Directly responsible for the following duties through actual performance or delegation:
The Pathology Tissue Lab Supervisor is a Pathologistsï¿½ Assistant certified through the American Society of Clinical Pathology and the College of American Pathologists. They provide accurate and timely processing of a variety of laboratory specimens, including comprehensive macroscopic examination and evaluation of all surgical pathological specimens. The Tissue Lab Supervisor will also assist in postmortem examinations and procedures, when necessary.
Additionally, the Tissue Lab Supervisor ensures that all equipment is in proper working condition, orders necessary supplies, maintains quality control programs and corrective actions, reviews and revises department procedures, meets regulatory requirements and inspection standards, and understands the physiological and psychological differences created by age, sex, and abilities and applies them to the preanalytic, analytic, and postanalytic components of laboratory testing.
Communicates with physicians and other hospital personnel concerning problems, appropriateness of testing, and interpretation of results. Provides technical assistance when necessary. Available after hours for consultation and assistance with frozen section preparation when needed. Assists in preparing, coordinating, and meeting operational budget for cost center. Ensures quality indicator data is submitted by monthly deadlines. Instructs and schedules teaching/training duties. Coordinates development of new testing methods and changed testing methods. Participates in quality assurance and safety projects. Serves on department and hospital committees as assigned. Coordinates orientation and competencies for employees.
Conducts all related duties as a professional member of the health care team. Is responsible for adherence and enforcement of all Hospital and Laboratory department policies, to include those intended to prevent the accidental and unnecessary exposure of self/patient or other employees to safety hazards. Other duties as assigned by Laboratory Administrative Director. Demographic information, limited Patient Health Information related to job function.
DEPARTMENT SPECIFIC DUTIES:
ï¿½ Surgical Pathology ï¿½ Pre-analytic tasks (specimen accessioning and labeling), macroscopic description and dissection, tissue sampling, special surgical procedures (e.g., frozen sections, slide preparation, decal procedures, tumor mapping), imaging (x-rays and photographic), and post-analytic tasks.
ï¿½ Autopsy Pathology ï¿½ Prosection of adult, neonatal/perinatal, pediatric, forensic, or infectious autopsies. Preparation of Preliminary and Final Autopsy Diagnoses.
ï¿½ Directs and manages the operations/services of the section within prescribed policies and guidelines of the department and organization.
ï¿½ Ensures that policy and procedure manuals are current and are reviewed regularly by all staff members; reviews and revises policies and procedures every two years and/or as necessary.
ï¿½ Develops short-term and long-term goals and objectives for the section consistent with those of the department and organization; submits and discusses established goals and objectives with administration biannually.
ï¿½ Promotes good staffing practices by maximizing the utilization of human resources; forecasts and anticipates the personnel needs of the section with regard to fluctuations in the workload; maintains staffing at standards established by productivity management.
ï¿½ Ensures that competencies exist for each member of the staff; ensures that all competencies are completed by the end of each calendar year.
ï¿½ Coordinates and/or trains and develops staff members for new responsibilities and authority as section or departmental needs dictate.
ï¿½ Continually monitors the section's activities and takes appropriate action to ensure efficient and effective operation; observes ongoing operations and analyzes performance to identify potential problems.
ï¿½ Assesses and implements staff development and cross-training, as needed.
ï¿½ Facilitates and participates in section and department specific orientation for all new employees.
ï¿½ Supports all Hospital Programs to include but not limited to quality improvement, risk management, safety, and infection control.
ï¿½ Establishes, maintains, and promotes effective internal and external lines of communications; provides leadership (role model) for the staff.
ï¿½ Maintains a good working rapport with all staff and other departments requiring frequent interactions and coordination of efforts.
ï¿½ Establishes and maintains a routine mode of communication with staff (e.g., weekly/monthly staff meetings) and a written communication tool (e.g., email).
ï¿½ Communicates self and staff concerns and problems through proper written and verbal channels.
ï¿½ Communicates, cooperates, and performs related duties with other members of the hospital staff and administration in a courteous and efficient manner to achieve overall hospital goals and objectives.
ï¿½ Acts as a team member within the department and within the organization.
ï¿½ Schedules the collection of data for priority issues and as part of an ongoing process of continuing the measurement of departmental performance.
ï¿½ Monitors the results of the measurement of performance.
ï¿½ Improves the process when measurement indicates room for improvement.
ï¿½ Reports to work as scheduled, in accordance with hospital policy, and takes responsibility to prevent absences and tardiness.
ï¿½ Demonstrates a consistently well-organized approach to all activities.
ï¿½ Complies with hospital policy regarding breaks and lunch periods.
ï¿½ Complies with hospital and department policies regarding scheduled time off (vacation) requests.
ï¿½ Practices appropriate safety and infection control procedures.
ï¿½ Maintains clean and safe work areas.
ï¿½ Reports safety hazards to appropriate personnel immediately.
ï¿½ Attends all mandatory safety sessions.
ï¿½ Participates in regular departmental safety reviews.
ï¿½ Accepts work assignment readily
ï¿½ Supports all Lab and Hospital structural standards (i.e. policies, procedures and regulations)
ï¿½ Wears photo I.D. badge at all times while on hospital property.
ï¿½ Provides proper identification in personal and phone communications
ï¿½ Respects the patientï¿½s right to privacy by only discussing clinically relevant information in appropriate surrounding.
ï¿½ Responds to difficult situations with self-control and positive attitude.
ï¿½ Communicates with co-workers with clarity and respect
ï¿½ Shares responsibilities and willingly offers assistance to co-workers.
ï¿½ Recognizes and acknowledges the contribution of each department/specialty. Encourages interdepartmental communication and team-work.
ï¿½ Sensitive to cultural, religious, sexual diversity
Successful completion of a Pathologistsï¿½ Assistant program certified by National Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Science (NAACLS) and certification as a Pathologistsï¿½ Assistant by the American Society for Clinical Pathology Board of Certification (ASCP BOC).
At least one year of full time experience in a surgical pathology suite under the direction of a board certified Anatomic Pathologist.
Good organizational and management skills necessary. Ability to resolve problem situations. Position requires excellent physical stamina, which includes the ability to walk or stand from 6-12 hours a day, do repetitive bending/reaching, climbing of stairs, and sitting. Ability to carry 10 pounds constantly and lift up to 50 pounds on occasion. Position requires constant repetitive motion, using hands, fingers, wrists to perform testing. Able to work at computer terminals for varying periods of the day which can range from one to three minutes or as long as several hours.
Requires emotional stamina to handle the unexpected and stressful situations that may arise while working in a busy surgical suite. Must be able to hear and speak the English language well enough to communicate instructions by spoken conversation and phone. Must be able to see well enough to read labels, reports, and computer screens. Ability to perform all duties and/or move around in areas of restricted space. Ability to evaluate each situation and handle it with the utmost professionalism. Dedication and concern for the health and welfare of others.
Primary Location: Palm Springs, California
Facility: Desert Regional Medical Center
Job Type: Full-time
Shift Type: Days
Employment practices will not be influenced or affected by an applicantâ��s or employeeâ��s race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy), national origin, age, disability, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, veteran status or any other legally protected status. Tenet will make reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with disabilities unless doing so would result in an undue hardship.
Internal Number: 2005015023
About Tenet Healthcare
“Tenet Healthcare Corporation is a diversified healthcare services company with 115,000 employees united around a common mission: to help people live happier, healthier lives. Through its subsidiaries, partnerships and joint ventures, including United Surgical Partners International, the Company operates general acute care and specialty hospitals, ambulatory surgery centers, urgent care centers and other outpatient facilities. Tenet's Conifer Health Solutions subsidiary provides technology-enabled performance improvement and health management solutions to hospitals, health systems, integrated delivery networks, physician groups, self-insured organizations and health plans.