|From:||Carole Fields |
We have support techs that assist w/gross, make cassettes, close cassettes, put the cassettes in the formalin bath under the correct doctor, keep up with the grossing log, pickup specimens, accession, and in general keep things moving. I guess it depends on what their responsibilities are if you need them or not. We have two or three PA's grossing at a time and sometimes a Pathologist. We very much need our support techs.
From: Smith Wanda [SMTP:Wanda.Smith@HCAhealthcare.com]
Sent: Thursday, December 04, 2003 8:51 AM
Subject: [Histonet] Pathologist's Assistant Assistant?
I do not want to open a HUGE can of worms regarding PA's, but I have a
question that I need some input on...
At facilities that use PA's, is there an Assistant to the Assistant at the
grossing table??? In other words, Is there a Lab Assistant or Histotech
always available when the PA is cutting?
The reason I ask is, we are staffed very thinly, and late in the afternoon,
things get busy with the phones, accessioning specimens, late frozen
sections, etc, etc and I could use the Lab assistant to do other things
rather than stand w/ the PA and change blades...
Input on this is appreciated and let me say, I do not want to open the
"Let's bash the PA's" can of worms!!!
> Wanda G. Smith, HTL/HT(ASCP)
> Pathology Supervisor
> Trident Medical Center Laboratory Services
> *9330 Medical Plaza Drive, Charleston, SC 29406
> *843-797-4586 *fax 843-797-4296
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