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Grossing Technician
Ref No.: 18-11706
Location: Tucson, Arizona
Start Date / End Date: 09/24/2018 to 01/23/2019
Duration:0-4 month(s)

Description/Comment:Minimum Qualifications:

1. A.A., A.S., B.A. or B.S. degree or equivalent training and experience
2. 3 months – 1 year Histology and/or surgical gross experience preferred
3. Meets all requirements as outlined in corporate Minimum Qualifications for Personnel Performing Tissue Gross Examinations SOP and 1988 CLIA CFR 493.1489.

Duties and Responsibilities:

1. Perform routine and non-routine activities involved in the preparation
of surgical specimens for Histologic processing, according to policies and procedures.
2. Assure appropriate specimen accessioning and labeling; maintain the integrity of the
specimen and patient identification.
3. Describe gross anatomic features of routine, uncomplicated surgical specimens, ensuring that all lesions, markings and sutures are mentioned.
4. Escalates non-routine, complicated surgical specimens to Pathologist Assistants.
5. Record measurements, weight, volume and any abnormal findings as applicable.
6. Dissect surgical specimens and prepare tissues for histologic processing.
7. May be trained to perform basic Histology functions (i.e., embedding, microtomy, routine and special stains) if personnel meet all requirements as outlined in corporate Minimum Qualifications for Histotechnician SOP.
8. Complete all associated paperwork.
9. Follow the laboratory's applicable procedures for job-related responsibilities.
10. Interact directly with pathologists regarding gross dissection/description activities, including defined specimen types that require direct supervision by a pathologist.
11. Identify problems that may adversely affect test performance or reporting of test results and either correct the problems or immediately notify the histology supervisor/manager, technical supervisor, or director.
12. Ensure all corporate safety, quality control and quality assurance standards are met.
13. Ensure compliance with all local, federal, CLIA and CAP regulations.
14. Maintain a clean and well-organized work area.
15. Other duties, as assigned by supervisor.