When everyone is passionate about what they do and strives to create an environment of quality and excellence, that energy quite naturally creates a place where you want to work. Our emphasis is on being flexible enough to provide our clients with the services they need with a dedication to quality that keeps them coming back. We apply that same philosophy to our employees. If you want to be part of a dynamic team that is helping raise the standard in pathology services, AP Laboratories might be exactly the place you want to be. Please see our job postings below, or contact us at (843) 300-3001.

 

Pathologist

Job Description

Shall provide needed physician services, in the medical specialty of anatomic pathology at and for the laboratory. Physician will need special expertise in anatomic pathology. May be required to perform all, or a combination of the duties described depending upon their assigned work area and the specific needs of the company.

Duties and Responsibilities

Provide anatomic pathology services to clients of AP Laboratories. Assist AP Laboratories in providing laboratory supervision services consistent with the requirements of the Clinical Laboratory Improvement Act “CLIA”.

When needed, provide supervision of the day-to-day testing activities conducted at all laboratories staffed by AP Laboratories.

Coordinate with AP Laboratories to select, establish, and quality control all testing procedures within all laboratories staffed by AP Laboratories.

Be available by cellular phone at all reasonable times.

Assist other AP Laboratories pathologists in the selection, establishment, and maintenance of appropriate quality control for all testing procedures within any laboratory facility at which Physician provides coverage.

Coordinate with the other AP Laboratories pathologists to assure adequate levels of technical staffing and professional competence of technical personnel at any laboratory at which AP Laboratories provides coverage.

Establish adequate technical back-up for personnel at any laboratory at which AP Laboratories provides coverage.

Provide, as necessary, clinical interpretations of tests performed at any laboratory at which AP Laboratories provides coverage.

Suggest appropriate projects and facilitate an on-going research and development program.

Adhere to and ensure compliance with the standards of federal, state, city and voluntary accrediting bodies.

Participate in strategic planning, medical operational review, and budget planning as required.

Participate in the development and implementation of marketing plans as appropriate for AP Laboratories.

Regularly participate in detailed quality assurance at all levels. Retain exceptional expertise in pathologic interpretations.

Ensure all Quality Assurance as per accreditation and AP Laboratories requirements.

Requirements

Doctor of Medicine (M.D.) is required. Must maintain medical license and Certification by the American Board of Pathology.


Lab Support Technician

Position Available:  1st Shift; Charleston, SC

Job Description

Receive and sort medical samples by client or specimen type for laboratory testing. This includes opening, patient verification, data entry and accessioning (numbering). Must be able to use a computer for data entry, specimen verification and printing accessioning labels. Requires the ability to identify samples that need to be followed up for clarification. Dissect surgical specimens and prepare tissues for histologic processing and staining.

Duties and Responsibilities

Receive and sort medical samples by Client or specimen type for laboratory testing.

Documentation of specimen chain of custody.

Order-enter patient, physician and specimen information accurately and efficiently.

Accession (number) all medical specimens (jars, tubes, slides) test requisition and all other paper information provided.

Enter specimen gross descriptions from documents or dictation.

Identify and confirm patient identity and specimen integrity.

Assist and train new Lab Support Technicians

Operate standard office equipment which includes menu-driven computer workstations, computer printers, office mailing machines, fax machines and basic laboratory equipment

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

Evaluate new laboratory equipment and procedures, and clean and maintain equipment based of laboratory procedures.

Perform routine and non-routine activities involved in the preparation of surgical specimens for Histologic processing, according to policies and procedures.

Assure appropriate specimen accessioning and labeling; maintain the integrity of the specimen and patient identification

Record a gross description for each biopsy specimen, dissect and prepare tissue for cassettes

Record measurements, weight, volume and any abnormal findings as applicable.

Prepare dissected tissue specimens and place into cassettes.

Prepare processed tissue for slide preparation for Histotechs.

Prepare and stain slides.

Perform QC.

Complete all associated paperwork.

Requirements

Bachelor’s Degree in Biology or Chemistry preferred.

Qualified for high complexity testing under CLIA 88 by one of the following routes: 

  • Associates degree in Medical Laboratory Technology or other laboratory science.
  • 60 semester hours of from an accredited college or university that includes the following:
  • 24 semester hours of science related courses to include 6 semester hours of biology, 6 semester hours of chemistry, and 12 semester hours of other science courses in combination.
  • And either completion of a laboratory training program or 3 months of documented training by a pathologist.
  • Prior to September 1, 1997 – Have a high school diploma and documented training appropriate to the testing performed.

 


Cytotechnologist

Position Available:  1st Shift; Charleston, SC

The position is responsible for examining human body cells to detect evidence of cancer or other diseases. Centrifuges blood specimens in test and capillary tubes to separate sediment and cells from blood serum. Categorizes slides and records classification and compiles listings of patients for follow-up analysis. Reports analysis of slides with unusual cell structures to pathologist.

Duties and Responsibilities

Examine specimens using microscopes to evaluate specimen quality.

Examine specimens to detect abnormal hormone conditions.

Examine cell samples to detect abnormalities in the color, shape, or size of cellular components and patterns.

Prepare and analyze samples, such as Papanicolaou (PAP) smear body fluids and fine needle aspirations (FNAs), to detect abnormal conditions.

Provide patient clinical data or microscopic findings to assist pathologists in the preparation of pathology reports.

Document specimens by verifying patients' and specimens' information.

Maintain effective laboratory operations by adhering to standards of specimen collection, preparation, or laboratory safety.

Prepare cell samples by applying special staining techniques, such as chromosomal staining, to differentiate cells or cell components.

Performs both routine and complex special procedures with the understanding of tissue structures, techniques, principles, theory and instrumentation.

Coverslip stained sections, verify that the staining shows adequate cellular distinction, label, and distribute to the pathologist responsible for reviewing the case.

Assures specimen labeling requirements are met and necessary clinical information is available as needed.

Performs accessioning of patient specimens into laboratory computer system when needed.

Demonstrates general knowledge of pathological and physiological conditions that affect test results and tissue staining. .

Able to prioritize processing of specimens.

Recognize and troubleshoot both routine and complex problems and assist other Cytotechnologists and lab assistants with technical problems.

Monitor quality control results and take immediate and proper action when controls are unacceptable.

Follow defined procedures with only Manager or Pathologist approved modifications or deviations.

Complete all instrument function verification, maintenance, and documents according to procedure in Cytology area. Ensure that equipment defects and malfunctions are reported and repaired.

Responsible for the proper handling and disposal of all biohazardous materials and chemically hazardous materials including the neutralization or recycling of chemicals before disposal or reuse.

Requirements

Requires a bachelor's degree, certification by the American Society of Clinical Pathologists as a Cytotechnologist CT (ASCP), and 2 years of experience in the field or in a related area. Familiar with standard concepts, practices, and procedures within a particular field.

 

 

 

 

 


 

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