Assists in the gross examination and dissection of surgical specimens.
Accessions specimens in laboratory information system or by manual method when applicable.
Performs gross examinations and dictation for certain prescribed types of tissue specimens; preserves the remaining specimen after the completion of sampling.
Performs dissection of tissue in a fresh state for preparation of frozen sections.
Assist and perform microtomy of frozen tissue section on cryostat instrument.
Performs staining of frozen section slides for microscopic examination by pathologist.
Ensures accurate labeling of frozen section slides with patient identification.
Notifies Pathologist and Pathologist's Assistant of requests for intraoperative consultation.
Performs special handling of renal biopsies, skeletal muscle biopsies, and other selected surgical pathology specimens.
Performs dissection of bone and calcified surgical pathology specimens utilizing provided electrical cutting equipment and initiates decalcification procedure.
Properly disposes of specimens according to regulatory agency guidelines and established procedures.
Maintains equipment, participates in established preventive maintenance program, and alerts Pathologist's Assistant of any equipment problems.
Assists in proper handling and storage of supplies, notifies technical laboratory assistant when inventory is low.
Instructs new employees and residents about the functions of the laboratory.
Participation in completion of assigned initial and subsequent competency assessment examinations required and maintains working knowledge of applicable laboratory information system programs and system changes.
Work is typically performed in a clinical environment. Accountable for satisfying all job specific obligations and complying with all organization policies and procedures.
The specific statements in this profile are not intended to be all-inclusive. They represent typical elements considered necessary to successfully perform the job.
Additional competencies and skills outlined in any department-specific orientation will be considered essential to the performance of the job related to that position.
Associate of Science (A.S.) degree or BS in biology or chemistry preferred. A.S. degree required.
Associate's Degree- (Required)
Certification(s) and License(s)
OUR PURPOSE & VALUES: Everything we do is about caring for our patients, our members, our students, our Geisinger family and our communities. KINDNESS: We strive to treat everyone as we would hope to be treated ourselves. EXCELLENCE: We treasure colleagues who humbly strive for excellence. LEARNING: We share our knowledge with the best and brightest to better prepare the caregivers for tomorrow. INNOVATION: We constantly seek new and better ways to care for our patients, our members, our community, and the nation. SAFETY: We provide a safe environment for our patients and members and the Geisinger family We offer healthcare benefits for full time and part time positions from day one, including vision, dental and domestic partners.* Perhaps just as important, from senior management on down, we encourage an atmosphere of collaboration, cooperation and collegiality. We are an Affirmative Action, Equal Opportunity Employer Women and Minorities are Encouraged to Apply. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on the basis of disability or their protected veteran status.
We are an Affirmative Action, Equal Opportunity Employer Women and Minorities are Encouraged to Apply. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on the basis of disability or their protected veteran status.
At Geisinger, our innovative ideas are inspired by the communities we serve – like our Fresh FoodFarmacy, a program that delivers life-saving healthy alternatives to patients with diabetes. With additional tools like our MyCode Community Health Initiative, one of the first health system genome sequencingprograms, and our new asthma app suite that we developed in partnership with AstraZeneca, it’s no wonder we’re ranked one of the Top 5 Most Innovative Healthcare Systems by Becker's Hospital Review. We continually work towards continuous improvement in a culture where everyone has a voice and firmly believe that better begins with all of us.Founded more than 100 years ago, Geisinger serves more than three million residents throughout central, south-central and northeastern Pennsylvania and southern New Jersey. Our physician-led system is comprised of 30,000 employees, including 1,600 employed physicians, and consists of 13... hospital campuses, the Geisinger Health Plan, Geisinger Commonwealth School of Medicine and two research centers. What you do at Geisinger shapes the future of health and improves lives – for our patients, communities, and you.