Beebe Healthcare
Published
July 11, 2024
Location
Lewes, Delaware
Job Type

Description

LEAD HISTOTECHNICIAN - HISTOTECHNOLOGIST - ASCP

  • Hospital-Main Campus
  • Allied Health
  • Full-Time
  • Variable shifts
  • ANATOMIC PATHOLOGY
  • 7277

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Job Description

Why Beebe?Become part of the Beebe team - an inclusive team positioned in a vibrant, coastal community. Enjoy a fulfilling career as you support the health of our patients and a team focused on excellence.

 

Benefits

In addition to competitive compensation and wellness benefits (medical, dental, vision and prescription) Beebe Healthcare also offers:

  • Sign-on and Referral Bonuses for select positions
  • Tuition Assistance up to $5,000
  • Paid Time Off
  • Long Term Sick accrual
  • Employer Contribution Plan
  • Free Short and Long-Term Disability for Full Time employees
  • Zero copay for drugs on prescription plan for certain conditions
  • College Bound 529 Savings Plan
  • Life Insurance
  • Beebe Perks via Work Advantage
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Pet Insurance

Overview

Under the direction of the Anatomic Pathology Laboratory Manager, The Lead Histotechnician will assist with the oversight of the daily operations in the Histology Lab by providing operational supervision and direction of staff and activities within the histology department. The lead histotechnician is responsible for planning, assigning, reviewing, delegating, and evaluating work of assigned staff to achieve quality testing results to achieve operational efficiency while adhering to established policies and standard operating procedures. This includes maintaining a daily schedule of personnel to ensure the department is adequately staffed for the specimen volume and managing the departments' equipment and supply inventory.

 

The Lead Histotechnician assists laboratory leadership to resolve technical, operational, system, and other related issues on a timely basis. Takes appropriate corrective actions when needed. Monitors and executes all phases of routine surgical pathology specimen preparation for microscopic diagnosis, including tissue processing, embedding, microtomy, frozen sectioning, H&E staining, simple tissue grossing, and immunohistochemistry.

 

The Lead Histotechnician communicates effectively with various staff including administrative, medical, nursing, and others to ensure proper coordination and understanding of services in the absence of the laboratory manager and director.

Responsibilities

  • Demonstrates ability to plan and organize workflow to maximize productivity while maintaining quality, safety, and customer satisfaction.
  • Ensures team members follow departmental policies/procedures, and adhere to all quality, safety, and regulatory standards/requirements.
  • Supports department by monitoring regulatory/accreditation compliance and takes actions to address deficiencies as appropriate.
  • Trains new team members, current team members, and students, as necessary. Ensures that orientation and training checklists are completed.
  • Makes sure that annual mandatory education is completed, and competencies are assessed and documented.
  • Provides feedback to leadership about team members' performance, including need for coaching, counseling, disciplinary action.
  • Assists leadership in completing initial and annual performance appraisals.
  • Recommends/Assists with the preparation of departmental quality and safety programs, performance improvement, and miscellaneous projects as needed.
  • Participates in the interview process and provides feedback on candidates.

Qualifications

Three years of histology work experience in a clinical setting is required. Excellent communication skills. Advanced technical and operating skills and proficiency and conducting competency training in all aspects of automated and manual testing, instrument maintenance, and troubleshooting in the pathology laboratory. College of American Pathologists inspection and/or preparation experience required.

 

Education

* Associate of Science in Histotechnology required; bachelor's degree in medical technology, or in a physical, chemical, biological, or clinical laboratory science preferred.

 

Credentials

* Histotechnician or Histotechnologist certification HT or HTL (ASCP) required; Qualification in Immunohistochemistry, QIHC (ASCP) is a plus.

Competencies Skills

Essential:
* Clear Communication Skills Both Written and Verbal
* Able To Keep Confidential Information Regarding Patients, Team Members
* Able To Withstand Crisis Situations
* Has Skills to Provides Customer Service to Patients, Team Members and Visitors
* Knowledge And Experience with Electronic Health Records

Credentials

Essential:
* ASCP-MEDTECH - MLT OR MT

Education

Essential:
* Associate degree in related field

Other Information

Sign-On Bonus:

  • $10,000 sign-on bonus!

Salaries starting at

USD $31.83/Hr.

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