Billings Clinic Grossing Technician in Billings, Montana
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LAB-HISTOLOGY (Billings Clinic Main Campus)
Shift: Day, Evening
Schedule: M-F, Various hours
Employment Status: Full-Time (.75 or greater)
Hours per Pay Period: 1.00 = 80 hours (Non-Exempt)
Starting Wage DOE: $23.87 - $28.65
Under general supervision, follows established procedures for preparation of surgical and autopsy specimens. Prepares mounts on slides and stains or treats tissue with chemicals so as to reveal specific structural details under microscopic analysis. Perform histology duties to prepare material for pathologic evaluation. Additional characteristics for the Lead Role: Acts as a lead for an assigned area of department, including assisting with the day to day operations of the department, responsible for quality control and regulatory readiness of department.
Essential Job Functions
Supports and models behaviors consistent with Billings Clinic’s mission, vision, values, code of business conduct and service expectations. Meets all mandatory organizational and departmental requirements. Maintains competency in all organizational, departmental and outside agency standards as it relates to the environment, employee, patient safety or job performance.
Reviews clerical information including the labeling of the specimen and requisition, reconciling any discrepancies detected in labeling. Documents and evaluates clerical discrepancies on the appropriate quality assurance forms.
Aids in the performance of intra operative consultations when requested by pathologist.
Embeds, cuts, stains and coverslips slides efficiently.
Performs de-calcifications and other procedures as appropriate to enhance tissue sectioning.
Prepares laboratory solutions and reagents according to established procedures and exact formula in order to maintain adequate quantities for daily work assignments.
Utilizes performance improvement principles to assess and improve quality. Records and reviews quality control data.
Catalogs and files reports and materials as needed.
Distributes processed slides to Pathologists for review.
Assists lead in supply inventory for section.
Assists with orientation of the new staff and ongoing training/education for staff. Participates in and provides input into interviewing and hiring.
Participates in writing procedures.
Perform routine and non-routine activities involved in the preparation of surgical specimens for Histologic processing. Escalates non-routine, complicated surgical specimens to Pathologist Assistants and/or Pathologists.
a) Assuring appropriate specimen accessioning and labeling,
b) Describing gross anatomic features, dissecting surgical specimens, and preparing tissues for histologic processing,
c) Performing duties relating to the administration and maintenance of surgical pathology protocols, reports and data. Completes all related paperwork,
d) Assuring proper maintenance of equipment, provision of adequate supplies, and cleanliness of the surgical pathology suite.
Assist with the preparation of gross tissue sections for frozen section analysis at the request of the Pathologist Assistant and/or Pathologist.
Assists with orientation and training of other laboratory technicians in the accessioning of specimens and may direct their work as it relates to these activities.
Assist with maintaining policies and procedures related to gross room accessioning standard practices.
Identifies needs and sets goals for own growth and development; meets all mandatory organizational and departmental requirements.
Maintains competency in all organizational, departmental and outside agency environmental, employee or patient safety standards relevant to job performance.
Assist lead with special projects.
Performs other duties as assigned or needed to meet the needs of the department/organization.
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
• Laboratory policies and procedures
• Histologic practices, procedures and techniques
• HIPAA and confidentiality requirements
• Personal computers, hardware and software
• Regulatory requirements (i.e., Joint Commission, OSHA, etc.)
• Patient/resident rights
• Infection control practices/standards and personal protective equipment
• Hazardous materials handling and disposition
• Medical terminology
• Laboratory terminology
• Anatomy and physiology
• Professional communication skills, both verbal and written
• Establishing and maintaining effective working relationships
• Histologic techniques
• Time management, organization, prioritization
• Data analysis
• Incorporate population specific needs into all aspects of communication and patient care; scope of services provided will encompass age groups ranging from infant through geriatric
• Perform precise and meticulous work when mixing reagents and solutions and cutting and embedding tissues
• Analyze data and make independent judgments regarding selection of appropriate procedures, equipment and supplies
• Concentrate and pay close attention to details
• Work effectively in a team environment
• Work independently with general supervision
• Utilize time management concepts and maximize time effectively
• Maintain flexibility to adapt to a variety of work load assignments
• Apply and adhere to established policies, practices and standards; identify non-compliance and coordinate with the appropriate team members
• Errors in specimen preparation may lead to delay or treatment and/or misdiagnoses
• Failure to maintain safety standards may result in illness or injury to employees and/or patients
• Errors in specimen handling may result in customer satisfaction issues
• Uses appropriate judgment in assessing tissue requirements in all aspects of histologic technique.
• High School or GED
• Completed training and passed six (6) month competency on routine histology tasks.
• Histology Technician I/Grossing Technician:
• Skilled in Routine Histology tasks
• Passed one (1) year competency on routine histology tasks.
• Bachelor of Science Degree in a laboratory or biological science field preferred
• Minimum of 60 semester hours, or equivalent, from an accredited institution that includes 24 semester hours of science courses listed:
• Six (6) semester hours of chemistry
S• ix (6) semester hours of biology
• Twelve (12) semester hours of chemistry, biology or medical laboratory technology in any combination
• Or an equivalent combination of education and experience relating to the above tasks, knowledge, skills, and abilities will be considered.
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Billings Clinic is Montana’s largest health system serving Montana, Wyoming and the western Dakotas. A not-for-profit organization led by a physician CEO, the health system is governed by a board of community members, nurses and physicians. Billings Clinic includes an integrated multi-specialty group practice, tertiary care hospital and trauma center, based in Billings, Montana. Learn more at www.billingsclinic.com/aboutus Billings Clinic is committed to the principles of Equal Employment Opportunity. All policies and processes are designed toward achieving fair and equitable treatment of all employees and job applicants. Employees are encouraged to discuss any concerns they have in this regard with their immediate supervisor and/or the Vice President People Resources. All employees and job applicants will be provided the same treatment in all aspects of the employment relationship, regardless of race, color, creed, religion, national origin, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, marital status, genetic information or disability.