RE: workload question

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I have about 2000 cases per year, average 40-50 blocks per day (75% are
small biopsies), we have a very busy GYN clinic.
I am the only histotech, so I also do all the qc/qa paperwork, supplies,
etc. I have a cytotech that I work with, so I also cover cyto when
necessary. We also do a few autopsies, so I am the diener and do the
shipping of consults and special studies. I get the honor of
transcriptionist for all the returned consult reports as well. I also do the
grossing of the routine cases, the path does the really complicated ones. I
am the Copath system manager for the Army in Alaska, with links to Brooke
Army Medical Center in San Antonio. Hope this helps.

Cheryl Monteverde
Bassett Army Hospital
Ft. Wainwright, AK

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Sent: Thursday, June 08, 2000 12:04 PM
Subject: workload question

All the histonetters that work in a hospital lab setting, I have a question 
about how many techs are employed in relation to your workload.    I work in

a hospital lab that has approximately 20,000 cases a year. We average about 
70-85 biopsy blocks a day and roughly 180-200 surgical blocks.  We are 
responsible for accessioning specimens, logging the specimens, cleaning up
our grossing room after the resident pathologists, processing, embedding, 
cutting, routine staining,manual coverslipping,  special staining and 
automated immuno staining(which we rotate a week at a time 1 person on 
specials, 1 person on immunos), preparing cell blocks,  all filing of blocks

and slides, and also packing and mailing out  all consult cases.  We have 5 
general techs and 1 head tech, who is responsible for all ordering and QA/QC

paperwork and also does bench work.    How does this compare to  your 
labs????  Thanks

Jennifer Macias HT
Forum Health
Western Reserve Care System
Youngstown, Ohio

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