Be a part of a world-class academic healthcare system, Ingalls Memorial Hospital, as a Anatomic Pathology Technician in the Pathology Lab. In this role as a Anatomic Pathology Technician, you will be held accountable to maintain and promote trust, recognition and respect for the laboratory by positively interacting with physicians, patients, visitors and employees. Job duties and training for this position are generally separated into the 2 work areas, histology and cytology, although cross training will be done as needed to support the pathology department. The Pathology Lab is known for Whether you need outpatient lab work or are staying in the hospital for inpatient services, UChicago Medicine provides the most comprehensive lab services available anywhere.
Under the direction of the Pathology Supervisor and/or Lead, the Anatomic Pathology technician provides clerical and technical assistance to the Pathologists, Pathologist Assistant, Histotechnologists and Cytotechnologists; is responsible for the efficient and accurate receiving, identification, accessioning and preparation of surgical and cytology specimens; processing of referral orders; maintaining inventory and stocking of reception, grossing and frozen section areas; practicing of safe handling and disposal of body tissues and fluids.
Essential Job Functions
Communicates with immediate supervisor regularly and informs of problems, complaints, performance issues, supply/quality problems, concerns, and workflow.
Assists in the orientation and training of new employees as needed.
Immediately notifies pathologist/designated person of error or any potential problem.
Assists with inventory of grossing, frozen-section area, and cytology supplies and ensures items needed are submitted for ordering
Helps to ensure grossing, frozen-section area, and cytology stains and supplies are used efficiently and unnecessary waste is minimized.
Supports the Ingalls vision by consistently demonstrating a positive and supportive attitude to patients, physicians, visitors and co-workers and presents the Anatomical Pathology Department in a positive and professional manner.
Promotes teamwork through communication and support.
Demonstrates knowledge/judgment concerning Anatomic Pathology computer procedures, specimens, associated cassettes and slides, accurate record keeping and ability to establish priorities and organize effectively.
Receives, accessions, and prepares specimens while addressing and documenting any discrepancies with specimens, labeling, or requisitions.
Appropriately labels specimens, cassettes or slides after verifying information on requisition and specimen container.
Retains and discards all specimens according to the lab retention policy.
Adheres to OSHA/CLIA/HIPAA/TJC/DNV/CAP and other accrediting guidelines.
Successful completion of annual hospital and department competencies, and lab safety
Monitors department inventory of supplies and orders accordingly to maintain sufficient levels of necessary supplies.
Assists pathologists with frozen sections by setting up work area, staining immediate slides according to protocol, and taking x-ray film to Radiology for development and interpretation.
Wraps and removes limbs to/from morgue.
Accessions Gyn ThinPrep paps and Non-Gyn specimens in the AP computer while addressing and documenting any discrepancies with specimens, labeling, or requisitions.
Orders and prepares vials and labels for HPV testing for microbiology.
Labels and aliquots vials for microbiology for Chlamydia/Gonorrhea testing.
- High School Diploma or equivalent is required
- Ability to remain in a fixed sitting position for long periods of time in an environment that involves
inhaling xylene and other fumes.
- A high degree of manual dexterity.
- Some college preferred – i.e., anatomy, biology and medical terminology preferred
- Job Type: .50 Part Time
- Shift: Day Shift
- Unit/Department: Pathology Lab
- CBA Code: Non-Union
Must comply with Ingalls Memorial Hospital's COVID-19 Vaccination requirement as a condition of employment. If you have already received the vaccination, you must provide proof as part of the pre-employment process. This is in addition to your compliance with the Flu Vaccination requirement as well. Medical and religious exemptions will be considered consistent with applicable law. Lastly, a pre-employment physical, drug screening, and background check are also required for all employees prior to hire.
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