RE:Tom McNemar [Histonet] Rotating shifts...

From:"Joyce Cline"

I use three shifts but have different benches associated with the
shifts. Embedding 6-2:30, Accessioning(non tech) 7:30-4:00, Two cutting
benches 7-3:30 (these two benches are separated into different jobs) The
techs say they like the rotation because it keeps them able to do all
aspects of the job and prevents "same ole same ole" boredom.

Histotechs are hard to come by no matter how the jobs are arranged.

-----Original Message
I was wondering if most histo labs use rotating shifts or if people
work the same hours.  Do you have people that just work one shift and
primarily do one job (gross, cut, stain, etc.)?

At full staff we have 4 techs and 3 of them rotate between 2 weeks of
and 1 week of 7:30-4 (surgicals).  I wondered if switching the hours to
straight 7:30 - 4 position might help attract someone.  I was also
that we would have a more consistency/continuity if everyone had a
job/area that they were primarily responsible for.  

All thoughts appreciated.

Tom Mc Nemar HT(ASCP)
Histology Supervisor
Licking Memorial Hospital
Newark, Ohio 43055

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