This is a state-of-the-art laboratory, operating twenty-four
hours per day, where you will be able to utilize your training,
experience and skills to learn and grow. The AP Lab performs over
75,000 cases per year. There are on-site ICH and Molecular labs and
a significant opportunity for professional development. The lab is
accredited by CAP, JCAHO; certified by CLIA and registered with the
GENERAL SUMMARY AND PURPOSE:
Primary responsibilities include performing all necessary
procedures pertaining to accessioning and technical preparation of
all pathology and cytology specimens. This individual must function
with a high degree of technical expertise regarding handling of
specimens to insure accuracy of diagnoses made from specimens
submitted for evaluation. Effectively and efficiently prioritizes
workflow within the department. Uses the laboratory computer system
SKILLS, KNOWLEDGE, EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:
High School Diploma.
Preferred: Two years of college course work completed (40-60
credit hours) with emphasis in a science curriculum or equivalent
with 12 hours Science credits.
Preferred: Associates of Science, Applied Science (or similar).
One year experience working in Cytology Preparation and/ or
Histology Processing preferred, with knowledge of medical
^ Picks up pathology specimens from various locations throughout
the hospital and campus such as surgery, endoscopy, etc.
^ Full registration for outreach specimens with orders for Surg
Path, Cytology and Molecular pathology procedures.
^ Includes insurance entry and verification. Responsible for
proper handling, accessioning, and billing of all pathology
specimens through entering data into the LIS computer
^ Prints labels and work lists. Answers telephone and assists
coworkers, patients, staff and pathologists as needed Demonstrates
proficiency and understanding of Pathology and Cytology
preparations and procedures including NONGYN's and Liquid Based
PAP's, using established quality control standards to ensure
patient safety. .
^ Stains and coverslips all NON-GYN, GYN, and other pathology
slides utilizing proper techniques.
^ Proper use of required laboratory equipment and performs
necessary quality control and maintenance of assigned lab equipment
and records. Assists with basic or designated Histology
^ Cleans and stocks all work areas.
^ Distributes slides and paperwork to cytotechnologists or
pathologists as needed. Monitors inventory for Pathology areas.
^ Follows policy and procedures for storage length and proper
disposal of blocks, slides, surgical specimens, requisitions, and
^ Effectively and efficiently prioritizes workflow within the
^ Performs other duties as assigned. Maintains good rapport and
cooperative relationships. Approaches conflict in a constructive
^ Helps to identify problems, offer solutions, and participate
in their resolution. ^ Maintains the confidentiality of information
acquired pertaining to patient, physicians, associates, and
visitors to St. Joseph Mercy Health System.
^ Discusses patient and hospital information only among
appropriate personnel in appropriately private places.
^ Behaves in accordance with the Mission, Vision and Values of
SJMHS. Assumes responsibility for performance of job duties in the
safest possible manner, to assure personal safety and that of
coworkers, and to report all preventable hazards and unsafe
practices immediately to management.
Trinity Health's Commitment to Diversity and Inclusion
Trinity Health employs about 133,000 colleagues at dozens of
hospitals and hundreds of health centers in 22 states. Because we
serve diverse populations, our colleagues are trained to recognize
the cultural beliefs, values, traditions, language preferences, and
health practices of the communities that we serve and to apply that
knowledge to produce positive health outcomes. We also recognize
that each of us has a different way of thinking and perceiving our
world and that these differences often lead to innovative
Trinity Health's dedication to diversity includes a unified
workforce (through training and education, recruitment, retention
and development), commitment and accountability, communication,
community partnerships, and supplier diversity.