The Histotechnologist Supervisor supports the mission, goals and strategic plan of Nevada Donor Network, Inc. (NDN) by providing oversight of daily histology operations, overseeing new test development and implementation, technologist training and participating in the daily performance, analysis, and other histology related duties.
Essential Functions Statement(s):
Follows specimen handling and processing procedures.
Prepares tissue specimens for microscopic examinations and handles the more complex jobs involving immunohistochemistry for clinical patient diagnosis.
Prepares tissue specimens for processing of frozen surgical tissue sections for cadaver donor biopsies.
Performs a wide variety of routine and complex procedures to prepare and analyze tissues from surgical specimens for histology, electron microscopy and immunohistochemistry.
Examines slides under microscope to ensure tissue preparation meets laboratory requirements.
Prepares cases for scanning on slide scanner.
Maintains and reviews quality control in assigned laboratory facilities.
Determines the acceptability of testing results and instrument function.
Maintains all equipment and places orders for reagents and materials.
Maintains records of samples including sample accessioning and paraffin block and slide files.
Assists in the writing and updating of the technical procedure manual and QC procedures following CLIA/CAP guidelines.
Provides guidance and leadership to employees within assigned section.
Identifies and assists in resolving operational and technical problems.
Evaluates and makes recommendations for new equipment, supplies and reagents and implements their application.
Works with the Medical Director to develop protocols for technical training and evaluation of competency for testing personnel.
Heads special projects as assigned
Participates in on-call rotation as needed.
Makes recommendations for process improvements, and facilitates Plan do Study Act (PDSA).
Participates in Strategic Planning process.
Performs other related duties as required/requested.
Reasonable Accommodations Statement
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable qualified individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Competency Statement(s) – Position Specific
Accuracy - Ability to perform work accurately and thoroughly.
Active Listening - Ability to actively attend to, convey, and understand the comments and questions of others.
Conflict Resolution - Ability to deal with others in an antagonistic situation.
Customer Oriented - Ability to take care of the customers’ needs while following company procedures.
Detail Oriented - Ability to pay attention to the minute details of a project or task.
Honesty / Integrity - Ability to be truthful and be seen as credible in the workplace.
Organized - Possessing the trait of being organized or following a systematic method of performing a task.
Responsible - Ability to be held accountable or answerable for one’s conduct.
Self Confident - The trait of being comfortable in making decisions for oneself.
Time Management - Ability to utilize the available time to organize and complete work within given deadlines.
Competency Statement(s) - Company Specific
Understand and commit to the following:
Organizational Core Purpose: To save and heal lives.
Core Values: Relentless, Joyful, Selfless.
Strategic Anchors: Mutually beneficial partnerships, diverse revenue streams and get to yes: every donor every time
Team Builder - Ability to convince a group of people to work toward a goal.
Communication, Oral - Ability to communicate effectively with others using the spoken word.
Communication, Written - Ability to communicate in writing clearly and concisely.
Accountability - Ability to accept responsibility and account for his/her actions.
Judgment - The ability to formulate a sound decision using the available information.
Adaptability - Ability to adapt to change in the workplace.
Diversity Oriented - Ability to work effectively with people regardless of their age, gender, race, ethnicity, religion, or job type.
Compliance – Ability of the individual to be in accordance with established guidelines, policy, standards, or legislation.
Education: Bachelor's Degree (four-year college or university) in science or related field. Experience: Three (3) years full-time of relevant experience. Previous leadership experience preferred.
Computer Skills: Working knowledge of Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint required. Knowledge of relevant medical terminology is preferred. Experience with database applications preferred.
Other Requirements: Meets current state, federal and other regulatory agency (College of American Pathologist (CAP)) educational/experience requirements. Required to have a personal cell phone. Occasionally required to travel by personal auto to meet all the duties and responsibilities of the position
Nevada Donor Network is a federally designated 501(c)3 not-for-profit organ procurement organization (OPO) also responsible for facilitating tissue and cornea donation statewide. Founded in 1987, our core purpose is to provide hope strength and life to more than 2 million people in the state of Nevada and thousands of potential transplant recipients across the country.