Re: competencies

From:Lee & Peggy Wenk <>

How about some competencies (somewhat generic), from ASCP Board
of Registry and from NAACLS (National Accrediting Agency for
Clinical Laboratory Sciences - accrediting agency for med tech and
histotech schools)?


Go to

You can then click on HT or HTL.

Which ever you click on, you come the page of "Certification
Level Definition." These are broken down into areas of
knowledge, skills, communications, problem-solving, teaching, and
for HTL - management/supervision. You can use these statements
as competencies.

For more competencies, click on "Competency Statements"
on both the HT and the HTL pages.

Remember, the technologist level encompasses all the skills
and knowledge of the technician level.

Also remember, these are what BEGINNING HT and HTL
are supposed to be able to do, either immediately after
completion of an accredited program, or immediately after
the length of time required for on-the-job-training. If someone
has been working for 5, 10, 20, whatever years, you might
expect them to be working at a higher level.


Go to

On the left side, click on either HT or HTL

Then click on Essentials.

Scroll down about 1 page length, and you will find "Description
of Profession." HT has about 12 essentials/competencies (a-L),
while HTL has the same 12 plus most (a-y).

Hope these are helpful.

Peggy A. Wenk, HTL(ASCP)
William Beaumont Hospital
Royal Oak, MI 4073

----- Original Message -----
From: "Garrison, Becky" <>
To: <>
Sent: Friday, May 11, 2001 6:23 PM
Subject: competencies

> Is anyone willing to share the specific histology competencies your
> institution uses?   How technician and technologist differ. We currently
> a generic set common to all lab employees and want to add  something more
> specific to the field.  The problem seems to be setting a balance between
> check off list and over kill.
> Becky Garrison

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