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Sonora Quest AP Lab Technologist Histology in Phoenix, Arizona

Primary City/State:

Phoenix, Arizona

Department Name:

Anatomic Pathology-Ref Lab

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This is position is responsible for the receipt of biological specimens into the department, preparation of samples for analytical testing, and performing waived testing. This position reports to department supervisor, and may take direction from higher level technical personnel. This position assists the coordinator and supervisor in the functional operation of the histology section; insuring the continuity of daily workflow and prioritization of work, training of new employees as well as the maintenance and reporting of quality control and quality assurance systems and procedure manuals, solving technical problems, and research and development activities. This position is also responsible for performing all essential functions as defined by the department. In addition, performs waived and moderately complex tests as defined by CLIA ‘88 in an accurate and timely manner. This position may perform highly complex testing as defined by CLIA ’88 under general supervision. Also, under general supervision, performs as a grossing processor taking direction from a Certified Pathologist Assistant. Receives, examines and processes Pathology specimens. In the absence of the supervisor or coordinator, this position provides overview support for the Anatomic pathology section. Performs all functions of AP Laboratory Technician. Also, may train employees on basic entry level tasks, performs QC/QA duties and serves as a resource.


  1. Performs all essential functions as defined by the department, at a high level of competency. Performs highly complex testing under supervision. Responsible for start up, calibration and accuracy of procedures and instrumentation of waived and moderately complex tests. Exercises independent judgment and can identify appropriate resources in performance of assigned duties. Demonstrates comprehension of theory and clinical relevance of waived, moderately complex and highly complex testing. Demonstrates advanced problem resolution and decision making skills for routine operational and technical problems. Demonstrates knowledge of all computer systems used in the department, and can perform basic troubleshooting of computer problems. Demonstrates awareness and complies with pertinent accrediting agency and regulatory requirements.

  2. Recognizes validity of abnormal patient and/or QC results for waived, moderately complex, and highly complex testing. Ensures accuracy of test results. Demonstrates appropriate resolution and follow through for problem solving identified during testing. Promotes and consistently meets department standards for productivity and quality.

  3. Responsible for maintaining inventory and ordering of specific supplies in designated area. Recognizes and provides input towards opportunities for improvements in financial performance.

  4. Self directed and motivated to contribute to projects identified by the supervisor. Active in training of basic entry level functions and tasks. Able to multi task throughout the department and must be competent on all essential functions.

  5. Communicates professionally, courteously, effectively and accurately with internal and external customers with an emphasis on LSA/SQL system communication. Promotes positive communications that enhance teamwork.

  6. Supports, exhibits, and promotes behaviors consistent with the Company’s Mission, Vision and Values. Follows the guidelines of customer focused quality service standards and the Code of Conduct.


Serves as a resource to AP Laboratory Technicians and provides direction to this group in the absence of the Technical Supervisor and/or Coordinator.


  • Maintains a safe, clean and organized working environment.

  • Ensures station is clean, stocked and disinfected at the end of the shift.

  • Ability to perform well in supervisor’s absence, and provide guidance on issues relating to pre analytical, waived and moderately complex testing.

  • Ability to integrate the Company’s Mission, Vision and Values and customer service standards in daily activities.

  • Must be able to react and adjust to daily workflow requirements as assigned by Supervisor.

  • Performs other duties as assigned.


  • Requires an Associate's degree and be eligible for ASCP HT registry OR ASCP HT registry OR a Bachelor’s degree with Anatomic Pathology departmental-specific certification documentation within 6 months of hire date.

  • Must be willing to perform/cross train in all areas of the Anatomic Pathology section and have demonstrated competency in all aspects of work.

  • Must have highly developed interpersonal and communication skills.

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