Hancock Regional Hospital

  • Histology Lead Tech

    Job ID
    Laboratory Services
    Position Type
    Full Time
  • Overview

    The Lead Technologist is Histotechnologist or Histotechnician I that accepts additional responsibility for functions in a specialized area of lab operations. Listed are a summary of responsibilities: supply management, writes procedures, performs instrument maintenance, quality controls and troubleshooting and ensures department has met regulatory standards in preparation for CAP and HFAP inspections. Assists with training new staff and ensures staff performing tests have completed competency. This person is expected to attend training and become point person for new instrumentation in their area of expertise. Their work is subject to review by Director/Medical Director of the Lab. This position requires interdepartmental support activities to more effectively provide patient care. These activities may range from room/procedure preparation, retrieval of specimens, and assisting with bone marrows. This position requires variable work hours. Must maintain a high level of accuracy while simultaneously performing a variety of tests/tasks. This position reports to the shift or department supervisor. Must be contactable by phone for backup coverage or questions. Performs other assigned duties.


    Must be able to accurately produce test results and evaluate variances. Must be capable of consistent, independent judgment under fluctuating workload pressure. Must be able to communicate technical information clearly, both in directly and by phone. Requires the ability to move rapidly from location to location within the hospital. Interact with physicians, nursing units, and co-workers concerning questions or problems identified on the shift. Propose and implement immediate solutions to problems or implement PDCA to assure good patient outcomes. Act as a liaison between co-workers on the shift and the supervisor to assure staff concerns are addressed and that the hospital/lab interests are fairly represented. Model compliance with lab and hospital safety rules. Trains and documents training of new staff as requested. Notifies the supervisor of any performance trends identified, of any unresolved problems on the shift, between shifts, or with other departments. Performs other duties as assigned.


    Certification/license: Histotechnologist (HTL ASCP) Histotechnician (HT ASCP) or equivalent education/experience to per CLIA 88. Must maintain competency per protocol. Must attend 80 percent of applicable continuing education programs. Mandatory Annual Continuing Education: Customer Service, Fire and Safety, Confidentiality-HIPAA, Infection Control, Corporate Compliance. Annual Unit Specific Competencies, and all education required by regulatory, accreditation bodies and/or Hancock Regional Hospital.

    ADDITIONAL EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS: Must be a graduate from an approved Histology approved program or be able to demonstrate equivalent training. Prefer candidate have 2 years of experience a medical laboratory, but will consider on a case by case basis. Must have good keyboarding skills, proficient in Word/Excel.
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