Pathology Support Technician

Rockville, MD
Apr 19, 2019
Jul 17, 2019
Full Time
As a faith-based organization, with over a century of caring for the communities in the Maryland area, Adventist HealthCare has earned a reputation for high-quality, compassionate care. Adventist HealthCare was the first and is the largest healthcare provider in Montgomery County.

Adventist HealthCare seeks to hire a Pathology Support Technician who will embrace our mission to extend God's care through the ministry of physical, mental and spiritual healing. If you want to make a difference in someone's life every day, consider a position with a team of professionals who are doing just that, making a difference.

Qualified candidates will possess:

• High School Degree with science courses (biology and/or chemistry)
• Some exposure to laboratory assistance and maintenance (accessioning not included)
• Associates Degree with coursework in chemistry, biology or related science preferred
• 6+ months of Anatomic Pathology laboratory (gross room and/or histology laboratory) experience preferred
• Experience with major Laboratory Information Systems (LIS) preferred.

Pathology Support Technicians will:
• Ensure and demonstrate commitment to patient safety when accepting specimens from internal hospital departments and external physician clients. Demonstrate the ability to work closely inter-departmentally with professional and clinical staff solving specimen handling issues, including incorrectly submitted specimens with emphasis on minimizing risk to patients.
• Have the ability to meet high quality standards in regards to irretrievable nature of patient specimens.
• Demonstrate proficient use of LIS system with high level of precision, i.e., Cerner, Copath, Word, Excel and other customized programs.
• Demonstrate ability and proficiency to monitor and document instrumentation quality assurance records and participate in improvement initiatives.
• Comprehend instrumentation variances on daily basis, trouble shoot equipment and other quality issues when appropriate.
• Have organizational and cleanliness skills, which are required to maintain patient specimen integrity.
• Demonstrate flexibility with multitasking by balancing clinical and administrative office skills while assisting Pathologist/PA production. Work independently, support training needs and perform additional duties/assignments as requested.
• Associate is required to work in the morgue, pathology gross room and office. Additionally, associates are exposed to laboratory environment that include exposure to chemicals, infectious materials and biohazards.
• Cross-train and assist in providing similar coverage at other locations as necessary.
• Demonstrate compassion during interactions with patients, physicians, co-workers, and other staff.
• Demonstrate problem solving abilities and seek out and perform additional tasks
• Demonstrate a commitment to personal safety and the safety of all staff
• Assist with compliance of all professional federal, state, and CAP requirements including all chemical waste management, safety and infection control policies.
• Follow all AHC/CSM policies and procedures outlined in employee source book, general administrative SOPs to include specific department SOPs.

At Adventist HealthCare our job is to care for you. We do this by offering:
• Work life balance through non rotating shifts
• Recognition and rewards for professional expertise
• Free Employee parking
• Competitive comprehensive benefit plans offered (including health, disability, PTO and 403B retirement plan with matching and 3 year vesting)
• 100% Coverage for inpatient care - at Adventist HealthCare facilities
• 100% Coverage for urgent care nationwide - after copay

Join the Adventist Healthcare team today! Apply now to be considered.

Work Schedule:

PRN (as needed); day shift.

Tobacco Statement

Tobacco use is a well-recognized preventable cause of death in the United States and an important public health issue. In order to promote and maintain a healthy work environment, Adventist HealthCare will not hire applicants for employment who either state that they are nicotine users or who test positive for nicotine use.

Adventist HealthCare will withdraw offers of employment to applicants who test positive for Cotinine (nicotine). Those testing positive for cotinine are given the opportunity to re-apply in 90 days, if they can truthfully attest that they have not used any nicotine products in the past ninety (90) days and successfully pass follow-up testing.

Equal Employment Opportunity

Adventist HealthCare is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status.

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