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This position is accountable to produce quality diagnostic slides in a timely, accurate manner to facilitate diagnosis by Pathologists. The incumbent in this position will support the mission, vision, values and strategic initiatives of MWHC and must demonstrate a commitment to quality service to patients, physicians, the public and co-workers.
Essential Functions & Responsibilities:
Prepares blocks of tissue for slide mounting in order to facilitate diagnosis.
Accessions specimens into the laboratory information system.
Performs all histochemical and immunohistochemical stains proficiently.
Prepares specimens for processing and perform quality control on a daily basis.
Assists on bone marrow procedures.
In a professional manner, interfaces with physicians, hospital departments and other professionals regarding test results, concerns and analyses.
Assists department supervisor with evaluation of new instrumentation and procedures to maintain state-of-the-art technology.
Assists with implementation of training and orientation programs for new Associates, as well as ensures own competencies by participating in all educational in-services and monthly proficiency testing.
Monitors equipment and supplies in order to maintain adequate inventory levels to ensure continuous operation.
As needed, assists with autopsy preparation performance and clean up.
Maintains chemical inventory. Assists with specimen grossing as needed.
Accurately files slides and blocks and prepares routine reagents in compliance with universal precautions.
Processes phone requests and questions in order to provide timely, effective laboratory information services.
Performs other duties as assigned.
Bachelor of Science degree.
One to two years relevant experience preferred.
HTL Certification (ASCP) required.
As an EOE/AA employer, the organization will not discriminate in its employment practices due to an applicant's race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, and veteran or disability status.
A Not-for-Profit Regional Healthcare System Dedicated to Excellence. From our humble beginnings in Fredericksburg, Virginia as an eight-room hospital to our modern not-for-profit regional system, Mary Washington Healthcare has seen enormous growth and development in the past 100 years. Today, we are made up of two hospitals and 28 healthcare facilities and wellness services. Community leaders volunteer on our Board of Trustees in order to guide the continued growth and direction of our health care system.