Bassett Healthcare Technical Specialist Histology in Cooperstown, New York
The best thing about this role Are you looking to make a difference by improving the health of our patients? Here you will find an innovative culture that is patient-focused and dedicated to making a difference. We are committed to helping the population we serve, and our communities, achieve optimum health and enjoy the best quality of life possible. Recently named a Forbes America's Best-In-State Employer 2022! What you'll do The Technical Specialist Histology coordinates functions and activities of the histology area. Develops and monitors quality control and test procedures, quality improvement and equipment and shares in the routine work of the section as necessary to maintain competency and to meet staffing levels. Meets regulatory requirements for the assigned technical area. Oversees and coordinates preparation of samples for examination and performance of testing following established procedures. Correlates knowledge and understanding of theory and technical elements of testing to solve problems and answers questions effectively and efficiently. Develops and carries out the activities of the Laboratory Chemical Hygiene plan. Meets regulatory requirements for the chemical hazards of the laboratory. Oversees and coordinates the policies and procedures for chemical safety, waste and use of chemicals. Correlates knowledge and understanding of theory and technical elements to solve problems and answers questions effectively and efficiently. Oversees and coordinates technical function and activities of the surgical pathology section while ensuring adherence to regulations and service to laboratory customers. Ensures accuracy and timeliness of daily work. Monitors work schedules and assigns personnel to assure critical areas are covered and work is completed accurately and meets established turnaround time standards. Monitors reagent and supply inventories for area of responsibility so as not to overstock or exhaust supplies. Initiates purchase requisitions as appropriate. Updates all procedures in a timely fashion and on an annual basis. Communicates updates and assures staff are following procedures. Assures regulatory standards within area of responsibility are met. Oversees training of new staff and completion of competency assessments on an annual basis. Troubleshoots difficult or unusual instrument or procedural issues and calls for service within the terms of the service contract. Reviews all maintenance, quality control and records to assure established procedures are followed and the proper functioning of laboratory equipment. Takes appropriate corrective action. Reviews QC slides on an ongoing basis and takes appropriate action on any QC not within established guidelines. Performs tests requiring special scientific or complex skills and other duties as assigned within scope of practice. Participates in the daily work as necessary to assure competency is maintained and as workload demands. Fulfills the role of laboratory chemical hygiene officer: Works with administrators and other employees to review, update and maintain an appropriate chemical hygiene plan on an annual basis Oversees annual chemical inventory by monitoring procurement, use, waste management and disposal of chemicals used by the laboratory Obtains SDS and maintains current and archived SDS Reviews all laboratory chemical safety policies and creates or modifies policies and procedures. Prepares educational material on new or revised regulatory standards regarding chemical safety and hazards Acts as a network wide consultant for chemical related topics Assists in investigations of all laboratory chemical accidents and injuries as requested Performs other duties as assigned within the scope of their license. What we need from you Education: 2 year/Associate Degree in Histology or other NYS licensure qualifying degree, required Experience: Minimum one year experience in standard histology laboratory methodologies, required Licensure/Certifications: Licensure by NYS SED as a Clinical Laboratory Technician or Histotechnician, or licensure eligible with a limited permit or limited license as a Clinical Laboratory Technician or Histotechnician, required Limited Permit is granted to individuals that meet the educational requirements for licensure except for the licensing examination which must be taken within one year from the issuance of a limited permit. Skills: Communication Computer Skills Critical Thinking Customer Service Interacting with People Coaching Accuracy Accountability Team Building Physical Requirements: Medium work - Exerting up to 50 lbs. for force occasionally, and/or up to 20 lbs. of force frequently, and/or up to 10 lbs. of force constantly to move objects Occasional grasping, lifting, pulling, pushing, reaching, standing, stooping, walking Frequent typing/clerical/dexterity, hearing, repetitive motion, seeing/monitor/computer use, talking, visual acuity Hazards: Occasional bodily fluids/bloodborne exposure, chemical, mechanical Travel: Occasional Travel - The job may require travel from time- to-time, but not on a regular basis Total Rewards Bassett Healthcare Network’s commitment to our employees includes benefit programs carefully designed with the needs and values of all our employees in mind. Many of the benefits we offer are paid fully or in large part by Bassett. Our generous benefits offerings include: Paid time off, including company holidays, vacation, and sick time Medical, dental and vision insurance Life insurance and disability protection Retirement benefits including an employer match And more! Specific benefit offerings may vary by location and/or position. We are also offering a sign-on bonus for this position! Details and eligibility requirements will be discussed during the interview process. Current employees of Bassett Healthcare Network are not eligible and are encouraged to apply through the internal job board. This position is eligible for a sign on bonus up to: USD $10,000.00 Pay Range Salary is based on a variety of factors, including, but not limited to, qualifications, experience, education, licenses, specialty, training, and fair market evaluation based on industry standards. The above compensation range represents a good faith belief of the compensation range by Bassett Healthcare Network, and its entities and affiliates, at the time of this posting or advertisement. Pay Range Minimum: USD $31.37/Hr. Pay Range Maximum: USD $47.06/Hr. We love the difference people bring We provide equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, creed, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, or related condition), age, national origin or ancestry, citizenship, disability, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression (including transgender status), genetic predisposition or carrier status, military or veteran status, familial status, status as a victim of domestic violence, or any other status protected by law.