Histotechnologist PRN

Chippenham Hospital , a 466-bed acute care facility, is located on the Southside of Richmond, a short drive from the beautiful, outdoor Stony Point Fashion Park, offering an abundance of shops, restaurants, and even a dine-in movie theater. Chippenham Hospital is a Hospital Corporation of America (HCA) facility, who ranks 63 rd on Fortune's 100 , and is one of the largest healthcare systems in the U.S, where healthcare employment opportunities are almost endless!

The Joint Commission awarded Chippenham Hospital the Gold Seal of Approval and named us a Top Performer on Key Quality Measures for advanced primary stroke, heart attack, heart failure, pneumonia, perinatal care, hip and knee replacement and surgical care. We are also a Certified Chest Pain Center and a Level II Trauma Center, which means we provide fast, skilled care in life's most difficult moments.

Job Duties:

1. Knows, understands, and puts into practice general lab policies/procedures as well as department/section specific policies/procedures. Reviews all posted policy changes as required. Adheres to all regulatory guidelines.

2. Demonstrates the ability to assess a situation, consider the options, and formulate an appropriate course of action. Recognizes and performs duties in an independent manner with little or no supervision.

3. Demonstrates initial and annual competency in all appropriate designated lab sections within set deadlines. Accurately performs proficiency testing when scheduled. Participates in continuing education activities.

4. Participates in all facility/corporate mandatory annual training within set deadlines.

5. Is cooperative in assisting the laboratory team in the completion of miscellaneous duties. This includes specimen receiving and putting away supplies when received in the department.

6. Effectively organizes and completes daily tasks in assigned area{s}.

7. Effectively troubleshoots/resolves instrument problems and documents corrective action in appropriate log; when necessary, performs instrumentation repairs. Effectively investigates/resolves specimen problems.

8. Assures quality control is properly performed and logged, works within quality control limits and trends, and follows proper department procedure for corrective action.

9. Performs and documents preventative maintenance and safety checks of equipment according to schedule.

10. Demonstrates the knowledge and skills to train new employees and/or students in general lab and department/section specific policies/procedures.

11. Demonstrates knowledge and adheres to all policies relating to the JCAHO National Patient Safety Goals for the Laboratory, including but not limited to verbal order and patient identification.

12. Demonstrates cultural competence by utilizing communication.
Required - Eligibility for HT certification by ASCP/NCA
Preferred - 1-2 years' experience

Required - Eligibility for Histotechnician (HT) certification by ASCP/NCA
Preferred - Graduate of approved Histology school

Required- Registry eligible, ASCP or equivalent. Successful completion of HT registry within 6 months of eligibility or hire. Continuing education to maintain registry/licensure is required

Preferred- ASCP certified, or equivalent.
Continuing education to maintain registry/licensure is required

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