Re: histotech shortage

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From:denise M m Long-Woodward <> (by way of histonet)
Date:Mon, 31 Jan 2000 22:47:05 -0500
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You;'ll be glad to hear the NSH is looking into developing staffing
guidelines based on workload. It' will probably take a while to formulate
but it's long overdue! Especially in today's barebones labs. The
unfortuate thing is that if your workload  indicates you are
understaffed, where are you going to get the techs?

On Tue, 26 Oct 1999 20:16:17 +0000 Kathy Gorham <> writes:
> It's been very enlighting reading all the scoop on the histonet, I'm
> not
> much for answering back because so many out there have more
> experience than
> I do eventhough I"ve been a histotech for 31 years.  I work in a
> small
> hospital and do mostly routine histology.  But keep up the good work
> on the
> net, its really helpful for us out in the sticks. The talk about HT
> shortage came at a excellent time because I'm trying to convince the
> administration that 1. I need more help and 2. That I need a salary
> increase.  So thanks so much for the input.  But last week I sent
> out a
> survey to see what ratio of tech's and aides to work load you have
> and what
> are they responsible for but have not received anything back. Was it
> on the
> net? I know many of you are returning from Providence and haven't
> had much
> time to catch up but I need to turn this in to the budget committee
> soon.
> Thanks so much for your help in more ways than you know.

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