Re: [Histonet] Grossing

From:"Joe Nocito"

it depends on the number of recuts and specials. Before I became a PA 
trainee, I was doing everything also and it was tough, not going to deny it. 
I had to prioritize tasks and let the paperwork go until the end of the day 
or do it while the slides were in the oven or staining. Often, I came in 
over the weekend to catch up on paperwork.
    I was told that hiring another person was out of the question, until I 
ended up in the hospital with heart problems. It got their attention, but I 
don't recommend it.
    I would prioritize and do the best you can do. Don't run yourself into 
the ground, no job is worth sacrificing your health. Trust me, I know.

Histology Manager
Pathology Reference Lab
San Antonio, TX
----- Original Message ----- 
Sent: Tuesday, May 24, 2005 11:24 AM
Subject: [Histonet] Grossing

>   Currently I am grossing in the small specimens and I do all the
> miscellaneous stuff, plus all my paper work that a supervisor has to do..
> Grossing consumes 2 hrs of my morning and generally do not start until
> between 8:30-9:00. My shift ends at 2:30. My co-worker works the night 
> shift
> (10-6) and embeds, cuts and stains (literally). I want to get some 
> opinions.
> Since I already accession, gross, etc... Is it fair for the pathologists 
> to
> want me also to do the recuts and special stains? I feel an enormous
> pressure about this issue and I simply can't understand why some
> pathologists act like it's so detrimental to be able to view slides and 
> get
> recuts/special stains the same day. I do not want to be rushed through
> grossing to accommodate 2 of the 3 pathologists. Am I right or wrong for
> feeling this way. I need feedback.
> Heather A. Harper
> Naval Hospital of Pensacola, FL
> Supervisor Histology/Morgue
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