Supports the delivery of patient care by performing histology techniques that are utilized in the diagnosis, treatment and prevention of disease.
Performs histology processing in accordance with standard operating procedures and accreditation requirements to support the delivery of patient care. A. Assessing specimen and requisition acceptability to verify correct specimen identification. B. Accessioning specimens and printing accession logs and labels to insure the tracking of specimens throughout the laboratory. C. Preparing specimens for testing or to be sent to a referral laboratory for testing. D. Performing tissue processing, embedding and microtomy E. Utilizing the laboratory information system (LIS) appropriately. F. Reviewing daily work to identify potential technical and/or labeling errors.
Performs testing according to standard operating procedures in to support the delivery of patient care. A. Performing techniques of special staining processes, examples: (Giemsa, PAS, GMS, ASB, Steiner, Alician Blue, Mucin, Iron, etc.) to aid in the proper pathology diagnosis. B. Performing other duties as assigned by the manager or technical specialist to support an efficient laboratory operation. C. Demonstrating the organization skills to complete work assignments within the scheduled workday to support the timely delivery of patient care.
Distributes cases and stores slides and block to promote retrieval. A. Sorting case material for delivery to pathologists and residents. B. Filing and retrieving paraffin blocks as necessary.
Conducts established quality control procedures on analytical tests, equipment, reagents, media and products; evaluates the results of QC and implements corrective action according to established protocols to ensure the accuracy and quality of patient testing. A. Performing and documenting assigned quality control procedures to ensure the accuracy of laboratory tests. B. Verifying the performance of processing/testing in accordance with established laboratory procedures to ensure accurate laboratory results, i.e., special stains. C. Recognizing unacceptable quality control results and implementing corrective action as appropriate. D. Notifying the technical specialist or designate when corrective action is taken.
Performs routine maintenance duties to support the functions of the department including inventory, unpacking supplies, scheduled equipment maintenance, cleaning of workspaces and equipment. A. Performing supply and reagent inventory. B. Performing routine maintenance functions to ensure the proper operation of the laboratory. C. Adjusting various parameters to maintain the operations of automated processors, stainers, and cover slippers. D. Trouble shooting minor problems with automated devices.
Adheres to regulatory standards and organizational policies to comply with JCAHO, CAP, IDPH, AABB, and CLIA guidelines and to ensure laboratory accreditation. A.Participating in laboratory proficiency testing (CAP) to demonstrate continued expertise in clinical testing and ensure accuracy of testing as applicable. B. Attending approved continuing education activities to meet laboratory performance guidelines.
Adheres to all regulatory, hospital and laboratory safety policies (OSHA) to providea safe and secure environment for fellow employees, visitors and patients. A.Attending safety continuing education activities to meet regulatory guidelines. B.Adhering to confidentiality guidelines with patient information.
Required: High School Diploma plus training acquired through work experience or education
Preferred: Associates Degree
Specify Degree(s): N/A
Required: 1-2 years of previous job-related experience
Managerial Experience: N/A
Internal Number: 00067341
About Loyola University Medical Center
Loyola Medicine offers integrated academic medicine, advanced technology and expert clinicians who are leaders in their fields.
Based 10 miles west of Chicago, Loyola Medicine is a nationally recognized leader in providing healthcare and in conducting research in heart disease, cancer, bone marrow transplant, organ transplantation, orthopaedic treatments and neurological disorders.
Loyola Medicine is comprised of the 61-acre Loyola University Medical Center campus in Maywood, Gottlieb Memorial Hospital in Melrose Park, MacNeal Hospital in Berwyn and convenient locations offering primary and specialty care services throughout Cook, Will and DuPage counties.
The LUMC campus is also home to renowned centers of excellence, including:
• Cardinal Bernardin Cancer Center
• Center for Heart & Vascular Medicine
• Level I Trauma Center
• Burn Center
• Loyola Outpatient Center
Loyola is accredited by The Joint Commission. Since 2009, LUMC and Loyola health centers have held Magnet designation for excellence in nursing and patient care.
Loyola Medicine offers rewarding healthcare careers in nursing, pharmacy, nutrition, physical therapy, administration and many other ancillary ...and support service fields. Learn more at LoyolaMedicine.org, GottliebHospital.org and MacNealHospital.org.