FW: [Histonet] Histo. Assistant Job Descriptions

Bonnie Whitaker bwhitaker <@t> brownpathology.com
Tue Sep 14 11:40:24 CDT 2004

OOPS... attachments bad!!  Pasting good.

Below is our aid job description.

Bonnie Whitaker

Job Description for Laboratory/Grossing Aid


Reports To:                           Laboratory Manager





           Education:                   high school student or have diploma
or GED


           Experience:                not required


           Certification:               not required


           Personal:                    The Lab/Grossing Aid must
demonstrate an ability to listen carefully and follow directions well.  The
incumbent must quickly grasp the work-flow of specimen accessioning and
grossing and become familiar with these procedures.  The incumbent must
demonstrate reasonable intelligence, diligence, accuracy, cooperation,
neatness, and promptness in keeping with the prestige and image of this
laboratory.  The incumbent takes guidance and instruction from the
pathologists, with whom they are working, as well as the Laboratory Manager
and Executive Director.

Responsibilities:                           The Lab/Grossing Aid will be
responsible for the following duties:

1.     Accessioning specimens and assisting with grossing procedures
including:  cassette labeling, pulling specimens for additional tissue
submission, and discarding specimens in accordance with policy/procedure

2.     Assisting with the performance of routine maintenance and QC
procedures on equipment to include but not limited to cryostat, grossing
area, stain setup and filters.

3.     Maintenance of inventory

4.     Routine changing of stains with appropriate records maintenance.

5.     Cleaning of the grossing area and instruments.

6.     Any filing or routine clerical duties necessary.

7.     Other duties as assigned.



1.     The Lab/Grossing Aid shall be responsible for maintaining all company
records of a proprietary or confidential nature secure and confidential and
shall return all lists of clients, potential clients, and all other records,
at Brown & Associates request.

2.     The Lab/Grossing Aid is responsible for representing B&AML in a
professional and dignified manner befitting the status of the laboratory in
the Houston Medical Community.

3.     The Lab/Grossing Aid will be expected to comply with all policies of
B&AML as stated in the employee handbook and any newly instituted policies
not specifically stated in the handbook.  Will be expected to keep assigned
work area as neat and clean as possible so as to afford the maximum
functional usage of the assigned area.  Will be expected to keep all records
and files available and accessible to authorized personnel at all times.

4.     Lab/Grossing Aid must be in reasonable good health with no record of
chronic illness resulting in undue absence from work. 


I, the undersigned, have carefully read the above job description and fully
understand all that is stated herein.  I agree to perform all of the duties
above as well as any other duties deemed necessary by my supervisor within
the limits described here.



_________________________________________             _____________________

EMPLOYEE SIGNATURE                                                     DATE




_________________________________________             _____________________ 

LABORATORY MANAGER                                                  DATE





Bonnie Whitaker

-----Original Message-----
From: Nita Searcy [mailto:NSEARCY <@t> swmail.sw.org] 
Sent: Tuesday, September 14, 2004 11:30 AM
To: bwhitaker <@t> brownpathology.com
Subject: Re: FW: [Histonet] Histo. Assistant Job Descriptions


Bonnie, I can't view your description- could you fax? 254-724-4391


>>> "Bonnie Whitaker" <bwhitaker <@t> brownpathology.com> 9/14/2004 10:54:03 AM

Here is ours.
Bonnie Whitaker

-----Original Message-----
From: histonet-bounces <@t> lists.utsouthwestern.edu
[mailto:histonet-bounces <@t> lists.utsouthwestern.edu]
<mailto:histonet-bounces <@t> lists.utsouthwestern.edu%5d>  On Behalf Of Kari
Sent: Tuesday, September 14, 2004 9:41 AM
To: Amy Self; histonet <@t> lists.utsouthwestern.edu
Subject: RE: [Histonet] Histo. Assistant Job Descriptions

Here is our job description.

:) Kari Bradshaw, HT(ASCP)
Laboratory Manager
Lower Columbia Pathologists
1217 14th Ave
Longview, WA 98632

-----Original Message-----
From: histonet-bounces <@t> lists.utsouthwestern.edu
[mailto:histonet-bounces <@t> lists.utsouthwestern.edu]On
<mailto:histonet-bounces <@t> lists.utsouthwestern.edu%5dOn>  Behalf Of Amy Self
Sent: Tuesday, September 14, 2004 7:06 AM
To: histonet <@t> lists.utsouthwestern.edu
Subject: [Histonet] Histo. Assistant Job Descriptions

    Good Morning Netters,

    We are looking to hire a histology assistant in our lab.  I was
if anyone had any job descriptions as well as job requirements that they
could share with me?  We have one but it very minimal as to what the histo
assistant should and should not do so our lab manager would like to see what
other hospitals are doing and requiring for this job position.   Thanks in
advance,  amy

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