Histotechnician is responsible for accurately and timely accessioning and tracking, processing ,and testing all types of surgical, cytological and autopsy tissues and fluids. Additional duties include completing tasks, preventive maintenance, quality control and providing customer service.
Each employee is expected to be a supportive link between laboratory customers and other areas within the department and project a professional image through telephone communication to internal and external Nationwide Children's Hospital customers.
Demonstrates the histotechnological , general laboratory and computer skills required in the anatomical pathology laboratory; may include microtomy skills, routine special and histochemical stains, continuing education of self and peers, and quality control and assisting in the advancement of new technology.
Demonstrates knowledge of and upholds applicable laws and regulations related to position. Maintains knowledge of techniques, procedures, and protocols, lab-wide and within lab section. Reviews and acknowledges procedures as required. Assists with procedure and technical development and acts as a resource.
Demonstrates the ability to communicate respectfully with coworkers, staff, patients, parents and clients. Continuously be the best at providing customer service in an efficient and effective manner to assure customer satisfaction and quality patient care.
Maintains a safe environment. Wears appropriate personal protective equipment as designated by lab area. Reports spills and hazardous situations immediately and acts appropriately. Follows established guidelines for disclosure of patient information.
Performs routine and complex technical procedures and functions in the laboratory information system in an adequate and timely manner.Performs preventive maintenance and quality control with appropriate documentation and communication.
Participates in continuous improvement programs within the department including participating in quality assurance, continuing education programs, department meetings, and special projects as assigned.
Responsible for presenting continuing education. Participates in special projects and presentation of results. Assists with development and monitoring of specific competencies. Required to complete at least four hours of medical/technical continuing education, yearly.
Demonstrates the initiative and ability to provide feedback that is useful and assists in individual improvement.Assist with training of new employees, students, fellows, rotators, etc. Promotes a cohesive work environment and identify resolutions to improve moral.
Demonstrates the ability to make determinations regarding course of action and alternatives by addressing problems by using resolutions and basic troubleshooting skills. Able to resolve technical, computer, and customer service problems with in the lab section. Performs in-depth problem solving.
Internal Number: 26687
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