Demonstrates ability to process cytology/Microbiology specimens for screening. Accessions, handles and processing specimens (i.e. fluids, tissues, liquid based PAP, cellblock) as appropriate through self-organization, verification of specimen identification, assuring proper fixative or preservatives are used, utilizing a basic knowledge of stains, fixative and reagents. Follows all lab policy/procedure pertinent to tasks performed with minimal error. Utilizes appropriate action with inadequate or faulty specimen process and troubleshoots as needed and with assistance if required. Produces high quality slides/specimens for evaluation by a Cytotechnologist and/or Pathologist and Microbiology.
Non-Technical Duties. Assists with maintaining filing systems of slides, blocks, specimens, reports, requisitions. Prepares reagents and chemicals as needed. Utilizes clerical skills to perform job functions with minimal errors. Assists with training of new associates as needed. Handles specimens/slides/logs/worklists appropriately and with confidentiality. Assists with point of care testing and/or reception/front desk/phlebotomy duties as assigned. Assists/performs patient registration duties as assigned.
Demonstrates appropriate use and maintenance of laboratory equipment. Utilizes equipment according to departmental guidelines, maintaining all equipment as per guidelines and assuring all equipment and supplies are maintained in appropriate working order. Evaluates and utilizes inventory appropriately, assists with inventory control as needed. Utilizes computers as appropriate for the performance of work tasks.
Maintains a neat and clean work area. Disposes of tissues and waste appropriately, cleans bench areas and equipment, restocks supplies as appropriate, maintains the washroom and performs washroom functions as appropriate.
We reveal and foster God's healing love by improving the health of the people and communities we serve, especially those who are poor and vulnerable.
Inspired by our faith,
•We will be distinguished as the premier person-centered health system and trusted partner.
•We will share accountability with clinicians and other stakeholders to coordinate care across all settin...gs and improve access, quality, health outcomes, and affordability.
•We will grow as community-based health networks to serve more people in partnerships with others who share our vision and values.
Caring Spirit - We honor the sacred dignity of each person.
Excellence - We set and surpass high standards.
Good Humor - We create joyful and welcoming environments.
Integrity - We do the right thing with openness and pride.
Safety - We deliver care that seeks to eliminate all harm for patients and associates.
Stewardship - We are accountable for the resources entrusted to us.