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Pathologists’ Assistant Jobs

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Qualification:

The position requires intimate knowledge of both department and facility procedures relevant to the delivery of pathology services.

Candidate must possess the ability to retrieve, communicate, or otherwise present information in a written, auditory, or visual fashion is essential.

 

Responsibilities:

GENERAL SUMMARY/ OVERVIEW STATEMENT

Acting quite independently under the supervision of a pathologist, performs a wide variety of tasks in processing of the full range of human surgical pathology specimens. This includes gross description and dissection, submitting appropriate diagnostic sections, and when necessary review of the case at sign-out with a pathologist.

Performs a wide variety of prosecting and reporting responsibilities in the autopsy suite, when required. Develops and implements a formal orientation and training program for residents, medical students, and pathology technicians in surgical pathology technique.

Performs other technical and ad hoc administrative tasks in laboratory. Currently no autopsy duties are performed, however, ability to perform autopies is required.

PRINCIPAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

1. Gross description and dissection of a full range of surgical pathology specimens. Correct and finalize gross description section of surgical pathology report following transcription. As required, review gross description and case materials with medical staff at sign-out.
2. Develop and implement daily formal instruction for pathology residents in surgical pathology technique. Orient and train medical residents, medical students, and less advanced technicians in Pathology Gross Room procedures.
3. Demonstrates astute clinical judgment when handling patient material and reports.
4. Maintains diagnostic viability of specimens. Ensures correct patient labeling of all materials received. Ensures that requests for service by clinicians meets regulatory standards set by JCAHO and other agencies.
5. Photograph and x-ray specimens as needed for diagnostic study, research and clinical studies.
6. Prepares frozen sections.
7. Appropriately triages tissue for different types of fixation or special studies.
8. Performs post-mortem examinations including prosection of organ block and sampling tissue for histologic sections. Dictates data as necessary for autopsy report. Correct and finalize gross description section of autopsy report following transcription. As necessary, review gross description and case materials with senior staff at sign-out.
9. Obtain biological specimens for further analysis at autopsy.
10. Perform special procedures such as coronary and pulmonary artery angiography.
11. Ensures that documents for autopsy are properly completed in accordance with hospital policy and state law.
12. Assist senior staff by assuring consistent and proper acquisition of tissue from specimens for departmental or inter-departmental purposes such as clinical studies, teaching, and research.
13. Assist pathology staff in preparation of case materials or photographic material for research, conferences or special studies.
14. Enter data of patient medical record information into computer, assign surgical pathology accession numbers, edit and confirm patient charge information, using laboratory information system
15. Troubleshoot problems that arise dealing with mislabeling of specimens, specimens missing in processing, etc., working with senior staff and other departmental personnel as necessary, as well as other clinical staff in the hospital.
16. Load and activate program of tissue processors.
17. As necessary, on a rotating basis, provides Saturday coverage for grossing surgical specimens.
18. As necessary, provides coverage for Tissue Bank Pathologists’ Assistant.
19. Active participation in resident teaching conferences.
20. As necessary in the frozen section lab, with the resident or staff pathologist, select tissue from surgical specimens, section in a cryostat and stain these sections for review and stat intraoperative diagnosis by the pathologist
21. Assist in keeping work area clean, organized, and in compliance with all safety regulations.
22. Maintains established department policies, procedures and objectives, including quality assurance, safety, environmental and infection control.
23. Follows all JCAHO Patient Safety Goals and related Laboratory and Hospital Policies.
24. Perform all other duties and responsibilities as directed.

Pathologists’ Assistant Job Requirements:

QUALIFICATIONS

Master’s Degree from NAACLS accredited and AAPA approved Pathologists’ Assistant Training Program. Fellow status or eligible in AAPA. PA(ASCP) certification preferred. Two or more years of experience highly desired with preference in academic setting. Facility will also take a new graduate.

SKILLS/ ABILITIES/ COMPETENCIES REQUIRED

• Extensive knowledge of the basic sciences, especially anatomy.
• Extensive knowledge of surgical pathology and autopsy techniques.
• Ability to summarize complex clinical data.
• Extensive comprehension of medical terminology.
• Good working knowledge of histologic procedures.
• Must possess excellent dissection technical skills.
• Ability to perform frozen sections.
• Ability to function independently.
• Familiarity with basic computer programs for data entry, searching for clinical      information, case identification and retrieval.
• Strong interpersonal skills and judgment to permit interactions with pathologists,  residents, other physicians, technicians, secretaries, and other administrative staff.
• Must possess strong organizational skills.
• Must be able to lift 45 lbs.

WORKING CONDITIONS

• Busy laboratory with a high volume of surgical cases. Pressing deadlines are common to process cases quickly to enable a senior staff member to render diagnoses.
• Exposure to: formaldehyde and other hazardous chemicals/fixatives; highly infectious and dangerous organisms; noxious, unpleasant fumes. Frequent use of scalpels, razors and other sharp instruments. Risk is minimal when proper protocols and procedures are observed.
• Occasional need to work long hours. Need to be able to work evenings, weekends, and holidays on rotating schedule.

SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITY

Trains and orients new and rotating residents, fellows and less advanced technicians in gross room techniques.

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