Unified Physician Management/Florida Woman Care Laboratory
May 7, 2018
Full Time - Experienced
2 Year Degree
Florida Woman Care, the largest OB/GYN practice in the state of Florida is building a state of the art CAP accredited lab in the Tampa area with specialists in GYN Pathology to produce the highest quality of diagnosis of laboratory specimens.
We currently have over 175 medical offices and over 550 OBGYN Providers throughout the state of Florida.
The Florida Woman Care Laboratory will be starting with Histology, GYN Cytology and Molecular Microbiology. We are seeking an experienced Histotechnicians and Histotechnologists for our Histology division, which will include, histochemical, immunohistochemical and in-situ hybridization assays.
Histotechnicians and histotechnologists play a fundamental role on the laboratory team. This position is responsible for cutting, staining and preparing tissue samples for the pathologist to review. Two (2) years’ recent experience in a high-volume histopathology laboratory is preferred. A successful candidate is responsible for prioritizing testing procedures and completing those procedures in an accurate and timely manner while maintaining accurate records in accordance with established policies, procedures and regulations.
Duties and responsibilities:
Follow the laboratory’s procedures for handling specimens, processing tests, analyzing tests, and reporting and maintaining records of patient results
May label requisitions, specimen containers, cassettes and/or slides and affixes cover-slip to slides
Trains or directs Laboratory Assistants engaged in histopathology specimen processing
Embeds tissue specimens in correct orientation at an average rate of 45-60 blocks per hour
Performs microtomy at an average rate of 35-40 blocks per hour of correct thickness with minimal cutting artifact
Performs routine H&E stain according to written protocol
Performs recuts and additional stains including special and immunohistochemistry stains, as requested by a Pathologist
Exercises independent judgment in dealing with procedural and technical problems
Recognizes and corrects inferior stain quality using knowledge of staining procedures
Follow the laboratory’s established corrective action policies and procedures whenever test systems are not within the laboratory’s established acceptable levels of performance
Document all corrective actions taken when systems deviate from the laboratory’s established performance specifications.
Adhere to the laboratory’s QC policies, and document all QC activities, instrument and procedural calibrations, and maintenance performed
Maintain records that demonstrate that PT samples are tested in the same manner as patient samples
Maintains laboratory, equipment, and documentation in a state of readiness for accreditation/licensing/safety inspections
Operates, cleans, and sterilizes laboratory equipment, glassware, instruments, and workstation
Follow all health and safety regulations when handling laboratory specimens
Comply with chemical hygiene and/or laboratory safety procedures
Comply with all lab procedures, processes, and methodologies
Additional duties as assigned
AA or AS degree OR equivalent training and experience (24 hours of non-entry level chemistry/biology courses) required
Successful completion of an accredited histology program preferred
Ability to organize and prioritize work for timely completion
Accuracy and close attention to detail
Excellent motor skills, hand-eye coordination, ability to maintain repetitive motion tasks with tolerance and stamina
Effective communication skills, both verbally and in writing
Able to easily understand complex instructions, both verbally and in writing
Able to maintain confidentiality consistent with HIPAA
Excellent computer skills including: Microsoft Office Suite, Laboratory Information Systems
Adhere to correct procedures, policies and health/safety guidelines
Prolonged periods of standing are necessary, able to stand on feet, bend, and move through shift; frequent lifting/carrying of objects up to 25 lbs.
Internal Number: 534
About Unified Physician Management/Florida Woman Care Laboratory
Unified Physician Management, LLC (UPM) and its physician partners have assembled the nation’s largest network of Ob-Gyns operating in Florida, Georgia, North Carolina, Washington, Texas, Maryland, Virginia, and the District of Columbia. Through its partner organizations, Unified Women’s Healthcare, PL (UWH) and Capital Women’s Care, UPM has created the only national, private practice women’s health group with a singular vision of patient centered care and physician governance.
Established in 2009, UPM and its physician partners have set out to preserve personalized healthcare and be recognized as a premier thought leader in the field of women’s health. The goal is to preserve the private practice of medicine and preserve the economic security of Ob-Gyns for the foreseeable future