Microbiologist II

Roswell, Georgia, US
Jul 10, 2021
Jul 30, 2021
Employment Type
Full time
Salary Type
Job Purpose This position is tasked with performing routine activities involved in the preparation of surgical specimens for histologic processing to enable the pathologist to render a quality diagnosis. Key Responsibilities This position is tasked with the processing of surgical specimens in preparation through histological techniques creating microscopic slides to enable the pathologist to render a quality diagnosis. * Capable of utilizing a Laboratory Information System (LIS) * Properly label Specimens components (jars, cassettes, slides, etc.) in accordance to laboratory procedures. * Embed formalin fixed tissues in accordance to the Standard Operating Procedure (SOP) tissue orientation protocols * Perform microtomy of formalin fixed paraffin embedded (FFPE) in accordance to SOP protocols. * Perform routine maintenance and cleaning of instruments and document findings * Maintain a clean working environment * Maintain working inventory required for histological processes * Prepare reagents, including stains solutions, graded alcohols and bulk reagents according to proper specifications * Knowledgeable of laboratory instrumentation use (microtome, stainers, processors, etc.) * Perform more complex procedures for processing and staining tissues, including special stains (SS), and other special requests as assigned * Verify slide stain quality prior to pathologist distribution Ensure that all stained slides are distributed to pathologists in an efficient and timely manner * Perform and document equipment quality control and preventive maintenance * Capable of grossing small biopsies, if applicable * Perform basic troubleshooting skills * Support Histology Management by communication supply needs. Document receipt of supplies and the date reagents are put in use * Practice good documentation practice * Troubleshoots with supervision * Maintain filing systems to include FFPE tissue blocks, prepared slides and related documents * Enforce proper chemical hygiene practices to ensure a safe and compliant working environment * Perform chemical hazardous waste disposal in accordance to regulatory guidelines * Assist in duties as deemed necessary by the Histology Supervisor, Pathology Manager, or Medical Director * Comply with quality control policies and SOPs to ensure all aspects of laboratory operation are performed in accordance with accepted standards and applicable laws for clinical laboratories * Assist in duties as deemed necessary by the Histology Supervisor, Pathology Lab Manager, or Medical Director. Key Responsibilities Continued * The Boston Scientific Corporation Pathology Laboratory attests to the following: For HIPAA compliance purposes, this position has been reviewed by management and meets the need to know PHI access criteria of the HIPAA Security Rule. Additionally, per the HIPAA Privacy Rule, the minimum necessary PHI data elements have been identified by management and the minimum necessary PHI access has been granted to the employee/contractor for them to satisfactorily execute the role and responsibilities of this position. Quality System Requirements In all actions, demonstrates a primary commitment to patient safety and product quality by maintaining compliance to the Quality Policy and all other documented quality processes and procedures. For those individuals that supervise others, the following statements are applicable: * Assures that appropriate resources (personnel, tools, etc.) are maintained in order to assure Quality System compliance and adherence to the BSC Quality Policy. * Establishes and promotes a work environment that supports the Quality Policy and Quality System. Job Scope and Leveling Guidelines Knowledge Applies limited knowledge of basic technical concepts and practices and a basic understanding of product or systems fundamentals. Cognitive Skills Performs routine technical tasks working from detailed written or verbal instructions. Performs routine set-up, testing, repair, inspection, and/or maintenance of certain area-specific equipment, materials, systems, and/or product. Supervision Received Close supervision. Receives detailed instruction on all assignments and constant checking of work assignments. Consequence of Errors Errors can be easily and quickly detected within the immediate work unit and would result only in minor disruption or expense to correct. Contacts Contacts are primarily within immediate work unit. Contacts involve obtaining or providing information requiring little explanation or interpretation.
Additional Skills & Qualifications:
Required Abilities * Ability to view video display terminals
Experience Level:
Intermediate Level
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