Fairview Health Services has an opportunity for a pathology gross room technical supervisor. This position provides leadership oversight of gross room operations at Southdale and Ridges hospital laboratories.
This position works under the direct supervision of a board certified anatomical pathologist. Responsibilities include: gross examination of surgical specimens as well as performing autopsies, frozen sectioning, photography and preparing tissue samples for culturing and for various other laboratory evaluations. In partnership with the Laboratory Director and other stakeholders, this position also provides supervision for the day-to-day technical operations in assigned laboratory. This includes surgical pathology technicians and pathologist's assistant team members.
Follow laboratory policies and procedures in the performance of technical duties in the laboratory including preparing, performing and reporting anatomic gross analysis of surgical specimens.
Assists in the preparation and performance and preliminary anatomic diagnosis of human post mortem examinations.
Supervises the day-to-day operations of the site laboratory to ensure achievement of organizational vision, mission and goals.
Maintains an environment for laboratory professionals to function efficiently with known accountabilities and exemplary performance standards.
Implements and communicates key metrics and improvement activities to monitor the performance of laboratory operations.
Partner with leadership, human resources and other teams on human capital initiatives that ensure recruitment of high quality candidates, foster staff engagement, encourage professional development and provide appropriate training and orientation.
Participates in the analysis and decision making to support laboratory business performance, operational and financial objectives.
Drive a culture of continuous improvement using lean management tools to support, challenge and evolve processes to achieve system laboratory goals.
Maintain knowledge, ensures and facilitates compliance with all relevant laws, regulations, policies, procedures and standards.
Perform other responsibilities as needed/assigned.
Organization Expectations, as applicable:
Demonstrates ability to provide care or service adjusting approaches to reflect developmental level and cultural differences of population served
Partners with patient care giver in care/decision making.
Communicates in a respective manner.
Ensures a safe, secure environment.
Individualizes plan of care to meet patient needs.
Modifies clinical interventions based on population served.
Provides patient education based on as assessment of learning needs of patient/care giver.
Fulfills all organizational requirements
Completes all required learning relevant to the role
Complies with all relevant laws, regulation and policies
Performs other duties as assigned.
BS in Biochemical Sciences and completion of NACCLS accredited Pathologists Assistant Training Program or equivalent medical technology education and training. Or, MD or MD equivalent with at least 2 years pathology experience.
Two years of experience in grossing specimens and assisting with or performing autopsies.
ASCP certified as a Pathologists' Assistant or eligible to certify.
Completion of a (NAACLS) National Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Sciences accredited Pathologists Assistant training program
Three years of experience in grossing specimens and assisting with or performing autopsies.
Certification as an ASCP Pathologists Assistant
Additional Requirements :
ASCP Pathologists Assistant certification must be obtained within one year of employment.
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