State of Washington Class Specification
Supervise anatomic pathology staff who prepare specimens for examination by microscope, instrumentation, computer, and current methodology; evaluate quality of work performed by the service(s); develop and monitor budget(s).
With delegated authority, interview and recommend selection of applicants, conduct training, assign and schedule work, act upon leave requests, conduct annual performance evaluations and recommend disciplinary actions; orient residents in pathological procedures and coordinate training of other laboratory personnel; develop and monitor budget(s).
Implement and monitor quality assurance programs for the service(s); establish quality control standards; identify problems and take corrective action; monitor workload recording and prepare other reports as necessary; implement and evaluate the requirements to comply with CAP (College of American Pathologists) standards;
Develop and monitor budget(s);
Assist department manager in establishing appropriate patient fees; review and respond to patient inquiries about billing;
Train laboratory personnel in safe handling of biological specimens and chemicals; ensure compliance with all safety regulations;
Develop and evaluate new laboratory procedures;
Evaluate and select instrumentation for purchase; order and oversee utilization of supplies;
Ensure all maintenance on instruments and equipment is completed; establish and renew maintenance contracts;
Develop and maintain procedure manuals, job descriptions and performance criteria;
Perform the work of Anatomic Pathology Technicians or Technologists;
Perform related duties as required.
There may be instances where individual positions must have additional licenses or certification. It is the employer’s responsibility to ensure the appropriate licenses/certifications are obtained for each position.
A Bachelor’s degree with coursework in chemistry, biology and other biological sciences including microscopy
Four years clinical anatomic laboratory experience including experience in directing or leading work teams
Certification at the Technologist by a nationally recognized certifying agency such as the American Society of Clinical Pathologists, the American Society of Clinical Laboratory Scientists or the Microscopy Society of America
Class Specification History
New Class: 11-12-93
Revise Class/MQ: 7-9-99
Revised new class code: (formerly 6328) effective July 1, 2007