Re: Number of Tech's vs. number of blocks
3 techs...100-200 blocks per day is our average.Immunos are sent to our
affiliate hospital,after cutting.We assist in the gross room .We do several
special stains.....We only need 2 full time techs and one part time.But we
have 3 full time..During slack time procedures are updated..qc/qa, help
cytology in processing..We do not help cytology unless we have slack
time..On days where there are only 2 of us.There isn't any time to do the
little things...Filing slides,send outs,asst with gross,update
procedures,and instrument maintenance..etc...For a lab doing 200 or less
blocks perday 2 full time and 1 part time would work well...
----- Original Message -----
To: "Fran Adams" ;
Sent: Saturday, June 01, 2002 3:10 PM
Subject: Re: Number of Tech's vs. number of blocks
> Hi where I work there are 2 Histology techs. We average 80-100 blocks a
> ,we do all the histology and assist the Pathologist in the grossing area.
> also do the paperwork QA/Qc and other whatever it takes jobs. We don't
> Immuno or Cytology. We usually average 4-8 hrs. a week overtime and have
> asked for more staff but boss says that's a maybe? I do not know what
> average workload should be per tech. but someone should lighten us on
> things. Where would you find a standard?
> Judy .
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Fran Adams"
> Sent: Friday, May 31, 2002 1:11 PM
> Subject: Number of Tech's vs. number of blocks
> > Hi everyone,
> > We're in the process of trying to find out how many Histology
> > Technician/Technologist are needed to run a lab efficently.
> > We have four registered histology techs and one grossing room tech.
> > Half of the day, one of the histology techs helps out with doing
> > processing.
> > We average 205 blocks per day. Three techs are cutting and one is
> > all the slides together. The grossing room tech cuts the frozens but
> > sometimes we have to help him out.
> > We do not do immuno's but we do special stains. Of course, the number
> > sp. stains, recuts, etc. vary. We stay busy. I'm the supervisor,and am
> > also a bench tech. Most of my supervisory work gets pushed aside.
> > If any of you could, please take a minute to give me some feedback so
> > know if we're over worked or not! And yes, there are many days when at
> > least one or two of us work overtime.
> > Thanks in advance ,
> > Fran Adams
> > Histology Supervisor
> > The Medical Center of Central GA
> > Macon, GA
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