Company: Cambridge Health Alliance
Posted on: November 16, 2023
Location: -CHA Cambridge Hospital -Work Days: -Mon -Fri from
10:00 am thru 18:30 pm - -Category: -Allied Health - -Department:
-Pathology - -Job Type: Per Diem On Call - -Work Shift: Day
-Hours/Week: 0.00 -Union: No -Union Name: Non UnionDEPARTMENT
DESCRIPTION:The CHA laboratory provides everything from from
routine blood and urine tests to special tissue evaluation. -
Under the direct supervision of the Lab Director and Associate
Pathologist will assist in the preparation of human surgical
specimens and perform other assigned duties in order to ensure
optimal patient care and the safety and efficiency of the Pathology
Specimen Processing and Gross Description of Surgical
--- Accurately and efficiently provides gross descriptions of all
--- Is competent and adept in the use of Dragon Voice
--- Independently troubleshoots issues with Dragon Voice.
--- Creates new templates for dictation for Dragon Voice.
--- Accurately and efficiently dissects tissue and puts the tissue
into a properly labelled cassette for processing
--- Accurately and efficiently prints cassettes as needed
--- Accurately and efficiently completes worksheets for each
--- Ensures specimen comments, which include IHC, special stains,
and levels are transcribed correctly onto the specimen
--- Accurately and efficiently performs frozen sections with
staining and delivery of frozen section slides within the
acceptable time limits
--- Prepares touch preps and stains the slides as needed.
--- Provides high quality photographs of gross specimens and
--- Provides high quality digital pictures with diagrams as needed
for complicated cases and delivers specimens to radiology for new
--- Efficiently delivers tissue, hardware or other foreign bodies
to doctors' offices or directly to patients as needed
--- Willingly assists in the printing of proofs of dictation and
other patient's information as needed.
--- Loads the specimens on the processor as needed.
Gross Room Quality Control and Equipment Maintenance:
--- Correctly performs all required daily and monthly instrument
procedures according to department specific schedules and
--- Effectively troubleshoots and resolves quality control failures
and instrument failures. Independently contacts technical service
representatives when required to resolve problems. Ensures that the
fume hood is functioning properly at all times.
--- Maintains an adequate supply of inventory at all times
--- Ensures that the grossing room is kept clean and organized
--- Ensures that there is appropriate monitoring of all temperature
--- Ensures there is proper management and labeling of the
chemicals and the chemical hazardous waste.
--- Participates daily in the team effort to efficiently complete
all required department work within the appropriate time
--- Constructively analyzes work processes and contributes to the
team effort to improve workflow as needed. Identifies opportunities
for improvement and willingly adjusts as change is needed.
--- Actively participates in committee's/task force team meetings
--- Attends and participates in all department meetings, reads
minutes and completes assigned follow up tasks within the required
--- Demonstrates flexibility in resolving scheduling issues
--- Trains new employees by accurately conveying information on
policies and procedures of the department. Verifies their work
until they are able to work independently.
--- Supports department initiatives with technical knowledge,
active participation in work groups and education for other
--- Acknowledges supervisory roles of the managerial and medical
staff of the laboratory. Works with both managers and pathologists
in ensuring good patient care, efficient workflow and the safety of
themselves and others.
--- Readily assists in the organization and coordination of
anatomic pathology conferences; participates as required
--- Readily assists in the preparation of documents and tissue for
send out cases as needed
--- Assists the pathologists in the preparation for accreditation
--- Writes technical procedures as needed in accordance with
established technical guidelines
--- Readily performs other tasks as assigned or directed by the
--- Keeps work area disinfected by washing surfaces with
appropriate disinfectant at frequent intervals
--- Understands and applies principles in the Laboratory Bloodborne
Pathogen Control Plan. Adheres to universal precautions at all
--- Understands and applies principles in the Laboratory Chemical
Hygiene Plan. Uses appropriate safety attire and devices according
--- Demonstrates adequate knowledge of disaster responses and all
other laboratory and CHA safety policies
--- Demonstrates adequate competency in response to fire drills,
chemical spill drills, and infectious spill drills. Has no failed
--- Successfully completes annual review training in Safety and
Risk Management within designated time period.
--- Demonstrates techniques to minimize exposure to formalin fume
exposure and passes formalin badge testing annual
- - -MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:Other information:
Minimum of a Baccalaureate degree. Degree in biomedical or health
Completion of NAACLS accredited Pathologist's Assistant program
required; Masters degree in Health Science preferred.
Current Pathologist's Assistant certification through the American
Society for Clinical Pathology is required and must be maintained
in good status throughout employment..
New certified graduates acceptable but 3 or more years experience
in a clinical pathology setting preferred.
Must have dictation experience; experience with Voice recognition
Must have some experience with pathology computer systems
Minimum Job Qualifications:
Knowledge of human anatomy and medical terminology.
Knowledge of Universal precautions, chemical safety guidelines, and
basic laboratory safety
Knowledge of gross pathology
Must be fluent in the English language
Effective interpersonal and communication skills
In keeping with federal, state and local laws, Cambridge Health
Alliance (CHA) policy forbids employees and associates to
discriminate against anyone based on race, religion, color, gender,
age, marital status, national origin, sexual orientation, gender
identity, veteran status, disability or any other characteristic
protected by law. We are committed to establishing and maintaining
a workplace free of discrimination. We are fully committed to equal
employment opportunity. We will not tolerate unlawful
discrimination in the recruitment, hiring, termination, promotion,
salary treatment or any other condition of employment or career
development. Furthermore, we will not tolerate the use of
discriminatory slurs, or other remarks, jokes or conduct, that in
the judgment of CHA, encourage or permit an offensive or hostile
- Cambridge Health Alliance brings Care to the People - including
your neighbors, friends and family. Our local hospitals and care
centers serve our vibrant, diverse communities, and play an
integral role in improving health. As passionate advocates for the
underserved, we actively partner with our communities to take on
challenging public health issues, and conduct important research to
help reduce barriers to care. We believe that everyone deserves
access to high quality, convenient health care. This is why our
employees believe in where they work and why many build long,
rewarding careers at CHA.
Healthcare is changing rapidly. CHA has a strategic plan that
charts a proactive course for our future. It is built on a vision
of equity and excellence for everyone, every time. It also
recognizes that our workforce is our most valuable asset and
prioritizes competitive salaries, benefits and professional
development opportunities for employees. The strategic plan is
changing the way we provide care and improving the health and
experience of our patients; we are looking for smart, committed,
compassionate people who want to be part of making our vision of
better health and equity a reality.
At CHA, you can believe in where you work and go home every day
knowing you made a difference. Join our team and help us bring Care
to the People.
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