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.


Histotechnologist/Histotechnician

Job Description

The position is responsible for processing, embedding, cutting and staining of tissue slides, accurate quality control, special projects, equipment maintenance and all other duties assigned by the Team Lead or Laboratory Manager. 

Duties and Responsibilities

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

Able to gross section and dictate descriptions of simple specimens, process, embed, cut and stain all types of tissue specimens received in the Histology Department.

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.

Assists laboratory assistant or 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.

Selects and maintains appropriate tissue blocks to serve as controls for Special Stains.

Maintains all documentation that insures that all Special Stain control blocks have been adequately tested. Cuts and labels control slides for Histology, Special Stains and IHC.

Able to process and decal bone specimens.

Able to prioritize processing of specimens.

Recognize and troubleshoot both routine and complex problems and assist other Histotechs 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 Lab Manager or pathologist approved modifications or deviations.

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

Maintains a neat, clean, and orderly work area. At the end of the day's work; is responsible for the cleaning of his/her microtome.

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.

Cuts slides for IHC testing or other sendouts in conformance with procedures and submits them for analysis.

Must be able to express himself/herself effectively both in written and verbal communications.

Assists supervisory staff in monitoring workflow and insuring that work/ staining priorities are met for the department.

Will be asked to put new tests/ stains on line.

Participates in weekend and holiday schedules as staffing requirements dictate.

Remains flexible and works a share of overtime or different shifts if necessary during staffing shortages or emergencies.

Participates in continuing education classes and courses. Strongly encouraged to keep updated on recent advances in the field of histology and to take at least 10 credit hours of continuing education a year.

Highly encouraged to maintain membership in a professional Histology organization.

Always maintains a safe work environment and attends all safety training classes and conforms to all company safety guidelines and requirements.

Requirements
HT, HTL(ASCP) registry or eligible


Grossing Technician (2nd Shift)

Job Description

Perform duties that relate to the histology specimen grossing of surgically removed tissue under the supervision of the Pathology Assistant /Pathologist and/or laboratory supervisor.  Dissect surgical specimens and prepare tissues for histologic processing

Duties and Responsibilities

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.

Complete all associated paperwork.

Follow the laboratory’s applicable procedures for job-related responsibilities.

Interact directly with pathologists regarding gross dissection/description activities, including defined specimen types that require direct supervision by a pathologist.

Identify problems that may adversely affect test performance or reporting of test results and either correct the problems or immediately notify the histology team lead or lab manager.

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

Evaluate new laboratory equipment and procedures.

Ensure compliance with all local, federal, CLIA regulations.

Maintain a clean and well-organized work area.

Assist in the professional development of laboratory aides

Must be able to work with hazardous chemicals

Knowledgeable in the handling of specimens from accessioning to final specimen storage.

Working knowledge of laboratory organization, operational procedures, Quality Control, Quality Assurance, and laboratory safety.

Working knowledge and understanding of computers.

Requirements

Bachelor’s Degree in Biology or Chemistry preferred.

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

1)  Associates degree in Medical Laboratory Technology or other laboratory science.

2)  60 semester hours of from an accredited college or university that includes the following:

a)  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.

b)  And either completion of a laboratory training program or 3 months of documented training by a pathologist.

3)  Prior to September 1, 1997 – Have a high school diploma and documented training appropriate to the testing performed.

 

Data Entry (1st Shift:  Tuesday - Saturday)

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.

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.

Must be able to identify samples that are not processed in-house, but are forwarded to a third party reference laboratory (Send Out).

Assist with Send Outs.

Must be able to identify and confirm patient identity and specimen integrity.

Good problem solving skills needed.

Perform other work-related duties as assigned.

Assist and train new data entry operators.

Good communication and interpersonal skills

Must have strong organizational, time management and proofing skills

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

Attention to detail

Knowledge of Medical Terminology

Clerical or data entry experience

Dependable, flexible and adaptable in all aspects of work.

Able to do all the duties of Data Entry, and Laboratory Assistant within the Histology department as qualified. During heavy workloads or staffing shortages, may be required to perform any or all of the duties in these positions.

Other duties, as assigned by supervisor.

Requirements

High School Diploma or GED required plus minimum 2 years’ experience in business or healthcare industries.


 

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