GROSSING ASSISTANT in San Diego, CA at Scripps Medical Laboratory

Date Posted: 8/18/2019

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    9535 Waples Street
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Job Description

At Scripps Health, you will experience the pride, support, respect that has been repeatedly recognized as one of the nation’s Top 100 Places to Work.

You’ll be surrounded by people committed to making a difference in the lives of their patients and their teammates. So if you’re open to change, go ahead and unlock your potential.

As a nationally recognized health system, Scripps Health is committed to providing the highest quality care to our patients. Through collaboration and innovation, our healthcare professionals lead the frontier in caring for our community. With a culture centered around teamwork, each laboratory site serves as a resource of support for each other, setting our laboratories as the benchmark for standardization. By working together on continuous process improvements, the pathology team has been able to maintain a high level of accuracy, handling more than 75,000 cases a year, all while providing excellent service to our various sites.

The tissue grossing assistant is responsible for preparation and description of small specimens, including simple slicing of tissues that is entirely submitted for microscopic examination. This includes: obtaining clinical history, describing gross features, and preparing tissues for histologic processing. Documents activities and results consistently, thoroughly and legibly; proofread and double checks own work to minimize errors. Demonstrates proficiency with cutting frozen section blocks and staining frozen section and touch preparation slides, in a timely manner, including photographing gross specimens, all while ensuring performance and safety standards are met. Assists with specimen tracking, accessioning, cleaning, answers phones and provides clerical support for the laboratory. Ensures inventory and supplies are stocked appropriately. Serves as a liaison for the laboratory and interacts with physicians, nurses and customers to provide a positive outcome.

This is a full time position with evening shifts, 2pm - 10:30pm.

Job Requirements


Meets qualifications as high complexity testing personnel under CLIA-88 regulations as follows:
  • An earned associate degree in a chemical or biological science or medical laboratory technology obtained from an accredited institution, OR
    • 60 semester hours or equivalent from an accredited institution to include 24 semester hours of medical technology courses, OR
    • 60 semester hours or equivalent from an accredited institution to include 24 semester hours of science courses that include 6 semester hours of chemistry, 6 semester hours of biology, and 12 semester hours of chemistry, biology or medical laboratory technology in any combination.
  • Completion of a clinical laboratory training program approved or accredited by the ABHES, NAACLS, or other organization approved by HHS, OR
    • at least 3 months documented laboratory training in each specialty in which the individual performs high complexity testing.
  • Good critical thinking and analytical skills
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Proficient with medical terminology, with an understanding of computer systems
  • The ability to describe gross features of tissues for processing simple surgical specimens according to professional standards

Scripps Health is repeatedly named on the Fortune Magazine’s 100 Best Companies to work for, only San Diego-based company and Becker’s Healthcare Top Hospitals. Scripps Health offers a robust Total Rewards Program designed to compensate and motivate you throughout your career. Scripps Health Total Rewards Program includes a broad range of plans and programs including market competitive pay and performance incentives, health and wellness benefits, financial wellness benefits, work-life resources, learning and development opportunities, and rewards and recognition. Unlock your potential with Scripps Health today.

Scripps Health is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, sex (including pregnancy, sexual orientation, or gender identity/expression), age, marital status, status as a protected veteran, among other things, or status as a qualified individual with disability.