Supv Grossing- Port Chester, NY req51063 in Port Chester, NY at Quest Diagnostics

Date Posted: 11/18/2020

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    100 Midland Avenue
    Port Chester, NY
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Job Description

Supv Grossing- Port Chester, New York - M-F

Look for more than answers.  Patients and Physicians rely on our diagnostic testing, information and services to help them make better healthcare decisions. These are often serious decisions with far reaching consequences, and require sensitivity, tact and a clear dedication to service. It’s about providing clarity and hope.

As a Lab Technician you will work for the world leader in the industry, with a career where you can expand your skills and knowledge. You’ll have a role where you can act with professionalism, you can inspire colleagues, and you can care about the work we do and the people we serve.

At Quest, Lab Technicians play an essential role in our success and in the services we provide. As a career, we offer a unique opportunity to develop your career with the #1 Diagnostic Lab in the US. We are tech driven, and we’re creating the lab of the future – an environment where you can deliver cutting edge diagnostics and help us drive new discoveries and breakthroughs.


Responsible for the day-to-day operations of the Surgical Pathology area and supervision of the grossing and support staff.  In conjunction with the Department Manager, ensures that all departmental policies and procedures meet the standards of current state and federal regulations.

Coordinate and supervise the Lab Assistants in the
Surgical Pathology area, Grossing Personnel and other Surgical Pathology support staff.

Schedule and maintain adequate coverage and
effective utilization of personnel.

Maintain attendance records; approve overtime and
vacation time.

Perform grossing department specific orientation and
training verification.

Perform New Hire QC for grossing staff when

Provide technical instructions and training of
personnel in techniques, instrumentation, and organization of work.

Administer competency assessment, including direct
observation, to grossing staff.

Administer and maintain HPAP documentation when

Assist in the preparation of the budget and recommend
capital equipment needs. Monitor and control expenses in line with department budget.

Interact directly with pathologists regarding gross
dissection/description activities, including defined specimen types that
require direct supervision by a pathologist.

Identify problems that may adversely affect test
performance or reporting of test results and either correct the problems or immediately notify the histology supervisor/manager, technical supervisor, or laboratory director.

Maintain appropriate levels of supplies and reagents
commensurate with workload.

Maintain a current procedure manual, revising as
needed including appropriate documentation of review and approval.

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.

Communicate with the Histopathology Technical
Supervisor and Senior Medical Director/Laboratory Director as appropriate.

Maintain equipment and instruments in good operating
condition, recognize any malfunctions and troubleshoot as needed.

Ensure acceptable technical quality, so that the
Pathologists can adequately evaluate prepared slides. 

Maintain appropriate Quality Assurance

Ensure that all employees comply with all safety
regulations, including use of personal protective equipment.

Ensure that all grossing staff have completed
initial formalin monitoring when initially hired and periodically thereafter, if applicable.

Complete successfully all personnel departmental
training and competency assessments.

Interact with medical transcription staff, as

Facilitate and develop department-specific
continuing education

Perform special projects, as assigned by the department

Provide backup for grossing personnel.

Ensure all corporate safety, quality control and
quality assurance standards are met.

Other duties, as assigned by manager.


BS degree in Biological/Physical sciences or
equivalent combination of education and experience. 

3-6 years surgical gross experience, with 1-2 years
in a leadership role preferred. Experience should include grossing complex
specimens if laboratory’s daily workload will consist of such specimens.

Graduate of a NAACLS approved Pathologist Assistant
training program preferred

AAPA fellowship status and/or PA (ASCP) preferred

Meets all requirements as outlined in corporate
Minimum Qualifications for Personnel Performing Tissue Gross Examinations SOP and 1988 CLIA CFR 493.1489.

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