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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
Marietta GA USA


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