RE: workload question

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From:"Tom T. McNemar" <>,

We do about 6,000 surgicals and roughly 10,000 cytology's.  Our duties are
about the same as you describe except that we process all cytologies (we do
the Thinprep only... we send out conventional smears.  We do a fair amount
of routine stains and immunos.  We have 4 histotech (3 full time and 1 part
time) and 3 Pathologists.  We rotate between Surgicals, Cytology, and
stains.  Our part time person is 0500 to 0930 (mostly to cover embedding so
we can start cutting at 0600).

Tom Mc Nemar
Pathology Supervisor
Licking Memorial Hospital
Newark, Ohio

> -----Original Message-----
> From: []
> Sent:	Thursday, June 08, 2000 4:04 PM
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> 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
> in 
> 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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