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Pathology Resource Technologist HT/HTL- Anatomic & Molecular Pathology

2131 South 17Th Street
Wilmington, NC
Job ID: 8183
Date Posted: Aug 9, 2022

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Job Description

Description

About NHRMC

NHRMC, established in 1967 in Wilmington, NC, is recognized as a preeminent healthcare organization focused on leading our community to outstanding health. We have an 855 bed network of hospitals and multi-specialty physician group practices with more than 200 physicians. With a network of primary, specialty, neighborhood clinics and regional medical centers; you will find our culture is the very definition of best in practice. Join us and find out how many ways NHRMC offers you the chance to focus on what really matters - our patients and community.

About the Job

Location: New Hanover Regional Medical Center

Department: Anatomic & Molecular Pathology

Full Time Equivalent: FTE: 1.000000

Work Type: 64 to 80 Hours Pay Period

Work Schedule: 8HR DAY - Most of shift btwn 7A-3P

Exempt from Overtime: Exempt: No

What You'll Do

Summary:
The Resource Technologist of Anatomic Pathology works under the supervision of the Laboratory Manager for Anatomic Pathology. The resource technologist will be responsible for insuring the Anatomic Pathology department is operating in compliance with all accrediting agencies’ standards. Their responsibilities will be work performance and supervision of operations and processes. Responsibilities include establishing and maintaining accurate and compliant policies, procedures and protocols; supervision of the section, timely review of quality control and process management; instrument maintenance and problem solving. The resource technologist will assist the manager and pathologists in evaluation of new instruments/equipment and pathology procedures. The resource technologist acts as a resource for patient caregivers, laboratory management, the medical director and the laboratory staff and serves as the technical supervisor in the absence of management. The scope of indirect patient care ranges from neonatal to geriatric patients.


Responsibilities:
1. Performs anatomic pathology testing in the laboratory according to current Standard Operating Procedure Manual for maintenance, quality control and specimen handling and processing. Provides technical assistance to others as needed.
2. Organizes tasks, coordinates workflow pattern and the technical functions of the section and serves as a facilitator to staff in problem resolution.
3. Facilitates maximum efficiency and effectiveness in the delivery of quality laboratory testing through daily active review of test results and implementation of appropriate quality control and preventive maintenance procedures and performance improvement monitors. Includes observation of other staff to determine competency in performance of specific tasks.
4. Ensures laboratory compliance with all regulatory standards, NHRMC and departmental rules and regulations as they relate to individual job tasks.
5. Evaluates and solves problems related to the pre-analytical, analytical and post-analytical stages of laboratory testing. Reviews performance improvement issues on a routine basis in order to resolve issues, maintain quality and document performance of individuals of the laboratory.
6. Assists with implementation and maintenance of employee training programs that focus on theory and techniques required in the laboratory.
7. Remains up to date on government regulation and compliance policies and procedures. Works with management to develop procedures and monitor activities to insure appropriate systems are in place.
8. Participates in short-range planning, professional development of staff, implements strategic initiatives authorized by manager.
9. Assists in maintaining appropriate inventory of laboratory supplies and reagents.
10. Stays current on technological advances and scientific information in specific area of responsibility through participation in professional organizations and /or continuing education and through review of scientific journals. Serves as a technical consultant to nurses, physicians, and staff.
11. Assists with reviewing, updating, and writing laboratory procedures; evaluates documents and implements new procedural methods and instrumentation for the lab.
12. Serves as Technical Supervisor in the absence of management.
13. Ensures that appropriate guest relation techniques are used with the public, patients, and hospital employees.

Position Requirements

Credentials:
*American Society Cl Pathology - Histology Tech/ HTL

Education:
* Bachelor of Science

Other information:
1. Education: BS in Cytology, Histology, Molecular Pathology or related biological science, OR
60 semester hours including either 24 semester hours of medical laboratory courses or 24 semester
hours of science courses (6 hours chemistry; 6 hours biology; and 12 hours in chemistry, biology, or
medical laboratory technology, or any combination
2. Licensure/Certifications: CT(ASCP), HTL(ASCP), HT(ASCP) or Equivalent, or meet CLIA criteria to perform high complexity testing.
3. Experience: 3 years of experience as a cytotechnologist, histotechnologist, histotechnician, or molecular technologist in clinical setting preferred.
Demonstrates standards of performance (ownership, teamwork, communication, compassion) that support patient satisfaction and principles of service excellence.
Performs other duties as assigned.
Individual will possess commensurate combination of education, experience and qualifications.

Other Information

This position description has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by employees within this classification. It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities and qualifications which may be required of the employee assigned to the position. Depending on the location of the job, duties may vary. Receipt of the job description does not imply nor create a promise of employment, nor an employment contract of any kind; my employment with the Company is at will.

  • Member Top 100 Hospitals – In 2016 NHRMC was recognized as a Top 100 Hospital demonstrating significant investment and financial sustainability for the communities we serve. 
  • Newsweek's 2020 list of Best Maternity Care Hospitals - NHRMC Betty H. Cameron Women's & Children's Hospital was named as a Best Maternity Care Hospital by Newsweek. 
  • Forbes America’s Best Large Employers 2018 and 2019Link 
  • Becker’s 150 Top Places to Work in HealthcareLink 
  • Healthgrades Outstanding Patient Experience

Consider a career at NHRMC and become part of this award winning team!

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