Re: [Histonet] Happy New Year's and competancy/volume questions

From:Rene J Buesa

Hi Deb:
  In 3 labs I wrote competencies for the expectation for sectoning was set at 25 blocks/hour and for embedding at 60 blocks/hour.
  Each histotech was evaluated on that basis and their individual averages were 
  rated (as percentages) against the expectation. Those with averages above expectations were evaluated better (and received salary compensations accordingly). Nobody was considered "proficient" until their individual average reached the expectation consistently.
  For time utilization (ratio between time with recorded tasks versus logged time) the expectation was 75 % (i.e. 6 h with logged tasks agains 8 h/day per shift).
  In the Dec./04 issue of the Journal of Histotechnology there are averages for every imaginable task within the histology lab as a result of a survey of 12 labs. with annual volumes ranging from 4800 to 77000 cases/year. If your lab is within that range this information could be used by you.
  I hope this will help you!
  René J.

"Van Eyck, Deb"  wrote:
Hi all,

If anyone has information they would like to share I would appreciate it.
We are a hospital lab and we are updating doing competencies. We are
interested in Volumes and expectations for embedding, cutting etc, that take
into account differeing experience levels, training and quality
expectations---does anyone have a good system or have good references or
articles that discuss this issue? thanks for your input. Deb

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