ProPath, one of the largest completely physician owned pathology practices in the country, seeks a Grossing Technician to join our thriving practice. This position is based at our 85,000 square foot campus and corporate office in Dallas. ProPath is a nationally recognized practice founded in 1966 and has nearly 50 physicians and PhD’s on the team.
Days: Monday - Friday
Hours: 9:00 PM - 5:30 AM
Our Grossing Technician are responsible for analyzing, performing gross dictation and dissect low to moderate complexity specimens received in the laboratory for microscopic diagnosis. Will also perform embedding, microtomy and staining of tissue sections for the establishment and confirmation of patient diagnosis.
- Perform routine and non-routine activities involved in the preparation of surgical specimens for Histological processing, according to policies and procedures.
- Perform gross description and dissection of specimens received.
- Review clinical information provided to determine what pathologic examination is pertinent.
- Examine the gross specimen with knowledge of pathologic conditions that may be present and the questions that must be answered.
- Dictate the findings in a clear, complete, sufficient manner.
- Selects pertinent tissue samples for slide preparation, providing diagram of specimen and dissection of specimen.
- Photographs specimens prior to and/or after dissection, when requested and/or indicated for case records.
- Escalates non-routine, complicated surgical specimens to Pathologist Assistants.
- Routine handling of biohazardous and/or chemical hazardous material.
- Properly orient specimens while embedding.
- Cut and mount paraffin sections.
- Coverslip slides using the automatic coverslipper or by manual methods.
- Perform special stain procedures as requested.
- Assist in filing blocks and slides as needed.
- Prepare and maintain reagents.
- Maintain general appearance of the laboratory.
- Comply with all OSHA laboratory safety standards and regulations.
- Participate in applicable safety training sessions. Know the location and contents of the safety manual and safety equipment.
- Maintain compliance with company and department policies and procedures.
- Maintain compliance with federal and state regulations.
- Maintain confidentiality of employee, patient, client and/or company records and issues.
- Adhere to department schedule to meet workflow demands.
- Communicate effectively with all levels of management, co-workers and clients to provide quality customer service.
- Work effectively within a team-oriented department and company.
- Work overtime as needed.
- Professional appearance through adherence to company approved dress code.
- Perform other related duties as directed by supervisor.
Must qualify as a High Complexity Testing personnel under CLIA regulations-- Bachelor’s Degree in a chemical or biological science or medical laboratory technology obtained from an accredited institution. HT/ HTL(ASCP) required.
3 years’ experience in grossing and Histology preferred.
COMPLEXITY OF DUTIES/CONFIDENTIALITY OF DATA:
Performs repetitive or routine duties working from written procedures with controls. Must have the ability to establish work priorities and to handle several tasks for maximum workstation efficiency. Operate and troubleshoot complex automated equipment. Patient data is confidential and privileged information. Employee and all information are confidential, which includes but not limited to, financial and personal information; company business plans and processes. This information should only be provided or given to individuals who have a legitimate business reason to possess it.
ProPath offers employees a full benefits package that includes: medical, dental, a matched 401K plan, and much more! Our Lab Assistant plays an important role in helping ProPath achieve its vision of being the premier provider of diagnostic medical care.
Don’t Follow the Leader, Join the Leader!Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities
The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor’s legal duty to furnish information. 41 CFR 60-1.35(c)