Re: [Histonet] GROSSING

From:"Joe Nocito"

In the hospital, there is a grossing tech who helps the pathologists like 
make cassettes, logs specimens in, makes bags for extra tissues and puts the 
cassettes in formalin. I love working with him because I get so spoiled.
    In the private lab, we make our own cassettes, bags, grossing logs and 
put our own cassettes in formalin. Some of the doctors do, ok, one doctor 
does, the other 3 need their hands held.
    Hey, they want to pay me a manager's salary to be a grossing assistant, 
I can live with that.

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Douglas D Deltour" 
To: "'Marybeth Kaulahao'" ; 

Sent: Wednesday, April 18, 2007 3:06 PM
Subject: RE: [Histonet] GROSSING

> It sounds like they are paying a technical salary for non-technical work.
> The only thing that can be done is do it or hire a histo-aid to do it. 
> There
> is also the remote possibility that you can talk to the pathologist and
> voice your concerns. :)
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> -----Original Message-----
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> Kaulahao
> Sent: Wednesday, April 18, 2007 12:50 PM
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> Subject: [Histonet] GROSSING
> Does anyone out there assist the pathologist during gross? We are in a bit
> of a fix over here. We did with our pathologist for years. She has 
> retired.
> 2 guys took her place and one needs us to put the lids on the
> cassettes...because it makes gross go much faster for him. it is making 
> the
> days when he does gross very long for us. The other pathologist doesn't 
> need
> any one to stay with him. We are about a 7000 case /year 85-120 cassettes/
> day lab. my lab manager has asked me to ask other labs what they do.
> Anyone??
> thanks
> Mary beth
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