[Histonet] RE: Cytology processing staffing

Joe W. Walker, Jr. joewalker <@t> rrmc.org
Fri Sep 27 08:51:26 CDT 2013

Unfortunately, I am unaware of an official benchmark.  We have a similar volume to Ed's but the job is accomplished by 1 person.   We do receive the majority of our orders for Pap's, Non's and FNA's electronically so her paperwork duties are minimum.  Prior to when we made a transition to electronic orders and interfaced orders we had 1.5 FTE accomplishing the task.

I hope this helps,

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We have two people processing approximately 8000 PAPs, 2200 Non-Gyns and 600 FNAs.  In addition to the duties you mentioned our folks also pickup specimens twice a day in various locations (roughly 30 min per run); file slides and paperwork for cytology; assist with filing surgical pathology; merge patients in our APLIS; and of course the ever-present "other duties as assigned."  Not a great benchmark but maybe it will help.

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For those of you also over cytology, how do you staff for cytology processors? I can't find a benchmark for # of PAPs and nongyns / processor. Our processors accession, process, answer phone calls, call on requisition discrepancies, send specimens for molecular testing... Feedback is appreciated.

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