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Histology Supervisor

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Medical Diagnostic Laboratories LLC

Burr Ridge, IL

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Description 4path, Ltd. was conceived, developed and maintained for the provision of pathology services for our out-patient clients \u2013 And for the special needs and requirements of out-patient medical practices and is also a member of Genesis Biotechnology Group. Job purpose \/ Overview The job purpose of the histology supervisor is to perform the duties and responsibilities in the histology laboratory which are required for the production of high quality, accurate slides from patient tissue materials for examination by the pathologists. To help maintain a efficient, functional and safe environment, equipment and instrumentation. To ensure compliance with all regulatory requirements, including but not limited to CLIA and CAP. In addition, the lead histotchnologist coordinates scheduling of other histotechnologists to ensure adequate coverage and other functions within the laboratory that are required for safe, efficient operation and compliance with all legal and regulatory requirements. Maintains communication and cooperation with affiliate laboratories, to ensure the accurate and timely performance of services between facilities for the benefit of the clients and their pateints. Responsibilities \u2022 Accurately accessions specimens in the laboratory information system o Ensures that specimens are properly labeled and suitable for examination. \u2022 Performs simple grossing of specimens o Requires specific training and annual evaluation by the medical director \u2022 Performs routine processing of tissues, including (but not limited to): o Tissue processing o Embedding o Cutting o Staining \uf0a7 Routine H&E \uf0a7 Special Stains \uf0a7 IHC stains o Cover slipping o Evaluation of slides quality and controls o Filing of slides and blocks \u2022 Frozen section cutting \u2022 Performance of required documentation o Temperature checks o Reviewing and signing of various policies and procedures o Performs appropriate competency assessments of histotechnologists o Maintains all manuals and required documentation for accreditation and regulatory requirements \u2022 Maintenance and minor troubleshooting of equipment and physical plant o Coordinates maintenance and repairs of all histology equipment o Helps in the selection of new equipment o Ensures all reagents are stocked in an efficient manner to ensure adequate stocks for laboratory performance \uf0a7 Ensures all reagents are within usable dates o Provides formulation, review and revision of procedures and policies, as needed. \u2022 May need to move items of moderate weight (20-25 lbs). Should ask for assistance ANY time for safety purposes. Testing Authorization \u2022 Preparation of histologic slides for H&E, special stains and IHC \u2022 Instruments o Tissue Processor o Embedding Station o Microtome and cutting station o Automated and manual histochemical staining o Bond IHC instrument o Coverslipper o Ligolab LIS system. Expectations \u2022 Accurate performance of all duties \u2022 Maintenance of certifications \u2022 Stays current on job duties (Continuing Education) \u2022 Participates in educational and regulatory requirements in laboratory \u2022 Helps ensure a safe environment for all employees Special Training Requirements \u2022 Basic use of various histology automated instruments (See competency assessments) \u2022 Basic computer literacy for running instrumentation and\/or LIS functions. Environmental Components It is important for ALL laboratory employees to ensure safe practices. By working in the laboratory it is understood that there may be: \u2022 Exposure to potentially infectious materials \u2022 Exposure to noxious or harmful chemicals GENERAL LAB EXPECTATIONS \u2022 Self motivated, providing for self-starting and self-monitoring of any and all functions. \u2022 Remember that our work is for the benefit of our CLIENTS AND PATIENTS and all interactions and communication with them should always be positive, working to assist in any appropriate manner and to resolve problems to the satisfaction of the client and\/or patient. \u2022 Strives for highest quality in performance of assigned duties \u2022 Is honest and truthful at all times \u2022 Complies with all local, state and federal laws and regulations \u2022 Complies with all regulatory requirements, including, but not limited to CAP, CLIA, OSHA, HIPAA, Hazardous waste and biologic waste disposal \u2022 Cooperatively works with other employees, creating a unified team which provides excellence to our clients and their patients \u2022 Follows all safety rules and strives to create a safe environment \u2022 Follows all privacy rules \u2022 Supports and contributes to the success of the laboratory \u2022 Is fully accountable for their work and decisions \u2022 Is willing to accept responsibility and make appropriate decisions independently \u2022 Maintains a positive attitude. \u2022 Works to be efficient, both in effort, time and expenses. \u2022 Attends required meetings \u2022 Carries out assignments in a reliable manner \u2022 Performs all required documentation \u2022 Provide honest, yet respectful feedback to management on any issue, for the purpose of constructive resolution \u2022 Fluent in English \u2022 Does not engage in discriminatory behavior \u2022 No felony convictions (void if prohibited by law) \u2022 US Citizen or legal resident of the US with proper credentials \u2022 Does not disclose any 4path proprietary or confidential information outside of the laboratory staff. Requirements Educational Requirements \u2022 Histotechnologist Certification \u2022 Bachelors degree in science (Biology, Chemistry, applied laboratory science, other) with sufficient credit hours for certification as high complexity testing under CLIA 88 Schedule Requirements \u2022 FULL Time \u2013 40 hours per week, typically 8 hours per day, M-F, Day shift \u2022 Flexible schedule as needed by laboratory demands, across all three shifts.

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Medical Diagnostic Laboratories, L.L.C. (MDL), founded in 1997, serves primarily as a reference laboratory for Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR) based testing to physicians, laboratories and hospitals worldwide. MDL is a CLIA certified infectious disease laboratory with multiple state licenses specializing in PCR technology. Molecular diagnostic techniques, such as the PCR method, are considered to be the most sensitive and specific for the laboratory diagnosis of infectious diseases. MDL offers unique, non-invasive, highly stable specimen collection and transport platforms, such as the OneSwab®, UroSwab® and NasoSwab®. These platforms enable MDL to offer a variety of PCR based tests from a single swab with high sensitivity and specificity. MDL specializes in high complexity, state-of-the-art, automated DNA-based molecular analyses. By using molecular techniques, MDL is able to provide clinicians from many different specialties valuable tailored diagnostic information to assist in the detection, diagnosis, evaluation, and treatment of viral, fungal, and bacterial infections. For example, the unique testing MDL offers for the specialties of Urology and Gynecology enables the detection of multiple pathogens as well as certain drug resistance profiles from a single swab by PCR. MDL’s primary focus is in the field of infectious disease testing for Urology, Obstetrics and Gynecology, Respiratory Infectious diseases, Vector-borne diseases, Mycology and Pharmacogenomics.

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