Re: [Histonet] Histology assistants
tom do you know what the salary was for the lab assistants? thanks anita
dudley, providence hosp, mobile ala
>From: Rene J Buesa
>To: Tom McNemar ,"'firstname.lastname@example.org'"
>Subject: Re: [Histonet] Histology assistants
>Date: Mon, 28 Nov 2005 05:02:20 -0800 (PST)
> The following is my experience: lab assistants are the best way of
>increasing laboratory productivity and allowing the histotechs to do the
>work they know and like to do.
> In the last place I worked as supervisor, before retiring, a large
>reference lab, the lag of uncut blocks left from days before amounted to
>3-4 days work. I was able to hire 2 lab asistants and at the end of my
>second month there were no uncut blocks left.
> The tasks the 2 lab asistants (1 came at 5:30 AM and the other at 1:00
>PM, with an overlap of 1 hour) were the following: prepare the water baths
>for the first shift of HTs, change all reagents in the autostainer and in
>the tissue processors, operate the slides and cassettes numbering machines,
>keep the record of the blocks assigned to each HT and file them back, take
>care of drying the slides, run the H&E autostainer and the automatic
>coverslipper, match paper/work with the slides, deliver the slides to the
>pathologists, pull blocks for special requests and some other tasks that
>would be more costly if done by the HTs (the earn more money than the lab
>assistants) and that should not be done by them. Sometimes they helped in
>grossing but just the tasks related to keeping records.
> The lab assistants were also supposed to start getting an idea about the
>histology work with the purpose to later on train in-house as a complement
>to their studies, because since the beginning the idea was for them to
>study as histotechs in the near future.
> If you can hire lab assistants and train them well you wil see how
>things will begin to run more smoothly in your lab.
> Rene J.
>Tom McNemar wrote:
> I would really like some input on this.....
>How many places use assistants in Histology?
>What kind of things do they do? Gross? Enter/obtain specimens? File?
>Would really appreciate any and all thoughts. Thanks.
>Tom McNemar, HT(ASCP)
>Licking Memorial Hospital
>Newark, Ohio 43055
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