Re: [Histonet] Workload/Billable Tests and Staffing


Dear Laura
See attachment on staffing for histology that may help you with your 
Muhammad Tahseen.

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Jones, Laura" 
To: "Histonet (E-mail)" 
Sent: Monday, September 17, 2007 11:45 PM
Subject: [Histonet] Workload/Billable Tests and Staffing

> Greetings fellow Histotechs.  I would appreciate it if anyone could help 
> me
> or share their own method of reporting workload to the "powers that be"; 
> who
> in turn use that information to determine staffing in the Histology Lab.
> In my situation, staffing is being determined based soley on billable 
> tests,
> which as we all know is not a true indication of the work being done.  We
> are a small community hospital and essentially do it all.  We run and get
> the specimens, accession them, set them up with cassettes, gross and 
> dictate
> things that do not need to be cut, prepare slides for the next day,cut and
> run immunos, etc.  In short, we are extremely busy, but this is not
> reflected in "billable tests".
> Could you please share with me any ideas or formulas you have to more
> accurately report what you are doing?  Or, if you are willing to share 
> your
> number of billable tests and your number of techs, perhaps I could compile
> this information and gain some kind of persepctive.  I was only recently
> given this responsibility, and apologize for my naivite, inexperience and
> ignorance!  I'd greatly appreciate your advice and knowledge.
> Thank you all in advance!  Laura
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