RE: [Histonet] Too many Techs...


         Jim Staruk
Mass Histology Service

-----Original Message-----
[] On Behalf Of Bonner,
Sent: Wednesday, May 07, 2008 1:06 PM
To: Anne van Binsbergen; barbara carter;; Histonet
Subject: [Histonet] Too many Techs...

    10,000cases? 3300 cases per tech per year, 100 cases per tech per day?
At least 300 blocks min. per day per tech.
   CAP has guidelines for justifying positions.  I would also have the techs
(like they need something else to do) keep track of their time for a month.
It sounds as if three techs would minimally handle your lab. Not to mention
two months worth of vacation/sick time taken per year.   
   Also - what is the boss seeing?  Coffee breaks?  Long lunch breaks?  
    We have 22 Techs, three shifts, six days per week, 50,000 Surgical
cases.  It takes two techs worth just to cover time off per year.  We do not
attend procedures and we buy our reagents.
            Good luck.


From: on behalf of Anne van
Sent: Wed 5/7/2008 12:09 PM
To: barbara carter;; Histonet
Subject: Re: [Histonet] Histology Coordinator Position in Kenosha Wisconsin

i have a few questions for you if i may.
you have 3 techs serving 3 paths and 10 000 a year
apart from the basic routine histo operations, do your 3 techs

   - do any grossing
   - attend at renal biopsy collection
   - do frozen sections
   - take macro photos
   - do slide and block filing
   - source cases for sendout (consults/reviews) or do any archive
   - wash glassware,
   - do specimen discards,
   - make up formalin

i am facing pressure from my (non-histo) boss who is comparing my lab and
staff to 'other modern facilities' and he now tells me i need to cut my
staff in half!!
i need ammo and numbers from others to build my defence

2008/5/7 barbara carter :

> I am leaving my position as Coordinator at United Hospital System and am
> moving out of state and trying to help them recruit a new coordinator to
> take my place.
> There is a position open at United Hospital System at the Kenosha Campus
> in Kenosha Wisconsin for a Histology Coordinator.  The hospital receives
> about 10,000 surgical specimen a year with 3 Pathologists and 3
> Anyone interested please contact Sue Wergin Laboratory Supervisor at
> 262-656-5603.
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