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Histology Lab Assistant

Kennestone Hospital • Marietta, Georgia • Day Shift • Full Time • JR-8012


The Histology Lab Assistant is a proactive member of an interdisciplinary team of licensed and unlicensed care givers who ensure that patients, families and significant others receive individualized high quality, safe patient care. It is expected that all RN Clinical Nurses – are licensed, knowledgeable and uphold the practice of nursing as outlined by the Georgia Professional Nurse Practice Act and implements the Scope of Practice and Code of Ethics Standards put forth by the American Nurses Association.

  • Full Time
  • Day Shift
  • 6+ years of experience

Success Profile

Find out what it takes to succeed as a Histology Lab Assistant:

  • Collaborative
  • Time Efficient
  • Organized
  • Critical Thinker
  • Attention to Detail
  • Compassionate

Benefits that Reflect Your Contributions

  • Your Pay

    A compensation program designed for fair and equitable pay.

  • Your Future

    Secure your future with plans that also include an employer match. Plans and guidance for the future.

  • Your Wellness

    Traditional healthcare benefits combined with progressive wellness programs to help you be your best self!.

  • Your Joy

    Special and unique benefits and programs ensuring a balanced life and a workplace culture built on trust.

Job Details

Facility: Kennestone Hospital

Job Summary:

Under general supervision of the Histology/Cytology Manager, Wellstar Health System Laboratory and direct supervision of the Coor Cytology, responsibilities include but not limited to data entry of patient information, preparation and processing of cytology specimens (GYN and NON)GYN) and/or pathology specimens, clerical duties, send out processes, etc Confirm and distribute completed surgical and cytology cases that have been accessioned, filing (slides/blocks/reports), retrieiving tumor and consult requests, and have full knowledge of regulartory policies. Maintain department inventory with adequate supplies, cytology and surgical specimens are stored properly and discarded within regulartory safety guidelines.

Core Responsibilities and Essential Functions:

CYTOLOGY AND SURGICAL PATHOLOGY PREPARATION: - Accurately register/accession patient data and speciment information into Anatomic Pathology computer system. - Verifies the identification of specimens and patients as they are received into the lab for evaluation. - Research and document discrepancies involving patient identification and specimen labeling. - Performs cytology and pathology preparation on patient samples - Performs sendout duties on patient specimens, enter clerical and billing charges, packaging and tracking. - Retrieve surgical specimens from operating room and GI Lab at scheduled times per facility, as applicable. - Accompany nursing staff and security to morgue for fetal demise log in to ensure proper identification and verigy the consent for final disposition and examination form is complete and present. Per facility, as applicable. - Coordinate fetal disposition / cremation with nursing staff, Bereavement Coordinator, and funeral home (s). Per facility, as applicable. PATHOLOGY COMPUTER, PRINCIPLE AND INSTRUMENTATION: - Knowledge of cytology instrumentation and ability to troubleshoot. - Retrieve and update accessioning and sendouts logs from the laboratory computer system. - Enter sendout test charges as well as Intraoperative consultation charges. - Have complete understanding and knowledge of Copath histology billing which includes but not limited to frozen section, OR Consult, etc. - Check pending log and confirm specimens are received daily. QUALITY MANAGEMENT: - Document and resolve any quality control and assurance issues and inform supervisor. - Performs maintenance check on department equipment and document accordingly. - Print patient reports and prepared Reference lab requisitions to sendout for consultation accurately. - Have a basice knowledge of cost management involving reagents, and efficiency, without compromising patient quality. - Follow all regulartory policies including but not limited to OSHA, CLIA, CAP, JCAHO, etc. for safety proper handling and disposal of chemicals and pathologic waste.

Required Minimum Education:

High school diploma Required

Required Minimum License(s) and Certification(s):

Additional Licenses and Certifications:

Required Minimum Experience:

Minimum 1 year job-related experience Required

Required Minimum Skills:

General knowledge of lab techniques and principles, instrument maintenance and troubleshooting abilities. Cytology and Histology training, Histology and Cytology Safety Regulartory knowledge, Anatomical Pathology computer training. Must have absolute integrity in the tasks performed and the ability to work independently or with minimal supervision. Must have good organizational skills.
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