Instructional Support Assistant, Histology Laboratory - Per Diem
Stony Brook University
Location: Stony Brook, New York
Type: Temporary/Per diem
Internal Number: 2202439
Instructional Support Assistant, Histology Laboratory - Per Diem
At Stony Brook Medicine, a TH Instructional Support Assistant is a valuable member of our team, who provides administrative support and has the ability to interface with all levels of management throughout the hospital.
Qualified candidates will demonstrate superior patient care and possess outstanding communication skills while adhering to our high standard of excellence.
Duties may include the following but are not limited to:
Duties of Position to be filled:
Provides coverage for the SL1 Surgical Coordinator in her absence for the Grossing Room. Assist the Surgical Coordinator and/or personally instruct subordinates, other laboratory staff and other members of the hospital community (i.e. operating room staff) when implementing new procedures and policies. Maintain and instruct subordinates in proper procedures, policies and safe laboratory practices mandated by NYSDOH, CLEP, CAP, PESH, and JCAHO.
Responsible for the first level of compliance to accreditation agency standards for surgical pathology grossing. Participates in accreditation agency inspections for the above area. Ensures compliance for subordinates with these standards and regulations. Follows all laboratory procedures and protocols with interpretation of such policies as necessary to ensure proper patient care and safe work practices which includes using appropriate engineering and administrative controls to include wearing the appropriate personal protective equipment.
Utilizes Hospital Information System (Cerner) for patient registration and ordering diagnostic tests, the Laboratory Information System (Copath) to accession specimens, the Hospital Procurement System (Lawson) for ordering supplies for the grossing room.
Accession surgical requisitions into Copath assuring patient identification using established surgical policies and pathology protocols. Accurately and efficiently accession STAT, frozen section, fresh, and formalin fixed tissue specimens according to established policies and procedures. Accession surgical specimens' in Ventana Vantage patient identification barcoded system, ensuring accurate patient identification is confirmed. Resolves Cerner/Copath issues and brings to the attention of the Coordinator any unresolved issues.
Acts as a SB SAFE coordinator for Surgical Pathology identifying safety issues, inputs reports and develops corrective actions with SL5 Associate Technical Director and if approved, implements action plan(s).
Responsible for equipment maintenance and troubleshooting. Responsible for preventative maintenance records for the grossing area and bringing problems forward to the Surgical Coordinator/SL-5 Associate Technical Director in a timely manner.
Responsible for the coordination of hazardous waste disposal for all Anatomic Pathology areas according to established policies and procedures. Work with Environmental Health and Safety to ensure appropriate disposal of chemicals. Must understand and comply with all relevant regulatory agency standards.
Administrative duties to include Quality Assurance Support to the SL5 Associate Technical Director. Reconcile daily gross room specimen issues and transport logs. Provide Quality Assurance gross room reports monthly and quarterly to SL5 Associate Technical Director for the Anatomic Pathology Quality Assurance Program. Able to complete projects for review using independent judgement.
Assist Histology Technologists with additional tasks, assemble folders/paperwork, perform Case Assembly, file tissue samples and surgical slides as well as retrieve surgical specimens.
Required Qualifications: Associates degree. In lieu of an Associates degree a minimum of four years experience in a hospital, clinical laboratory or healthcare facility. Excellent oral and written communication skills. Excellent organizational skills.
Preferred Qualifications: Proficient with Hospital Information System (HIS). Proficiency with Laboratory Information System (LIS). Knowledge of/or background in Anatomic Pathology Quality Assurance. Knowledge of patient identification barcoding systems.
Special Notes: Resume/CV should be included with the online application.
In accordance with the New York State Department of Health (DOH) regulation that all hospitals and nursing homes "continuously require all personnel to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19," Candidates who are not already partially vaccinated must obtain the first dose of the vaccine within three (3) calendar days of acceptance of conditional job offer and must obtain any subsequent doses in accordance with the vaccine protocol, including booster vaccines. Candidates who are partially vaccinated, but not yet fully vaccinated, must complete their vaccination series within three (3) calendar days of job offer or in accordance with vaccine manufacture protocol, whichever comes later.
The regulation also includes those who may be affiliated with or interact with employees of a hospital or nursing home. The regulation allows for limited exemptions with reasonable accommodations, consistent with applicable law.
Posting Overview: This position will remain posted until filled or for a maximum of 90 days. An initial review of all applicants will occur two weeks from the posting date. Candidates are advised on the application that for full consideration, applications must be received before the initial review date (which is within two weeks of the posting date).
If within the initial review no candidate was selected to fill the position posted, additional applications will be considered for the posted position; however, the posting will close once a finalist is identified, and at minimal, two weeks after the initial posting date. Please note, that if no candidate were identified and hired within 90 days from initial posting, the posting would close for review, and possibly reposted at a later date.
Stony Brook Medicine is a smoke free environment. Smoking is strictly prohibited anywhere on campus, including parking lots and outdoor areas on the premises.
All Hospital positions maybe subject to changes in pass days and shifts as necessary.
This position may require the wearing of respiratory protection, which may prohibit the wearing of facial hair.
This function/position maybe designated as "essential." This means that when the Hospital is faced with an institutional emergency, employees in such positions may be required to remain at their work location or to report to work to protect, recover, and continue operations at Stony Brook Medicine, Stony Brook University Hospital and related facilities.
Prior to start date, the selected candidate must meet the following requirements:
Successfully complete pre-employment physical examination and obtain medical clearance from Stony Brook Medicine's Employee Health Services*
Complete electronic reference check with a minimum of three (3) professional references.
Successfully complete a 5 panel drug screen*
Successfully complete a Background Check investigation.
Provide a copy of any required New York State license(s)/certificate(s).
Failure to comply with any of the above requirements could result in a delayed start date and/or revocation of the employment offer.
*The hiring department will be responsible for any fee incurred for examination.
Stony Brook University is committed to excellence in diversity and the creation of an inclusive learning, and working environment. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, pregnancy, familial status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, disability, genetic information, veteran status and all other protected classes under federal or state laws.
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Official Job Title:TH Instructional Support Assistant
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