Supv, Histology in Tampa, FL at Quest Diagnostics

Date Posted: 11/30/2022

Job Snapshot

  • Location:
    4225 East Fowler Avenue
    Tampa, FL
  • Date Posted:
  • Function
  • Job Family
    Laboratory Operations
  • Remote
  • Position Type
    Regular Full-Time
  • Shift

Job Description

This position is intended for individuals with prior experience working as a histotechnologist and possesses ASCP certification in Histotechnology. The individual in this position will be capable of performing all routine histopathology functions, handle escalated issues and troubleshoot quality issues.  The individual is responsible for providing supervisory oversight for the day-to-day operations of the laboratory. 
  • Responsible for the day-to-day operations of the Histology laboratory and supervision of the technical and support staff.  In conjunction with the operations manager/director, ensures that all departmental policies and procedures meet the standards of current state and federal regulations. 
  • Coordinate and supervise the histotechs, laboratory assistants, grossing personnel, and other support staff. 
  • Schedule and maintain adequate coverage and effective utilization of personnel. 
  • Monitor and control expenses in line with department budget.  
  • Assist in the preparation of the budget and recommend capital equipment needs.  
  • Maintain appropriate levels of supplies and reagents commensurate with workload. 
  • Provide technical instructions and training of personnel in techniques, instrumentation, and organization of work.  
  • Maintain a current procedure manual, reviewing and revising as needed. 
  • Interview and select potential employees in conjunction with the Manager. 
  • Write and conduct employee performance evaluations. 
  • Ensure that all employees follow all company and department policies; initiate performance improvement with employees, as needed. 
  • Participate in company meetings and conduct departmental meetings, when applicable. 
  • Maintain equipment and instruments in good operating condition, recognize any malfunctions and troubleshoot. 
  • Communicates with the Histopathology Technical Supervisor and Senior Medical Director/Laboratory Director as appropriate. 
  • Maintain attendance records; approve overtime and vacation time. 
  • Ensure proper time record editing. 
  • Ensure the technical quality, so that the Pathologists can adequately evaluate prepared slides. 
  • Ensure that all outstanding cases are reconciled. 
  • Engage in client contact, as applicable. 
  • Maintain appropriate quality assurance documentation. 
  • Ensure that all employees comply with all safety regulations, including personal protective equipment. 
  • Complete successfully all personnel departmental training and competency assessments. 
  • Interact with medical transcription staff, as applicable 
  • Facilitate and develop continuing education. 
  • Perform special projects, as assigned by the operations manager/director. 
  • Provide backup for bench Histotechnicians/Histotechnologists in sectioning and staining. 
  • Ensure all corporate safety, quality control and quality assurance standards are met.  
  • Ensure compliance with all local, federal, CLIA and CAP regulations 
  • Perform specimen preparation on non-gynecological specimens, including cytopreparation, staining, coverslipping, etc. after completing training on non-gynecological specimen types.  This includes specimen preparation of Fine Needle Aspiration (FNA) specimens 
  • Other duties, as assigned by manager. 

Required Work Experience:  

  • AS degree in Biological/Physical sciences or equivalent combination of education and experience. 
  • HT (ASCP)  
  • 3 years Histology experience.  
  • 6 years of experience are required for any individual assuming a supervisory position in a New York State licensed laboratory. 
  • Current state licensure, if applicable 
  • Meet all of the qualifications listed in the Policy for Minimum Qualification for Histotechnician and Histology Supervisor. 

Preferred Work Experience:  

  • BS degree in biological/physical sciences  
  • HTL (ASCP)  
  • Graduate of a NAACLS accredited Histotechnology program 
  • 6 years of histopathology experience, with 1-2 years in a leadership role 
  • Immunohistochemistry experience 

Physical and Mental Requirements:  

  • The normal performance of duties may require lifting and carrying objects: Objects 1 to 10 pounds are lifted and carried frequently; objects 11 to 25 pounds are lifted and carried occasionally; objects 36 to 50 pounds are seldom lifted or carried and objects over 50 pounds are not to be lifted or carried without assistance.  
  • Ability to stand and work at the bench for long periods of time.  
  • Frequent walking and/or standing.  
  • May be required to use a wide variety of manual tools and laboratory instruments and apparatuses all of which demand significant manual dexterity 

Knowledge:   N/A Skills:   N/A

Associates Degree(Required)
Bachelor’s Degree

Current state licensure, if applicable(Required)
HT (ASCP) (Required)
NAACLS accredited Histotechnology program