Oneida, NY

Oneida Health is an independent 101-bed acute care community hospital and a 160-bed extended-care facility (ECF) and short-term rehab facility licensed by the State of New York and operated by Oneida Health Systems, Inc., a New York not-for-profit corporation. The hospital is Joint Commission accredited.

We are proud to share that we have recognized for several national awards based upon safety of care as well as the patient experience of care. The first recognition is provided by The Leapfrog Group, a nationally recognized non-profit organization who reviews 30 patient quality and safety measures and assigns a letter grade to over 2,600 hospitals nationally based upon outcomes. The fall 2019 letter grade for OHC is a “B.”, our eighth consecutive “A” or “B”. Our hospital was also awarded 4 Stars for Patient Experience.

The second recognition is for the Healthgrades Patient Safety Excellence Award. Our hospital is among the top 10% nationally for patient safety and is 1 of only 16 hospitals in New York to receive this award for 2019. The third recognition is for the Healthgrades Outstanding Patient Experience Award. Our hospital is among the top 10% nationally for patient experience and is 1 of only 8 hospitals in New York to receive this award for 2019…with Oneida Health as the only hospital in New York State to receive both awards for 2019! We are also very proud of our CMS 4-Star overall rating for patient experience and CMS 5-Star for quality measures.

This position involves responsibility for receiving, recording and processing surgical specimens, biopsy and autopsy specimens for review by the pathologist for the diagnosis of disease. Retains records and files of all slides, blocks, and specimens analyzed and transported for consult.

Job Responsibilities

  • Receive and log into accession log all specimens for examination;
  • Assist pathologist with gross examination of specimens
  • Process specimens through automated tissue processor;
  • Embed tissue specimens into paraffin blocks;
  • Cut tissue block on microtone for mounting on slides;
  • Stain slides and coverslip for microscopic examination by pathologist;
  • Prepare specimens of frozen sections examination by pathologist using cryostat;
  • Prepare stains and solutions for special immunoperoxidase stains;
  • Perform special staining for pathologists review;
  • Assist pathologist with bone marrow aspirations;
  • Maintain blocks, slides, and other specimens according to mandates of regulatory agency rules;
  • Maintain adequate stock levels of supplies needed in the department;
  • Follow proper safety practices for solvent and chemicals used in the department;
  • Assist Laboratory Manager with statistics and data gathering as required;
  • Other duties as assigned

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and Personal Characteristics

  • Working knowledge of standard modern technical laboratory practices, techniques, equipment, terminology, and safety precautions;
  • Working knowledge of the practices governing the conduct of technical laboratory tests;
  • Working knowledge of recognized fields of laboratory specialization;
  • Skill in the operation and care of modern laboratory equipment and apparatus;
  • Skill in performing standard technical laboratory routines;
  • Ability to perform assigned technical tasks according to exactly prescribed procedures and to make accurate observations and record results;
  • Ability to understand and follow technical oral and written instructions;

Minimum Qualifications

  • Graduation from a regionally accredited or NYS registered two year college with an Associate Degree in Applied Science in Medical laboratory Technology; or
  • Two years of experience performing histology laboratory procedures in a medical or public health laboratory; or
  • Satisfactory completion of an approved course in Histo Technique; or
  • An equivalent combination of training and experience as defined by the limits of 1, 2, and 3 above.

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