Histology Grossing Supervisor

Nashville, TN

Date Posted: May 27, 2020


Position Summary

Work Schedule Monday - Friday: 11:00pm - 7:30am

The person in this position is responsible for overseeing departmental workload; maintaining and evaluating personnel, QA, production and procedures; obtaining and maintaining equipment and supplies; and supervising day to day functions of the Histology Accessioning Department and Grossing Assistants.

Job Responsibilities

  • Support the client’s mission, vision, goals and management decisions.

  • Provide leadership and supervise/manage assigned department, make decisions, solve problems, develop procedures, and conduct and attend meetings.

  • Manage the employee hiring process including developing and updating job descriptions, develop procedures, and conduct and attend meetings.

  • Supervise/manage employee and team performance including coordinating activities, scheduling work assignments, setting priorities, and directing the work of subordinate employees.

  • Responsible for new employee orientation processes, employee training and continuing education.

  • Manage employee performance by coaching, counseling, motivating, and evaluating employees on a continual basis. Implement disciplinary action as needed and in consultation with Human Resources.

  • Ensure effective employee relations by sustaining an ethical, non-discriminatory and safe work environment and establishing effective communication lines and methods. Identify and solve employee problems, manage conflict, and respond to grievances as needed.

  • Monitor and maintain TAT, QA, and Production.

  • Write and edit procedures for Standard Practice, Technical, or Quality Control Manuals.

  • Exercise all laboratory safety precautions and adhere to lab procedures as stated in procedure manual.

  • Assist Pathologists and Pathologist Assistants in cutting room.

  • Gross and submit tissues under the direction of the Pathologists and Pathologists Assistants.

  • Properly hang tissue on the processors.

  • Determine/select specimens for grossing. Photograph specimens (Polaroid, digital, and 35 mm).

  • Record the number of cases daily, maintain the log of decal specimens, and keep quality control on equipment in the accession and cutting room.

  • Prepare routine solutions, keep a clean work station, maintain an inventory of supplies, and store supplies in proper location.

  • Ensure proper disposal and handling of hazardous waste to include xylene recycling (i.e. xylene, reagent alcohol, formaldehyde, B5) and dispose of specimens according to procedures.

  • Review procedure manuals and stay current with procedural changes that have occurred.

  • Perform all job responsibilities in alignment with the industry’s best security practices and regulatory guidelines to protect the confidentiality, integrity, and availability of protected health information and other sensitive company data.

  • Become familiar with and abide by the Corporate Compliance Program and all Corporate policies, including the Privacy and Security policies.

Job Qualifications

  • Must be qualified as high complexity testing personnel under CLIA-88 regulations. The minimum training/experience required of such personnel is:

  • An earned associate degree in a laboratory science or medical laboratory technology, obtained from an accredited institution, OR

  • Education/training equivalent to the above that includes at least 60 semester hours or equivalent from an accredited institution. This education must include 24 semester hours of medical laboratory technology courses, OR 24 semester hours of science courses that includes 6 semester hours of chemistry, 6 semester hours of biology, and 12 semester hours of chemistry, biology or medical laboratory technology in any combination.

  • In addition, the individual must have laboratory training including either completion of a clinical laboratory training program approved or accredited by the ABHES, the CAHEA, or other organization approved by HHS (note that this training may be included in the 60 semester hours listed above), OR at least 3 months documented laboratory training in each specialty in which the individual performs high complexity testing.

  • In addition, the CLIA-88 regulations include exceptions for grandfathered individuals.

Job Requirements

  • Two to four years of prior job-related experience is required.

  • Pathology technical skills and medical terminology experience is preferred.

  • Must have demonstrated ability to supervise and motivate others, prioritize duties, and delegate responsibilities.

  • Computer proficiency in MS Word, Excel, and Outlook required.

  • Effective oral, written, and interpersonal communication skills required.