Histotech II Position at Western Pathology Associates Ltd and Pinnacle Pathology PC

Employer: Western Pathology Associates Ltd and Pinnacle Pathology PC (“WPA”)

Title: Histotechnician II

Reports to: Laboratory Manager

Schedule: 40 Hours per Week; 2nd Shift 2a – 10:30a; Flexible to cover other hours

Salary: DOE

Classification: Hourly; Non-Exempt

Contact: jburns@wpalabs.com

Phone: 602-633-3800

Responsibilities:

The Histotechnician II performs routine and nonroutine activities involved in the preparation of the slides for microscopic evaluation by pathologist(s) under the general supervision of the Laboratory Manager to provide the best patient care in compliance with WPA SOP’s, CLIA and CAP. Responsibilities for this position include but are not limited to the following: •

• Performs general histology functions efficiently and independently.

• Ensure proper labeling of all tissue samples.

• Embed processed tissue in paraffin

• Perform microtomy of embedded tissue.

• Prepare slides for routine Hematoxylin and Eosin staining.

• Perform cover slipping of stained slides either manually or automated.

• Prepare solutions and reagents for special stain procedures.

• Perform special stain procedures.

• Prepare solutions and reagents for IHC stain procedures.

• Perform IHC stain procedures.

• Perform filing of finished blocks and slides.

• Perform routine maintenance and cleaning of equipment and troubleshoot minor equipment failures. Document remedial actions such as repairs and repeated test.

• Adhere to laboratory’s quality control policies, and document all quality control activities.

• Ensure all corporate safety, quality control and quality assurance standards are met.

• Ensure compliance with all local, federal, CLIA and CAP regulations.

About the Company:

WPA is committed to delivering the highest quality sub-specialized pathology services available to the medical community while emphasizing superior patient care, innovation, value-based cost, and fast turn-around time.

WPA is a private group pathology practice founded in 1990. The practice consists of five board certified anatomic and clinical pathologists serving Honor Health Network, radiology practices and private physicians’ offices in the greater Phoenix metropolitan area. We provide the highest quality pathology services to approximately 25,000 patients a year. We provide expertise in wide range of pathology subspecialties (e.g., breast pathology, genitourinary pathology, hematopathology and cytopathology) resulting in rapid diagnosis and treatment. We also have subspecialty board certified pathologists in hematopathology and cytopathology

WPA has a modern, state of the art laboratory, located adjacent to Honor Health - John C. Lincoln, North Mountain Campus. We have embraced an approach to quality management whose purpose is to adhere to the accepted and mandated standards of pathology practice. Our approach to quality management measure outcomes against expectations and assesses effectiveness and responsiveness against service and accountability. The quality assurance program for our pathology practice focuses on guidelines suggested by CAP and CLIA. All of these aim to insure the quality of our service to our clients and their patients and to provide continuous improvement initiatives toward the commitment.

WPA is an Equal Opportunity Employer. This company does not and will not discriminate in employment and personnel practices on the basis of race, sex, age, handicap, religion, national origin or any other basis prohibited by applicable law. Hiring, transferring and promotion practices are performed without regard to the above listed items.

Western Pathology Associates Ltd and Pinnacle Pathology PC are Equal Opportunity Employers. This company does not and will not discriminate in employment and personnel practices on the basis of race, sex, age, handicap, religion, national origin or any other basis prohibited by applicable law. Hiring, transferring and promotion practices are performed without regard to the above listed items.

Lab Tech Supervisor Position in Gilbert

Anatomic Pathology Lab Tech Supervisor Job ID: 6795 Address:

City: AZ-Gilbert

Shift: Days

Start Time: 8:00 am

End Time: 4:30 pm

FTE Status: (FA) 1.0 - 40 Hours

Description We are seeking a skilled anatomic pathologist to supervise our busy AP department at Banner Gateway Medical Center in Gilbert. This position will be providing oversight and direction for all anatomic pathology related testing. This hospital has a high volume of specialty oncology cases that are highy complex. Previous AP experience for an oncology center is highly desired for this role. Bone Marrow experience is also highly desired for this role.

We are the nation's largest integrated laboratory, performing over 60 million tests per year. We offer comprehensive benefits, generous paid time off, 401K match, and more!

POSITION SUMMARY Provides general supervision under the direction of management to assigned personnel. Responsible for organizing, directing, and controlling aspects of assigned technical departments as required in order to provide high quality and cost effective services.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

  1. Under the direction of the management, provides operational supervision of assigned technical departments as required, including monitoring and improving workflow within the area, monitoring the ordering of supplies, and day to day problem resolution and troubleshooting. Participates in decision making concerning policies, procedures and instrumentation. Assists technical staff in writing and implementation of new policies and procedures for assigned departments.
  2. Focuses on quality by working with management in implementation and oversight of quality policies, procedures, monitoring of results and corrective action. Participates in quality improvement projects and outcome measurement studies. Ensures that appropriate policies are followed regarding specimen integrity. Ensures that regulatory and compliance standards are met for system activities. Participates in data collection and providing documentation during inspections. Implements system-wide standardized practices when possible.
  3. Provides or assists in monitoring of financial activities within assigned departments as required. If applicable, controls and adjusts expenditures throughout the year to meet budget. Manages waste reduction and expense reduction efforts. Provides input on expense reduction ideas for assigned departments and potential system savings. Provides accurate input to management assigned departments.
  4. Responsible for direct personnel supervision including selecting, hiring, training, developing, evaluating, scheduling and administering corrective action in order to maintain a quality staff. Provides oversight of new employee orientation and training. Completes competency and annual assessments for employees in appropriate time frames. Enhances staff development through delegation, educational opportunities, and employee recognition. Ensures staff completion of all required programs and mandatory training.
  5. Serves as a resource and communication liaison to interact with pathologists, physicians, nurses, clients and other healthcare professionals in responding to result or quality inquiries and other issues related to both on-site and system testing. Provides access to other system resources when appropriate. Interacts with co-workers with an emphasis on teamwork and a focus on customer service. Demonstrates appropriate verbal and written skills.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS BS degree with 3 years Anatomic Pathology experience, AA degree with 5 years Anatomic Pathology experience, or ten years recent experience in Anatomic Pathology is required. Must be able to perform all functions required of staff reporting to this position. Must have a good working knowledge of regulatory and accreditation requirements. A high degree of problem solving and decision making skills is required. Excellent leadership, human relations and communication skills are required. For oversight of histology staff at any site with an Histology department, an HT or HTL certification is required.

A Call For Volunteers

Volunteers are always Welcome not only at our quarterly meetings, but at our Bi-annual symposium. At our next membership meeting, Q3, and at our Q4 meeting, a sign up sheet will be passed around to sign up for the various committees we have. These committees help make our Quarterly meetings and Symposiums a huge success, as it is a lot of work to arrange. Chairpersons of these committees are considered Board Members and will be included in the Monthly conference calls that the Board of Directors hold.

Committees to sign up for include:

Symposium Planning Committee: The Vice President is the official chairperson of the Symposium Planning Committee and will have a Co-Chair to help oversee. This Committee is responsible for the planning and the coordination of the Symposium/Convention, including but not limited to, the site of the meeting, the speakers and the various subcommittees.

The subcommittees are as follows:

Symposium/Speaker / Program

Continuing Education Committee (submission of NSH paperwork)

Emailing of ASH program (distribution via US mail or e-mail)

Registration Committee / items for attendees packets

Exhibitor/Vendor Committee

Food/Banquet/Hotel/AV Committee

Entertainment/Decorations Committee

Election/Scholarship Committee: This combined Committee shall interview candidates, verify candidates. Eligibility, compiles a biographical sketch of each candidate, create a ballot and mail the ballots and biographical sketches to all current ASH members. The Elections Committee shall also tabulate the ballots, give the results to the Executive Board who will then, notify the newly elected officers. They also receive applications and nominations for awards and scholarships, verifies the information on the candidates, determines the recipients of the awards and conducts the awards segment of the general membership meetings.

By-Laws/ Membership Committee: This combined Committee shall review the Bylaws on an annual basis, receive recommendations for revisions and submit the recommendations for amendments to the Executive Board.This Committee shall email membership renewal notices, update the membership list quarterly,email out membership cards and remit dues checks to the Treasurer of the Society on a monthly basis.

News Editor/ Historian: The Newsletter Editor shall be responsible for the publication onto the ASH website and email distribution of the Society’s newsletter. The newsletter shall be published quarterly in the months of March, June, September and December. The Newsletter Editor shall perform all duties incumbent upon the office and other such duties as assigned by the President. As the Historian you will work with the Secretary and be responsible for and will keep all Society records of historical nature.

ASH 2017 Q3 and Q4 meeting dates and location

ASH 2017 Q3 meeting is August 5th at the Sedona Public Library:

SEDONA PUBLIC LIBRARY

3250 WHITE BEAR ROAD

SEDONA, AZ 86336

REGISTRATION: 8:00AM

Pre-registration link is: http://www.signupgenius.com/go/20f0949a5a728a4fb6-quarter1

ASH 2017 Q4 meeting is November 4th at Sonora Quest Laboratories in Tempe, AZ:

1275 W. WASHINGTON ST.

TEMPE, AZ 85281

A pre-registration link will be sent out at a later date.

Full-Time Histology Technician Position at Arizona Dermatopathology, Scottsdale

Histology Technician Arizona Dermatopathology-Scottsdale, AZ 85258

Description:

General Summary of Duties: Accurately and efficiently prepares tissue samples through grossing, embedding and microtomy. Performs both special and immunostaining procedures. Serves as a resource person to peer histotechnicians and laboratory assistants.

Qualifications

Must be able to multi-task effectively and prioritize. Must possess knowledge of histotechnology. Applies meticulous attention to detail and critical thinking skills. · Must be able to communicate effectively in both oral and written formats.

· Dependability, flexibility and adaptability are required.

· Good interpersonal skills with the ability to work cooperatively with peers, management, and physician staff.

Preferred Qualifications

· High School Diploma

· Three years histology experience preferred.

· ASCP certification preferred.

· Grossing experience preferred. Associate’s Degree in the field of Laboratory Science or equivalent under the 1988 Clinical Laboratory Improvement Amendments (CLIA) guidelines of high complexity testing.

Job Type: Full-time

HOURS: 10:00pm - 6:30am M-F

BENEFITS:

Health Insurance, Dental Insurance,401K, Paid Time off

If interested, please email resume to jmerida@auroradx.com

Julie Merida, HT(ASCP)QIHC Histology Supervisor

Temporary Part-time Histotechnician position

MARKET RANGE TITLE: LABORATORY HISTOTECHNICIAN

DEPARTMENT: MEDICAL EXAMINER

DIVISION/SECTION/UNIT: 2940 - LABORATORY

FLSA STATUS: NON-EXEMPT CLASSIFIED/UNCLASSIFIED: CLASSIFIED

POSITION NUMBER: 01383, 76805 JOB CODE: THC033

POSITION OVERVIEW

The purpose of this position is to prepare and process tissue specimens into microscopic slides for pathologic diagnosis.

ESSENTIAL JOB TASKS (This is not an all-inclusive list of all job duties that may be required; employees will be required to perform other related duties as assigned. List in order of importance.)

 Performs gross dissection, processes and embeds tissue specimens (constantly)  Performs microtomy on the embedded specimen to obtain thin ribbons of tissue sections and mounts sections on glass slides (constantly)  Performs routine staining and some special staining of tissue sections to prepare tissue slides for microscopic examination by the Medical Examiner (constantly)  Prepares solutions and staining agents, and disposes of used materials according to biohazard requirements (occasionally)  Maintains histology activity reports (occasionally)  Maintains and documents the optimal functioning of histology laboratory equipment (occasionally)  Performs and documents Quality Control and Quality Assurance activities and corrective actions related to equipment performance (occasionally)

POSITION QUALIFICATIONS

Minimum Education and/or Experience: HT (ASCP) certification with Associate degree (AA) or completion of 60 semester hours (90 quarter hours) of college level courses including 12 semester hours (18 quarter hours) of biology and chemistry with at least two years clinical histology experience.

OR: Successful completion of a NAACLS accredited Histotechnology program along with 2 years clinical histology experience and eligibility for HT (ASCP) registry with successful certification within 18 months of hire.

OR: Completion of 60 semester hours (90 quarter hours) of college level courses including 12 semester hours (18 quarter hours) of biology and chemistry with a least two years clinical histology experience and eligibility for HT (ASCP) registry with successful certification within 18 months of hire.

Specialized Training, Certifications, and/or Other Special Requirements:

HT or HTL (ASCP) certification or completion of a NAACLS accredited Histotechnology program along with 2 years clinical histology experience and eligibility for HT (ASCP) registry.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities: Knowledge of Histology tissue processing, embedding, microtomy, routine staining and special staining techniques used to prepare microscopic slides for diagnosis. Knowledge of human anatomy and biology. Skill in operation and maintenance of histology equipment. Ability to maintain accurate Quality Assurance records and statistical records. Establish and maintain effective working relationships.

Preferred Education and/or Experience: Bachelor’s degree (BS) in a biological science or medical technology with HT (ASCP) or HTL (ASCP) certification. 2-5 years of clinical histology experience.

Preferred Training, Certifications and/or Other Special Requirements: HT or HTL (ASCP) certification

Working Conditions: Medical Examiner Facility

REPORTING STRUCTURE

Supervision Received: Laboratory Manager, Director of Laboratory Services

Supervision Exercised: N/A

Full-time Histotech Position in Phoenix at Medical Dermatology Specialists

Location: Phoenix, AZ

Employer: Medical Dermatology Specialists

Website: http://medicaldermatologyspecialists.com

Job Description: Medical Dermatology Specialists (MDS) is seeking a full-time histotechnician to join our growing practice and work with our recently hired board-certified dermatologist/fellowship-trained Mohs micrographic surgeon. The primary job responsibilities include cryo-sectioning of dermatologic tissue from Mohs surgery, routine preventative maintenance of Mohs laboratory equipment, Mohs lab supply audits, and ensuring quality assurance and compliance with laboratory regulations and requirements. Mohs experience and ASCP certification are preferred, but not required.

MDS is currently building a new, dedicated Mohs suite and laboratory, which will be fully integrated into the current private practice. Equipment will be state of the art to ensure the highest quality of slides, in keeping with our commitment to excellent patient care. We are looking to grow our team by adding a histotechnician that is of high-integrity, who is both detail-oriented and committed to excellence in patient care and patient experience.

A competitive, experience-commensurate salary will be offered, as well as benefits.

Employer: Medical Dermatology Specialists provides comprehensive, high quality dermatologic care to all of our patients, including services in medical, pediatric, aesthetic and surgical dermatology. The practice was established in 2008, and has since prided itself as an office where delivery of exceptional care and patient experience relies upon a well-run, collegial office environment. We are located in a beautiful private practice setting and our office was designed with sustainable and recycled materials. We are actively involved in hospital-based consultative care as well as resident teaching.

Contact information: For further information or to submit your resume, please contact Tracey Brown, practice manager. Email: TraceyB@medicaldermatologyspecialists.com Phone: (602) 354-5770

Histotech Position at Affiliated Laboratories

Histotechnician— Full Time, Shift-Day Shift. Experience with microtomy and embedding preferred. Grossing eligibility desired, but not required. Responsibilities Include:

  1. Ability to embed and cut tissue samples in a growing dermatopathology laboratory. Experience with dermatology specimens preferred, but willing to train.
  2. Ability to multitask and communicate well with co-workers and management.
  3. Position includes cross-training in other areas to include (but not limited to) special stains, IHC, and accessioning.

Applicants should email their resumes to Marianne at mketterhagen@affderm.com

Full-time Grossing Tech/Histotechnician Position in Scottsdale at Affiliated Laboratories

Affiliated Laboratories in Scottsdale has the following position available:

Grossing Technician/Histotechnician— Full Time, Shift-Day Shift. Experience in grossing and/or Histology preferred, but willing to train. Minimum Qualifications and Responsibilities:

  1. Minimum of A.S. degree, with a minimum of 24 science credits.
  2. Meets all requirements as outlined in CLIA CFR 493.1489
  3. Perform routine and non-routine activities involved in the preparation of surgical specimens for Histologic processing, according to policies and procedures.
  4. Assure appropriate specimen accessioning and labeling
  5. Describe gross anatomic features of routine, uncomplicated surgical specimens, ensuring accurate gross description.
  6. Capable of grossing moderate complexity specimens under direct and indirect supervision.
  7. May be trained to perform basic Histology functions (i.e. embedding, microtomy, special stains) if personnel meet all requirements.
  8. Ensure all safety, quality control, and quality assurance standards are met.
  9. Ensure compliance with all local, federal, CLIA, and CAP regulations.
  10. Other duties, as assigned by supervisor.

Applicants should email their resumes to Marianne at mketterhagen@affderm.com

Friendly Reminder, ASH 2017 Q2 meeting

May 6th for the ASH 2017 Q2 meeting, located in Phoenix at the Sonora Quest Laboratory, from 8am-4:30pm.

The address is: 1255 W. Washington St. Tempe, AZ 85281

Q2 meeting will include the topics:

  • Overview of the MB exam through ASCP

  • Fundamentals of Fixation and Tissue Processing

  • Minimizing Tissue Artifacts in Histopathology

Snacks, beverages, and lunch will be provided during this meeting. A pre-registration will be sent out soon via survey monkey. Please RSVP once you receive it to give us idea on how many are attending. Thank you.

Please remember to bring a flashdrive to get a copy of the presentations, as we are now tree huggers :)

Full-time Histotech Position at Adobe Pathology Lab, Tucson

Adobe Pathology Lab is searching for a full time Histotech. The position is full time Monday-Friday 08:00am- 05:00pm, pay is competitive. Please fax your resume to 520-319-5464.

Required Qualifications include:

• GI Experience Preferred

• Minimum 2 years of Histotech experience

• Good Computer Skills is a MUST

• Good organizational and interpersonal skills

Adobe Pathology Center is committed to serving its patients. You can expect more at Adobe: more opportunities, more challenges, more rewards. That's why Adobe Medical Practice is the employer of choice for some of today's most experienced and talented individuals.

We have committed and rewarded employees who have been in our practice for more than 24 years.

Full-time Histotech position at Medical Dermatology Specialists, Phoenix

Location: Phoenix, AZ

Employer: Medical Dermatology Specialists

Website: http://medicaldermatologyspecialists.com

Job Description:

Medical Dermatology Specialists (MDS) is seeking a full-time histotechnician to join our growing practice and work with our recently hired board-certified dermatologist/fellowship-trained Mohs micrographic surgeon. The primary job responsibilities include cryo-sectioning of dermatologic tissue from Mohs surgery, routine preventative maintenance of Mohs laboratory equipment, Mohs lab supply audits, and ensuring quality assurance and compliance with laboratory regulations and requirements. Mohs experience and ASCP certification are preferred, but not required.

MDS is currently building a new, dedicated Mohs suite and laboratory, which will be fully integrated into the current private practice. Equipment will be state of the art to ensure the highest quality of slides, in keeping with our commitment to excellent patient care. We are looking to grow our team by adding a histotechnician that is of high-integrity, who is both detail-oriented and committed to excellence in patient care and patient experience.

A competitive, experience-commensurate salary will be offered, as well as benefits.

Employer:

Medical Dermatology Specialists provides comprehensive, high quality dermatologic care to all of our patients, including services in medical, pediatric, aesthetic and surgical dermatology. The practice was established in 2008, and has since prided itself as an office where delivery of exceptional care and patient experience relies upon a well-run, collegial office environment. We are located in a beautiful private practice setting and our office was designed with sustainable and recycled materials. We are actively involved in hospital-based consultative care as well as resident teaching.

Contact information:

For further information or to submit your resume, please contact Tracey Brown, practice manager.

Email: TraceyB@medicaldermatologyspecialists.com

Phone: (602) 354-5770

Full-time Histology Technician Position at Mayo Clinic

There is a full-time histology technician career opportunity at the Mayo Clinic. Please see details below. Please contact Jeremy Watson at jewatson@aerotek.com

The individual will contribute to the diagnosis, treatment and care of patients by accurately processing surgical pathology specimens. Responsibilities may include processing, embedding and microtomy of all surgical tissues; cryotomy and frozen section staining; routine H&E and special staining; high complexity testing such as immunohistochemistry; gross examination/tissue processing of surgical biopsies; equipment maintenance and record retention; training staff; knowledge of pathology Laboratory Information System and other duties as assigned. The position may involve travel between the Scottsdale and Phoenix campuses.

Furthermore may perform high volume automated immunohistochemical (IHC) staining. The individual must demonstrate excellent troubleshooting skills as well as knowledge of the principles of growth and development of the life span. The ability to assess data reflective of the patients' status and age-specific needs is also required. May be responsible for handling chemicals and/or reagents including chemical hazardous waste materials.

Associate of Science degree from an accredited college/university in histology, biology or having emphasized anatomical, biological, and chemical science; or meet CLIA-88 regulations (42CFR493.1487 through 1491) for high complexity testing and one (1) year histology experience; or successful completion of a NAACLS accredited Histology Program. Two years as certified HT (ASCP) preferred. Excellent communication, organizational, and problem solving skills. Demonstrated good judgment when dealing with a variety of procedural and technical issues.

Part-time/Full time Histotech Career Opportunity at Adobe Pathology in Tucson

ADOBE PATHOLOGY LAB

Adobe Pathology Lab is searching for a histotech to work in a fast paced expanded GI lab with added physicians. The position is full time or part time, Monday-Friday, no holiday, weekends, and No On Call. Please fax your resume to 520-319-5464.

Required Qualifications include: • GI Experience Preferred • Minimum 2 years of histotech experience • Good Computer Skills is a MUST • Good organizational and interpersonal skills

Adobe Pathology Center is committed to serving its patients. You can expect more at Adobe: more opportunities, more challenges, more rewards. That's why Adobe Medical Practice is the employer of choice for some of today's most experienced and talented nurses.

Grossing Technician/Histology Technician Career Opportunity at Affiliated Dermatology in Scottsdale

Affiliated Laboratories in Scottsdale has the following position available:

Grossing Technician/Histotechnician— Full Time, Shift- Day (8:30am-5pm) Experience in grossing and/or Histology preferred, but willing to train. Minimum Qualifications and Responsibilities:

  1. Minimum of A.S. degree, with a minimum of 24 science credits.
  2. Meets all requirements as outlined in CLIA CFR 493.1489
  3. Perform routine and non-routine activities involved in the preparation of surgical specimens for Histologic processing, according to policies and procedures.
  4. Assure appropriate specimen accessioning and labeling
  5. Describe gross anatomic features of routine, uncomplicated surgical specimens, ensuring accurate gross description.
  6. Capable of grossing moderate complexity specimens under direct and indirect supervision.
  7. May be trained to perform basic Histology functions (i.e. embedding, microtomy, special stains) if personnel meet all requirements.
  8. Ensure all safety, quality control, and quality assurance standards are met.
  9. Ensure compliance with all local, federal, CLIA, and CAP regulations.
  10. Other duties, as assigned by supervisor.

Applicants should email their resumes to jbarto@affderm.com

Full time Histotech Career Opportunity at Spectrum Dermatology

Histology Technician

We are currently seeking an experienced Histotechnician/Histotechnologist for a full-time position (Mon-Fri) at our growing dermatopathology laboratory located in the Phoenix/Arcadia area.
Duties:

  • Perform routine activities in histologic preparations
  • Prepare reagents, solutions and control slides - Embedding, microtomy, tissue grossing, tissue processing
  • Special stain procedures by bench method - IHC staining - Routine maintenance and cleaning of equipment
  • Documents all Quality Control activities
  • Other assigned duties

Requirements:

  • AA, AS or minimum 2 year equivalent combination of education, or successful completion of NAACLS accredited histology program
  • Minimum 2 years' experience in a Histology/IHC lab as a technician
  • Must meet CLIA requirements for high complexity testing
  • Must show attention to detail, work independently as well as with team members, and possess strong capability to troubleshoot

Interested candidates may email their resume to path@spectrumdermatology.com

ASH Q1 2017 meeting

8:00am-11:30am, Robert Lott & Tanya Ewing-Finchem

Preanalytic Variation and Its Impact on Routine and Advanced Staining Techniques, 3 CEUs

As laboratories continue to perform and compete for business, and as new advances are made in the histology field and advanced staining, College of American Pathology (CAP) and American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) will continue to require more and more standardization. Are you and your lab ready for all these Changes? Lets take a look at your processes and how standardization could change those in the future. In this session we'll discuss the top sources of variation in pre-analytical processes and improvements to work toward standardization. These areas will include Collection and Handling, Fixation, Tissue Processing, Post Processing Actions (Embedding, Microtomy, slide drying, Storage of cut slides and paraffin blocks). The areas and changes to them will affect the testing that follows, i.e. H&E, Special Stains, IHC and ISH. Participants will be engaged in the discussion and receive information on the latest attempts to bring standardization to Anatomic Pathology.

Lunch and Social 11:30am-1:00pm courtesy of Ventana Medical Systems, Inc.

1:00pm-2:30pm, Dale Telgenhoff, PhD, MBA, HTL(ASCP)CM

Surgical Pathology Dissection, A HistoTechs guide to Grossing (Live Web Presentation), 1 CEU

The gross room is where specimens are accessioned into the histology laboratory, and the role of the histotechnician in this process is critical for the macroscopic analysis of tissues. Traditionally the work involved accessioning specimens into the LIS system, cassette preparation, ordering specimens, stocking, and clean-up. More and more these roles are expanding, with some hospitals employing histotechnologists for the gross analysis and preparation of specimens for histology. This webinar will review the fundamentals of gross dissection such as orientation, dissection, marking, description, and sampling. We will also examine the role of the pathologist, pathology assistant, and histotechnologist in this evolving area of the laboratory. Safety concerns in the gross room will be discussed, as well as requisitions, considerations for different tissue types, and the purpose of a slide index.

Courtesy of Sakura Finetek

3:00pm-4:30pm, John Frazier

Lean Six Sigma Workshop, 1 CEU

See the lab through the eyes of a lean expert addressing anatomic pathology challenges, change management, case studies and opportunities to lean your lab.