visual judgement.

  • Experience with laboratory information system (CoPath) highly desirable. Computer proficiency with Microsoft (MS) Windows, MS Excel and MS Word required.

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Trinity Health employs more than 131,000 colleagues across 22 states. We honor and embrace a diverse representation of people, ideas and backgrounds. Our dedication to diversity is evident in our commitment to training, education, recruitment, retention and development, as well as community partnerships and supplier diversity.

Because we serve diverse populations, our colleagues are trained to recognize the cultural beliefs, values, traditions, language preferences and health practices of the communities we serve and to apply that knowledge to produce positive outcomes. We recognize that each of us has a different way of thinking and perceiving our world, and that our differences not only serve to unite us, but also lead to innovative solutions.