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LOC0011 - 85 Columbian Street85 Columbian Street Weymouth, MA
Evening (United States of America)
Preparation of laboratory specimens for microscopic evaluation
by the Pathologist through the use of microtomy, special staining,
immunohistochemistry and other appropriate techniques.
Essential functions are those tasks, duties and responsibilities
that comprise the means of accomplishing the job's purpose and
objectives. Essential functions are critical or fundamental to the
performance of the job. They are the major functions that the
person in the job is held accountable for. Following are the
essential functions of the job.
- Use this to denote if a function does not provide opportunity
to perform beyond "Meets Expectations"
- Prepares specimens using the appropriate techniques required to
produce an acceptable sample for evaluation by the
a. Embeds tissue with correct and proper tissue
b. Embeds tissue with proper orientation.
c. Cuts tissue to appropriate level and size for diagnostic
d. Reprocesses tissue if required. Assures that appropriate
protocol is followed.
e. Always uses appropriate staining technique required for
sample being tested.
f. Performs special stains according to established standard
(both manually and on Ventana Special Stains module.
g. Performs IHC staining according to established standards on
Ventana Benchmark XT
h. Overall Rating
- Follows established procedures for histology quality control
and reports discrepancies to the Pathology Manager.
a. Performs quality control procedures according to established
b. Will visually review representative samples and document.
c. Appropriately notifies manager of discrepant QC results.
d. Overall rating.
- Performs daily, weekly, monthly or as needed, maintenance on
instruments and equipment as appropriate. Performs calibration of
equipment as required.
a. Performs maintenance according to the schedule for the
b. Documents performance of maintenance procedures for the
c. Performs calibration of equipment according to scheduled
intervals or receipt of reagents.
d. Documents calibration of equipment.
e. Notifies Manager of problems that occur.
f. Overall rating.
- Troubleshoots instruments, equipment, reagents and patient
specimens when problems occur. Notifies the Supervisor if unable to
solve the problem.
a. Follows established guidelines for troubleshooting
procedures, equipment and reagents.
b. Follows established guidelines for resolving patient specimen
c. Documents steps taken during the troubleshooting process.
d. Immediately notifies Supervisor when unable to solve
e. Overall rating.
- Consistently adheres to established Laboratory and Hospital
policies for Universal Precautions, Chemical Hygiene and Safety
procedures. When handling blood and/or body fluids, Personal
Protective Equipment (PPE) will be utilized in order to minimize
exposure to infectious diseases. Chemical Hygiene and Safety
policies and procedures will be followed when using chemicals.
a. Wears Laboratory coat, gloves, goggles and protective devices
as required when handling specimens.
b. Follows safety policies for dress.
c. Follows safety policies when using chemicals.
d. Reports any safety hazards to the appropriate supervisor.
e. Uses protective barrier equipment as required.
f. Disinfects and cleans work benches/areas according to
established protocol during and at the end of assigned shift.
g. Properly disposes of contaminated and hazardous waste
h. Knows where to find material safety data sheets (MSDS) for
items used to perform job.
i. Knows the location and procedures to follow in the
containment of blood, body fluid and chemical spills.
j. Overall rating.
- Demonstrates competence in assigned work areas according to
section schedule and skill mix.
a. Consistently acknowledges, through documentation, of changes
to established testing procedures in all skilled areas.
b. Completes assigned CAP surveys with the expectations of
department supervisor that results are determined to score in the
acceptable performance category, in all skilled areas.
c. Completes department generated competencies as required with
acceptable results in all skilled areas.
d. Actively participates in continuing education programs
sponsored by Professional Organizations in one or more of the
e. Overall rating.
- Maintains work area - cleans bench, restocks supplies, notifies
Supervisor of low stock.
a. Maintains appropriate supplies for work being performed.
b. Assures that supplies are sufficient for ongoing testing.
Notifies Supervisor when supplies are below established levels.
c. Regularly performs inventory of supplies and notifies
appropriate Supervisor of departments need
d. Overall rating.
- Reports to work stations/assignment on schedule, ready to work
and works their entire work schedule unless
absence/tardiness/leaving work early is pre-approved by their
manager. Any unapproved absence/tardiness/leaving work early will
be considered an occurence (as defined by Human Resources policies
VII-D V7 and VIIIB V8, respectively. 0-1 occurences in a calendar
year- consistently exceeds expectations, 2-3 occurences in a
calendar year- consistently meets/sometimes exceeds expectations,
4-5 occurences in a calendar year- consistently meets expectations,
1 corrective action in a calendar year- developmental/needs
improvement, and >1 corrective action in a calendar year-
consistently does not meet standards.
a. Overall rating.
- Safety - Acknowledgement, adherence and demonstration of a safe
environment as stated in the Laboratory Policies for Chemical
Hygiene, Infectious Disease Control and Safety. The employee is
knowledgable of who the responsible Safety Officers are both in the
Laboratory and Hospital.
a. Overall rating
ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS (Cont.)
I. Technology and Learning
a. Participates in continued learning and possess a willingness
and ability to learn and utilize new technology and procedures that
continue to develop in their role and throughout the
b. Embraces technological advances that allow us to communicate
information effectively and efficiently based on role.
Non-essential functions are those tasks, duties and
responsibilities that are not critical to the performance of the
job. Following are non-essential functions of the job, along with
the corresponding performance standards.
- Actively participates with orientation and training of new
employees and students in laboratory
procedures and policies.
- Other duties as required.
3:00 pm- 11:30 pm
Responsibilities if Required:
Education if Required: